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LNSLNS I have several criticisms relating to the published box. No mention is made of its source.

In the United States, West Nile virus occurs to an epidemiologically relevant degree in birds and humans; transmission to humans in Germany has not occurred thus far, according to all reports that are currently available. Further investigations in the Robert Koch- Institute have not provided any indication of the pre - valence of this flavivirus in humans in Germany either.

LCMV refers to the lymphochoriomeningitis virus, not the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, This arenavirus occurs in rodents in the US, especially in mice. In Germany, no infection has thus far occurred, even in children.

SARS is the “severe acute respiratory syndrome” coronavirus, which was epidemiologically highly relevant in 2002 and 2003. A less pathogenic similar coronavirus caused a second small epidemic in China in 2004; since then, this zoonotic coronavirus has remained irrelevant for central Europe and the US.

Pneumocystis is clinically important after transplantation. However, since 2004/05, this fungus, which occurs in human beings, has been renamed Pneumocystis jirovecii and not Pneumocystis carinii.

An article that was published in 2009 should have included current terminology and meanings.. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2010.0037a

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Lutz Gürtler Institut für Medizinische Virologie Universität Frankfurt Paul Ehrlich Str. 40, 60596 Frankfurt, Germany lutzg.guertler@vodafone.de
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Schrem H, Barg-Hock H, Strassburg CP, Schwarz A, Klempnauer J: Aftercare for patients with transplanted organs [Nachsorge bei Organtransplantierten]. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(9): 148–55.
1. Schrem H, Barg-Hock H, Strassburg CP, Schwarz A, Klempnauer J: Aftercare for patients with transplanted organs [Nachsorge bei Organtransplantierten]. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(9): 148–55.