Four experts from the pig sector explain at Animal’s Health the consequences that the first outbreak of African swine fever detected in Germany could have for Spain..
The objective is to strengthen the fight against the disease in all areas.
One of the projects is the one financed by ISCIII and coordinated by Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno.
Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno explains the objectives of the project in the interview (27/07/2020).
The UCM has been the beneficiary of a fund from the Carlos III Health Institute for the execution of research projects SARS-COV-2 and the disease COVID19.
The one-year project is entitled "Study of the potential impact of COVID-19 on pets an lynx", with José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno being the Principal Investigator.
The members of the consortium belonging to the Complutense University are Lucas Domínguez (VISAVET-UCM), Consuelo Serres (Vet-UCM) and Ángel Manuel Ramos (MOMAT-IMI-UCM). And the other members of the consortium are Mercedes Domínguez (ISCIII), Christian Cortázar (IREC-UCLM), Mª de los Ángeles Risalde (UCO), Juan Carlos Ortiz (AVEM centers), and Carmen Vela (INGENASA).
Interview in two parts, June 22 and 29 at 6:00 p.m., to address the key points for the control of tuberculosis in wildlife.
70 scientists behind the swine fever vaccine
The VACDIVA project involves more than 20 entities from various countries to fight the ASF virus, taking into account that Spain is the leading producer of this livestock in Europe. Its coordinator, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno says that there will also be a vaccine for covid-19.