Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie der Universität Würzburg

Vorstand: Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Frosch


 

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Several countries in Europe and elsewhere have reported an increase in the number of cases of invasive meningococcal disease caused by the meningococcal serogroups W and Y. As a response, the English authorities have initiated a vaccine campaign...

07.10.16 GERMAP 2015

IHM and the reference laboratory for meningococci and Haemophilus influenzae contributed to the  GERMAP 2015 report, which was released on September 28th, 2016. The report can be downloaded at www.p-e-g.org/econtext/germap .

GERMAP, a...

Commonly, experiments with human pathogens are conducted at 37°C, as this corresponds to our core body temperature. Yet, Neisseria meningitidis colonizes our nasopharynx, where it is somewhat colder (30-33°C when ambient temperature is 25°C). In...

Invasive infections due to H. influenzae have increased considerably in the past years. The increase is mostly due to disease in the elderly. Interestingly, strains without a capsule, a well-known pathogenicity factor, are most frequent. These...

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Umgehende Übermittlung mikroskopischer Befunde positiver Blutkulturen in Lauris

Zusätzlich zur telefonischen Mitteilung werden die mikroskopischen Befunde positiver Blutkulturen umgehend validiert und in Lauris/SAP übermittelt. Damit soll einem...