EFSA Features: Transboundary animal diseases: what are the risks in the EU and what does EFSA do? Dossier13 janvier 2015 Transboundary animal diseases are highly contagious diseases that can spread rapidly across national borders. They can cause high rates of death and disease in animals, thereby having serious socio-economic and sometimes public health consequences in affected countries. Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet. vol.23 no.1 Jaboticabal Jan./Mar. 2014 Longevity and viability of Taenia solium eggs in the digestive system of the beetle Ammophorus rubripes Research Note Longevity and viability of Taenia solium eggs in the digestive system of the beetle Ammophorus rubripes Duração e viabilidade de ovos de Taenia solium no sistema digestivo do besouro Ammophorus rubripes Luis Antonio Gomez-Puerta1*, Maria Teresa Lopez-Urbina1, Hector Hugo Garcia2, Armando Emiliano Gonzalez1
FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY 29/02/16 Staphylococcus aureus isolates from goat and sheep milk seem to be closely related and differ from isolates detected among bovine milk 1Institute for Food Safety, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland Dairy goat and sheep farms suffer severe economic losses due to intramammary infections, with S. aureus representing the main cause of clinical mastitis in small ruminants. In addition, S. aureus contamination of goat and sheep milk may cause staphylococcal food poisoning, as many traditional caprine and ovine milk products are not subjected to pasteurization. Data on virulence and antimicrobial resistance genes, as well as on the clonality of S. aureus detected in goat and sheep milk is scarce. Therefore, it was the aim of this study to determine i) spa types and clonal complexes and ii) virulence and resistance gene profiles of S. aureus isolated from goat and sheep milk.
OPEN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE - 2013 - Evaluation of Larval Development of Dirofilaria immitis in Different Populations of 5. Conclusion In conclusion, D. immitis larvae developed in all mos- quito populations studied. PLOS 16/10/14 New Insights in Cysticercosis Transmission Abstract Taenia solium infection causes severe neurological disease in humans. Even though infection and exposure to swine cysticercosis is scattered throughout endemic villages, location of the tapeworm only explains some of the nearby infections and is not related to location of seropositive pigs. Other players might be involved in cysticercosis transmission. In this study we hypothesize that pigs that carry nematodes specific to dung beetles are associated with cysticercosis infection and/or exposure. We carried out a cross-sectional study of six villages in an endemic region in northern Peru.
TOXINS 02/03/16 Occurrence of Staphylococcus aureus on Farms with Small Scale Production of Raw Milk Cheeses in Poland 1. Introduction Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is one of the most common foodborne diseases worldwide resulting from the consumption of foods containing staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs) produced mainly by Staphylococcus aureus [1,2]. Symptoms of SFP have a rapid onset (2–8 h) and include hypersalivation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and diarrhea .
PLOS 11/10/16 The Mitochondrial Genomes of the Zoonotic Canine Filarial Parasites Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens and Candidatus Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) Honkongensis Provide Evidence for Presence of Cryptic Species Abstract Background Cutaneous dirofilariosis is a canine mosquito-borne zoonosis that can cause larva migrans disease in humans. Dirofilaria repens is considered an emerging pathogen occurring with high prevalence in Mediterranean areas and many parts of tropical Asia. In Hong Kong, a second species, Candidatus Dirofilaria hongkongensis, has been reported. The present study aimed to compare mitochondrial genomes from these parasites and to obtain population genetic information. PLOS 03/12/14 Taenia solium Infection in Peru: A Collaboration between Peace Corps Volunteers and Researchers in a Community Based Study Abstract Background Neurocysticercosis is a leading cause of seizures and epilepsy in most of the world, and it occurs when Taenia solium larval cysts infect the central nervous system. T. solium tapeworm infection is endemic in much of Peru, but there are scarce data on the prevalence in many rural highland communities where it is likely to be hyper-endemic. Peace Corps Volunteers live and work in these communities; however, to our knowledge, they have not been used to facilitate public health research. Materials and Methods
PLOS 22/05/14 Incidence of Human Taenia solium Larval Infections in an Ecuadorian Endemic Area: Implications for Disease Burden Assessment and Control Abstract Background Human cysticercosis is a zoonotic disease causing severe health disorders and even death. While prevalence data become available worldwide, incidence rate and cumulative incidence figures are lacking, which limits the understanding of the Taenia solium epidemiology.
EFSA JOURNAL 31/01/12 Editorial: The Role of EFSA in Animal Welfare. EFSA Journal 2012;10(1):e1011 [4 pp.]. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2012.e1011 Type: Editorial Published: 31 January 2012 Affiliation: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy The latest scientific outputs adopted by the AHAW Panel and published in this issue of the EFSA Journal highlight the essential role of EFSA in animal welfare. EFSA is in charge of providing scientific advice and scientific and technical support for the Community's legislation, using, whenever possible, risk assessment.