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Evaluation of hair samples as target to direct detection of leishmania spp. in leporidae

Poster presented in 6th Congress of European Microbiologists

June 7th, 2015

Garcia-Seco T., de la Cruz ML., Ortega-García MV., Perez-Sancho M., Moreno I., Dominguez M., Prieto A., Dominguez L. and Garcia N.

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic zoonotic disease caused by protozoa of the genus
Leishmania, responsible of high mortality in developing countries and considered one
of the three major neglected parasitic diseases in developed countries. Wild
reservoirs have a key role in certain epidemiological situations, i.e. Leporidae were
significantly involved in the largest recorded European outbreak of leishmaniasis, in
Madrid (Spain), still active. The possibility of monitoring Leishmania spp. using
samples easy to obtain, with noninvasive techniques and stable for transport/storage
is an essential key for surveillance programs in wild reservoirs. Previous studies have shown that hair samples are ideal for this purpose in dogs, mice and some wild
species, but their suitability in wild Leporidae has not been studied before




Participants:

Instituto Nacional de Técnica AeroespacialInstituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial.

Ministerio de DefensaInstituto Tecnológico La Marañosa (ITM). Ministerio de Defensa.

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Zoonosis Emergentes, de Baja Prevalencia y Agresivos Biológicos (NED). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

CEI Campus MoncloaCEI Campus Moncloa.

Instituto de Salud Carlos IIIServicio de Inmunología. Centro Nacional de Microbiología (CNM). Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII).

Ayuntamiento de MadridMadrid Salud. Ayuntamiento de Madrid.


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6th Congress of European Microbiologists


6th Congress of European Microbiologists
Jun 7th-11st, 2015
Maastricht
The Netherlands

TITLE: Evaluation of hair samples as target to direct detection of leishmania spp. in leporidae


TYPE: Poster communication


AUTHORS: Garcia-Seco T., de la Cruz ML., Ortega-García MV., Perez-Sancho M., Moreno I., Dominguez M., Prieto A., Dominguez L. and Garcia N.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


First
Teresa García-Seco Romero
4th
Marta Pérez Sancho
8th
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez
Last
Nerea García Benzaquén

DATE: June 7th, 2015


CITE THIS COMMUNICATION:

Garcia-Seco T., de la Cruz ML., Ortega-García MV., Perez-Sancho M., Moreno I., Dominguez M., Prieto A., Dominguez L. and Garcia N. Evaluation of hair samples as target to direct detection of leishmania spp. in leporidae. 6th Congress of European Microbiologists, Federation of European Microbiological Societies, Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 7th, 2015. (Poster communication)


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