Stephanie Jansen

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The interplay between arthropod-borne (arbo) viruses and their vectors is usually complex and often exert unique relationships. Aedes japonicus japonicus (Hulecoeteomyia japonica or Ochlerotatus japonicus japonicus), an invasive mosquito species with laboratory proven vector competence for a number of emerging viruses has been newly introduced to Germany(More)
Genotyping and antibiotic susceptibility testing were used to analyze Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia cepacia strains from sink drain from 14 pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and from hospital personnel as part of a 4 week prospective study of strain transmission in a pediatric ward. A total of 87.5% of all washbasin drains were(More)
A technique is described by which a central venous catheter ('Hydrocath') is loaded with the glycopeptide teicoplanin for the prevention of catheter infection. Catheters are immersed in teicoplanin solution and, due to the hydrophilic surface coating of the 'Hydrocath' catheter, teicoplanin is absorbed by the surface layer. The catheter loading is(More)
part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without the written permission of the author. The added value of telemedicine services for physical rehabilitation 6 Dit proefschrift is goedgekeurd(More)
Between 1 June and 31 December 2016, 13,023 blood donations from the University Hospital Aachen in Germany were routinely screened for West Nile virus (WNV) RNA using the cobas TaqScreen WNV Test. On 28 September 2016, one blood donor was tested positive. Subsequent analysis revealed an acute Usutu virus (USUV) infection. During the ongoing USUV epizootics(More)
Infections of central venous lines are still a problem in daily medicine. Despite adequate antibiotic therapy, removal of an infected catheter often becomes necessary. A simple procedure has been developed by which a special hydrophilic central venous catheter (Secalon-Hydrocath) can be loaded with iodine. Iodine is complexed in the hydrophilic(More)
Adherence of three fimbriated and non-fimbriated Klebsiella strains to polyetherurethane was investigated in order to assess the possible role of fimbriae in the adhesion of Klebsiella to synthetic polymers. Fimbriated strains with type 1 and type 1.3 fimbriae adhere significantly stronger to polyurethane than the same strains lacking fimbriae, whereas a(More)
Vero E6 cells, used for propagation and infection of Zika virus (ZIKV), were grown in Dulbecco modified Eagle medium (DMEM) supplemented with 2.5% inactivated fetal calf serum (FCS), 200 mM L-glutamine, 100 units/mL penicillin, 100 g/mL streptomycin, 1 mM sodium pyruvate, and nonessential amino acids (Sigma #M7145) at 37°C in a 5% CO2– humidified(More)
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging pathogen that causes congenital infections which may result in birth defects, such as microcephaly. Currently, no approved treatment or vaccination is available. ZIKV can be readily detected in cell culture where virally infected cells are normally stained by specific antibodies. As ZIKV regularly causes a cytopathic effect,(More)