Affiliation: University of Veterinary Medicine
Weissenbock H, Nowotny N, Caplazi P, Kolodziejek J, Ehrensperger F. Borna disease in a dog with lethal meningoencephalitis. J Clin Microbiol. 1998;36:2127-30 pubmed
..The nucleotide sequence of the PCR product showed 94 to 98% homology to published BDV sequences. This is the first description of Borna disease in a dog...
Weissenbock H, Kolodziejek J, Fragner K, Kuhn R, Pfeffer M, Nowotny N. Usutu virus activity in Austria, 2001-2002. Microbes Infect. 2003;5:1132-6 pubmed
Weissenbock H, Bakonyi T, Chvala S, Nowotny N. Experimental Usutu virus infection of suckling mice causes neuronal and glial cell apoptosis and demyelination. Acta Neuropathol. 2004;108:453-60 pubmed
..While neuronal apoptosis is a general aspect of flavivirus pathogenicity, demyelination seems to be a unique feature of USUV infection. ..
Weissenbock H, Maderner A, Herzog A, Lussy H, Nowotny N. Amplification and sequencing of Brachyspira spp. specific portions of nox using paraffin-embedded tissue samples from clinical colitis in Austrian pigs shows frequent solitary presence of Brachyspiramurdochii. Vet Microbiol. 2005;111:67-75 pubmed
..These observations point at the possibility that under certain conditions even Brachyspira species of low pathogenicity can multiplicate extensively and lead to Brachyspira-associated enterocolitis...