Yvonne Hofmeister

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After vaccination of humans with tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) vaccine, the extent of cross-neutralization between viruses of the European, Far Eastern, and Siberian subtypes of TBEV and Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus (OHFV) was analyzed. Hybrid viruses that encode the TBEV surface proteins for representative viruses within all subtypes, and OHFV, were(More)
Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is a flavivirus of wide geographic distribution and the causative agent of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), an infection of the central nervous system. TBE has the highest incidence rate in Russia, where locally produced as well as Western European vaccines for the prevention of TBE are available. The Western European(More)
West Nile virus (WNV)-neutralizing intravenous immune globulins (IVIG) were fractionated into IgG subclasses, and the contribution of each subclass to in vitro neutralization of and in vivo protection against WNV was evaluated. The results indicate that IgG1 (i) is the main subclass induced following WNV infection of humans, (ii) contained nearly all the in(More)
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