Outbreak Database
Worldwide Database for Nosocomial Outbreaks
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Date News
24 October 2017
  • Since 24 July 2017, approx. 40 Outbreak Articles have been added.
25th April 2012
  • The Outbreak Database moved to a new server.
  • The Excel-Export feature has been enhanced.
30th August 2011
  • Since 21st December 2010, approx. 225 Outbreak Articles have been added.
  • The page Links has been renamed to References.
  • New references are available on the references page.
21st December 2010
  • Since 31st March 2010, approx. 125 Outbreak Articles have been added.
31st August 2010
  • Registered users may now login with their e-mail address or their chosen user name.
31st March 2010
  • Approx. 30 additional Outbreak Articles are available.
  • Some duplicate Outbreak Articles have been deleted
  • New links are available on the links page.
13th January 2010
  • Approx. 45 additional Outbreak Articles are available, including approx. 20 articles from 2009.
  • New links are available on the links page.
17th November 2009
  • Approx. 70 additional Outbreak Articles are available.
28th September 2009
  • Approx. 40 additional Outbreak Articles are available.
  • New links are available on the links page.
4th August 2009
  • A bug (regarding the "Must not match" operator) in the Advanced Search has been fixed.
  • Approx. 90 additional Outbreak Articles are available, including approx. 25 articles from 2009.
  • Field descriptions for many fields in the Field Reference are available. (Click on the icon to the left of a field name in bold font to open one.)
  • A new FAQ entry on the help page is available.
  • New links to papers are available on the links page.
15th July 2009 New links to papers and other resources are available on the links page.
25th June 2009 New links to papers are available on the links page. That page has also been restructured.
13th March 2009 We made some minor changes to the PDF document format. Additionally we implemented a HTML view for the Outbreak Articles as an alternative to the PDF view in case Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher is not installed on your system. You can use this new view within your browser through clicking the new HTML symbol directly below the PDF symbol in the list of search results.
5th March 2009 We made a major update to the site which turns the alpha release into the beta release. There are many major and minor changes; the most important are:
  • The advanced search is now available.
  • The advanced search includes a group-by function which yields statistics about the Outbreak Articles.
  • Users can now register (for free). This is required to use the advanced search (including group-by) and also enables customization of your search experience.
  • Both unregistered and registered users can now not only search in fields but also in categories.
  • Additional Outbreak Articles are available.
  • By default, search results are now sorted by year (tag RY). Registered users can configure the sort criterion in the account settings.
  • We have a new logo.
27th February 2009 The official URL www.outbreak-database.com now redirects to the current public release.
7th August 2008 Splitted the homepage into Home and About; made some corrections in Help page and results table
15th July 2008 Various updates; added more information about Outbreak Database.
Early July 2008 Outbreak Database (early alpha release) has been relaunched.