[The EHEC O104:H4 outbreak in Germany 2011 - lessons learned?!].

  title={[The EHEC O104:H4 outbreak in Germany 2011 - lessons learned?!].},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Rissland and Jan T Kielstein and Klaus Stark and Heidi Wichmann-Schauer and Frank T. St{\"u}mpel and Matthias Pulz},
  journal={Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))},
  volume={75 4},
The EHEC O104:H4 outbreak 2011 in Germany provided numerous insights into the recognition and control of such epidemic situations. Food-borne outbreaks and their related dynamics may lead to a critical burden of disease and an eventual capacity overload of the medical care system. Possible difficulties in the microbiological diagnostics of new or significantly altered infectious agents may result in a delayed detection of the outbreak as well as the launching of interventional measures. Besides… CONTINUE READING

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