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April 15th, 2024

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Seminars VISAVET 2024

Exploring Novel Strategies for Detecting and Managing Active and Latent Tuberculosis Infections

Oral communication in Seminarios VISAVET 2024


Tuberculosis remains a serious public health problem worldwide. Although current tests and technologies demonstrate a high capacity for detecting the disease, they still do not meet all diagnostic needs. Some of the limitations are related to intrinsic biological factors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, including its ability to enter dormancy and induce latent infection in the host, which will be addressed in this seminar… Read more




April 11st, 2024

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Seminarios

Bioterrorismo. Asignatura de Microbiología

Conference in Seminarios




April 10th, 2024

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Profundizando en la patogénesis y transmisión de Brucella pinnipedialis en delfines mulares varados

Oral communication in 35ª Conferencia Anual de la Sociedad Europea de Cetáceos




April 4th, 2024

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Alberto Hipólito Carrillo de Albornoz

Evolutionary Dynamics of Integron Resistance Cassettes. A Deeper Look into the Integron Model

PhD Thesis defense by Alberto Hipólito Carrillo de Albornoz at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid


Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major global health concerns of the 21st century. The indiscriminate use of antibiotics, among other factors, has led to an exponential increase in antimicrobial- resistant bacteria in recent decades. It is estimated that every year between 1.5 and 5 million people die due to infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria. These data highlight the need to take urgent measures to tackle this threat, with a priority on understanding the forces that govern the success of multidrug-resistant bacteria. The exceptional ability of bacteria to evolve and ad… Read more




April 2nd, 2024

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Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation

Forensic findings in urban red fox mortality in the metropolitan area of Madrid, 2014-2022

Investigation article published in Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation


The expanding presence of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in urban and suburban regions could potentially lead to increased instances of human aggression towards this species. We studied 10 deceased red foxes that were submitted by law enforcement agencies in the metropolitan area of Madrid in 2014-2022 because of suspected abuse. Forensic autopsies were performed to establish the cause and manner of death. In 4 of the 10 cases, the cause of death was deemed unnatural, involving blunt-force trauma (n = 2), asphyxia resulting from hanging (n = 1), and firearm injury (n = 1). Among the remaining cases… Read more




March 27th, 2024

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The Veterinary quarterly

Tertiary lymphoid organs in wild boar exposed to a low-virulent isolate of African swine fever virus

Investigation published in The Veterinary quarterly


Despite the great interest in the development of a vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) in wild boar, the immunological mechanisms that induce animal protection are still unknown. For this purpose, tertiary lymphoid organs (TLOs) of wild boar were characterised and compared with mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues (MALTs) by histopathology, histomorphometry and immunohistochemistry (CD3, CD79, PAX5, LYVE1, fibronectin). In addition, real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and immunohistochemistry (p72) were used to evaluate the presence of ASF virus (ASFV) in blood and tissues samples, … Read more




March 22nd, 2024

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Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Eco-Sanitary Regionalization of Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in the Western Palearctic Realm as a Tool for the Stewardship of African Swine Fever

Investigation published in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases


African swine fever (ASF) is a viral hemorrhagic disease affecting domestic and wild suids, with catastrophic socioeconomic impact worldwide. In the European scenario, wild boar (Sus scrofa) actively contributes to the maintenance and spread of the disease. In this study, we applied a multivariate clustering method to define ecoregions in the western Palearctic realm based on ecological and sanitary aspects of ASF in wild boar. Beforehand, we performed a principal components analysis for the eight selected variables. An analysis of the countries was carried out in terms of the extent of ecoreg… Read more




March 21st, 2024

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Carolina Muñoz Peréz

Strategies for African swine fever prevention

PhD Thesis defense by Carolina Muñoz Peréz at the VISAVET Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid


African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating infectious disease of swine, which is listed as notifiable to the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). In the last few years, the disease has spread worldwide. Nowadays, this pandemic spread poses the greatest threat to the global swine industry. In view of this situation, this doctoral thesis entitled: “Strategies for African swine fever prevention”, aims to develop epidemiological knowledge regarding the most important risk factors for ASF entry into an ASF-free area, in particular, the natural movement of wild boar populations and the inter… Read more




March 18th, 2024

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Práctica de diagnóstico clínico y molecular. Asignatura de Sanidad en Porcino

Conference in Máster Interuniversitario de Producción y Sanidad Animal









Next Meetings and Congresses
April 18th, 2024
3rd imdiTBap meeting
Centro VISAVET. UCM / VISAVET. UCM

May 17th, 2024
Leishmaniosis: Un reto global
Universitat de Lleida
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