Category Archives: Exotic diseases
The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) follows a seasonal pattern in the Arabian Peninsula
Rift Valley virus study made by IRTA-CReSA and INIA-CISA is awarded by the Royal Entomological Society
The Sub-Directorate General for Emergency Surveillance and Response in Public Health of the Public Health Agency of Catalonia has published the report on the surveillance and control of arbovirosis transmitted by mosquitoes in Catalonia during the period from June to November 2018. IRTA-CReSA collaborates in the execution of this surveillance.
Irideon company creates a device based on a trap that captures the insect, automatically identifies it thanks to an optical sensor and cloud machine learning technology and sends the data in real time to the specialists in prevention. The company has received support from ACCIÓN and the participation of the Animal Health Research Center (IRTA-CReSA) and the Public Health Agency of Barcelona in the pilot phase.
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.