One Health: human, animals and ecosystems

According to CDC data, 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals. Many of the same microbes infect animals and humans, as they share the ecosystems they live in. This is the reason why efforts must be destined to both animal and human health in order to prevent or eliminate many health problems.

“Ramón y Cajal” Grant application

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities publishes subsidies for contracts Ramón y Cajal 2018, 200 grants aimed at promoting the incorporation of national and foreign researchers with a distinguished career in R & D centers.

A new European network is born to fight against mosquito-borne diseases

The “Aedes Invasive Mosquitoes” (AIM) COST Action Program has received four years of funding to develop synergies between scientists and public health professionals to deal with invasive mosquitoes Aedes that can transmit diseases such as Dengue, Zika, the West Nile virus fever and the Chikungunya. The IRTA-CReSA researcher Núria Busquets is a member of the Management Committee of this initiative, with the participation of IRTA-CReSA researcher Sandra Talavera and Carles Aranda, entomologist of the Mosquito Control Service of the Baix Llobregat and associate researcher at IRTA-CReSA.

Approved the new map of Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructures (ICTS)

Last 6th November of 2018, the Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy Council approved the updating of the Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure Map (ICTS). The new Map integrates 29 ICTS, which brings together 62 infrastructures, all of them operative.

Viral comments (45): Ebola and Congo, almost a perfect storm

This is the fifth (false) month of a new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country that has already experienced ten epidemics for this virus throughout its history. In fact, the virus was discovered there in 1976. And it is not being given excessive importance, assuming it will be solved as precedents. And maybe yes, but…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From the Animal Health Research Center (IRTA-CReSA) we wish you all the best for this 2019 giving you this amazing postcard. It has been done by the little ones of the people who work in the center!

Les superfícies i els estris de cuina han d'estar netes.

Tips to avoid food poisoning at home

Who has ever had a gastroenteritis? In most cases, those responsible for this bad experience are Campylobacter and Salmonella, two zoonotic bacteria that are transmitted through the consumption of contaminated foods. In times of family encounters it is a good time to review some guidelines to avoid these cases in our homes.

Citizen campaign to avoid African swine fever

The Government of Catalonia launches an information campaign aimed at the whole society with the aim of preventing the arrival of African Swine Fever (PPA) in Catalonia and detect it as soon as possible if there is some suspicious case.

Foto: GVN

Researchers of CReSA at the 10th International Global Virus Network Meeting

At the end of November, the 10th Edition of the International Global Virus Network Meeting was held in Veyrier du Lac, France, this year dedicated to the eradication and control of re-emerging viruses. This is an annual meeting where scientists from this global network meet to learn about current research, address collaborative priorities and plan future programs related to diseases caused by viruses in humans.

Foto: Jacob González-Solís (UB-IRBio)

Pathogens scattered by humans in polar latitudes threaten Antarctic wildlife

A team of researchers from the Animal Health Research Center (IRTA-CReSA) and the Biodiversity Research Institute of the UB (IRBio) warns that it is becoming easier to introduce infectious agents of human origin in remote regions of the Southern Hemisphere of the planet. Through a study published in Science of The Total Environment, experts have detected infectious intestinal bacteria of human origin in seabirds from the ecosystems of Antarctica. The fact of having found these human pathogens in remote places of the South of the planet suggests that other more dangerous infectious agents could also be introduced as well, some with more serious consequences for the fauna.