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May 13rd, 2020

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Frontiers in veterinary science

Lessons Learned From the Stakeholder Engagement in Research: Application of Spatial Analytical Tools in One Health Problems

Investigation article published in Frontiers in veterinary science

Stakeholder engagement in research is widely advocated as a tool to integrate diverse knowledge and perspectives in the management of health threats while addressing potential conflicts of interest. Although guidelines for stakeholder engagement exist in public health and environmental sciences, the feasibility of actionable decisions based on scientific analyses and the lessons learned from the stakeholder engagement in the process co-creation of knowledge have been rarely discussed in One Health literature and veterinary sciences. Risk maps and risk regionalization using spatiotemporal epide… Leer más

May 8th, 2020

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Early OXA-48-Producing Enterobacterales Isolates Recovered in a Spanish Hospital Reveal a Complex Introduction Dominated by Sequence Type 11 (ST11) and ST405 Klebsiella pneumoniae Clones

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Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) have become an important public health concern. In our hospital, VIM enzymes were first detected in 2005, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) enzymes in 2009, and OXA-48 enzymes in 2012. We assess the population biology of the first OXA-48-producing Enterobacterales isolates recovered in our hospital (2012 to 2013) where infections by other carbapenemases had been endemic for several years. Over a 21-month period, 71 isolates (61 Klebsiella pneumoniae, 5 Escherichia coli, 2 Klebsiella aerogenes, and 1 each of Enteroba… Leer más

May 2nd, 2020

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Evaluation of Volatile Organic Compounds Obtained from Breath and Feces to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex in Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in Doñana National Park, Spain

Investigation published in Pathogens

The presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) in wild swine, such as in wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Eurasia, is cause for serious concern. Development of accurate, efficient, and noninvasive methods to detect MTBC in wild swine would be highly beneficial to surveillance and disease management efforts in affected populations. Here, we describe the first report of identification of volatile organic compounds (VOC) obtained from the breath and feces of wild boar to distinguish between MTBC-positive and MTBC-negative boar. We analyzed breath and fecal VOC collected from 15 MTBC-positive … Leer más

- ¿Son los buitres portadores de patógenos resistentes a los antibióticos? - animalshealth.es

April 30th, 2020

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A model for the assessment of bluetongue virus serotype 1 persistence in Spain

Investigation article published in PLoS ONE

Bluetongue virus (BTV) is an arbovirus of ruminants that has been circulating in Europe continuously for more than two decades and has become endemic in some countries such as Spain. Spain is ideal for BTV epidemiological studies since BTV outbreaks from different sources and serotypes have occurred continuously there since 2000; BTV-1 has been reported there from 2007 to 2017. Here we develop a model for BTV-1 endemic scenario to estimate the risk of an area becoming endemic, as well as to identify the most influential factors for BTV-1 persistence. We created abundance maps at 1-km2 spatial … Leer más

- España, país ideal para modelo endémico de lengua azul - animalshealth.es

April 20th, 2020

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Preventive Veterinary Medicine

High discrimination of Mycobacterium bovis isolates in Brazilian herds by spoligotyping

Investigation published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Bovine tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), that leads to economic losses in infected herds and it is also considered an important zoonosis. The molecular typing methods of M. bovis isolates are fundamental for the bovine tuberculosis surveillance system, and spoligotyping is the standard genotyping technique for this species. Thus, the aim of the present study is to analyze the spatial and cluster distribution of M. bovis strains from several regions of Brazil through molecular typing. Spoligotyping technique was applied on 422 isolates identified as… Leer más

April 20th, 2020

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Risk Assessment of African Swine Fever Virus Exposure to Sus scrofa in Japan Via Pork Products Brought in Air Passengers` Luggage

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In recent years, African swine fever (ASF) has become prevalent in many areas, including Asia. The repeated detection of the ASF virus (ASFV) genome in pork products brought in air passenger`s luggage (PPAP) was also reported from Japanese airports. In the present study, the risk of ASFV exposure to susceptible hosts in Japan via three different pathways was assessed. Two quantitative stochastic risk assessment models were built to estimate the annual probability of ASFV exposure to domestic pigs, which could be attributed to foreign job trainees or foreign tourists. A semi-quantitative stocha… Leer más

April 1st, 2020

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Research in Veterinary Science

Serological technique for detecting tuberculosis prevalence in sheep in Atlantic Spain

Investigation article published in Research in Veterinary Science

Recent studies show that sheep could be considered to be a maintenance host for the causative agents of animal tuberculosis (TB). The performance of diagnostic tests is not well established, and new tests need to be developed for this species. In addition, information about TB prevalence in sheep is scarce. Our objectives were to evaluate a new P22 ELISA for detection of specific antibodies against Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex (MTC), and to assess the seropositivity in 3998 sheep from herds sampled in TB hotspot areas of northern Atlantic Spain with a low TB prevalence in cattle. Results… Leer más

March 25th, 2020

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Detection of Antibodies against Mycobacterium bovis in Oral Fluid from Eurasian Wild Boar

Investigation published in Pathogens

The presence of Mycobacterium bovis and other members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) is a main concern in wildlife populations such as the Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa). Tests detecting antibodies against the MTC are valuable for tuberculosis (TB) monitoring and control and particularly useful in suids. The development of accurate, efficient, and non-invasive new tools to detect exposure to MTC would be highly beneficial for improving disease surveillance. This study aimed to determine if antibodies against MTC could be detected in oral fluid (OF) samples by a new ELISA test… Leer más

March 23rd, 2020

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Liver Transudate, a Potential Alternative to Detect Anti-Hepatitis E Virus Antibodies in Pigs and Wild Boars (Sus scrofa)

Investigation published in Microorganisms

In recent years, cases of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection have increased in Europe in association with the consumption of contaminated food, mainly from pork products but also from wild boars. The animal’s serum is usually tested for the presence of anti-HEV antibodies and viral RNA but, in many cases such as during hunting, an adequate serum sample cannot be obtained. In the present study, liver transudate was evaluated as an alternative matrix to serum for HEV detection. A total of 125 sera and liver transudates were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay at different dilutions (1:2, … Leer más

March 12nd, 2020

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European Journal of Wildlife Research

Towards the comparison of home range estimators obtained from contrasting tracking regimes: the wild boar as a case study

Investigation article published in European Journal of Wildlife Research

Traditional VHF radio-tracking is gradually being replaced by GPS tracking devices in spatial ecology studies, although both technologies continue to be used. Differences between tracking regimes (time and fix frequency) may lead to home range estimates that are not directly comparable. Our primary aim was to test the reliability of comparisons in home range estimates using different estimators (minimum convex polygon [MCP], fixed kernels [KDE] and dynamic Brownian Bridge Models [dBBMM]) and tracking regimes (see above) and to provide an empirical basis for linking VHS and GPS tracking data an… Leer más

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1 ZTA 206 SUAT 74 SUAT 19
2 ICM 199 ZTA 63 MYC 9
3 MYC 187 MYC 57 ZTA 8
4 SUAT 179 ICM 37 ICM 4
5 NED 70 NED 12 NED 4
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1 ZTA 3.58 ZTA 3.829 ZTA 5.735
2 SAP 2.829 SAP 2.865 SAP 3.55
3 DICM 2.776 DICM 2.776 NED 3.433
4 MYC 2.529 SUAT 2.594 SUAT 2.745
5 SUAT 2.479 ICM 2.577 SEVISEQ 2.532
VISAVET 2.661 2.721 3.069

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1 Vet. Microbiol. 66 Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 32
2 Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 48 Prev. Vet. Med. 19
3 Prev. Vet. Med. 40 PLoS ONE 19
4 J. Clin. Microbiol. 38 Front Vet Sci 19
5 Res. Vet. Sci. 38 Res. Vet. Sci. 18
  All journals 250   All journals 37

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1 ZTA 22 ZTA 7 SUAT 2
2 SUAT 22 SUAT 5 ZTA 1
3 MYC 11 MYC 3
4 ICM 11 NED 2
5 NED 6
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2 ZTA 13 ZTA 3
3 MYC 10 MYC 2
4 NED 7 ICM 1
5 ICM 7
  VISAVET 57 10 1