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Monika Redlberger-Fritz
Priv. Doz. Ing. Dr. Monika Redlberger-Fritz

Center for Virology

T +43 1 40160 65515


Influenza Vaccines; Influenza, Human; Influenzavirus A; Influenzavirus B; Influenzavirus C; Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines; Respiratory Syncytial Viruses

Research interests

Working in the fields of virology and epidemiological surveillance we are interested in the epidemiology of circulating Influenza- and Respiratory Syncytial Viruses (RSV) as well as the genetic and antigenic evolution of these viruses. We investigate the ongoing genetic and antigenic changes and their influence on the annual Influenza and RSV epidemics.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Genetic and antigenig Characterization incl. whole genome sequencing of circulating Influenza A, B and C viruses, epidemiologal analyses of circulating respiratory viruses (Adenovirus, Rhinovirus, Parainfluenzaviruses, human Mentapneumovirus, ...), genetic characterization of respiratory synzytial viruses

Selected publications

  1. Redlberger-Fritz, M. et al., 2014. Distinct differences in clinical manifestation and viral laboratory parameters between children and adults with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection-A retrospective comparative analysis. Journal of Medical Virology, 86(6), pp.1048-1055. Available at:
  2. Redlberger-Fritz, M. et al., 2012. Attributable deaths due to influenza: a comparative study of seasonal and pandemic influenza. European Journal of Epidemiology, 27(7), pp.567-575. Available at:
  3. Redlberger-Fritz, M. et al., 2011. Rapid identification of neuraminidase inhibitor resistance mutations in seasonal influenza virus A(H1N1), A(H1N1)2009, and A(H3N2) subtypes by melting point analysis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 31(7), pp.1593-1601. Available at:
  4. Redlberger, M. et al., 2007. Dynamics of antigenic and genetic changes in the hemagglutinins of influenza A/H3N2 viruses of three consecutive seasons (2002/2003 to 2004/2005) in Austria. Vaccine, 25(32), pp.6061-6069. Available at:
  5. Camp, J.V. and Redlberger‐Fritz, M. (2022) ‘Increased cases of influenza C virus in children and adults in Austria, 2022’, Journal of Medical Virology [Preprint]. Available at: