Article published the June 22, 2017
Prior to the recognition that pigs and other livestock species can be reservoirs of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) , S. aureus was considered a relatively unimportant organism in swine. Mounting concerns regarding the occupational and public health implications of MRSA in livestock populations have stimulated research of MRSA in animals, and particularly ...
Article published the June 9, 2017
Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive coccus that forms part of the normal nasal microflora in humans and other animal species. In developed countries, approximately one-quarter to one-third of healthy people harbor S. aureus in the nose, but prevalence appears to be lower in developing countries . Although considered to be a commensal in the nasopharynx, S. aureus is a ...
Article published the April 20, 2017
Among all infectious agents, those transmitted through aerosols are the most difficult to control . The speed of dispersion of airborne infectious agents makes them hard to contain and protect against, and the wide reach of susceptible hosts makes the control of airborne pathogens a priority for public and animal health officials.
Infectious agents travel associated with ...
This member gave a presentation on February 27, 2017
At the following event:
48th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Article published the December 16, 2016
Influenza A viruses (IAVs) are Orthomixoviruses able to infect many animal species including birds, pigs and humans . The segmented genome of IAVs allows the exchange of gene segments between IAVs during infection and replication  facilitating the emergence of novel IAV reassortants with pandemic potential. The 2009 pandemic IAV contained genes from swine IAVs circulating in ...
Article published the November 11, 2016
Among all infectious agents affecting swine, airborne pathogens are the most costly and difficult to control (Hyslop 1971). Porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome (PRRS), influenza A (IA), foot and mouth disease (FMD), classical swine fever (CSF) and porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) viruses are important swine pathogens that spread via aerosols (Sta¨rk 1999). All thes ...
Article published the January 29, 2015
Veterinary Research 2014, 45:73 doi:10.1186/s13567-014-0073-z . The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.veterinaryresearch.org/content/45/1/73
Received: 18 March 2014Accepted: 16 June 2014Published: 14 July 2014© 2014 Alonso et al.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licen ...
Article published the February 10, 2014
“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder (doubt)”Ralph Sockman
The following comments are personal reflections on how the issue of “livestock associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus” (LA-MRSA) has evolved in the USA and globally. At the Leman conference, my presentation will emphasize details of recent research we ha ...
This member had joined Engormix
March 21, 2011