• Outbreak of tularaemia in central Norway, January to March 2011 

      Larssen, Kjersti Wik; Afset, Jan Egil; Heier, Berit Tafjord; Krogh, Truls; Handeland, Kjell; Vikøren, Turid; Bergh, Kåre (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      From January to March 2011, 39 cases of tularaemia were diagnosed in three counties in central Norway: 21 cases of oropharyngeal type, 10 cases of glandular/ulceroglandular type, two of respiratory and two of typhoid type. ...
    • Phylogeographical pattern of Francisella tularensis in a nationwide outbreak of tularaemia in Norway, 2011 

      Afset, Jan Egil; Larssen, Kjersti Wik; Bergh, Kåre; Lärkeryd, A; Sjodin, A; Johansson, A; Forsman, M (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      In 2011, a nationwide outbreak of tularaemia occurred in Norway with 180 recorded cases. It was associated with the largest peak in lemming density seen in 40 years. Francisella tularensis was isolated from 18 patients. ...
    • Silenced vanA gene cluster on a transferable plasmid cause outbreak of vancomycin variable enterococci 

      Sivertsen, Audun; Pedersen, Torunn Annie; Larssen, Kjersti Wik; Bergh, Kåre; Rønning, Torunn Gresdal; Radtke, Andreas; Hegstad, Kristin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-05)
      We report an outbreak of vancomycin-variable vanA+ enterococci (VVE) able to escape phenotypic detection by current guidelines and demonstrate the molecular mechanisms for in vivo switching into vancomycin resistance and ...