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Urban brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) as possible source of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp., Vienna, Austria, 2016 and 2017.

Desvars-Larrive A, Ruppitsch W, Lepuschitz S, Szostak MP, Spergser J, Feßler AT, Schwarz S, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Walzer C, Loncaric I.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Aug;24(32). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.32.1900149.


Increased genetic diversity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from companion animals.

Loncaric I, Lepuschitz S, Ruppitsch W, Trstan A, Andreadis T, Bouchlis N, Marbach H, Schauer B, Szostak MP, Feßler AT, Künzel F, Licka T, Springer B, Allerberger F, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Schwarz S, Spergser J.

Vet Microbiol. 2019 Aug;235:118-126. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2019.06.013. Epub 2019 Jun 17.


Prevalence and Antimicrobial Properties of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Nigerian Women During the Menstrual Cycle.

Adeoshun FG, Ruppitsch W, Allerberger F, Ayeni FA.

Pol J Microbiol. 2019;68(2):203-209. doi: 10.33073/pjm-2019-020.


Whole Genome Sequencing Based Surveillance of L. monocytogenes for Early Detection and Investigations of Listeriosis Outbreaks.

Pietzka A, Allerberger F, Murer A, Lennkh A, Stöger A, Cabal Rosel A, Huhulescu S, Maritschnik S, Springer B, Lepuschitz S, Ruppitsch W, Schmid D.

Front Public Health. 2019 Jun 4;7:139. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00139. eCollection 2019. Review.


Characterization of mecC gene-carrying coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp. isolated from various animals.

Loncaric I, Kübber-Heiss A, Posautz A, Ruppitsch W, Lepuschitz S, Schauer B, Feßler AT, Krametter-Frötscher R, Harrison EM, Holmes MA, Künzel F, Szostak MP, Hauschild T, Desvars-Larrive A, Misic D, Rosengarten R, Walzer C, Slickers P, Monecke S, Ehricht R, Schwarz S, Spergser J.

Vet Microbiol. 2019 Mar;230:138-144. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2019.02.014. Epub 2019 Feb 6.


Multicenter Study of Cronobacter sakazakii Infections in Humans, Europe, 2017.

Lepuschitz S, Ruppitsch W, Pekard-Amenitsch S, Forsythe SJ, Cormican M, Mach RL, Piérard D, Allerberger F; EUCRONI Study Group.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Mar;25(3):515-522. doi: 10.3201/eid2503.181652.


Whole genome sequencing reveals resemblance between ESBL-producing and carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from Austrian rivers and clinical isolates from hospitals.

Lepuschitz S, Schill S, Stoeger A, Pekard-Amenitsch S, Huhulescu S, Inreiter N, Hartl R, Kerschner H, Sorschag S, Springer B, Brisse S, Allerberger F, Mach RL, Ruppitsch W.

Sci Total Environ. 2019 Apr 20;662:227-235. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.179. Epub 2019 Jan 20.


Draft Genome Sequences of Legionella taurinensis Recovered from a Hot Water System in Austria, 2018.

Chakeri A, Allerberger F, Kundi M, Stöger A, Rehak S, Ruppitsch W, Schmid D.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Jan 17;8(3). pii: e01478-18. doi: 10.1128/MRA.01478-18. eCollection 2019 Jan.


Molecular characterization of Listeria monocytogenes isolates from a small-scale meat processor in Montenegro, 2011-2014.

Zuber I, Lakicevic B, Pietzka A, Milanov D, Djordjevic V, Karabasil N, Teodorovic V, Ruppitsch W, Dimitrijevic M.

Food Microbiol. 2019 Jun;79:116-122. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2018 Dec 5.


Nosocomial outbreak of Streptococcus pyogenes puerperal sepsis.

Cabal A, Schmid D, Lepuschitz S, Stöger A, Blaschitz M, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W, Hell M.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Apr;25(4):521-523. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.11.028. Epub 2018 Dec 27. No abstract available.


Petting zoos as sources of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections.

Schlager S, Lepuschitz S, Ruppitsch W, Ableitner O, Pietzka A, Neubauer S, Stöger A, Lassnig H, Mikula C, Springer B, Allerberger F.

Int J Med Microbiol. 2018 Oct;308(7):927-932. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2018.06.008. Epub 2018 Jun 27.


Whole-Genome Analysis of a Human Enterobacter mori Isolate Carrying a blaIMI-2 Carbapenemase in Austria.

Hartl R, Kerschner H, Gattringer R, Lepuschitz S, Allerberger F, Sorschag S, Ruppitsch W, Apfalter P.

Microb Drug Resist. 2019 Jan/Feb;25(1):94-96. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2018.0098. Epub 2018 Aug 28.


Retrospective validation of whole genome sequencing-enhanced surveillance of listeriosis in Europe, 2010 to 2015.

Van Walle I, Björkman JT, Cormican M, Dallman T, Mossong J, Moura A, Pietzka A, Ruppitsch W, Takkinen J; European Listeria Wgs Typing Group.

Euro Surveill. 2018 Aug;23(33). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.33.1700798.


Molecular characterization of clonal lineage and staphylococcal toxin genes from S. aureus in Southern Nigeria.

Ayeni FA, Ruppitsch W, Allerberger F.

PeerJ. 2018 Jul 9;6:e5204. doi: 10.7717/peerj.5204. eCollection 2018.


Characterization of a community-acquired-MRSA USA300 isolate from a river sample in Austria and whole genome sequence based comparison to a diverse collection of USA300 isolates.

Lepuschitz S, Huhulescu S, Hyden P, Springer B, Rattei T, Allerberger F, Mach RL, Ruppitsch W.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 21;8(1):9467. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27781-8.


An outbreak of listeriosis linked to turkey meat products in the Czech Republic, 2012-2016.

Gelbíčová T, Zobaníková M, Tomáštíková Z, Van Walle I, Ruppitsch W, Karpíšková R.

Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Aug;146(11):1407-1412. doi: 10.1017/S0950268818001565. Epub 2018 Jun 18.


Draft Genome Sequence of the First Documented Clinical Siccibacter turicensis Isolate in Austria.

Lepuschitz S, Pekard-Amenitsch S, Haunold R, Schill S, Schriebl A, Mach R, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W, Forsythe SJ.

Genome Announc. 2018 May 3;6(18). pii: e00380-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00380-18.


Draft Genome Sequences of Interpatient and Intrapatient Epidemiologically Linked Neisseria gonorrhoeae Isolates.

Hirk S, Lepuschitz S, Cabal Rosel A, Huhulescu S, Blaschitz M, Stöger A, Stadlbauer S, Hasenberger P, Indra A, Schmid D, Ruppitsch W, Allerberger F.

Genome Announc. 2018 Apr 19;6(16). pii: e00319-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00319-18.


Characterization of Bacteria in Nigerian Yogurt as Promising Alternative to Antibiotics in Gastrointestinal Infections.

Ayeni AO, Ruppitsch W, Ayeni FA.

J Diet Suppl. 2019;16(2):141-151. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2018.1440684. Epub 2018 Mar 14.


Letter to the editor: Livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA), Austria, 2013.

Ruppitsch W, Monschein S, Lepuschitz S, Allerberger F, Springer B.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Nov;22(46). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.46.17-00758. No abstract available.


Draft Genome Sequence of Carbapenemase-Producing Serratia marcescens Isolated from a Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Lepuschitz S, Sorschag S, Springer B, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W.

Genome Announc. 2017 Nov 16;5(46). pii: e01288-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01288-17.


Draft Genome Sequence of a Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 Isolate from a River Sample.

Lepuschitz S, Mach R, Springer B, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W.

Genome Announc. 2017 Oct 19;5(42). pii: e01166-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01166-17.


Antagonistic and Quantitative Assessment of Indigenous Lactic acid Bacteria in Different Varieties of Ogi against Gastrointestinal Pathogens.

Afolayan AO, Ayeni FA, Ruppitsch W.

Pan Afr Med J. 2017 May 10;27:22. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2017.27.22.9707. eCollection 2017.


Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Isolates from Edo State, Nigeria.

Jesumirhewe C, Springer B, Lepuschitz S, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jul 25;61(8). pii: e00255-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00255-17. Print 2017 Aug. No abstract available.


Detection of the mcr-1 Gene in a Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli Isolate from an Austrian Patient.

Hartl R, Kerschner H, Lepuschitz S, Ruppitsch W, Allerberger F, Apfalter P.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Mar 24;61(4). pii: e02623-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02623-16. Print 2017 Apr.


Accuracy of conventional identification methods used for Enterobacteriaceae isolates in three Nigerian hospitals.

Jesumirhewe C, Ogunlowo PO, Olley M, Springer B, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W.

PeerJ. 2016 Sep 28;4:e2511. eCollection 2016.


Draft Genome Sequence of Legionella jamestowniensis Isolated from a Patient with Chronic Respiratory Disease.

Prochazka B, Indra A, Hasenberger P, Blaschitz M, Wagner L, Wewalka G, Sorschag S, Schmid D, Ruppitsch W.

Genome Announc. 2016 Sep 15;4(5). pii: e01007-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01007-16.


Whole genome sequence-based serogrouping of Listeria monocytogenes isolates.

Hyden P, Pietzka A, Lennkh A, Murer A, Springer B, Blaschitz M, Indra A, Huhulescu S, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W, Sensen CW.

J Biotechnol. 2016 Oct 10;235:181-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2016.06.005. Epub 2016 Jun 8.


Draft Genome Sequence of a Vancomycin-Resistant and Vancomycin-Dependent Enterococcus faecium Isolate.

Blaschitz M, Lepuschitz S, Wagner L, Allerberger F, Indra A, Ruppitsch W, Huhulescu S.

Genome Announc. 2016 Apr 7;4(2). pii: e00059-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00059-16.


Identification and prevalence of tetracycline resistance in enterococci isolated from poultry in Ilishan, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Ayeni FA, Odumosu BT, Oluseyi AE, Ruppitsch W.

J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2016 Jan-Mar;8(1):69-73. doi: 10.4103/0975-7406.171729.


Molecular Characterization of a Prevalent Ribocluster of Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus from Orthopedic Implant Infections. Correspondence with MLST CC30.

Montanaro L, Ravaioli S, Ruppitsch W, Campoccia D, Pietrocola G, Visai L, Speziale P, Allerberger F, Arciola CR.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2016 Feb 16;6:8. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2016.00008. eCollection 2016.


Draft Genome Sequence of a 94-Year-Old Listeria monocytogenes Isolate, SLCC208.

Hyden P, Pietzka A, Allerberger F, Springer B, Sensen C, Ruppitsch W.

Genome Announc. 2016 Jan 21;4(1). pii: e01572-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01572-15.


Ongoing outbreak of invasive listeriosis, Germany, 2012 to 2015.

Ruppitsch W, Prager R, Halbedel S, Hyden P, Pietzka A, Huhulescu S, Lohr D, Schönberger K, Aichinger E, Hauri A, Stark K, Vygen S, Tietze E, Allerberger F, Wilking H.

Euro Surveill. 2015;20(50). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.50.30094.


Defining and Evaluating a Core Genome Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme for Whole-Genome Sequence-Based Typing of Listeria monocytogenes.

Ruppitsch W, Pietzka A, Prior K, Bletz S, Fernandez HL, Allerberger F, Harmsen D, Mellmann A.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Sep;53(9):2869-76. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01193-15. Epub 2015 Jul 1.


Improved protocol for rapid identification of certain spa types using high resolution melting curve analysis.

Mayerhofer B, Stöger A, Pietzka AT, Fernandez HL, Prewein B, Sorschag S, Kunert R, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W.

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 13;10(3):e0116713. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116713. eCollection 2015.


Limited value of routine spa typing: a cross-sectional study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-positive patients in an Austrian hospital.

Schmid D, Simons E, Ruppitsch W, Hrivniaková L, Stoeger A, Wechsler-Fördös A, Peter L, Geppert F, Allerberger F.

Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jul;41(7):617-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.09.013. Epub 2013 Feb 1.


One-step triplex high-resolution melting analysis for rapid identification and simultaneous subtyping of frequently isolated Salmonella serovars.

Zeinzinger J, Pietzka AT, Stöger A, Kornschober C, Kunert R, Allerberger F, Mach R, Ruppitsch W.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 May;78(9):3352-60. doi: 10.1128/AEM.07668-11. Epub 2012 Feb 17.


Fatal Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia in a previously healthy woman was most likely associated with a contaminated hot tub.

Huhulescu S, Simon M, Lubnow M, Kaase M, Wewalka G, Pietzka AT, Stöger A, Ruppitsch W, Allerberger F.

Infection. 2011 Jun;39(3):265-9. doi: 10.1007/s15010-011-0096-6. Epub 2011 Apr 1.


Gene Scanning of an Internalin B Gene Fragment Using High-Resolution Melting Curve Analysis as a Tool for Rapid Typing of Listeria monocytogenes.

Pietzka AT, Stöger A, Huhulescu S, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W.

J Mol Diagn. 2011 Jan;13(1):57-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2010.11.002. Epub 2010 Dec 23.


Update: Multinational listeriosis outbreak due to 'Quargel', a sour milk curd cheese, caused by two different L. monocytogenes serotype 1/2a strains, 2009-2010.

Fretz R, Pichler J, Sagel U, Much P, Ruppitsch W, Pietzka AT, Stöger A, Huhulescu S, Heuberger S, Appl G, Werber D, Stark K, Prager R, Flieger A, Karpísková R, Pfaff G, Allerberger F.

Euro Surveill. 2010 Apr 22;15(16). pii: 19543.


Listeriosis outbreak caused by acid curd cheese Quargel , Austria and Germany 2009.

Fretz R, Sagel U, Ruppitsch W, Pietzka A, Stoger A, Huhulescu S, Heuberger S, Pichler J, Much P, Pfaff G, Stark K, Prager R, Flieger A, Feenstra O, Allerberger F.

Euro Surveill. 2010 Feb 4;15(5). pii: 19477.


Detection of virulence-associated and regulatory protein genes in association with phage typing of human Vibrio cholerae from several geographical regions of the world.

Bhowmick TS, Das M, Ruppitsch W, Stoeger A, Pietzka AT, Allerberger F, Rodrigues DP, Sarkar BL.

J Med Microbiol. 2009 Sep;58(Pt 9):1160-7. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.008466-0. Epub 2009 Jun 15.


Rapid identification of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates by rpoB gene scanning using high-resolution melting curve PCR analysis.

Pietzka AT, Indra A, Stöger A, Zeinzinger J, Konrad M, Hasenberger P, Allerberger F, Ruppitsch W.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Jun;63(6):1121-7. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkp124. Epub 2009 Apr 15. Erratum in: J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Aug;64(2):436.


An outbreak of febrile gastroenteritis associated with jellied pork contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Pichler J, Much P, Kasper S, Fretz R, Auer B, Kathan J, Mann M, Huhulescu S, Ruppitsch W, Pietzka A, Silberbauer K, Neumann C, Gschiel E, de Martin A, Schuetz A, Gindl J, Neugschwandtner E, Allerberger F.

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2009;121(3-4):149-56. doi: 10.1007/s00508-009-1137-3.


Outbreak of staphylococcal food intoxication after consumption of pasteurized milk products, June 2007, Austria.

Schmid D, Fretz R, Winter P, Mann M, Höger G, Stöger A, Ruppitsch W, Ladstätter J, Mayer N, de Martin A, Allerberger F.

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2009;121(3-4):125-31. doi: 10.1007/s00508-008-1132-0.


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a new zoonotic agent?

Springer B, Orendi U, Much P, Höger G, Ruppitsch W, Krziwanek K, Metz-Gercek S, Mittermayer H.

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2009;121(3-4):86-90. doi: 10.1007/s00508-008-1126-y.


An outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among refugees in Austria, 2005-2006.

Schmid D, Fretz R, Kuo HW, Rumetshofer R, Meusburger S, Magnet E, Hürbe G, Indra A, Ruppitsch W, Pietzka AT, Allerberger F.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008 Oct;12(10):1190-5.


Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: occurrence of a new spa type in two acute care hospitals in Austria.

Ruppitsch W, Stöger A, Braun O, Strommenger B, Nübel U, Wewalka G, Allerberger F.

J Hosp Infect. 2007 Dec;67(4):316-22. Epub 2007 Nov 19.


Occurrence of the USA300 community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus clone in Austria.

Ruppitsch W, Stoger A, Schmid D, Fretz R, Indra A, Allerberger F, Witte W.

Euro Surveill. 2007 Oct 25;12(10):E071025.1. No abstract available.


Occurrence of Vibrio cholerae serogroups other than O1 and O139 in Austria.

Huhulescu S, Indra A, Feierl G, Stoeger A, Ruppitsch W, Sarkar B, Allerberger F.

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2007;119(7-8):235-41.


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