Helle Jerl Jensen

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Measles is a highly infectious and potentially dangerous disease. Before mass vaccination was started in the United Kingdom, measles caused an average of 100 deaths per year (1). Since the introduction of vaccination, vaccine uptake has risen from around 50% in 1968 to 76% in 1988. After the introduction of the combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)(More)
A biomanipulation experiment was carried out in the eutrophic lake, Frederiksborg Slotssø (Denmark). During 1987 and 1988, densities of roach (Rutilus rutilus) and bream (Abramis brama) were reduced, using seine and pounding nets, and large-sized perch (Perca fluviatilis) were added instead. Nutrients, oxygen, phytoplankton, zooplankton, fish and zoobenthos(More)
We show how ideas and models which were originally introduced to gain an understanding of critical phenomena can be used to interpret the dynamics of epidemics of communicable disease in real populations. Specifically, we present an analysis of the dynamics of disease outbreaks for three common communicable infections from a small isolated island(More)
The use of fish manipulation as a tool for lake restoration in eutrophic lakes has been investigated since 1986 in three shallow, eutrophic Danish lakes. The lakes differ with respect to nutrient loading and nutrient levels (130–1000 µg P l−1, 1–6 mg N l−1). A 50% removal of planktivorous fish in the less eutrophic cyanobacteria-diatom dominated Lake Væng(More)
Cells of Treponema pertenue Gauthier obtained by elution from skin lesions and lymph nodes of experimentally infected hamsters were studied in the electron microscope by means of negative staining. The cells were also examined in thin secions of skin biopsies and lymph nodes. Fimbriae were observed on the negatively stained cells. Until now fimbriae have(More)
The plant pathogenic bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Smith and Townsend) Conn. (strain 5-14 Deep), Erwinia amylovora (Burill) Winslow et al., E. carotovora (Jones) Holland and Pseudornonas phaseolicola (Burk.) Dows. (ICPB-PM3) and the red-pigmented non-pathogen Serratia marcescens Bizio were hosts for the saprozoic nematode Pristionchus Iheritieri(More)
Eleven lactose-intolerant patients were investigated in a double-blind crossover controlled study. In random sequence they received 500 ml of either ordinary cow milk (lactose content, 25 g) or the same amount of low-lactose milk (85% of the lactose hydrolyzed), which had been processed by Lactozym 3000 L for 24 h at 4 degrees C. A significantly increased(More)
The morphology of lymph node tissue from normal hamsters and from hamsters experimentally infected with Treponema pertenue Gauthier was compared by means of light and electron microscopy. The capsules of the lymph nodes from infected hamsters showed an increased thickness in comparison with those of the non-infected animals. The infected lymph nodes(More)