Consuelo Montejo Rubio

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The rapid range expansion of West Nile Virus has raised interest in understanding the population dynamics and dispersal patterns of emerging infectious diseases by wildlife. We analyzed different ecological and evolutionary factors related to West Nile Virus neutralizing antibody prevalence in 72 bird species sampled in southern Spain. Prevalence of(More)
Bloodstream infection due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) is rare in the immunocompetent host but may be important in the pathogenesis of disseminated HSV infection in the immunocompromised patient. Using a simple blood-culture method, we detected herpes simplex viremia in eight immunologically compromised or immature children: two neonates, two oncology(More)
This study investigated the mechanisms involved in reduced susceptibility to amoxycillin-clavulanic acid and the prevalence of enzymes compatible with inhibitor-resistant TEM (IRT) beta-lactamases produced by Escherichia coli isolates from patients in north-eastern Spain. The resistance mechanisms of 158 strains showing resistance or intermediate resistance(More)
The mortality rate in susceptible populations of horses during an epizootic of African horse sickness (AHS) may be in excess of 90%. Rapid and reliable assays are therefore essential for the confirmation of clinical diagnoses and to enable control strategies to be implemented without undue delay. One of the major objectives of a recent European Union funded(More)
African horse sickness is an arthropod-borne disease of the equine included in the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) list with important economic consequences for horse trade. The disease is caused by African horse sickness virus (AHSV; family Reoviridae, genus Orbivirus), which is transmitted by Culicoides midges. It is endemic in sub-Saharan(More)
The biting midge Culicoides imicola was captured at 17 of 27 farms in Spain and Portugal during a survey of its distribution following outbreaks of African horse sickness in Iberia that occurred between 1987 and 1990. Farms were sampled approximately twice weekly from October 1992 to February 1995. Farms were widely spaced apart (maximum 850 km) and had(More)
Pharmacokinetics applications can be seen as a special case of non-linear, causal systems with memory. There are cases in which there exists prior knowledge about the distribution of the system parameters in a population. However, for a specific patient in a clinical setting we need to determine her system parameters so that the therapy can be personalized.(More)
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