Dr. Kaisa Haukka

University of Helsinki, Finland



1997  Ph.D., University of Helsinki, Finland

1991  M.Sc., University of Helsinki, Finland

Publications (selected)

  1. Lienemann T, Pitkänen T, Antikainen J, Mölsä E, Miettinen I, Haukka K, Vaara M, Siitonen A (2011) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O100:H–: stx2e in drinking water contaminated by waste water in Finland 2007. Curr. Microbiol. 62: 1239-1244.
  2. Sihvonen LM, Toivonen S, Haukka K, Kuusi M, Skurnik M, Siitonen A (2011) Multilocus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Analysis, Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis, and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in discrimination of sporadic and outbreak-related strains of Yersinia enterocolitica. BMC Microbiol. 11: 42
  3. Kolmonen E, Haukka K, Wacklin P, Koskenniemi K, Rantala A, Lepistö L, Sivonen K (2011) Bacterioplankton community composition of 67 Finnish lakes differing in trophic status and cyanobacterial content. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 62: 241-250.
  4. Bonkoungou IJO, Damanka S, Sanou I, Tiendrébéogo F, Coulibaly SO, Bon F, Haukka K, Traoré AS, Barro N, Armah GE (2011) Genotype diversity of group A rotavirus strains in children with acute diarrhoea in urban Burkina Faso, 2008-2010. J Med Virol. 83: 1485-1490.
  5. Kagambèga A, Haukka K, Siitonen A, Traore A, Barro N (2011) Prevalence of Salmonella enterica and the hygienic indicator Escherichia coli in raw meat at markets in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. J Food Prot. 74: 1547-1551.
  6. Kagambèga A, Martikainen O, Lienemann T, Siitonen A, Traore A, Barro N, Haukka K. (2012) Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli detected by 16-plex PCR in raw meat and beef intestines sold at local markets in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 153: 154-158.
  7. Bonkoungou IJO, Lienemann T, Martikainen O, Dembele R, Sanou I, Traore A, Siitonen A, Barro N, Haukka K. (2012) Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli detected by 16-plex PCR in children with and without diarrhoea in Burkina Faso. Clin. Microbiol. Inf. 18: 901-906. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03675.x.
  8. Kagambèga A, Barro N, Traore A, Siitonen A, Haukka K. (2012) Characterization of Salmonella enterica and detection of the virulence genes specific to diarrheagenic Escherichia coli from poultry carcasses in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Foodborne Pathogen Dis. 9: 589-593. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2011.1071.
  9. Kagambèga A, Martikainen O, Siitonen A, Traoré AS, Barro N, Haukka K. (2012) Prevalence of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli virulence genes in the faeces of slaughtered cattle, chickens and pigs in Burkina Faso. Microbiology Open, 276–284. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.30.
  10. Sihvonen L, Jalkanen K, Huovinen E, Toivanen S, Corander J, Kuusi M, Skurnik M, Siitonen A, Haukka K. (2012) Clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica Biotype 1A represent two phylogenetic lineages with differing pathogenicity-related properties. BMC Microbiol. 12: 208. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-12-208.
  11. Martikainen O, Kagambèga A, Bonkoungou IJO, Siitonen A, Barro N, Haukka K. (2012) Characterization of Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli strains from Burkina Faso. Foodborne Pathogen Dis. 9: 1015-1021. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2012.1228.
  12. Bonkoungou IJO, Haukka K, Österblad, M, Hakanen A, Traoré AS, Barro N, Siitonen A. (2013) Bacterial and viral etiology of childhood diarrhea in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. BMC Pediatr. 13: 36.