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Volume 14, Number 2—February 2008

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Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Outbreak, Germany, and Calculation of Outbreak Start

Ulrich Sagel*, Berit Schulte†, Peter Heeg†, and Stefan Borgmann†‡Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *analyse BioLab GmbH, Linz, Austria; †University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany; ‡Synlab Medical Care Centre Weiden, Weiden, Germany;

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Alert threshold (p<0.05) derived from Poisson distribution; alert number for affected patients within an observation period depends on the number of patients found in a reference period. VRE, vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

Figure 2. Alert threshold (p<0.05) derived from Poisson distribution; alert number for affected patients within an observation period depends on the number of patients found in a reference period. VRE, vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

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