Zsuzsanna Balogh

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A tick-borne encephalitis outbreak involving 25 patients of 154 exposed persons occurred in Hungary in August 2007. None of the patients had a history of tick-bite, however all of them drank unpasteurized raw goat milk from the same farm. The aim of this study was to identify the goats on the farm which could have spread the infection through their milk.(More)
Ixodes ricinus is the most important tick species in Europe as it is most widely distributed and transmits the majority of tick-borne zoonotic pathogens. As limited data are available for Hungary, the aim of the present study was to investigate the seasonal timing of questing by I. ricinus and the infection rate of this tick species with all major(More)
AIM IBD is a systemic disease associated with a large number of extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs). Our aim was to determine the prevalence of EIMs in a large IBD cohort in Veszprem Province in a 25-year follow-up study. METHODS Eight hundred and seventy-three IBD patients were enrolled (ulcerative colitis/UC/: 619, m/f: 317/302, mean age at(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising for use in regenerative medicine. Cytostatics can decrease, but low-power laser irradiation (LPLI) can increase the growth of MSCs. The interaction of LPLI, MSCs and cytostatics is not known. This study investigated the effect of four cytostatics (carboplatin, cytarabine, paclitaxel,(More)
While studying the movement of driven robots a four-wheeled car is one of the most commonly used and preferred models. In the modeling process it can be assumed that the motion occurs in a two-dimensional space and the object can be driven forward or backward. In the foreseen task, the robot must reach a target point by some predefined specific control(More)
The majority of the viral hepatitis cases is caused by five hepatitis viruses (A,B,C,D,E). In 1997, TT virus was discovered. It was supposed that a number of the unknown hepatitis cases was caused by the TT virus. The aim of this study was to characterize TT viruses carried by healthy individuals and patients suffering from hepatitis of unknown origin in(More)
The presence of WNV in Europe has been well known for decades, although the first human infections and avian outbreaks were diagnosed in Hungary only in 2003. An annual average of 6-8 cases of the neuroinvasive form of WNV infection has been detected in the region since then, but a higher number (17) of WNV associated neuroinvasive disease occurred in 2008.(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with the accelerated aging of the lung. The protein klotho has been implicated in longevity, and there is some evidence that it might be involved in the pathomechanism of chronic respiratory diseases. Therefore, we aimed to examine whether the clinical condition of COPD patients is reflected in(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this work was to study the tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) infection of goats and the possibilities to prevent human milk-borne infections either by immunizing animals or the heat treatment of milk. METHODS An experiment was conducted with 20 milking goats. Ten goats (half of them immunized) were challenged with live TBEV and 10(More)