More than 150 attendants at CReSA training seminars

During November 2011, CReSA organized two technical seminars addressed to veterinarians and other professionals interested in the lasts news on West Nile fever and the cases of the Support Service for Slaughterhouses of the CReSA.

The seminars were celebrated at the Veterinary School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Emerging zoonosis: West Nile fever

15 November 2011

West Nile fever is a mosquito-borne disease. It mainly infects birds, but sporadically is known to infect humans and horses. The recent outbreaks in horses (2010 and 2011) and one person (2010) caused alarm in animal health and public health in Spain.

More than 90 professionals were registered in the seminar. The objective was to review the current situation of the West Nile fever (especially in Spain), the surveillance and control activities in Catalonia and the surveillance during the recent outbreaks in Andalusia.

The seminar was chaired by Jordi Casal (CReSA/Dept. Sanitat i Anatomia Animals):

  • West Nile fever: current situation and surveillance program in Catalonia (Ana Alba, CReSA)         
  • Vector control of West Nile fever (Carles Aranda, Mosquito Control Service, Consejo Comarcal del Baix Llobregat)
  • Situation, evolution and epidemiology of the West Nile fever in Andalusia (Manuel Fernández, Head of the Epidemiology Section, Junta de Andalucía)


Speakers. From left to rigth: Manuel Fernández, Ana Alba, Carles Aranda and Jordi Casal.

Cases of the Support Service for Slaughterhouses of the CReSA (SESC)

29 November 2011

More than 60 professionals were registered in the seminar with the objective of discuss the most relevant cases of the Support Service for Slaughterhouses of the CReSA (SESC). SESC is conceived as a tool to vehicle the official inspectors queries to a source of specialized pathology knowledge. 190 consultations were managed during 2010.

The seminar was chaired by Joaquim Segalés (CReSA/Dept. Sanitat i Anatomia Animals), and counted on the participation of Alberto Marco (Dept. Sanitat i Anatomia Animals) and Sergio López (CReSA):

- The Support Service for Slaughterhouses of the CReSA (Enric Vidal, CReSA)

- Interactive sessions: cases of the SESC

  • Suspicions of cisticercosis  (Alberto Allepuz, CReSA/Dept. Sanitat i Anatomia Animals)
  • Suspicions of tuberculosis (Bernat Pérez, CReSA)
  • Other cases (Enric Vidal, CReSA


Round table. From left to right: Alberto Allepuz, Bernat Pérez, Sergio López, Joaquim Segalés, Alberto Marco and Enric Vidal.

The PATT is a program of actions elaborated and proposed from the Coordination Commission of Technological Transfer (CCTT) and approved by the Counselor of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food, and the Natural Environment; and are related to the research and divulgation of knowledge and experiences.

To know more about the training actions organized by CReSA:

Elisabet Rodríguez González
Head of Communication (CReSA)
Telephone no.: +34 93 581 45 64
Fax: +34 93 581 44 90
Edifici CReSA. Campus UAB
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) Spain

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