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13 de marzo de 2017

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Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Understanding African Swine Fever infection dynamics in Sardinia using a spatially explicit transmission model in domestic pig farms

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African swine fever virus (ASFV) has been endemic in Sardinia since 1978, resulting in severe losses for local pig producers and creating important problems for the island`s veterinary authorities. This study used a spatially explicit stochastic transmission model followed by two regression models to investigate the dynamics of ASFV spread amongst domestic pig farms, to identify geographic areas at highest risk and determine the role of different susceptible pig populations (registered domestic pigs, non-registered domestic pigs [brado] and wild boar) in ASF occurrence. We simulated transmissi… Leer más

7 de marzo de 2017

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A Comparison of Deformed Wing Virus in Deformed and Asymptomatic Honey Bees

Investigación publicada en Insects

Deformed wing virus (DWV) in association with Varroa destructor is currently attributed to being responsible for colony collapse in the western honey bee (Apis mellifera). The appearance of deformed individuals within an infested colony has long been associated with colony losses. However, it is unknown why only a fraction of DWV positive bees develop deformed wings. This study concerns two small studies comparing deformed and non-deformed bees. In Brazil, asymptomatic bees (no wing deformity) that had been parasitised by Varroa as pupae had higher DWV loads than non-parasitised bees. However,… Leer más

3 de marzo de 2017

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Frontiers in veterinary science

Prediction of Pig Trade Movements in Different European Production Systems Using Exponential Random Graph Models

Artículo de investigación publicado en Frontiers in veterinary science

In most European countries, data regarding movements of live animals are routinely collected and can greatly aid predictive epidemic modeling. However, the use of complete movements’ dataset to conduct policy-relevant predictions has been so far limited by the massive amount of data that have to be processed (e.g., in intensive commercial systems) or the restricted availability of timely and updated records on animal movements (e.g., in areas where small-scale or extensive production is predominant). The aim of this study was to use exponential random graph models (ERGMs) to reproduce, underst… Leer más

2 de marzo de 2017

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Carmen Gonzalo Fernández-Manchón

Susceptibilidad de la especie porcina frente a tres cepas de Mycobacterium (M. bovis, M. caprae y M. tuberculosis)

Carmen Gonzalo Fernández-Manchón defendió este Trabajo Fin de Grado

1 de marzo de 2017

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Epidemiology and Infection

Active animal health surveillance in European Union Member States: gaps and opportunities

Artículo de investigación publicado en Epidemiology and Infection

Animal health surveillance enables the detection and control of animal diseases including zoonoses. Under the EU-FP7 project RISKSUR, a survey was conducted in 11 EU Member States and Switzerland to describe active surveillance components in 2011 managed by the public or private sector and identify gaps and opportunities. Information was collected about hazard, target population, geographical focus, legal obligation, management, surveillance design, risk-based sampling, and multi-hazard surveillance. Two countries were excluded due to incompleteness of data. Most of the 664 components targeted… Leer más

1 de marzo de 2017

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Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

CHROMagar mSuperCARBA performance in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolates characterized at molecular level and routine surveillance rectal swab specimens

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Performance of the CHROMagar mSuperCARBA media was assessed in both well-characterized carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (n=52) and routine surveillance rectal swab specimens (n=211). Limit of detection ranged between 101 and 102CFU/mL except for OXA-48 producers with low-carbapenem MICs (106CFU/mL). High sensitivity (100%) and specificity (100%) were obtained with rectal swabs… Leer más

16 de febrero de 2017

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Acta Tropica

Risk mapping of West Nile virus circulation in Spain, 2015

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West Nile fever is an emergent disease in Europe. The objective of this study was to conduct a predictive risk mapping of West Nile Virus (WNV) circulation in Spain based on historical data of WNV circulation. Areas of Spain with evidence of WNV circulation were mapped based on data from notifications to the surveillance systems and a literature review. A logistic regression-based spatial model was used to assess the probability of WNV circulation. Data were analyzed at municipality level. Mean temperatures of the period from June to October, presence of wetlands and presence of Special Protec… Leer más

1 de febrero de 2017

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Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Evaluation of five serologic assays for bovine tuberculosis surveillance in domestic free-range pigs from southern Spain

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In countries where bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is still prevalent the contact among different animal species in extensive systems contributes to the circulation of Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and other members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC). Thus, free-range pigs can develop subclinical infections and may contribute to disease spread to bovine and wildlife. Serodiagnosis has been proposed as a screening tool for detecting infected pig herds; however, the value of this method to obtain an accurate diagnosis in this species is still not clear. In this study, sensitivity (Se) an… Leer más

1 de febrero de 2017

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Research in Veterinary Science

Immunohistochemical detection of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines in granulomas in cattle with natural Mycobacterium bovis infection

Artículo de investigación publicado en Research in Veterinary Science

Cellular immune response was evaluated in lymph nodes and lung with different granulomatous lesions from cattle naturally infected with Mycobacterium bovis. For this purpose, we assessed pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines by immunohistochemical assays. Immunoreaction was observed for all the cytokines analyzed. Fourteen animals displayed advanced stage IV granulomas, with intense immunoreactivity to IFN-γ and TGF-β in areas of caseous necrosis, macrophages and lymphocytes. Seven animals showed stage III granuloma, with high immunoreactivity to IFN-γ (average of 44.… Leer más

28 de enero de 2017

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The Veterinary Record

Effectiveness and practicality of control strategies for African swine fever: what do we really know?

Artículo de investigación publicado en The Veterinary Record

African swine fever (ASF) is a major pig health problem, and the causative virus is moving closer to Western European regions where pig density is high. Stopping or slowing down the spread of ASF requires mitigation strategies that are both effective and practical. Based on the elicitation of ASF expert opinion, this study identified surveillance and intervention strategies for ASF that are perceived as the most effective by providing the best combination between effectiveness and practicality. Among the 20 surveillance strategies that were identified, passive surveillance of wild boar and syn… Leer más

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Marta Martínez Avilés
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Cristina Jurado Díaz
Fátima Cruz López
Belén Rivera Arroyo
Javier Bezos Garrido
Cristina Jurado Díaz
Ana Isabel Vela Alonso
José Francisco Delgado Blas
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ISI Scientific Publications
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ICM 178 SUAT 81 SUAT 18
2 ZTA 172 ZTA 80 ZTA 10
3 MYC 150 MYC 67 MYC 9
4 SUAT 140 ICM 38 ICM 5
5 NED 63 NED 13 NED 4
  VISAVET 698 285 50

Impact Factor Average
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 3.437 ZTA 3.455 ZTA 3.502
2 MYC 2.615 ICM 2.432 SUAT 2.508
3 SUAT 2.351 SAP 2.239 ICM 2.462
4 ICM 2.25 SUAT 2.238 SAP 2.12
5 SAP 2.239 MYC 2.229 MYC 2.086
VISAVET 2.584 2.562 2.427

ISI Scientific Publications
Total Last 60 mo.
1 Vet. Microbiol. 57 Vet. Microbiol. 26
2 J. Clin. Microbiol. 37 Res. Vet. Sci. 20
3 Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 33 Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 20
4 Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 30 PLoS ONE 18
5 Res. Vet. Sci. 27 BMC Vet. Res 17
  All journals 204   All journals 27

PhD Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 SUAT 19 SUAT 9
2 ZTA 15 ZTA 5
3 ICM 11 ICM 3
4 MYC 10 MYC 2
5 NED 2 NED 1
  VISAVET 58 21 0

Master Thesis
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 SUAT 17 ZTA 4 NED 1
2 ZTA 12 MYC 3 ZTA 1
3 MYC 9 NED 3 ICM 1
4 ICM 7 SAP 1
5 NED 6 SUAT 1
  VISAVET 53 13 3