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Identification of suitable areas for West Nile virus outbreaks in equid populations for application in surveillance plans: the example of the Castile and Leon region of Spain

Investigation article published in Epidemiology and Infection

September 1st, 2012

The introduction and rapid spread of West Nile virus (WNV) into new areas such as the American continent, associated also with the severity of the disease in humans and equids has increased concerns regarding the need to better prevent and control future WNV incursions. WNV outbreaks in equids usually occur under specific climatic and environmental conditions and, typically, before detection of WNV cases in humans. Targeting surveillance strategies in areas and time periods identified as suitable for WNV outbreaks in equids may act as an early-warning system to prevent disease in both equids and humans. This study used a GIS-based framework to identify suitable areas and time periods for WNV outbreak occurrence in one of the most important areas of equid production in Spain, i.e. Castile and Leon. Methods and results presented here may help to improve the early detection and control of future WNV outbreaks in Spain and other regions




Rodriguez-Prieto V., Martinez-Lopez B., Martinez-Aviles M., Munoz MJ. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..




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Identification of suitable areas for West Nile virus outbreaks in equid populations for application in surveillance plans: the example of the Castile and Leon region of Spain



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).

Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y AlimentariaCentro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA). Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA).







Epidemiology and Infection
FACTOR YEAR Q
2.867 2012

NLMID: 8703737

PMID: 22126826

ISSN: 0950-2688



TITLE: Identification of suitable areas for West Nile virus outbreaks in equid populations for application in surveillance plans: the example of the Castile and Leon region of Spain


JOURNAL: Epidemiol. Infect.


NUMERACIÓN: 140(9):1617-31


AÑO: 2012


PUBLISHER: Cambridge University Press


AUTHORS: Rodriguez-Prieto V., Martinez-Lopez B., Martinez-Aviles M., Munoz MJ. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


3rd
Marta Martínez Avilés
Last
José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268811002366


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Rodriguez-Prieto V., Martinez-Lopez B., Martinez-Aviles M., Munoz MJ. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. Identification of suitable areas for West Nile virus outbreaks in equid populations for application in surveillance plans: the example of the Castile and Leon region of Spain. Epidemiology and Infection. 140(9):1617-31. 2012. (A). ISSN: 0950-2688. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268811002366


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