Author Archives: Francesc Xavier Abad

Virus comments: Nipah virus, some notes on biosafety and biocontainment.

(Català) Comentaris viruslents (47): un al·legat a favor de les RCPs

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(Català) Comentaris virus-lents (46): Els virus respiratoris no persisteixen 20 dies a superfícies i el coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, tampoc

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New edition of the Biosafety and Biosecurity Module of the IDOH master’s degree at IRTA-CReSA

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…

Viral comments (44): Postgraduate course in Biosecurity, the path is made by walking

Last week finished the postgraduate course BIOSAFETY AND BIOCONTAINMENT STRATEGIES, taught in Spanish, coordinated academically by Dr. Antonio Villaverde and organized by the Faculty of Biociences and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, with the support of the UAB’s Environment Office and of the Spanish Biosafety Association (AEBioS).

Viral comments (43): Endemic arboviral infections. Don’t got it, don’t got it, don’t got it…. Denguit!

We already have it here … perhaps it only comes to visit, or perhaps one should say that it returns to visit … we do not know if it’s for a few days or for many years.

Viral comments (42): AEBioS 2018-A very diverse congress