New published by EFE agency in which the professor José Manuel Sánchez Vizcaíno says that althought there is a "high probability" that the pathogen did not affect Spain in its first wave, it is absolutely necessary to wait before discard safely the presence of the virus, due to the difficulty to detect the virus until abortions occur and the warm autumn with proliferation of the vectors.
La FAO junto a la OIE organizan el "Fourth GF-TADS for Europe Steering Committee meeting (SC4) of the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases for the Europe" que tendrá lugar en Bruselas los días 26 y 27 de enero.
El Profesor Sánchez-Vizcaíno ha sido invitado a participar con una ponencia sobre el estado de la investigación en la Peste Porcina Africana.
Jose Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno & Lina Mur wrote this outreach article about ASF in www.pig333.com.
The SUAT team want to congratulate the new year2012. For us it is especially important because we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our research group and want to celebrate and share with you by organizing a conference in the month of October to which you are all invited.
We also want to remind you of September 4 to 7 will be held the IX International Congress of Veterinary Virology at which you are also invited and already have official website: www.esvv2012.com. From February 1 will enable the delivery of communications and of entries.
From November 28th to December 2nd, we received the visit of two experts from the Russian National Reference Laboratory for the diagnosis of African Swine Fever (ASF).
This course is framed within the "Twinning Project" between the reference laboratory of the OIE for ASF (VISAVET-UCM) and the National Laboratory of Virology and Microbiology Research in Veterinary Pokrov, Russia.
This course was mainly focused on practical learning and training in classical virology diagnostic techniques on ASF. During the week, participants worked in the VISAVET Centre Biosafety level 3 Area (BSL-3), learning the culture of macrophages, hemadsorption, direct immunofluorescence and serological techniques (ELISA and IB).
More information: Twinning projects between laboratories of the OIE.
On November 30 and December 1course within the animal health project: "Risk Analysis, modeling health and continuing education for the Health Alert Network (RASVE) of the Directorate General of Health of Primary Production."
Directorate General for Agriculture and Livestock (MARM) and the VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre.
Jose Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno (SUAT-VISAVET)
Ana de las Heras Sánchez (SUAT-VISAVET)
Carmina Gallardo (CISA -INIA)
Jovita Fernández (CISA-INIA)
Deborah Kukielka (SUAT-VISAVET)
Lucía de Juan Ferré (MYC-VISAVET)