Karina Salvagni Castilla

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The distribution of virulence genes, sefC, pefA and spvC, was investigated in 110 Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 4 strains by polymerase chain reaction. Their influence in the caecal colonization and invasion of liver and spleen of one-day-old chickens was studied. Eight isolates were negative for the spvC gene, three for the pefA gene and one, for the(More)
Haemophilus parasuis infection, known as Glässer's disease, is characterized by fibrinous polyserositis, arthritis and meningitis in piglets. Although traditional diagnosis is based on herd history, clinical signs, bacterial isolation and serotyping, the molecular-based methods are alternatives for species-specific tests and epidemiologic study. The aim of(More)
Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen of major concern for public health in industrialized countries. The agent has been detected in pork products such as sausage and hot dogs in Brazil. This fact stimulated the search over the contamination source, since there is no information about it in national literature. A total of 240 fecal samples from(More)
Haemophilus parasuis infection in pigs is characterized by fibrinous polyserositis, arthritis and meningitis. Despite the fact that traditional diagnosis is based on herd history, clinical signs, bacterial isolation and serotyping, molecular-based methods are alternatives for species-specific tests and epidemiological studies. The aim of this study was to(More)
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