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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007

Research

SurvNet Electronic Surveillance System for Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Germany

Gérard Krause*Comments to Author , Doris Altmann*, Daniel Faensen*, Klaudia Porten*1, Justus Benzler*, Thomas Pfoch, Andrea Ammon*2, Michael H. Kramer‡, and Hermann Claus*
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany; †Picoware GmbH, Berlin, Germany; ‡Ministry of Health, Berlin, Germany;

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Table 3

Size and median duration* of outbreaks by pathogen, 2001–2005, Germany

Outbreak type, 
no. cases/median duration Size of outbreak
2 3 4 5 6–9 10–49 50–99 >100 All
Salmonella 5,855/2 2,134/2 1,006/2 504/2 721/3 636/6 34/16 10/22.5 10,900/2
Norovirus 1,169/2 641/3 469/3 342/4 984/6 3,694/9 636/17 140/26 8,075/7
Rotavirus 2,570/3 941/4 425/6 176/7 396/8 532/13 28/29 2/49 5,070/4
Campylobacter 2,032/1 390/2 123/3 44/3 45/4 34/8 1/8 0 2,669/1
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 454/62.5 102/105 44/103 16/229.5 19/282 2/253.5 0 0 637/73
Influenza 420/2 163/3 67/3 19/6 17/5 25/15 2/38.5 0 713/3
Hepatitis A virus 227/18 102/22 42/23 33/44.5 32/51.5 7/106 1/77 1/106 445/22
Giardia 192/2.5 52/12.5 27/13 4/12 3/74 4/27 0 0 282/4
Salmonella paratyphi 13/2 3/20 0 0 0 1/40 0 0 17/4
Other
1,052/2
318/6
134/8
61/14
88/17
102/40
8/83.5
7/123
1,770/6
All pathogens 13,984/2 4,846/3 2,337/4 1,199/4 2,305/6 5,037/9 710/18 160/27 30,578/3

*Duration and median duration are given in full days.

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1Current affiliation: Epicentre, Geneva, Switzerland

2Current affiliation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden

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