Ana Avellón

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Here we present a system for adenovirus detection and genotyping based on PCR amplification and phylogenetic analysis of a conserved hexon gene fragment. The system was validated using 157 sequences (86 previously typed and 71 clinical samples) and correctly identified species and serotype in 100% and 84% of sequences, respectively. Known associations(More)
Brain analysis cannot be used for the investigation of active lyssavirus infection in healthy bats because most bat species are protected by conservation directives. Consequently, serology remains the only tool for performing virological studies on natural bat populations; however, the presence of antibodies merely reflects past exposure to the virus and is(More)
Echovirus 13 (EV13), considered rare, was reported worldwide in 2000, mostly related to aseptic meningitis outbreaks. In Spain, 135 EV13 isolates were identified. The genetic relationships between 64 representative strains from Spain and other reported isolates from the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Sweden were described by analyzing the partial(More)
To determine the presence of European bat lyssavirus type 1 in southern Spain, we studied 19 colonies of serotine bats (Eptesicus isabellinus), its main reservoir, during 1998-2003. Viral genome and antibodies were detected in healthy bats, which suggests subclinical infection. The different temporal patterns of circulation found in each colony indicate(More)
To the Editor: Although most human enterovirus (EV) (genus Enterovirus, family Picornaviridae) infections are asymptomatic, they can cause upper respiratory illness, febrile rash, aseptic meningitis, pleurodynia, encephalitis, acute flaccid paralysis, and neonatal sepsislike disease (1). Most EVs have been implicated in aseptic meningitis, most notably(More)
To the Editor: The World Health Organization Polio Eradication Initiative has reduced to 4 the number of countries with endemic transmission of wild polioviruses and has reported the widespread circulation of poliovi-ruses that have evolved from attenuated vaccine (oral poliovirus vaccine [OPV]), so-called vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) (1,2). VDPVs(More)
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