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Preventive medicine

Development of different epidemiological models on the risks of entry different infectious diseases in our country, by identifying the critical points of each disease and modelling their potential spread. The diseases being studied are classified in the list of notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). To date we have developed a model for Bluetongue and others to foot and mouth disease, clasical swine fever and avian influenza.


  1. Risk analysis and identification of critical points at the entrance of infectious diseases in Spain.
  2. Development of  epidemiological models that allow early detection of these diseases and the creation of proper contingency plans.

Start date: January 1st, 2002

Head of the research line:
Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez, José Manuel

VISAVET unit involved:

•  Viral Immunology and Preventive Medicine Unit (SUAT)