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[campylobacter jejuni enteritis in switzerland].in a two-center study (zurich and berne) covering a 5-month period (september 1979 to january 1980) 665 faeces from patients with diarrhoea and 800 faeces from people without diarrhoea were examined for campylobacter jejuni. by selective culture campylobacter jejuni was isolated from 28 faeces of 35 patients with diarrhoea (5,7%) while none of the normal faeces yielded a positive culture. isolation rates for salmonellae and shigellae from the same material (patients with diarrhoea) were 12.6% an ...19807394474
[diagnosis and course of myocarditis: a survey in the medical clinics of zurich university hospital 1980 to 1998].the clinical picture of myocarditis/myopericarditis is of importance in differential diagnosis, especially in younger patients with suspected myocardial infarction. myocarditis/myopericarditis commonly presents with chest pain, and the diagnosis is usually established on clinical grounds. however, endomyocardial biopsy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis. we evaluated the characteristics of acute myocarditis over the years 1980-1998 in 54 patients of the department of medicine of the universit ...200011028270
[sensitivity of bacteria to antibiotics (zurich, 2000)].this paper describes the frequency of susceptibility of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria against antibacterial agents. data are based on all susceptibility tests performed at the department of medical microbiology of the university of zurich in 2000. the evaluation of the results from 1987 to 2000 shows that susceptibilities against the antimicrobial agents tested have not markedly changed with the following exceptions: 7% of staphylococcus aureus are resistant against methicillin, 8% of ...200111793839
Outbreak of acute gastroenteritis due to a washwater-contaminated water supply, Switzerland, 2008.An operating error in a sewage treatment plant led to severe drinking water contamination in a well-defined district of a suburban municipality of Zurich, Switzerland. Despite the alert issued to the local population on the same day advising people not to consume the contaminated water, cases of acute gastroenteric diseases were subsequently observed. Considerable faecal contamination was detected the day after the incident in water samples taken up to 500 m from the sewage plant. In a retrospec ...201121976203
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