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Johan Giesecke, M Sc, MD, PhD

Johan Giesecke

Professor, State Epidemiologist for Sweden

M Sc (applied mathematics)
M Sc (epidemiology)

Professional experience
- Infectious disease clinician 1980-90
- Senior Lecturer in epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 1972-74
- Consultant and Head of HIV/AIDS Outpatient Department 1994-95
- State Epidemiologist and Professor since 1995. Sabbatical year as STC at WHO, Communicable Diseases Cluster, 1999/2000.

Short presentation of current research
Outbreak analyses. Risk factors for infection with: TB, Helicobacter pylori, campylobacter, HIV, etc. Role of networks for epidemic spread. Long term effects of acute infections.

Selected references
Ekdahl K, Giesecke J. Travellers returning to Sweden as sentinels for true
disease incidence in other European countries - campylobacter and giardia
infection as examples. Euro Surveill 2004; 9:3-4.

- Giesecke J. Surveillance of infectious disease in the European Union. Lancet 1996; 348; 1534.
- McCarthy N, Giesecke J. Case-case comparisons to study causation of common infectious diseases. Int J Epid 1999; 28: 764-68.
- Giesecke J. Choosing diseases for surveillance. Lancet 1999; 353: 344.
- Giesecke J. Prevention, not panic - epidemics and trade sanctions. Lancet 2000;356:588-89.
- McCarthy N, Giesecke J. Incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome following infection with Campylobacter jejuni. Am J Epidemiol 2001; 153: 610-14
- Berglund T, Fredlund H, Giesecke J. Epidemiology of the re-emergence of gonorrhea in Sweden. STD 2001; 28: 111-14.
- Götz H, Ekdahl K, Lindbäck J, de Jong B, Hedlund KO, Giesecke J. Clinical spectrum and transmission characteristics of infection with Norwalk-like virus: findings from a large community outbreak in Sweden. Clin Infect Dis 2001; 33: 622-628
- Eliasson H, Lindback J, Nuorti JP, Arneborn M, Giesecke J, Tegnell A. The 2000 tularemia outbreak: a case-control study of risk factors in disease-endemic and emergent areas, Sweden. Emerg Infect Dis 2002; 8: 956-60.
- Palme IB, Gudetta B, Bruchfeld J, Muhe L, Giesecke J. Impact of human immunodeficiency virus 1 infection on clinical presentation, treatment outcome and survival in a cohort of Ethiopian children with tuberculosis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2002; 21: 1053-61
- Nygård K, Guerin P, Andersson Y, Giesecke J. Detection of a previously uncommon salmonella phage in tourists returning from Europe. Lancet 2002; 360: 175.
- Rahman A, Tegnell A, Vene S, Giesecke J. Rickettsioses in Swedish travellers, 1997-2001. Scand J Infect Dis 2003; 35: 247-50.

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