Alicia Urniza

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Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is a new arterivirus that has spread rapidly all around the world in the last few years. The genomic region containing open reading frames (ORFs) 2 to 7 of PRRSV Spanish isolate Olot/91 was cloned and sequenced. The genomic sequence shared 95% identity with Lelystad and Tu¨bingen isolates and(More)
This report describes the experimental inoculation of conventional pigs with a tissue homogenate obtained from two pigs affected with postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS). Eight 2-month-old pigs were inoculated by the intranasal route, and two pigs were left as uninfected controls. Clinical signs, rectal temperatures and body weights were(More)
This report describes the results of experiments with an inactivated oily vaccine containing per dose about 10(5.5) median tissue culture infectious dose (TCID50) of the Spanish strain of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus grown in porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs). In order to evaluate the efficacy of the vaccine, two experimental(More)
Classical swine fever (CSF) marker vaccine candidate CP7_E2alf was tested in a "duration of immunity" trial according to the World Organisation for Animal Heath (OIE) guidelines. To this means, 15 weaner pigs were either orally or intramuscularly vaccinated with a single dose of CP7_E2alf vaccine produced under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) conditions. Ten(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the generation of a PCV2 (porcine circovirus type 2) infectious clone (pIC-PCV2) and its infectivity under in vitro and in vivo conditions. The constructed pIC-PCV2 contained the whole PCV2 genome from a German isolate together with a partial duplication of 467 bp. PK-15 cells were transfected with pIC-PCV2 and an(More)
The present study describes the effects of a commercially available genetically engineered chimeric vaccine against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) on clinical, pathological and virological features in three multi-site farms suffering from postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS). The vaccine product was able to reduce clinical signs, PCV2 viral(More)
Since the first reports of the Schmallenberg disease (SBD) outbreaks in late 2011, the disease has spread across Europe, affecting cattle and sheep farms. While Schmallenberg virus (SBV) causes a mild clinical disease in adults, infection of pregnant females may lead to the production of typical congenital malformations (CMFs) in their offspring. It is(More)
African horse sickness virus (AHSV) is an arthropod-borne pathogen that infects all species of equidae and causes high mortality in horses. Previously, a recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) virus expressing the protein VP2 of AHSV serotype 4 was shown to induce virus neutralising antibodies in horses and protected interferon alpha receptor gene(More)
The spike protein from transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) was expressed in attenuated S. typhimurium delta cya delta crp delta asd chi 3987. Three partially overlapping fragments of TGEV S gene, encoding the amino-terminal, intermediate, and carboxy-terminal end of the protein, as well as the full length gene were inserted into the asd+ plasmid(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is characterized by loss of T-cell responsiveness and absence of Leishmania-specific IFN-γ production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells. However, the expressions of IFN-γ and TNF-α are up-regulated in the tissues and plasma of VL patients. There is a paucity of information regarding the cytokine profile expressed by different(More)