CReSA takes part in the publication PRRS al día

Dr. Ivan Díaz, one of CReSA’s researchers, is the author of this collectable publication sponsored by Progressis®. The aim of this work is to publish the last news about the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

PRRS al día is a bimonthly publication which consists in collectable chapters. Each chapter tackles and analyses (from multiple approaches) one or diverse topical subjects about this disease. The objective of this initiative is double: on the one hand, to inform about the most current advances made in the study of this pathology and, on the other hand, to succeed in communicating about a subject with such complication in a concise and entertaining way.

The titles of the first four collectable chapters are:

1. Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome: a difficult challenge for all of us. What do we know? What do we believe?
2. Studies about PRRS carried out by CReSA: findings and implications.
3. 6th International Symposium of Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases of the Swine. (Barcelona, June 2011)
4. Oral fluids in PRRS diagnose.

Last October, the first public presentation of the work took place in Lisbon on the occasion of the ANAPORC Symposium. In November, lots of veterinarians attended to the exclusive meeting of presentation organised in Lleida. It counted on an original question & answer format, besides an exposition of case studies. Moreover, in order to disseminate the work and to contribute to the discussion of PRRS, it is due to plan some meetings in other zones.

“Some of the subjects treated in the publication are for practical and direct use, while the others maybe go deep into the research field… Anyways, we expect PRRS al día to be a quick and useful reference tool which provides the reader with critical elements of discussion” ―explains Dr. Díaz.


Dr. Díaz is a reasearcher of the CReSA’s study line “Immunopathogenesis and proteccion against PRRSV”. The aim of this research line is to study the disease, the virus and its control, i.e. immunopathogenesis of the infection’s development, transmission, genetic variability, etc. The aim is also to increase the knowledge for the development of new and better vaccines against PRRSV.

Author’s contact information:

Ivan Díaz Luque
Researcher of the line “Immunopathogenesis and protection against PRRSV”
Telephone: +34 93 581 45 65     
Fax: +34 93 581 44 90
CReSA building, UAB Campus
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain

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