a transversal study on antibodies against selected pathogens in dromedary camels in the canary islands, spain.the canary islands contain the most important dromedary camel (camelus dromedarius) population in the european union and are the main export point of dromedaries to continental europe and latin america. we investigated the presence of antibodies against relevant disease agents in 100 canarian camel sera. selected blood samples of the same animals were also tested by pcr. sera were tested for antibodies against bluetongue virus (btv; 0%), bovine viral diarrhoea virus (bvdv; 0%), camelpox virus (c ...201323992795
retrospective study of etiologic agents associated with nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis in stranded cetaceans in the canary islands.nineteen natural cases of etiologically undetermined encephalitides in free-ranging cetaceans were studied retrospectively. histological examination of the brains revealed variable degrees of nonsuppurative encephalitis or meningoencephalitis, characterized predominantly by perivascular lymphohistiocytic infiltrates. a pcr assay was used on brain and other available tissues to detect the presence of morbillivirus, herpesvirus, west nile virus, toxoplasma gondii, and brucella spp. in addition, im ...201424759718
prevalence of neutralizing antibodies to west nile virus in eleonora's falcons in the canary islands.birds are the major amplifying host for west nile virus (wnv), a flavivirus that may affect humans and transmitted by bloodsucking vectors. eleonora's falcons (falco eleonorae) migrate to the canary islands annually from wnv-endemic regions. to investigate the possible role of eleonora's falcons in the circulation of wnv, we measured wnv-specific antibodies in 81 falcons captured in 2006. none of the nestlings but 14.8% of the adults had wnv-neutralizing antibodies. rt-pcr did not detect flavivi ...201020966288
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