• [Epidemiology and clinical symptomatology of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease].

      Mollenhauer, B; Zerr, I; Ruge, D; Krause, Gerard; Mehnert, W H; Kretzschmar, H A; Poser, S; Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany. (2002-02-15)
      Analogous to prospective studies in other countries, prevalance and symptoms of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) were recorded in order to assess irregularities in the incidence of the disease in Germany since the onset of bovine spongioform encephalopathy (BSE).
    • Serial home-based self-collection of anterior nasal swabs to detect Staphylococcus aureus carriage in a randomized population-based study in Germany.

      Akmatov, Manas K; Mehraj, Jaishri; Gatzemeier, Anja; Strömpl, Julia; Witte, Wolfgang; Krause, Gerard; Pessler, Frank; Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany. (2014-08)
      Participant-collected serial nasal swabs would be a cost-efficient feature of prospective population-based microbiological studies. We examined the feasibility of serial anterior nasal self-swabbing for Staphylococcus aureus detection in a prospective population-based study in Braunschweig, Germany, and assessed the impact of three interventions on participation and compliance.