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Ebola-Reston Virus. Pig, a new host?

Conference in VIII Congreso de Ciencias Veterinarias y Biomédicas: Facultad de Veterinaria

April 28th, 2009

Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. and Martinez B.

Ebola-Reston is species of the Ebola virus that was identified for the first time in 1989 in the
United States. Several outbreaks have happened since then, affecting monkeys and humans in
contact with these, without producing any disease or death in the latter. At the end of 2008
this virus was detected for the first time in pigs of two farms in the Philippines.
The main objective of this work has been to analyze the unique outbreak of Ebola-Reston in
pigs, and to perform an epidemiological analysis that could help to raise hypothesis about the
origin of the virus.. The study of this outbreak confirms the pig as a new host, able to transmit
the infection to other swine. This represents a new risk for animal health and public health,
due to the virulence of the virus and the importance of the pig for human feeding




Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Inmunología Viral y Medicina Preventiva (SUAT). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).


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VIII Congreso de Ciencias Veterinarias y Biomédicas: Facultad de Veterinaria


VIII Congreso de Ciencias Veterinarias y Biomédicas: Facultad de Veterinaria
April 27th-29th, 2009
Madrid
Spain

TITLE: Virus Ebola-Reston ¿El cerdo, un nuevo hospedador?


TYPE: Oral communication


AUTHORS: Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. and Martinez B.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez

DATE: April 28th, 2009


CITE THIS COMMUNICATION:

Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. and Martinez B. Ebola-Reston Virus. Pig, a new host?. VIII Congreso de Ciencias Veterinarias y Biomédicas: Facultad de Veterinaria, Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, April 28th, 2009. (Oral communication)


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