Epidemiology of yersiniosis. Comparative study of subtypes identified in wild and domestic species

  • Financing: Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness. Basque Government.
  • Head researcher: Marta Barral
  • Implementation: 2011-2015

The general objective of this project is to deepen the understanding of the epidemiology of yersiniosis in our environment by determining the prevalence of these pathogens among wild and domestic species and typing and characterising the bioserovars and subtypes found, which will interrelate the strains found in each zone to determine its epidemiology in our environment. The results from the project may be applicable in the future control and / or prevention of an infectious disease with significant effects on some wildlife species, sporadic outbreaks in domestic species and a very high impact on the human population.

The specific objectives are:

1. Development of diagnostic tools
2. Determination of the prevalence of Yersinia sp. pathogens in wildlife and domestic operations.
3. Molecular characterisation of the Yersinia identified
4. Comparative epidemiologic study of the bioserovars and genotypes detected in wild and domestic species

VACUNAPTB15: Assessment of the safety and effectiveness of vaccination in the control of paratuberculosis in the Basque Country
Financing: Directorate of Agriculture of the Basque Government. Provincial Councils.
Head researcher: Joseba Garrido
Implementation: 2015

The general objective of this project is to deepen the understanding of the pathogenesis of paratuberculosis, in addition to obtaining information that will be used to improve both the preparation and use of vaccines against paratuberculosis.

The specific objectives are:

1. Study of specific and non-specific immune response in natural conditions with or without vaccination
2. Study of the effect of the type of immune responses in protection against paratuberculosis and its interference in the diagnosis
3. Study of the possible interference of vaccination with the diagnosis of tuberculosis
4. Control of the disease