The Role of Interleukine-10 and Interferon-γ as Potential Markers of the Evolution of African Swine Fever Virus Infection in Wild Boar
Abstract: African swine fever virus (ASFv) is one of the most challenging pathogens to affect both domestic and wild pigs. The disease has now spread to Europe and Asia, causing great damage to the pig industry. Although no commercial vaccine with which to control the disease is, as yet, available, some potential vaccine candidates have shown good results in terms of protection. However, little is known about the host immune mechanisms underlying that protection, especially in wild boar, which is the main reservoir of the disease in Europe. Here, we study the role played by two cytokines (IL-10 and IFN-γ) in wild boar orally inoculated with the attenuated vaccine candidate Lv17/WB/Rie1 and challenged with a virulent ASFv genotype II isolate.
New article published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal.
Abstract: We found SARS-CoV-2 RNA in 6 of 71 ferrets (8.4%) and isolated the virus from one rectal swab. Natural SARS-CoV-2 infection does occur in kept ferrets, at least under circumstances of high viral circulation in the human population. However, small ferret collections are probably unable to maintain prolonged virus circulation.
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An investigation has detected for the first time in Spain an asymptomatic dog infected with B.1.1.7 (British variant) of the coronavirus and highlights the low presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in pets.
With José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Miguel Chico & Miguel Ángel Higuera at the farm.
The magazine of the Spanish Association of Beef Beef Producers (ASOPROVAC) interviews Professor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno as leader of the Vigiasan Innovation Project.
The project aims to develop technologies and innovations (software and hardware) in the surveillance of pigs and cattle that allow early detection of health problems.