Malar J. 2013; 12: 48. Mobile phones improve case detection and management of malaria in rural Bangladesh IFREMER - 2013 - INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE ON DISEASE TRANSMISSION ASSOCIATED WITH OSTREID HERPES VIRUS OsHV-1 6Var IN RELATION TO SURVIVAL OF JUVENILE Crassostrea gigas UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON 09/05/13 Mobile health technologies to rapidly test and track infectious diseases Early-warning sensor systems that can test and track serious infectious diseases – such as major flu epidemics, MRSA and HIV – using mobile phones and the internet are being developed by a major new Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) led by UCL. The new £11 million IRC, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (total investment £16 million), will develop mobile health technologies that allow doctors to diagnose and track diseases much earlier than ever before. The IRC will pioneer low cost, easy to use mobile phone-connected diagnostic tests based on advances in nanotechnology for use in GP surgeries, pharmacies, elderly care homes, developing countries and at home. The mobile tests aim to identify diseases with high sensitivity and specificity and give results within minutes from just a pin-prick of blood or a simple swab. The UCL team are already developing a smart-phone-connected prototype test for HIV with industry partners OJ-Bio. Dr Rachel McKendry
Dis Aquat Organ. 2013 Jul 22;105(2):127-38. Spatial distribution of mortality in Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas: reflection on mechanisms of OsHV-1 transmission. STATE GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA 01/09/13 Crop diseases application for smartphones Built for farmers, agronomists and agricultural consultants, the Crop Disease Application allows users to identify crop varieties and disease ratings in the ute, office or paddock. The app was developed by team of grains pathologist researchers based on research funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation to help with crop selection, disease identification, and potentially the early detection of exotic crop diseases. It combines resistance ratings from DEPI's Cereal and Pulse Disease Guides with crop information from the Victorian Winter Crop Summary to help users select the most appropriate crop management strategy for their farm business. There is the option to check disease symptoms with disease images on the application, map diseases and share photographs of diseases symptoms with friends, agronomists and DEPI. The application also links to DEPI information notes and National Variety Trial data if the user requires more detailed information on a crop variety or disease.
Aquaculture Volumes 324–325, 12 January 2012, First report of OsHV-1 microvar in Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) cultured in Spain Short communication IRTA-Sant Carles de la Rápita, 43540, Spain Received 3 August 2011, Revised 11 October 2011, Accepted 14 October 2011, Available online 26 October 2011 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.10.018 Get rights and content Abstract Increased mortality events in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) have been detected, since 2008, in their farming areas along the entire French coastline. The present study reports the findings from 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010 for analyses of C. gigas, as they correspond to the first detection of OsHV-1 μvar in Spain. Highlights ► Report from 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010 on detection of OsHV-1 μvar in Spain. ► The present study reports the first detection of OsHV-1 μvar in Spain. ► Samples from 2005 indicated different strains were infecting oysters. Keywords Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection Volume 21, Issue 2, February 2015, New digital technologies for the surveillance of infectious diseases at mass gathering events IRTA 02/10/14 IRTA produces Pacific oyster seeds without the herpesvirus Over the last years, the production of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in the Ebro Delta has undergone considerable losses due to a herpesvirus that has caused high rates of mortality. On the other hand, for the production of the Pacific oyster in the Ebro Delta, oyster seeds are primarily imported from France. These seeds are naturally obtained and frequently carry the herpes virus. The oysters are later affected with the appearance of stress factors such as temperature changes in spring and autumn or changes in the salinity, leading to high rates of mortality that can reach up to 80%. Thus, IRTA´s efforts has focused in achieving herpes virus-free seeds and at the same time avoid relying on French Pacific oyster seeds, often with the virus. Using breeding specimens from the Delta, highly tolerant to the virus and adapted to the environment, IRTA has obtained Pacific oyster seeds without the virus, as announced by Dr.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2014, Web-based participatory surveillance of infectious diseases: the Influenzanet participatory surveillance experience Weekly incidence data (influenza-like illness cases/100 000) for eight countries from 2003–2004 to 2012–2013. All the curves are rescaled on the maximum. Vertical lines correspond to months from November to May for each year. Visits to general practitioners (GPs) reported by Influenzanet users. To overcome the limitations of the state-of-the-art influenza surveillance systems in Europe, we established in 2008 a European-wide consortium aimed at introducing an innovative information and communication technology approach for a web-based surveillance system across different European countries, called Influenzanet.
PLOS 24/06/15 Pesticides and Ostreid Herpesvirus 1 Infection in the Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas Abstract Since 2008, mass mortality outbreaks have been reported in all French regions producing Pacific oysters, and in several Member States of the European Union. These mass mortality events of Pacific oysters are related to OsHV-1 infection. Citation: Moreau P, Faury N, Burgeot T, Renault T (2015) Pesticides and Ostreid Herpesvirus 1 Infection in the Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas. Editor: José A. Received: February 5, 2015; Accepted: May 21, 2015; Published: June 24, 2015 Copyright: © 2015 Moreau et al. Data Availability: All relevant data are within the paper. Funding: This work was partially funded through the EU project Bivalife (n° 266157) and the Poitou Charentes Region. Competing interests: Authors NF, TB, and TR are employed by Ifremer (Institut Français pour l’Exploitation de la Mer). Introduction Since the early 90s, recurring mortality events have been associated with the detection of a herpesvirus in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas [1,2]. Materials and Methods