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Illegal trade of avian species in Spain: health implications

Oral communication in 10th Annual Meeting Epizone "Going Viral"

September 28th, 2016

Valverde D., Martinez-Aviles M. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.

Wildlife trade is the biggest risk factor for the global spread of emerging infectious diseases and zoonosis. Spain is an entry point for species from Africa and America, and although there is a special body within the Police Force, the Environmental Protection Service (SEPRONA) effectively in charge of illegal wildlife seizures, the trade of illegal wildlife in Spain has an estimated turnover of around 450.000 euros, turning the risk of entry of illegal wildlife, and with it the risk of introducing diseases, non-negligible. We present the first part of a novel study to evaluate the risk of introduction of diseases through illegal wildlife trade, starting with the analysis of seizures of avian species and their products and their health status




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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10th Annual Meeting Epizone "Going Viral"


10th Annual Meeting Epizone
September 27th-29th, 2016
Madrid
Spain

TITLE: Illegal trade of avian species in Spain: health implications


TYPE: Oral communication


AUTHORS: Valverde D., Martinez-Aviles M. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


2nd
Marta Martínez Avilés
Last
José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez

DATE: September 28th, 2016


CITE THIS COMMUNICATION:

Valverde D., Martinez-Aviles M. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. Illegal trade of avian species in Spain: health implications. 10th Annual Meeting Epizone "Going Viral", Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal. Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria, Madrid, Spain, September 28th, 2016. (Oral communication)


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