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December 21st, 2009

Q fever importance in Europe nowadays

Online article

Q fever is one of the most widespread neglected zoonoses worldwide, in spite of the fact that it can be considered as emerging or reemerging in many countries. The disease has been described in almost every country where its presence has been investigated with the sole described exception of New Zealand. However, many aspects of the Q fever and its causative agent, the obligate intracellular bacterium Coxiella burnetii, remain unclear although in the last years it has received a growing attentio…

Alvarez J.

VISAVET Outreach Journal
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)

December 1st, 2009

Veterinary Studies in the European Higher Education Area: The Bologna Process

Article

The article explores the European Higher Education Area foundations and its influence on veterinary studies, to explore new methodologies that have to be implemented, and its future impact on certification, concluding that the so-called Bologna Process will have a important influence on veterinary education, although less than in other degrees studies.…

Rouco A., Carrasco L. and Goyache J.

Profesión Veterinaria
Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Madrid

November 25th, 2009

MRSA. Staphylococcus aureus methicillin resistant

Online article

Staphylococcus aureus is usually found on the skin and mucosa of domestic animals and humans. This microorganism causes mild infections or even severe ones, in addition to food borne disease through toxins. Antibiotics are the treatment for S. aureus infections. Nevertheless, the bacteria are getting more resistant over time. Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin (MRSA) is a public health concern given that they are resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics, which are the selected treatm…

Porrero MC.

VISAVET Outreach Journal
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)

November 24th, 2009

Analysis of the baseline survey on the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in holdings with breeding pigs, in the EU, 2008 [1] - Part A: MRSA prevalence estimates

Article

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been recognised as an important cause of hospital-associated infections in humans for several decades. MRSA is resistant to the most commonly used antibiotics. The MRSA lineage ST398 (MRSA ST398) has been recently described as a cause of infection for people occupationally exposed to pigs, by direct or indirect contact. MRSA ST398 can occasionally be introduced into hospitals as a result of community-acquired human infections. To assess the …

Emborg HD., Porrero MC., Sanders P., Schuepbach G., Teale C., Tenhagen BA. and Wagenaar J.

EFSA Journal
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

July 17th, 2009

¿Por qué las bacterias son tan eficaces en su resistencia a los antibióticos?

Online article

A partir de su último trabajo científico, que hace unos meses apareció en Science y reveló por primera vez cómo las bacterias adquieren propiedades de multiresistencia por medio de un mecanismo basado en los llamados ‘integrones’, el autor explica el reto sanitario que supone una resistencia creciente de las bacterias a los antibióticos…

Gonzalez-Zorn B.

SINC
Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología

July 1st, 2009

Virus Influenza A H1N1

Article

El pasado 29 de Abril, la Directora General de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) emitía un comunicado en el que indicaba que tras evaluar todas las informaciones disponibles, y después de realizar varias consultas con expertos, decidía elevar a 5 el nivel de alerta de pandemia. Había pasado unasemana desde que el Centro para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos (CDC) alertara acerca del aislamiento del virus causante de una nueva gripe en México…

Goyache J., Alvarez J., Gonzalez S., Garcia N., Perez-Sancho M., Martinez I. and Dominguez L.

Profesión Veterinaria
Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Madrid

July 1st, 2009

Red de Vigilancia de Resistencias a Antimicrobianos

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La Red de Vigilancia Veterinaria de Resistencias a Antimicrobianos (VAV) se creó en 1996 en Departamento de Sanidad Animal de la Facultad de Veterinaria de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. El objetivo fundamental de la Red VAV era, y sigue siendo, proporcionar datos fiables y contrastables de los niveles de resistencia a los antimicrobianos en las bacterias presentes en los animales en nuestro país, y especialmente en las de mayor relevancia en Salud Pública. Un primer ejemplo que sirve par…

Moreno MA.

Profesión Veterinaria
Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Madrid

July 1st, 2009

VISAVET. Laboratorio de Referencia en Sanidad Animal en la Red de Laboratorios de Alerta Biológica (Re-Lab)

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El Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET), ha sido nombrado Laboratorio de Referencia, dentro de la Red de Laboratorios de Alerta Biológica (RE-LAB), para dar respuesta a cualquier Amenaza Biológica, tanto accidental como provocada que pudiera afectar a la Sanidad Animal en territorio nacional.…

Martin-Otero LE.

Profesión Veterinaria
Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Madrid

July 1st, 2009

Listeria y Listeriosis

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La listeriosis es una patología producida por bacterias del género Listeria. Después de los recientes brotes producidos por sandwiches contaminados en hospitales y colegios en el Reino Unido, así como después del informe de la Agencia Europea de Seguridad Alimentaria(EFSA),en el que se indica el incrementode la listeriosis humana en la Unión Europea, estimamos que la profesión veterinaria representa el principal pilar para la detección y control de esta patología. La identificación precoz de los…

Gonzalez-Zorn B. and Suarez M.

Profesión Veterinaria
Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Madrid

July 1st, 2009

Enfermedades apicolas de declaracion obligatoria

Article

Bulboa MC. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

Vida Apicola
Montagud Editores

July 1st, 2009

Clinical study of a trial on VLP vaccine for bluetongue virus serotypes 1 & 1+4 in sheep

Article

Bluetongue Virus disease is an infectous disease submitted to a sanitary control composed by several measures of prevention, and one of these measures is the vaccination of the sensible species. In the development of vaccines opposite to this disease, a new trend is the production of polyvalent vaccines by VLP`s technology (virus like particles). This work has had as aim to value by clinical survey, 2 VLP vaccines, for serotypes 1 and 1+4. The results confirm the
lack of fever, clinical signs a…

Perez de Diego AC., del Carmen P., Carvajal J. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias
Universidad Complutense

July 1st, 2009

Evaluation of the antibody production of a trial on VLP vaccines for bluetongue 1 and 4 serotypes

Article

The main purpose of this study was to evaluate by a competitive ELISA test the VP7 antibodies in response to VLPs vaccines for bluetongue serotypes 1 & 1+4, and after the virus challenge, to assess the humoral immune response produced by these VLPs. The three vaccinated groups showed positive results 35 days after the vaccination. However, in non vaccinated animals antibodies were not detected before day 10 post virus challenge. The presence of antibodies in vaccinated animals implies that VLP V…

Perez de Diego AC., Espinosa L. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias
Universidad Complutense

June 2nd, 2009

Global warming, wind and new diseases

Article

Recently, reemerging diseases that had been previously eradicated in many countries have increased again their prevalence, showing high virulence and disemination rates. Foot and mouth disease, tuberculosis, avian flu, swine flu or blue tongue are good examples…

Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. and Martinez-Lopez B.

Análisis madri+d
Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

May 28th, 2009

Scientific review on African Horse Sickness

Article

Boinas F., Calistri P., Domingo M., Martinez-Aviles M., Martinez-Lopez B., Rodriguez-Sanchez B. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

EFSA Journal
The Efsa Journal Editorial Policy

May 28th, 2009

Scientific review on African Swine Fever

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Sanchez-Vizcaino JM., Martinez-Lopez B., Martinez-Aviles M., Martins C., Boinas F., Vial L., Michaud V., Jori F., Etter E., Albina E. and Roger F.

EFSA Journal
The Efsa Journal Editorial Policy

May 12nd, 2009

Virus Influenza A (H1N1) Miedo a la pandemia o pandemia de miedo

Article

La Influenza Porcina (también conocida como “gripe porcina”) es una enfermedad respiratoria aguda de los cerdos causada por virus de la Influenza tipo A y cuya mortalidad, generalmente, es muy baja. La influenza como enfermedad de los cerdos fue reconocida por primera vez
durante la pandemia de los años 1918 y 1919, la conocida como “Gripe Española”…

Goyache J.

Tribuna Complutense
Universidad Complutense

May 5th, 2009

Casos humanos por virus Influenza A H1N1: un rápido tránsito desde la “gripe porcina” hasta la “nueva gripe”

Online article

La Influenza Porcina (también conocida como “gripe porcina”) es una enfermedad respiratoria aguda de los cerdos causada por virus de la Influenza tipo A. La enfermedad se caracteriza por su súbita aparición, con presencia de tos, problemas respiratorios, fiebre y decaimiento, seguida de una rápida recuperación de los animales. La mortalidad, generalmente, es muy baja. La influenza como enfermedad de los cerdos fue reconocida por primera vez durante la pandemia de los años 1918 y 1919, la conocid…

Goyache J.

Análisis madri+d
Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

April 27th, 2009

“Swine flu”. Human cases due to H1N1 Influenza virus, an issue that so far only affects Public Health

Article

Swine Influenza (also known as “swine flu”) is an acute respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A Influenza virus. Its characteristic symptoms are cough, respiratory problems, fever and depression, and although the disease usually has a sudden start animals rapidly recover from the disease. Typically, mortality levels are very low. Swine influenza was first described as an animal disease during the 1918-1919 pandemic known as “Spanish flu”…

Goyache J.

VISAVET Outreach Journal
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)

April 1st, 2009

ParaTBTools: Herramientas para el diagnóstico de la Paratuberculosis

Article

La paratuberculosis, o enfermedad de Johne, es una enfermedad crónica granulomatosa que afecta al aparato digestivo de rumiantes domésticos, aunque la infección puede presentarse además en rumiantes y animales salvajes como ciervos,conejos y zorros. El agente etiológico está incluido en el complejo Mycobacterium
avium y se denomina Mycobacterium avium subespecie paratuberculosis (M. a. paratuberculosis).…

de Juan L., Castellanos E. and Aranaz A.

Albéitar
Asís

March 1st, 2009

Pasteurella multocida

Article

Pasteurella multocida es una bacteria muy heterogénea que se encuentra normalmente como comensal del tracto respiratorio y digestivo de mamiferos y aves aparentemente sanos en todo el mundo y que, en ocasiones, produce importantes patologías. Esta bacteria puede ser de 5 tipos capsulares diferentes (A, B, D, E, F) y puede presentar o no una toxina dermonecrótica necrotizante. En los cerdos este microorganismo es el causante de rinitis atrófica progresiva, generalmente las cepas de tipo capsular …

Garcia N., Cebolla JA. and Lopez G.

Anaporc
Asociacion Nacional de Porcicultura Científica

February 1st, 2009

Circovirus porcinos en explotación de ciclo cerrado

Article

Principales acciones que se pueden llevar a cabo encaminadas a la prevención y control, actuando sobre los factores predisponentes, para favorecer un adecuado nivel inmunitario…

Lopez G. and Cebolla JA.

Anaporc
Asociacion Nacional de Porcicultura Científica

January 28th, 2009

Immune recognition and innate response in bovine tuberculosis: summary

Online article

Tuberculosis in cattle is a zoonotic disease caused mainly by Mycobacterium bovis, although it is reported outbreaks caused by M. tuberculosis and M. caprae in this specie. In general, it is referring to bovine tuberculosis as the disease caused by the species included in the M. tuberculosis complex (not only by M. bovis). Innate response begins after the infection and before the initiation of adaptive immunity. The importance of this kind of response it is due to its capacity to neutralize the …

Bezos J.

VISAVET Outreach Journal
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)

January 27th, 2009

Mycobacteriosis due to members of the Mycobacterium avium complex in swine: Significance, diagnosis and identification of possible sources of infection

Online article

Mycobacterium avium complex comprises two bacterial species of great importance, M. intracellulare and M. avium; the last one is currently subdivided in four subspecies (M. avium subsp. avium, M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis, M. avium subsp. hominissuis and M. avium susbsp. silvaticum). All of them can infect a wide range of host species. In addition, while some of these species/subspecies are strict pathogens and are rarely found outside the host (M. avium subsp. avium, M. avium subsp. paratub…

Alvarez J.

VISAVET Outreach Journal
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)

January 1st, 2009

Application of thermography for the study of koalas

Online article

There has been a study of thermography in koalas to establish the anatomic point of reference of the general temperature of this species, the normal thermal patters depend on environment temperature and the different changes during the females heat period, the gestation and the development period of the joey at the marsupium. Also an inflammation of superficial nodes and a chronic lameness were studied. The results indicate that the eye is a good reference point of the general temperature due to…

Melero M., Delclaux M. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias
Universidad Complutense

January 1st, 2009

Application of the thermography for the valuation of the fertility in eggs of Falco naumanni

Online article

Usually the evaluation of eggs fertility is done with ovoscopy. The principal inconvenient is the need to manipulate the egg, this prevents its application in wildlife. This is why it was studied to substitute this method for termography, analizing the termic patterns of 190 eggs of Falco naumanni.The obtained results show that termography allows us to differentiate the fertile eggs, from
unfertile, and aborted ones thanks to its different termic patters and cooling speeds since 3 days after th…

Melero M., Casado-Violat S. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias
Universidad Complutense

January 1st, 2009

Other Orbiviruses: Updated information on African horse sickness and Epizootic haemorrhagic disease in Europe and in the Mediterranean basin

Article

Orbiviruses are vector-borne pathogens that can cause notifiable diseases in animals, such as bluetongue (BT) and epizootic haemorrhagic disease of deer (EHD) in ruminants, or African horse sickness (AHS) in equines. The relatively recent expansion of BT in Europe to higher latitudes than expected has evidenced the need to explore the ways of introduction and exposure of other orbiviruses in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin. AHS was successfully eradicated from Europe since the 1990s but co…

Martinez-Aviles M., Rodriguez B. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

Revue d’élevage et de medicine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux
CIRAD

January 1st, 2009

Impact of vaccination for bluetongue control

Article

The bluetongue virus (BTV) is a reemerging worldwide disease transmitted by insects of the genus Culicoides that affects domestic and some wild ruminants. Currently, it is a disease of great importance in Europe due to the economic losses it causes. Since 2002 in Spain, there have been outbreaks of 4 different serotypes of BTV, each with a different behaviour in terms of distribution, population and pathogenicity. Control in Spain has been possible through the use of different prophylactic measu…

Sanchez-Matamoros A., Martinez-Aviles M. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias
Universidad Complutense







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