More primary health care centres could reduce infections

The head of the regional health insurance company “Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse” (WGKK), Ingrid Reischl, recently requested more primary health care centres (currently exists only one), which should relieve hospitals. One of the many advantages of the centres would be the lower risk to get infected with dangerous germs. Mrs. Reischl, until the end of 2016 one […]

Prof. Petra Gastmeier

Antimicrobial resistance-survey: Still huge knowledge gaps!

A recently presented survey (in the context of the project RAI/Rational use of antibiotics through information and communication) reveals, that people know few about antimicrobial resistance. „The results show that the topic has arrived in the population, but there are still huge knowledge gaps“, says Prof. Petra Gastmeier, director of the Institute for Hygiene and […]

Prof. Bernhardi – an internist who swam against the stream

Hardly a figure in the literature recalls Ignaz Semmelweis so much as Prof. Bernhardi, the protagonist in the eponymous piece of the famous author and physician Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931). A few days ago (July 5) “Professor Bernhardi” had premiere in the course of the festival in Reichenau (Lower Austria). Great minds like Theodor Billroth or […]