Current coronavirus situation in Austria
Find current data on SARS-CoV-2 variants, 7-day incidence and vaccine effectiveness.
International Day against Food Waste
The best-before date is about food quality. Many foods are still edible after expiration if stored correctly. Do not dispose of food immediately, but check it with several senses.
Tiger mosquito eggs do not overwinter at home
Tiger mosquito eggs can survive the winter in flower pot saucers, birdbaths, watering cans, etc., even if they dry out. To prevent larvae from hatching in the spring, thoroughly rinse and wipe these…
20 years AGES Graz
As a center for foodborne infectious diseases, we play an essential role in clarifying disease outbreaks caused, for example, by Listeria or Salmonella.
Listeria outbreak: suspicion confirmed
Investigations into the current listeria outbreak, which has sickened eight people, including three deaths, have strengthened suspicions that a farm in Lower Austria is the possible source.
Toy control: buffer balls
We tested buffer balls, fluffy balls and similar products for their safety. Out of 37 samples, 14 were found to be unsafe, in some cases several times, most frequently due to choking hazards caused by…
Foodborne Listeria Outbreak
The Ministry of Health has commissioned AGES to investigate a suspected foodborne outbreak. The outbreak is caused by listeria.
Video: Tropical giant tick
Since 2018, 10 specimens of the giant tropical tick Hyalomma marginatum have been discovered in Austria. Our new video shows what distinguishes this tick from native species.
Cosmetic control: fingernail glue and body oils
We tested adhesives for fingernails and body oils for phthalates: Phthalates are plasticizers, some of which are banned in cosmetic products.