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  1. First detection of heartland virus (Bunyaviridae: Phlebovirus) from field collected arthropods.

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    Savage, Harry M; Godsey, Marvin S; Lambert, Amy; Panella, Nicholas A; Burkhalter, Kristen L; Harmon, Jessica R; Lash, R Ryan; Ashley, David C; Nicholson, William L

    2013-09-01

    Heartland virus (HRTV), the first pathogenic Phlebovirus (Family: Bunyaviridae) discovered in the United States, was recently described from two Missouri farmers. In 2012, we collected 56,428 ticks representing three species at 12 sites including both patients' farms. Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis accounted for nearly all ticks collected. Ten pools composed of deplete nymphs of A. americanum collected at a patient farm and a nearby conservation area were reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction positive, and eight pools yielded viable viruses. Sequence data from the nonstructural protein of the Small segment indicates that tick strains and human strains are very similar, ≥ 97.6% sequence identity. This is the first study to isolate HRTV from field-collected arthropods and to implicate ticks as potential vectors. Amblyomma americanum likely becomes infected by feeding on viremic hosts during the larval stage, and transmission to humans occurs during the spring and early summer when nymphs are abundant and actively host seeking.

  2. Aguacate virus, a new antigenic complex of the genus Phlebovirus (family Bunyaviridae).

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    Palacios, Gustavo; da Rosa, Amelia Travassos; Savji, Nazir; Sze, Wilson; Wick, Ivan; Guzman, Hilda; Hutchison, Stephen; Tesh, Robert; Lipkin, W Ian

    2011-06-01

    Genomic and antigenic characterization of Aguacate virus, a tentative species of the genus Phlebovirus, and three other unclassified viruses, Armero virus, Durania virus and Ixcanal virus, demonstrate a close relationship to one another. They are distinct from the other nine recognized species within the genus Phlebovirus. We propose to designate them as a new (tenth) serogroup or species (Aguacate virus) within the genus. The four viruses were all isolated from phlebotomine sandflies (Lutzomyia sp.) collected in Central and South America. Aguacate virus appears to be a natural reassortant and serves as one more example of the high frequency of reassortment in this genus.

  3. RNA Encapsidation and Packaging in the Phleboviruses

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    Katherine E. Hornak

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The Bunyaviridae represents the largest family of segmented RNA viruses, which infect a staggering diversity of plants, animals, and insects. Within the family Bunyaviridae, the Phlebovirus genus includes several important human and animal pathogens, including Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV, Uukuniemi virus (UUKV, and the sandfly fever viruses. The phleboviruses have small tripartite RNA genomes that encode a repertoire of 5–7 proteins. These few proteins accomplish the daunting task of recognizing and specifically packaging a tri-segment complement of viral genomic RNA in the midst of an abundance of host components. The critical nucleation events that eventually lead to virion production begin early on in the host cytoplasm as the first strands of nascent viral RNA (vRNA are synthesized. The interaction between the vRNA and the viral nucleocapsid (N protein effectively protects and masks the RNA from the host, and also forms the ribonucleoprotein (RNP architecture that mediates downstream interactions and drives virion formation. Although the mechanism by which all three genomic counterparts are selectively co-packaged is not completely understood, we are beginning to understand the hierarchy of interactions that begins with N-RNA packaging and culminates in RNP packaging into new virus particles. In this review we focus on recent progress that highlights the molecular basis of RNA genome packaging in the phleboviruses.

  4. Phleboviruses and the Type I Interferon Response

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    Jennifer Deborah Wuerth

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The genus Phlebovirus of the family Bunyaviridae contains a number of emerging virus species which pose a threat to both human and animal health. Most prominent members include Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV, sandfly fever Naples virus (SFNV, sandfly fever Sicilian virus (SFSV, Toscana virus (TOSV, Punta Toro virus (PTV, and the two new members severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV and Heartland virus (HRTV. The nonstructural protein NSs is well established as the main phleboviral virulence factor in the mammalian host. NSs acts as antagonist of the antiviral type I interferon (IFN system. Recent progress in the elucidation of the molecular functions of a growing list of NSs proteins highlights the astonishing variety of strategies employed by phleboviruses to evade the IFN system.

  5. Bunyaviridae and Their Replication. Part 2. Replication of Bunyaviridae

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    1990-01-01

    hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), sandfly fever Naples (SFN), and Uukuniemi (UUK) VIRION MORPHOLOGY AND STRUCTURE (14,16,142,144). Most viruses in the family...genera (ex- the phieboviruses, Punta Toro (PT) (152). sandfly fever cept for uukuviruses and phleboviruses which have the Sicilian (SFS), and RVFV (96...fragments may therefore rep- temperature -sensitive mutants of UUK, in which GI resent transmembrane regions of proteins, which could and G2 (but not N

  6. Characterization of the Punta Toro species complex (genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae)

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    Wiley, Michael R.; Travassos da Rosa, Amelia P. A.; Guzman, Hilda; Quiroz, Evelia; Savji, Nazir; Carrera, Jean-Paul; Bussetti, Ana Valeria; Ladner, Jason T.; Ian Lipkin, W.; Tesh, Robert B.

    2015-01-01

    Punta Toro virus (PTV), a member of the PTV complex, is a relatively common causative agent of febrile illness in Panama that is often misdiagnosed as ‘dengue’ or ‘influenza’. Currently, only two named members make up this species complex, PTV and Buenaventura virus (BUEV). Genomic and antigenic characterization of 17 members of the PTV complex, nine of which were isolated from human acute febrile illness cases, reveals that this species complex is composed of six distant viruses. We propose to add four additional new viruses, designated Leticia virus, Cocle virus, Campana virus and Capira virus. PMID:25934793

  7. Novel phleboviruses detected in ticks, Greece.

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    Papa, Anna; Kontana, Anastasia; Tsioka, Katerina; Chaligiannis, Ilias; Sotiraki, Smaragda

    2016-07-01

    Since 2009, when severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus and Heartland virus have been identified and associated with disease in humans, the interest on tick-borne phleboviruses is increasing rapidly. The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of tick-borne phleboviruses in Greece and compare them with respective ones detected worldwide. Ticks collected from goats and sheep in 60 sites of 13 regional units of Greece were grouped in pools (1-3 ticks per pool) and tested for the presence of phleboviral RNA. Six of 210 pools were positive; they consisted of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks collected from sheep in 3 regional units of Greece: Pella (2/30, 6.7%), Imathia (2/21, 9.5%), and Ioannina (2/28, 7.1%). The overall tick minimum infection rate was 2.1%. The sequences of the Greek phlebovirus (provisionally named Antigone virus) form a distinct clade in the tick-borne phleboviruses, differing by >40% from the currently known phleboviruses. Any probable implication of these viruses to public health remains to be elucidated.

  8. Isolation, Genetic Characterization, and Seroprevalence of Adana Virus, a Novel Phlebovirus Belonging to the Salehabad Virus Complex, in Turkey

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    Alkan, Cigdem; Alwassouf, Sulaf; Piorkowski, Géraldine; Bichaud, Laurence; Tezcan, Seda; Dincer, Ender; Ergunay, Koray; Ozbel, Yusuf; Alten, Bulent; de Lamballerie, Xavier

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT A new phlebovirus, Adana virus, was isolated from a pool of Phlebotomus spp. (Diptera; Psychodidae) in the province of Adana, in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Genetic analysis based on complete coding of genomic sequences indicated that Adana virus belongs to the Salehabad virus species of the genus Phlebovirus in the family Bunyaviridae. Adana virus is the third virus of the Salehabad virus species for which the complete sequence has been determined. To understand the epidemiology of Adana virus, a seroprevalence study using microneutralization assay was performed to detect the presence of specific antibodies in human and domestic animal sera collected in Adana as well as Mersin province, located 147 km west of Adana. The results demonstrate that the virus is present in both provinces. High seroprevalence rates in goats, sheep, and dogs support intensive exposure to Adana virus in the region, which has not been previously reported for any virus included in the Salehabad serocomplex; however, low seroprevalence rates in humans suggest that Adana virus is not likely to constitute an important public health problem in exposed human populations, but this deserves further studies. IMPORTANCE Until recently, in the genus Phlebovirus, the Salehabad virus species consisted of two viruses: Salehabad virus, isolated from sand flies in Iran, and Arbia virus, isolated from sand flies in Italy. Here we present the isolation and complete genome characterization of the Adana virus, which we propose to be included in the Salehabad virus species. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the isolation and complete genome characterization, from sand flies in Turkey, of a Salehabad virus-related phlebovirus with supporting seropositivity in the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Central Anatolia regions, where phleboviruses have been circulating and causing outbreaks. Salehabad species viruses have generally been considered to be a group of viruses with little medical or

  9. Studies of the Biology of Phleboviruses in Sandflies.

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    1987-08-31

    sandfly vectors. All of the viruses that were tested, replicated in sandflies after inoculation; but these insects were more difficult to infect orally...tested. The viruses examined included representatives of the genera Vesiculovirus, Orbivirus, Flavivirus, Alphavirus , Bunyavirus and Phlebovirus. These...not replicate . Of the arboviruses which did grow in the LL-5 cells, only Changuinola virus, a sandfly-associated orbivirus, produced moderate

  10. Anticuerpos frente a virus West nile y otros virus transmitidos por artropodos en la poblacion del Delta del Ebro

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    Lozano Alvaro

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: El virus West Nile (VWN es un Flavivirus que se transmite al hombre a través de distintas especies de mosquitos y produce brotes y casos esporádicos de enfermedad en distintas regiones del Viejo Mundo, incluída la Cuenca Mediterránea. Las zonas húmedas europeas que acogen aves migratorias procedentes de África constituyen áreas de alto riesgo para esta infección, así como para otras infecciones víricas transmitidas por artrópodos. MÉTODOS: Con objeto de investigar la prevalencia de la infección por el VWN y otros virus de transmisión similar en la población humana del Delta del Ebro, se estudiaron 1037 muestras de suero, obtenidas en 10 localidades de la zona, para presencia de anticuerpos frente a VWN y otros 12 virus transmitidos por artrópodos (3 Alfavirus, 8 Flaviviridae y 1 Bunyaviridae mediante titulación por inhibición de la hemaglutinación (IHA. En algunos casos se estudió la presencia de IgM específica por IHA tras fraccionar el suero por centrifugación en gradientes de sacarosa. RESULTADOS: En total, se encontró reactividad significativa frente a alguno de los virus probados en 130 casos (12.5%; 4.1% frente a Alfavirus, 8.0% frente a Flaviviridae y 0.4% frente a Bunyaviridae. El análisis de los títulos de anticuerpos reveló porcentajes significativos de muestras con títulos elevados frente a antígenos de VWN y otros. La distribución de la seroprevalencia fue muy desigual, concentrándose fundamentalmente en 3 localidades del interior del Delta (Ampolla, San Jaime y Montells, donde la prevalencia de anticuerpos frente a Flaviviridae llegó a alcanzar el 30% y se observaron niveles residuales de IgM frente a VWN en algunos sueros. CONCLUSIONES: Estos resultados y los obtenidos previamente en otras regiones de la Península Ibérica sugieren que el VWN circula en la población humana de las zonas de riesgo y produce brotes epidémicos periódicos. Habida cuenta del alto porcentaje de

  11. Phleboviruses associated with sand flies in arid bio-geographical areas of Central Tunisia.

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    Dachraoui, K; Fares, W; Bichaud, L; Barhoumi, W; Beier, J C; Derbali, M; Cherni, S; Lamballerie, X de; Chelbi, I; Charrel, R N; Zhioua, E

    2016-06-01

    An entomological investigation was carried out in 2014 at two sites located in Central Tunisia, one irrigated and another non-irrigated situated in arid bio-geographical areas. Sand flies of the subgenus Larroussius namely Phlebotomus perfiliewi, Phlebotomus perniciosus, and Phlebotomus longicuspis are the most abundant sand fly species in the irrigated site. However, in the non-irrigated site, Phlebotomus papatasi of the Phlebotomus genus is the most abundant species. A total of 3191 sand flies were collected and pooled with up to 30 specimens per pool based on sex, trapping location and collection date, were tested for the presence of phleboviruses by nested reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction in the polymerase gene and sequenced. Of a total of 117 pools, 4 were positive, yielding a minimum infection rate of sand flies with phleboviruses of 0.12%. Phylogenetic analysis performed using partial nucleotide and amino acid sequence in the polymerase gene showed that these phleboviruses belonged to four different clusters corresponding to Toscana virus (TOSV), Saddaguia virus (SADV), Sandfly Fever Sicilian Virus (SFSV) and Utique virus (UTIV). This study provides more evidence that the abundance of P. perfiliewi is associated with the development of irrigation in arid bio-geographical areas of Central Tunisia which may have led to the emergence of phleboviruses. We report the first detection of TOSV from sand flies collected from Central Tunisia.

  12. Meningoencefalite causada pelo vírus vacinal da febre amarela transmitido pelo leite materno

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    Cristiane Traiber; Priscila Coelho-Amaral; Valéria Raymundo Fonteles Ritter; Annelise Winge

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Relatar um caso de meningoencefalite, provavelmente causada pelo vírus vacinal da febre amarela transmitido pelo leite materno. DESCRIÇÃO: Paciente de 38 dias de idade, internado em 23/05/09 para investigação de febre. No dia 25/05/09 iniciaram-se as crises convulsivas. O exame do líquido cefalorraquidiano (LCR) foi sugestivo de meningoencefalite. A mãe havia recebido dose da vacina contra febre amarela e o bebê estava em aleitamento materno exclusivo. Recebeu alta com controle das ...

  13. Meningoencefalite causada pelo vírus vacinal da febre amarela transmitido pelo leite materno

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    Cristiane Traiber

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relatar um caso de meningoencefalite, provavelmente causada pelo vírus vacinal da febre amarela transmitido pelo leite materno. DESCRIÇÃO: Paciente de 38 dias de idade, internado em 23/05/09 para investigação de febre. No dia 25/05/09 iniciaram-se as crises convulsivas. O exame do líquido cefalorraquidiano (LCR foi sugestivo de meningoencefalite. A mãe havia recebido dose da vacina contra febre amarela e o bebê estava em aleitamento materno exclusivo. Recebeu alta com controle das crises convulsivas. Foi detectado anticorpo IgM específico para febre amarela no soro e no LCR. COMENTÁRIOS: Em 2009, ocorreu o primeiro caso confirmado de meningoencefalite pelo vírus vacinal da febre amarela transmitido pelo leite materno. Descrevemos o segundo caso, em que, possivelmente, o vírus vacinal tenha sido o agente etiológico da meningoencefalite. O Ministério da Saúde do Brasil recomenda adiar a vacinação de nutrizes até a criança completar 6 meses ou orientar alternativas para evitar o risco de transmissão do vírus vacinal pelo leite materno.

  14. Novel phlebovirus detected in Haemaphysalis parva ticks in a Greek island.

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    Papa, Anna; Kontana, Anastasia; Tsioka, Katerina; Saratsis, Anastasios; Sotiraki, Smaragda

    2017-01-01

    During the last decade the number of novel tick-borne phleboviruses has increased rapidly, especially after the identification of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome and Heartland viruses which can cause severe disease in humans. A novel virus, Antigone virus was recently detected in ticks collected from the mainland of Greece. The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of tick-borne phleboviruses in an island in Greece. During November 2015, 31 ticks were collected from sheep in Lesvos island. Phleboviral RNA was detected in 12/22 adult Haemaphysalis parva ticks. The virus was provisionally named Lesvos virus after the name of the island. Phylogenetic analysis of a 1108-bp L RNA fragment revealed that the Lesvos virus sequences cluster together with Dabieshan and Yongjia tick viruses detected in China in H. longicornis and H. hystricis ticks, respectively. Further studies are needed to investigate its exact distribution, epidemiology and virulence. It is expected that the research studies on tick biology and pathogen-tick-host interactions will allow a better understanding of the virus life cycle and the elucidation of the possible role of the novel tick-borne phleboviruses in public health.

  15. Infection of sand flies collected from different bio-geographical areas of Tunisia with phleboviruses.

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    Fares, W; Charrel, R N; Dachraoui, K; Bichaud, L; Barhoumi, W; Derbali, M; Cherni, S; Chelbi, I; de Lamballerie, X; Zhioua, E

    2015-01-01

    An entomological investigation performed in 2013 covering different bio-geographical areas varying from humid in the north to the arid in the center showed that sand flies of the subgenus Larroussius including Phlebotomus perniciosus, Phlebotomus perfiliewi, and Phlebotomus longicuspis are abundant and widely distributed in Tunisia. A total of 3992 collected and pooled with up to 30 specimens per pool based on sex, trapping location and collection data were tested for the presence of phleboviruses by nested reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and sequencing. Of a total of 135 pools, 23 were positive, yielding and minimum infection rate of 0.6%. Phylogenetic analysis performed using partial amino acid sequence in the polymerase gene showed that all these phleboviruses were grouped in one cluster clearly distinct from but closely related to Massilia virus and Granada virus. This putative novel virus, tentatively called Saddaguia virus (SADV), is widely distributed in Tunisia. Together with Toscana, Punique, and Utique viruses, SADV is the fourth recognized phlebovirus to be transmitted by sand flies in Tunisia. The medical and public health interest of SADV remains to be investigated.

  16. Genomic Characterization of the Genus Nairovirus (Family Bunyaviridae).

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    Kuhn, Jens H; Wiley, Michael R; Rodriguez, Sergio E; Bào, Yīmíng; Prieto, Karla; Travassos da Rosa, Amelia P A; Guzman, Hilda; Savji, Nazir; Ladner, Jason T; Tesh, Robert B; Wada, Jiro; Jahrling, Peter B; Bente, Dennis A; Palacios, Gustavo

    2016-06-10

    Nairovirus, one of five bunyaviral genera, includes seven species. Genomic sequence information is limited for members of the Dera Ghazi Khan, Hughes, Qalyub, Sakhalin, and Thiafora nairovirus species. We used next-generation sequencing and historical virus-culture samples to determine 14 complete and nine coding-complete nairoviral genome sequences to further characterize these species. Previously unsequenced viruses include Abu Mina, Clo Mor, Great Saltee, Hughes, Raza, Sakhalin, Soldado, and Tillamook viruses. In addition, we present genomic sequence information on additional isolates of previously sequenced Avalon, Dugbe, Sapphire II, and Zirqa viruses. Finally, we identify Tunis virus, previously thought to be a phlebovirus, as an isolate of Abu Hammad virus. Phylogenetic analyses indicate the need for reassignment of Sapphire II virus to Dera Ghazi Khan nairovirus and reassignment of Hazara, Tofla, and Nairobi sheep disease viruses to novel species. We also propose new species for the Kasokero group (Kasokero, Leopards Hill, Yogue viruses), the Ketarah group (Gossas, Issyk-kul, Keterah/soft tick viruses) and the Burana group (Wēnzhōu tick virus, Huángpí tick virus 1, Tǎchéng tick virus 1). Our analyses emphasize the sister relationship of nairoviruses and arenaviruses, and indicate that several nairo-like viruses (Shāyáng spider virus 1, Xīnzhōu spider virus, Sānxiá water strider virus 1, South Bay virus, Wǔhàn millipede virus 2) require establishment of novel genera in a larger nairovirus-arenavirus supergroup.

  17. Genomic Characterization of the Genus Nairovirus (Family Bunyaviridae

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    Jens H. Kuhn

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Nairovirus, one of five bunyaviral genera, includes seven species. Genomic sequence information is limited for members of the Dera Ghazi Khan, Hughes, Qalyub, Sakhalin, and Thiafora nairovirus species. We used next-generation sequencing and historical virus-culture samples to determine 14 complete and nine coding-complete nairoviral genome sequences to further characterize these species. Previously unsequenced viruses include Abu Mina, Clo Mor, Great Saltee, Hughes, Raza, Sakhalin, Soldado, and Tillamook viruses. In addition, we present genomic sequence information on additional isolates of previously sequenced Avalon, Dugbe, Sapphire II, and Zirqa viruses. Finally, we identify Tunis virus, previously thought to be a phlebovirus, as an isolate of Abu Hammad virus. Phylogenetic analyses indicate the need for reassignment of Sapphire II virus to Dera Ghazi Khan nairovirus and reassignment of Hazara, Tofla, and Nairobi sheep disease viruses to novel species. We also propose new species for the Kasokero group (Kasokero, Leopards Hill, Yogue viruses, the Ketarah group (Gossas, Issyk-kul, Keterah/soft tick viruses and the Burana group (Wēnzhōu tick virus, Huángpí tick virus 1, Tǎchéng tick virus 1. Our analyses emphasize the sister relationship of nairoviruses and arenaviruses, and indicate that several nairo-like viruses (Shāyáng spider virus 1, Xīnzhōu spider virus, Sānxiá water strider virus 1, South Bay virus, Wǔhàn millipede virus 2 require establishment of novel genera in a larger nairovirus-arenavirus supergroup.

  18. 布尼亚病毒及其引发的疾病%Bunyaviridae and Its Diseases

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    邵惠训

    2011-01-01

    The bunyaviridae family comprises more than 300 viruses. Membership is usually based on antigenic interrelatedness or morphological similarity. Disease characterized by fever, headache, weakness, myalgia, pulmonary edema. The family is divided into 5 genera; 1. Orthobunyavirus: Bunyamwera, La Cross, Tahyna virus, transmitted mainly by mosquitoes. 2. Hantavirus; Hantaan virus, transmission does not require insects. 3. Nairovirus; Dugbe virus infection of cattle in West Africa, transmitted by ticks. 4. Phlebovirus;Sandfly fever, Rift valley fever, transmitted by sandflies. 5. Tospovirus; Tomato spotted wilt virus,only infect plant and non-vertebrate. Man is not known to be a natural or reservoir for any of these viruses. Virions are 80 ~ 120 nm in diameter, 5 ~ 10 nm projections visible on the surface. Genome consists of 3 pieces of negative stranded RNA. Virion has 2 surface glycoproteins Cl and C2, with HA and virus neutralization epitopes. Bunyaviridae is a family of negative stranded RNA viruses. Though generally found in arthropode or rodents, certain viruses in this family occasionally infect humans. Bunyaviridae are vector-borne viruses. With the exception of Hantaviruses transmission occurs via an arthropod vector. Hantaviruses are transmitted through contact with mice feces. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus is associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality, consequently handling of these viruses most occurs with a biosafe level 4 laboratory. Hantavirus or Hantavirus hemorrhagic fever, common in China, Korea, Scandinavia, Russia, and the American southwest, is associated with high fever, lung edema and pulmonary failture. Mortality is around 55% of laboratory diagnosis of bunya virus infections. Virus isolation-intra-cranialinoculation of suckling mice is thought to be the most sensitive system available for virus isolation. However sensitive cell culture systems are available such as Vero, Vero E6, A549 and mosquito cells. Once isolated the

  19. Phylogenetic Relationship of Necoclí Virus to Other South American Hantaviruses (Bunyaviridae: Hantavirus)

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    Montoya-Ruiz, Carolina; Cajimat, Maria N. B.; Milazzo, Mary Louise; DIAZ, FRANCISCO J.; Rodas, Juan David; Valbuena, Gustavo; Fulhorst, Charles F.

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    The results of a previous study suggested that Cherrie's cane rat (Zygodontomys cherriei) is the principal host of Necoclí virus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus) in Colombia. Bayesian analyses of complete nucleocapsid protein gene sequences and complete glycoprotein precursor gene sequences in this study confirmed that Necoclí virus is phylogenetically closely related to Maporal virus, which is principally associated with the delicate pygmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys delicatus) in western ...

  20. Practical Guidelines for Studies on Sandfly-Borne Phleboviruses: Part I: Important Points to Consider Ante Field Work.

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    Ayhan, Nazli; Baklouti, Amal; Prudhomme, Jorian; Walder, Gernot; Amaro, Fatima; Alten, Bulent; Moutailler, Sara; Ergunay, Koray; Charrel, Remi N; Huemer, Hartwig

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this review is to provide practical information to help researchers intending to perform "from field to laboratory" studies on phleboviruses transmitted by sandflies. This guideline addresses the different steps to be considered starting from the field collection of sandflies to the laboratory techniques aiming at the detection, isolation, and characterization of sandfly-borne phleboviruses. In this guideline article, we address the impact of various types of data for an optimal organization of the field work intending to collect wildlife sandflies for subsequent virology studies. Analysis of different data sets should result in the geographic positioning of the trapping stations. The overall planning, the equipment and tools needed, the manpower to be deployed, and the logistics to be anticipated and set up should be organized according to the objectives of the field study for optimal efficiency.

  1. Diagnóstico virológico y molecular de virus transmitidos por roedores. Hantavirus y arenavirus

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    Silvana Levis

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Los hantavirus (familia Bunyaviridae y arenavirus (familia Arenaviridae son virus de roedores; cada uno de ellos parece estar estrictamente asociado con una especie de roedor en la que causa una infección persistente y asintomática. En las Américas tienen como reservorios primarios a roedores de la sub-familia Sigmodontinae, y son causantes de síndrome pulmonar por Hantavirus (SPH y fiebres hemorrágicas, respectivamente (1,2. El número de estos virus identificados en los últimos años ha aumentado significativamente; actualmente, el género Hantavirus está compuesto por más de 28 tipos diferentes, mientras que al menos 23 arenavirus conforman el género Arenavirus. Entre los hantavirus asociados con SPH se destacan el virus Sin Nombre en Norteamérica, y los virus Andes, Laguna Negra, Caño Delgadito, Araraquara y Juquitiba, en el cono sur de América, entre otros (2. Los arenavirus asociados a fiebres hemorrágicas reconocidos en Sud América al presente son: Junín (Argentina, Guanarito (Venezuela, Sabiá (Brasil, y Machupo y Chapare (Bolivia (3.

  2. Phylogenetic Relationship of Necoclí Virus to Other South American Hantaviruses (Bunyaviridae: Hantavirus).

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    Montoya-Ruiz, Carolina; Cajimat, Maria N B; Milazzo, Mary Louise; Diaz, Francisco J; Rodas, Juan David; Valbuena, Gustavo; Fulhorst, Charles F

    2015-07-01

    The results of a previous study suggested that Cherrie's cane rat (Zygodontomys cherriei) is the principal host of Necoclí virus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus) in Colombia. Bayesian analyses of complete nucleocapsid protein gene sequences and complete glycoprotein precursor gene sequences in this study confirmed that Necoclí virus is phylogenetically closely related to Maporal virus, which is principally associated with the delicate pygmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys delicatus) in western Venezuela. In pairwise comparisons, nonidentities between the complete amino acid sequence of the nucleocapsid protein of Necoclí virus and the complete amino acid sequences of the nucleocapsid proteins of other hantaviruses were ≥8.7%. Likewise, nonidentities between the complete amino acid sequence of the glycoprotein precursor of Necoclí virus and the complete amino acid sequences of the glycoprotein precursors of other hantaviruses were ≥11.7%. Collectively, the unique association of Necoclí virus with Z. cherriei in Colombia, results of the Bayesian analyses of complete nucleocapsid protein gene sequences and complete glycoprotein precursor gene sequences, and results of the pairwise comparisons of amino acid sequences strongly support the notion that Necoclí virus represents a novel species in the genus Hantavirus. Further work is needed to determine whether Calabazo virus (a hantavirus associated with Z. brevicauda cherriei in Panama) and Necoclí virus are conspecific.

  3. Animal Models of Emerging Tick-Borne Phleboviruses: Determining Target Cells in a Lethal Model of SFTSV Infection

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    Matsuno, Keita; Orba, Yasuko; Maede-White, Kimberly; Scott, Dana; Feldmann, Friederike; Liang, Mifang; Ebihara, Hideki

    2017-01-01

    The pathogenesis of clinical manifestations caused by newly emerging tick-borne phleboviruses [i.e., Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) and Heartland virus (HRTV)], such as severe thrombocytopenia and lymphocytopenia, are not yet fully understood. In the present study, to establish an animal model mimicking the profile of fatal human cases, we examined the susceptibilities of adult mice from 12 strains, aged mice from two strains, and cynomolgus macaques to SFTSV and/or HRTV infections. However, none of these immunocompetent animals developed lethal diseases after infection with SFTSV or HRTV. Thus, we tested a lethal animal model of SFTSV infection using interferon-α/β receptor knock-out (IFNAR-/-) mice to identify the target cell(s) of virus infection, as well as lesions that are potentially associated with hematological changes. IbaI-positive macrophages and Pax5-positive immature B cells overlapped with SFTSV-positive cells in the spleen and lymph nodes of IFNAR-/- mice, and IbaI-SFTSV-double positive cells were also observed in the liver and kidney, thereby suggesting crucial roles for macrophages in the pathogenesis of SFTSV infection in mice. In the mandibular lymph nodes and spleens of infected mice, we observed extensive necrosis comprising B220-positive B cells, which may be associated with severe lymphocytopenia. The results of this study suggest a resemblance between the IFNAR-/- mouse model and lethal infections in humans, as well as roles for multiple cells during pathogenesis in mice. PMID:28194148

  4. Isolation of Madre de Dios Virus (Orthobunyavirus; Bunyaviridae), an Oropouche Virus Species Reassortant, from a Monkey in Venezuela.

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    Navarro, Juan-Carlos; Giambalvo, Dileyvic; Hernandez, Rosa; Auguste, Albert J; Tesh, Robert B; Weaver, Scott C; Montañez, Humberto; Liria, Jonathan; Lima, Anderson; Travassos da Rosa, Jorge Fernando Soares; da Silva, Sandro P; Vasconcelos, Janaina M; Oliveira, Rodrigo; Vianez, João L S G; Nunes, Marcio R T

    2016-08-03

    Oropouche virus (OROV), genus Orthobunyavirus, family Bunyaviridae, is an important cause of human illness in tropical South America. Herein, we report the isolation, complete genome sequence, genetic characterization, and phylogenetic analysis of an OROV species reassortant, Madre de Dios virus (MDDV), obtained from a sick monkey (Cebus olivaceus Schomburgk) collected in a forest near Atapirire, a small rural village located in Anzoategui State, Venezuela. MDDV is one of a growing number of naturally occurring OROV species reassortants isolated in South America and was known previously only from southern Peru.

  5. Development of FGI-106 as a broad-spectrum therapeutic with activity against members of the family Bunyaviridae

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    Darci R Smith

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Darci R Smith1, Monica Ogg1, Aura Garrison1, Abdul Yunus2, Anna Honko1, Josh Johnson1, Gene Olinger1, Lisa E Hensley1, Michael S Kinch1United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRII D, Fort Detrick, MD, USA; 2Functional Genetics, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD, USAAbstract: The family Bunyaviridae is a diverse group of negative-strand RNA viruses that infect a wide range of arthropod vectors and animal hosts. Based on the continuing need for new therapeutics to treat bunyavirus infections, we evaluated the potential efficacy of FGI-106, a small-molecular compound that previously demonstrated activity against different RNA viruses. FGI-106 displayed substantial antiviral activity in cell-based assays of different bunyavirus family members, including Asian and South American hantaviruses (Hantaan virus and Andes virus, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, La Crosse virus, and Rift Valley fever virus. The pharmacokinetic profile of FGI-106 revealed sufficient exposure of the drug to critical target organs (lung, liver, kidney, and spleen, which are frequently the sites of bunyavirus replication. Consistent with these findings, FGI-106 treatment delivered via intraperitoneal injection prior to virus exposure was sufficient to delay the onset of Rift Valley fever virus infection in mouse-based models and to enhance survival in the face of an otherwise lethal infection. Altogether, these results suggest a potential opportunity for the use of FGI-106 to treat infections by members of the family Bunyaviridae.Keywords: Rift Valley fever virus, bunyavirus, hantavirus, antiviral, therapeutic

  6. Evaluación e influencia de un programa de formación orientado a la mejora del clima motivacional transmitido por entrenadores de baloncesto

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    C. Conde

    2010-12-01

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar y comparar la influencia de un programa de formación indagativo sobre el clima motivacional transmitido por entrenadores de baloncesto. La muestra estuvo compuesta por cinco entrenadores de baloncesto con edades comprendidas entre 26 y 32 años, dos de los cuales se sometieron a un programa de formación indagativo. El comportamiento del entrenador fue analizado a través de una adaptación del Coaching Behavior Assessment System (Smith, Smoll, y Hunt, 1977. Se llevaron a cabo seis observaciones a lo largo de tres meses y se aplicó a dos entrenadores un programa de formación  que abordaba las premisas establecidas por Ames (1992 bajo las siglas TARGET. Los resultados de las observaciones mostraron cómo éstos progresaron en un aumento de transmisión de clima tarea, mientras que dos de los entrenadores del grupo control no mejoraron. Para concluir, destacar la necesidad de fomentar un clima motivacional de implicación a la tarea, además de la importancia de los programas de formación, puesto que las recomendaciones que se dan en ellos pueden ayudar a que los entrenadores hagan del entrenamiento una experiencia agradable y positiva.
    Palabras clave:Intervención, motivación, programa formación, entrenadores

  7. Eficacia del Albendazol en dosis única sobre las infecciones por helmintos transmitidos por el suelo en escolares de una comunidad de Iquitos, Perú

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    Theresa W Gyorkos

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la eficacia en dosis única del albendazol sobre las infecciones por helmintos transmitidos por el suelo (HTS en escolares de una comunidad de la ciudad de Iquitos en Perú. Materiales y métodos. Dentro del contexto de un ensayo controlado aleatorizado realizado en una comunidad periurbana de escasos recursos, situada en Iquitos, en la Amazonía de Perú, se obtuvieron muestras de heces de escolares del quinto grado de primaria en 18 escuelas y se analizó la prevalencia y la intensidad de HTS. Un total de 1193 escolares fueron desparasitados con albendazol en dosis única (400 mg. De los 909 escolares que fueron encontrados positivos con al menos una infección por HTS, una muestra aleatoria de 385 fue seguida dos semanas más tarde, cuando se recolectó y analizó una segunda muestra de heces. Resultados. La eficacia del albendazol fue satisfactoria para las infecciones por Ascaris lumbricoides con una tasa de reducción de huevos (TRH de 99,8%; IC 95: 99,3-100 y por anquilostomideos con una TRH de 93,6%, IC 95%: 88,2-96,6 y por Trichuris trichiura con una TRH de 72,7%, IC 95: 58,5-79,1. Conclusiones. Estos resultados son indicativos de niveles satisfactorios de eficacia y son congruentes con datos publicados sobre la eficacia del albendazol y directivas de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Futuras investigaciones deben centrarse en mejorar la eficacia de las estrategias de tratamiento para la infección por Trichuris trichiura.

  8. Eficacia del Albendazol en dosis única sobre las infecciones por helmintos transmitidos por el suelo en escolares de una comunidad de Iquitos, Perú

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    Theresa W. Gyorkos

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la eficacia en dosis única del albendazol sobre las infecciones por helmintos transmitidos por el suelo (HTS en escolares de una comunidad de la ciudad de Iquitos en Perú. Materiales y métodos. Dentro del contexto de un ensayo controlado aleatorizado realizado en una comunidad periurbana de escasos recursos, situada en Iquitos, en la Amazonía de Perú, se obtuvieron muestras de heces de escolares del quinto grado de primaria en 18 escuelas y se analizó la prevalencia y la intensidad de HTS. Un total de 1193 escolares fueron desparasitados con albendazol en dosis única (400 mg. De los 909 escolares que fueron encontrados positivos con al menos una infección por HTS, una muestra aleatoria de 385 fue seguida dos semanas más tarde, cuando se recolectó y analizó una segunda muestra de heces. Resultados. La eficacia del albendazol fue satisfactoria para las infecciones por Ascaris lumbricoides con una tasa de reducción de huevos (TRH de 99,8%; IC 95: 99,3-100 y por anquilostomideos con una TRH de 93,6%, IC 95%: 88,2-96,6 y por Trichuris trichiura con una TRH de 72,7%, IC 95: 58,5-79,1. Conclusiones. Estos resultados son indicativos de niveles satisfactorios de eficacia y son congruentes con datos publicados sobre la eficacia del albendazol y directivas de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Futuras investigaciones deben centrarse en mejorar la eficacia de las estrategias de tratamiento para la infección por Trichuris trichiura.

  9. Caracterização e relacionamento antigênico de três novos Bunyavirus no grupo Anopheles A (Bunyaviridae dos arbovirus Characterization and antigenic relationship of three new Bunyavirus in the Anopheles A serogroup (Bunyaviridae of arboviruses

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    Jorge Fernando Soares Travassos da Rosa

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    Full Text Available São descritos o isolamento e a caracterização de três novos arbovirus isolados na região da Usina Hidro-Elétrica de Tucuruí (UHE-TUC. Os três novos arbovirus pertencem ao grupo Anopheles A(ANA, gênero Bunyavirus (família Bunyaviridae. Os vírus Tucuruí (TUC, Caraipé (CPE e Arumateua (ART são relacionados entre si e com o vírus Trombetas (TBT, formando dentro do grupo ANA um complexo chamado Trombetas. Os arbovirus TUC, CPE e ART foram obtidos a partir de lotes de mosquitos Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus sp capturados em Tucuruí, nas proximidades da usina hidrelétrica de Tucuruí, Estado do Pará, nos meses de fevereiro, agosto e outubro de 1984, respectivamente. Até o final de 1990 os vírus TUC, CPE e ART foram isolados 12, 32 e 28 vezes respectivamente, sempre na região da UHE-TUC, exceção feita ao vírus TUC, do qual se obteve uma amostra procedente de Balbina, onde também foi construída uma hidroelétrica. Até o presente, esses vírus só foram isolados a partir de mosquitos do grupo An. (Nys. principalmente, a partir das espécies An. (Nys. nuneztovari e An. (Nys. triannulatus também consideradas vetores secundários da malária na Amazônia Brasileira. Testes sorológicos executados com soros humanos e de diversas espécies de animais silvestres foram negativos, com exceção de um soro de um carnívoro de espécie Nasua nasua que neutralizou a amostra TUC em títulos de 2.6 índice logaritmico de neutralização (ILN.The isolation and characterization of three new viruses obtained from the Tucuruí hydroelectric dam region is repeated. These three agents belong to the Anopheles A serogroup, genus Bunyavirus, Bunyaviridae. The Tucuruí (TUC, Caraipe (CPE and Arumateua (ART viruses have close relationships with each other and with Trombetas (TBT virus, an Anopheles A virus previously isolated in the Amazon Region of Brazil. These viruses form the "Trombetas complex". TUC, CPE and ART viruses were obtained from pools of

  10. [Genetic characterization of the Zaliv Terpeniya virus (ZTV, Bunyaviridae, Phlebovirus, Uukuniemi serogroup) strains isolated from the ticks Ixodes (Ceratixodes) uriae White, 1852, obligate parasites of the Alcidae birds, in high latitudes of Northern Eurasia and the mosquitoes Culex modestus Ficalbi, 1889, in subtropics Transcaucasus].

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    L'vov, D K; Al'khovskiĭ, S V; Shchelkanov, M Iu; Shchetinin, A M; Deriabin, P G; Gitel'man, A K; Samokhvalov, E I; Botikov, A G

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    Complete genome sequences were obtained for the LEIV-13841Ka (ID GenBank KF767463-65) and LEIV-279Az (ID GenBank KF767460-62) virus strains, which were classified as different strains of the Zaliv Terpeniya virus (ZTV). LEIV-13841Ka was isolated from the ticks Ixodes (Ceratixodes) uriae White, 1852 collected on Ariy Kamen (Commander Islands) in 1986. LEIV-279Az was isolated from the mosquitoes Culex modestus Ficalbi, 1889, collected in heron colony (Ardea Linnaeus, 1758) in Azerbaijan (1969) and was initially identified as Uukuniemi virus (UUKV). According to the results obtained LEIV-279Az is ZTV strain as well. LEIV-13841Ka and LEIV-279Az RdRp sequences have high level of homology (99%) with previously sequenced ZTV/LEIV-271Ka. The L-segment nucleotide sequences are homological with ZTV/LEIV-271Ka on the level of 94% and 98% for LEIV-13841Ka and LEIV-279Az, respectively; M-segment--89% and 88%, respectively. Such homologies for the amino acid sequences of Gn/Gc polyprotein are 98.3% and 97.7%. NP proteins of ZTV/LEIV-13841Ka and LEIV-279Az have 88.7% and 84.6% homologies with ZTV/LEIV-271Ka both for amino acid and nucleotide sequences, respectively. Thus, for the very first time we demonstrated ZTV strain isolated from mosquitoes in subtropical Transcaucasia zone. Obtained results permit to expand suggested areal of ZTV and to fill up data upon the ecology of the Uukuniemi virus group.

  11. Anatomia de lesões foliares causadas pelo vírus da Mancha Clorótica do Clerodendrum, transmitido pelo ácaro Brevipalpus phoenicis em diferentes espécies

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    Renata Takassugui Gomes

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    Full Text Available O gênero botânico Clerodendrum pertence à família Lamiaceae e compreende várias espécies ornamentais, Manchas cloróticas e necróticas em folhas de coração-sangrento foram observadas pela primeira vez em um jardim de Piracicaba, SP, associadas à infestação com Brevipalpus phoenicis (Acari: Tenuipalpidae. Exames de secções de tecidos das lesões foliares ao microscópio eletrônico revelaram ocorrência de efeitos citopáticos do tipo nuclear e concluiu-se que os sintomas eram causados por um vírus transmitido por Brevipalpus (VTB, o qual foi designado de mancha clorótica de Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum Chlorotic Spot Virus- ClCSV. O ClCSV é transmitido mecanicamente de coração-sangrento para coração-sangrento. Em ensaios preliminares foi transmitido por B. phoenicis e mecanicamente para várias outras plantas, além da ocorrência de sua disseminação natural por este ácaro para outras espécies. Visando complementar a caracterização do ClCSV foram feitos estudos sobre alterações anatômicas em folhas de plantas infectadas pelo ClCSV. Foram examinadas secções histológicas de folhas sadias e infectadas pelo ClCSV de C. x speciosum e de outras hospedeiras como Hibiscus schizopetalus, Salvia leucantha, Malvaviscus arboreus e Annona muricata. Constatou-se que o ClCSV causa alterações celulares semelhantes nas diferentes hospedeiras e os sintomas causados por este vírus são similares aos causados por outros vírus transmitidos por Brevipalpus como o vírus da leprose dos citros citoplasmático (Citrus Lepros Virus Cytoplasmic- CiLV-C e nuclear (Citrus Leprosis Virus Nuclear- CiLV-N, mancha anular do cafeeiro (Coffee Ringspot Virus- CoRSV, mancha anular de Solanum violaefolium (Solanum violaefolium Ringspot Virus- SvRSV e "Orchid Fleck Vírus" (OFV, representadas por hipertrofia e hiperplasia frequentemente acompanhadas de necrose nos tecidos do parênquima paliçádico e lacunoso.

  12. Seroprevalence of Sandfly‐Borne Phleboviruses Belonging to Three Serocomplexes (Sandfly fever Naples, Sandfly fever Sicilian and Salehabad) in Dogs from Greece and Cyprus Using Neutralization Test

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    Alwassouf, Sulaf; Christodoulou, Vasiliki; Bichaud, Laurence; Ntais, Pantelis; Mazeris, Apostolos; Antoniou, Maria; Charrel, Remi N.

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    Phleboviruses transmitted by sandflies are endemic in the Mediterranean area. The last decade has witnessed the description of an accumulating number of novel viruses. Although, the risk of exposure of vertebrates is globally assessed, detailed geographic knowledge is poor even in Greece and Cyprus where sandfly fever has been recognized for a long time and repeatedly. A total of 1,250 dogs from mainland Greece and Greek archipelago on one hand and 422 dogs from Cyprus on the other hand have been sampled and tested for neutralising antibodies against Toscana virus (TOSV), Sandfly fever Sicilian virus (SFSV), Arbia virus, and Adana virus i.e. four viruses belonging to the 3 sandfly-borne serocomplexes known to circulate actively in the Mediterranean area. Our results showed that (i) SFSV is highly prevalent with 71.9% (50.7–84.9% depending on the region) in Greece and 60.2% (40.0–72.6%) in Cyprus; (ii) TOSV ranked second with 4.4% (0–15.4%) in Greece and 8.4% (0–11.4%) in Cyprus; (iii) Salehabad viruses (Arbia and Adana) displayed also substantial prevalence rates in both countries with values ranging from 0–22.6% depending on the region and on the virus strain used in the test. These results demonstrate that circulation of viruses transmitted by sand flies can be estimated qualitatively using dog sera. As reported in other regions of the Mediterranean, these results indicate that it is time to shift these viruses from the "neglected" status to the "priority" status in order to stimulate studies aiming at defining and quantifying their medical and veterinary importance and possible public health impact. Specifically, viruses belonging to the Sandfly fever Sicilian complex should be given careful consideration. This calls for implementation of direct and indirect diagnosis in National reference centers and in hospital microbiology laboratories and systematic testing of unelucidated febrile illness and central and peripheral nervous system febrile

  13. Sequence diversity of the nucleoprotein gene of iris yellow spot virus (genus Tospovirus, family Bunyaviridae) isolates from the western region of the United States.

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    Pappu, H R; du Toit, L J; Schwartz, H F; Mohan, S K

    2006-05-01

    Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV), a tentative virus species in the genus Tospovirus and family Bunyaviridae, is considered a rapidly emerging threat to onion production in the western United States (US). The present study was undertaken to determine the sequence diversity of IYSV isolates from infected onion plants grown in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Using primers derived from the small RNA of IYSV, the complete sequence of the nucleoprotein (NP) gene of each isolate was determined and the sequences compared. In addition, a shallot isolate of IYSV from Washington was included in the study. The US isolates of IYSV shared a high degree of sequence identity (95 to 99%) with one another and to previously reported isolates. Phylogenetic analyses showed that with the exception of one isolate from central Oregon and one isolate from California, all the onion and shallot isolates from the western US clustered together. This cluster also included onion and lisianthus isolates from Japan. A second distinct cluster consisted of isolates from Australia (onion), Brazil (onion), Israel (lisianthus), Japan (alstroemeria), The Netherlands (iris) and Slovenia (leek). The IYSV isolates evaluated in this study appear to represent two distinct groups, one of which largely represents isolates from the western US. Understanding of the population structure of IYSV would potentially provide insights into the molecular epidemiology of this virus.

  14. [Genetic characterization of the Uzun-Agach virus (UZAV, Bunyaviridae, Nairovirus), isolated from bat Myotis blythii oxygnathus Monticelli, 1885 (Chiroptera; Vespertilionidae) in Kazakhstan].

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    Al'khovskiĭ, S V; L'vov, D K; Shchelkanov, M Iu; Deriabin, P G; Shchetinin, A M; Samokhvalov, E I; Aristova, V A; Gitel'man, A K; Botikov, A G

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    The complete genome of Uzun-Agach virus (UZAV), isolated from the liver of Myotis blythii oxygnathus (Monticelli, 1885 (Chiroptera; Vespertilionidae)) bats in Alma-Ata district (Kazakhstan) in 1977 have been sequenced. Based on full-length genome comparison it is shown that UZAV is a new member of the Nairovirus genus (family Bunyaviridae). L-segment and M-segments of UZAV have 69,3% and 64,1% identity with Issyk-Kul virus (ISKV) that also was isolated from bats. S-segment of UZAV have 99,6% identity with the same of ISKV. This allow us to claim that UZAV is a reassortant virus that have S-segment derived from ISKV, and L- and M-segments from another virus that is phylogenetically related to ISKV, but divergent from it. The obtained data that the reassortment between ISKV and UZAV exists in nature suggest that they cocirculated in one ecological niche (bats of the Vespertilionidae family) and the areal of UZAV may coincide with the areal of ISKV.

  15. Caracterização e relacionamento antigênico de três novos Bunyavirus no grupo Anopheles A (Bunyaviridae dos arbovirus

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    Jorge Fernando Soares Travassos da Rosa

    1992-06-01

    Full Text Available São descritos o isolamento e a caracterização de três novos arbovirus isolados na região da Usina Hidro-Elétrica de Tucuruí (UHE-TUC. Os três novos arbovirus pertencem ao grupo Anopheles A(ANA, gênero Bunyavirus (família Bunyaviridae. Os vírus Tucuruí (TUC, Caraipé (CPE e Arumateua (ART são relacionados entre si e com o vírus Trombetas (TBT, formando dentro do grupo ANA um complexo chamado Trombetas. Os arbovirus TUC, CPE e ART foram obtidos a partir de lotes de mosquitos Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus sp capturados em Tucuruí, nas proximidades da usina hidrelétrica de Tucuruí, Estado do Pará, nos meses de fevereiro, agosto e outubro de 1984, respectivamente. Até o final de 1990 os vírus TUC, CPE e ART foram isolados 12, 32 e 28 vezes respectivamente, sempre na região da UHE-TUC, exceção feita ao vírus TUC, do qual se obteve uma amostra procedente de Balbina, onde também foi construída uma hidroelétrica. Até o presente, esses vírus só foram isolados a partir de mosquitos do grupo An. (Nys. principalmente, a partir das espécies An. (Nys. nuneztovari e An. (Nys. triannulatus também consideradas vetores secundários da malária na Amazônia Brasileira. Testes sorológicos executados com soros humanos e de diversas espécies de animais silvestres foram negativos, com exceção de um soro de um carnívoro de espécie Nasua nasua que neutralizou a amostra TUC em títulos de 2.6 índice logaritmico de neutralização (ILN.

  16. Caracterização e relacionamento antigênico de três novos Bunyavirus no grupo Anopheles A (Bunyaviridae dos arbovirus

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    Rosa Jorge Fernando Soares Travassos da

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available São descritos o isolamento e a caracterização de três novos arbovirus isolados na região da Usina Hidro-Elétrica de Tucuruí (UHE-TUC. Os três novos arbovirus pertencem ao grupo Anopheles A(ANA, gênero Bunyavirus (família Bunyaviridae. Os vírus Tucuruí (TUC, Caraipé (CPE e Arumateua (ART são relacionados entre si e com o vírus Trombetas (TBT, formando dentro do grupo ANA um complexo chamado Trombetas. Os arbovirus TUC, CPE e ART foram obtidos a partir de lotes de mosquitos Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus sp capturados em Tucuruí, nas proximidades da usina hidrelétrica de Tucuruí, Estado do Pará, nos meses de fevereiro, agosto e outubro de 1984, respectivamente. Até o final de 1990 os vírus TUC, CPE e ART foram isolados 12, 32 e 28 vezes respectivamente, sempre na região da UHE-TUC, exceção feita ao vírus TUC, do qual se obteve uma amostra procedente de Balbina, onde também foi construída uma hidroelétrica. Até o presente, esses vírus só foram isolados a partir de mosquitos do grupo An. (Nys. principalmente, a partir das espécies An. (Nys. nuneztovari e An. (Nys. triannulatus também consideradas vetores secundários da malária na Amazônia Brasileira. Testes sorológicos executados com soros humanos e de diversas espécies de animais silvestres foram negativos, com exceção de um soro de um carnívoro de espécie Nasua nasua que neutralizou a amostra TUC em títulos de 2.6 índice logaritmico de neutralização (ILN.

  17. Spatial-temporal analysis of Cache Valley virus (Bunyaviridae: Orthobunyavirus) infection in anopheline and culicine mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the northeastern United States, 1997-2012.

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    Andreadis, Theodore G; Armstrong, Philip M; Anderson, John F; Main, Andrew J

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    Cache Valley virus (CVV) is a mosquito-borne bunyavirus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Orthobunyavirus) that is enzootic throughout much of North and Central America. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) have been incriminated as important reservoir and amplification hosts. CVV has been found in a diverse array of mosquito species, but the principal vectors are unknown. A 16-year study was undertaken to identify the primary mosquito vectors in Connecticut, quantify seasonal prevalence rates of infection, and define the spatial geographic distribution of CVV in the state as a function of land use and white-tailed deer populations, which have increased substantially over this period. CVV was isolated from 16 mosquito species in seven genera, almost all of which were multivoltine and mammalophilic. Anopheles (An.) punctipennis was incriminated as the most consistent and likely vector in this region on the basis of yearly isolation frequencies and the spatial geographic distribution of infected mosquitoes. Other species exhibiting frequent temporal and moderate spatial geographic patterns of virus isolation within the state included Ochlerotatus (Oc.) trivittatus, Oc. canadensis, Aedes (Ae.) vexans, and Ae. cinereus. New isolation records for CVV were established for An. walkeri, Culiseta melanura, and Oc. cantator. Other species from which CVV was isolated included An. quadrimaculatus, Coquillettidia perturbans, Culex salinarius, Oc. japonicus, Oc. sollicitans, Oc. taeniorhynchus, Oc. triseriatus, and Psorophora ferox. Mosquitoes infected with CVV were equally distributed throughout urban, suburban, and rural locales, and infection rates were not directly associated with the localized abundance of white-tailed deer, possibly due to their saturation throughout the region. Virus activity in mosquitoes was episodic with no consistent pattern from year-to-year, and fluctuations in yearly seasonal infection rates did not appear to be directly impacted by overall

  18. An annotated list of ornamentals naturally found infected by Brevipalpus mite-transmitted viruses Lista comentada de plantas ornamentais naturalmente infectadas por vírus transmitidos por ácaros Brevipalpus

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    Elliot Watanabe Kitajima

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The first cases of ornamental plants found infected by Brevipalpus transmitted viruses (BTV were described in the 1990's from the region of Piracicaba, State of São Paulo, Brazil; subsequent cases were from other regions in the country and other American countries. Currently, 37 ornamental plant species (for the sake of simplicity, orchids being considered as a single species, belonging to 18 families of dicotyledons, have been reported hosting BTV. Because of the non systemic type of infection of these viruses, the localized diseases they cause are unimportant usually, but they have the potential to cause economic losses if severe outbreaks of Brevipalpus mite populations occur. Some ornamentals may serve as reservoirs to BTV known to cause serious damage to food crops as Citrus leprosis virus- cytoplasmic type (CiLV-C, passion fruit green spot virus (PFGSV and Coffee ringspot virus (CoRSV.Os primeiros casos de plantas ornamentais encontradas naturalmente infetadas por vírus transmitidos por Brevipalpus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae (VTB foram registrados nos anos 1990 na região de Piracicaba, Estado de São Paulo, e ocorrências subseqüentes foram observadas em várias outras regiões do país e de outros países das Américas. Atualmente acham-se relatadas 37 espécies de ornamentais (para efeito de simplificação, orquídeas foram consideradas como única espécie pertencentes a 18 famílias botânicas. Pelo fato de causarem apenas infecções localizadas, geralmente nas folhas, VTB em ornamentais não causam preocupações aos produtores, mas potencialmente podem causar perdas econômicas se ocorrerem explosões populacionais do ácaro vetor. Plantas ornamentais podem servir de reservatório de VTB de importância econômica como os vírus da leprose dos citros-tipo citoplasmático (CiLV-C, da mancha verde do maracujá (PFGSV e da mancha anular do cafeeiro (CoRSV.

  19. Uso de células de Aedes albopictus C6/36 na propagação e classificação de arbovírus das famílias Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae e Rhabdoviridae

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    Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo

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    Full Text Available Colônias de células de mosquito Aedes albopictus C6/36 foram infectadas com 23 arbovirus, sendo 19 destes existentes no Brasil, pertencentes às famílias Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae e Rhabdoviridae. A Replicação virai foi detectada por imunofluorescência indireta com todos os vírus estudados enquanto que o efeito citopático foi observado durante a infecção por alguns destes. No teste de imunofluorescência indireta utilizou-se fluidos ascíticos imunes de camundongos, específicos para os vírus estudados. A replicação virai caracterizada por grande produção de antígeno recomenda a utilização de células C6/36 na propagação e em tentativas de isolamento desses arbovirus. A técnica de imunofluorescência ofereceu importantes subsídios na classificação e identificação de vírus que replicam nestas células.C6/36 Aedes albopictus cells were infected w ith Brazilian arbovirus from the families Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae and Rhabdoviridae. Replication was obtained with all the studied viruses and cytopathic effect was observed with some. Viral antigen was assayed in C6/36 cell cultures for antigen was assayed in C6/36 cells by an indirect immunofluorescence test using specific mouse immune ascitic fluid. Antigen production was detected in C6/36 cells infected with all the studied viruses. The author recommends the inoculation of C6/36 cell cultures for isolation of virus from the four studied families. The immunofluorescence technique is an important tool for classification and identification of virus growing in C6/36 cells.

  20. Studies on the Antigenic Relationship among Phleboviruses

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    was easily differentiated by this method. Rift Valley fever virus was shown to be antigenically related to Candiru, Frijoles , Karimabad and Punta... Frijoles VP-161A HS(3) _-90% plaque reduction were recorded as positive. Gabek Forest Sud An 754-61 RS(3) Gordil Dak An B 496d MAF(4) Icoaraci Be An...10 10 0 0 80 0 0 2,60 0 40 0 0 CHILIBRE ង ង ង ង ង ង ង ង ង ង 1,280 ង ង ង FRIJOLES 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10,240 0 0 GABEK

  1. Uso de células de Aedes albopictus C6/36 na propagação e classificação de arbovírus das famílias Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae e Rhabdoviridae

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    Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo

    1990-03-01

    Full Text Available Colônias de células de mosquito Aedes albopictus C6/36 foram infectadas com 23 arbovirus, sendo 19 destes existentes no Brasil, pertencentes às famílias Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae e Rhabdoviridae. A Replicação virai foi detectada por imunofluorescência indireta com todos os vírus estudados enquanto que o efeito citopático foi observado durante a infecção por alguns destes. No teste de imunofluorescência indireta utilizou-se fluidos ascíticos imunes de camundongos, específicos para os vírus estudados. A replicação virai caracterizada por grande produção de antígeno recomenda a utilização de células C6/36 na propagação e em tentativas de isolamento desses arbovirus. A técnica de imunofluorescência ofereceu importantes subsídios na classificação e identificação de vírus que replicam nestas células.

  2. Chlorotic spots on Clerodendrum, a disease caused by a nuclear type of Brevipalpus (Acari:Tenuipalpidae transmitted virus Mancha clorótica do Clerodendrum, uma enfermidade causada por um vírus do tipo nuclear, transmitido pelo ácaro Brevipalpus phoenicis (Acari:Tenuipalpidae

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    Elliot Watanabe Kitajima

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Chlorotic spots have been observed in plants of Clerodendrum x speciosum growing in residential gardens and parks in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. Thin sections of diseased tissues revealed characteristic cytopathic effects of the nuclear type of the Brevipalpus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae mite-transmitted viruses (BTrV. Brevipalpus mites, identified as B. phoenicis, infesting symptomatic C. x speciosum plants transmitted the pathogen to healthy C. x speciosum and to C. thomsonae, Gomphrena globosa, Hibiscus cannabinus, H. coccineus, H. schizopetalus, Salvia leucantha, Spathiphyllum wallasi and Tetragonia expansa causing chlorotic spots on their leaves. Mechanical inoculation using leaf extracts from infected C. x speciosum resulted in chlorotic spots on inoculated C. x speciosum, Chenopodium quinoa, C. amaranticolor, G. globosa, H. cannabinus, H. coccineus and T. expansa leaves. C. amaranticolor and C. quinoa kept at 28 - 30°C became systemically infected. The same cytopathic effects caused by the nuclear type of BTrV were seen in tissues from all infected test plants by electron microscopy. The virus was purified from systemically infected leaves of C. amaranticolor and C. quinoa. A polyclonal antiserum obtained from an immunized rabbit presented a strong reaction with the homologous antigen in ELISA tests. The results suggest that this chlorotic spot disease of C. x speciosum is caused by a new species of the nuclear type of BTrV, tentatively named Clerodendrum chlorotic spot virus (ClCSV.Manchas cloróticas e necróticas foram observadas em folhas de várias plantas de coração-sangrento (Clerodendrum x speciosum cultivadas em parques e jardins em Piracicaba, SP, associadas à infestação pelo ácaro tenuipalpídeo Brevipalpus phoenicis. Exames preliminares de secções de tecido das manchas cloróticas ao microscópio eletrônico revelaram a ocorrência de efeitos citopáticos característicos dos induzidos pelos vírus do tipo nuclear, transmitido

  3. Caracterização de um vírus baciliforme isolado de Solanum violaefolium transmitido pelos ácaros Brevipalpus phoenicis e Brevipalpus obovatus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae Characterization of a bacilliform virus isolated from Solanum violaefolium transmitted by the tenuipalpid mites Brevipalpus phoenicis and Brevipalpus obovatus

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    Paulo de Tarso Oliveira Ferreira

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    Full Text Available Solano-violeta (Solanum violaefolium é uma planta ornamental rasteira usada para cobrir solos de áreas sombreadas. Um vírus que induz manchas anelares nas folhas desta planta, tentativamente designado Solanum violaefolium ringspot virus - SvRSV, transmitido pelo ácaro Brevipalpus phoenicis (Acari: Tenuipalpidae foi encontrado em Piracicaba, SP. Trata-se de um vírus baciliforme que se assemelha a outros vírus do tipo citoplasmático transmitidos por Brevipalpus sp. Este trabalho teve como objetivo relatar propriedades biológicas e estabelecer uma caracterização molecular parcial do SvRSV. O vírus pode ser transmitido mecanicamente a várias outras espécies botânicas, causando lesões localizadas. Entre as espécies avaliadas, Datura stramonium mostrou-se a melhor hospedeira experimental. Observou-se também a manifestação de sintomas nestas plantas após infestação das mesmas por B. obovatus previamente alimentado em lesões de SvRSV, confirmando esta outra espécie de ácaro como vetor do vírus. Suas propriedades físicas in vitro foram: temperatura de inativação 40-45 ºC; ponto final de diluição 10-3-10-4; longevidade in vitro 12 dias. Em secções ultrafinas, as partículas do SvRSV mostraram-se levemente mais delgadas e mais longas que as de outros vírus do mesmo grupo. A partir do dsRNA do SvRSV foi construída uma biblioteca de cDNA e foram identificadas duas possíveis regiões codificadoras das proteínas de movimento e replicase viral. Baseado nestas regiões foram desenhados "primers" para amplificação do RNA do SvRSV por RT-PCR. Sondas baseadas nas seqüências obtidas hibridizaram com ss- e dsRNA de D. stramonium infectadas pelo vírus. Ensaios preliminares de RT-PCR e hibridização não resultaram em reação com o vírus da leprose dos citros, tipo citoplasmático (CiLV-C.Solanum violaefolium is an ornamental plant, with prostrate, trailing growth habit and is cultivated in shaded areas. A virus that causes

  4. Heartland virus: a novel and emerging tick-borne encephalitis

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    Full Text Available Heartland virus (HRTV is a Bunyaviridae, phlebovirus that it has recently emerged as the causative agent of human disease characterized by thrombocytopenia and leukopenia in the United States and China. It seems to be the HRTV has been also reported in China, Japan and Korea. Recently the first fatal case of HRTV disease in an 80-year-old Tennessee resident was reported (1.

  5. "Escuchar devotamente, custodiar celosamente y explicar fielmente lo transmitido (DV 10": Afirmaciones definitivas y lo relativo en el magisterio

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    Andrés Arteaga Manieu

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    Full Text Available Para abordar el tema de las afirmaciones definitivas y lo relativo en el magisterio eclesial se intenta afrontar inicialmente la necesidad de un discernimiento acerca de lo que es pluralismo, absoluto y relativo (§ 1, para luego decir algunas palabras acerca de la teología y el magisterio, al servicio a la transmisión de la revelación cristiana (§ 2. Posteriormente se aborda el tema del magisterio como una tarea de toda la Iglesia (§ 3, y su comprensión (incomprensión en un mundo global (§ 4. Finalmente algunas luces de las reflexiones de Kart Barth (§ 5 y de Walter Kasper (§ 6, y la necesidad de una adecuada 'hermenéutica magisterial' (§7. Con esta iluminación, se enfrenta la necesaria complementariedad de los pronunciamientos del Vaticano I y Vaticano II acerca de lo definitivo y lo relativo en el magisterio eclesial (§ 8 y un ejemplo de la Declaración de la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe Dominus lesus, sobre la unicidad y la universalidad salvífica de Jesucristo y de la Iglesia (§ 9. Finalmente una recapitulación conclusiva (§ 10. El Magisterio es un servicios, la Iglesia y a la revelación de Dios, que en Cristo se ha automanifestado como plenitud. Siempre deberá ser pensado y ejercitado en una espiritualidad de la comunión eclesial, en una admirable concordia entre fieles y pastores, fruto de la acción del Espíritu. La 'irreformabilidad' de las verdades esenciales en la Iglesia no significa que sean 'irreformulables'. Hay un margen de reformulación que no es irrelevante, aunque esta reformulación no puede tener sentido contrario. Eso significa escuchar devotamente, custodiar celosamente y explicar fielmente lo trasmitido, como lo recordaba el Vaticano II en la constitución sobre la revelación divina. Es un servicio no un dominio, un ministerio no un poder. Y en compañía de todo el pueblo creyente, con el sentido de la fe y otros servicios a la transmisión de la revelación. Se trata de la convicción profunda que Cristo, por la fuerza del Espíritu, sigue vivo y presente en la Iglesia Dios.In order to address the theme of definitive affirmations and the relative in the ecclesial Magisterium, the author will attempt, firstly, to examine the need for a discernment of what pluralism, both absolute and relative, is (1, and then to say a few words about theology and the Magisterium, at the service of the transmission of Christian revelation (2. Afterwards, the theme of the Magisterium as a task of the entire Church will be treated (3, and its understanding (misunderstanding in a globalized world (4. Finally, the author will offer some illuminating thoughts from the reflections of Karl Barth (5 and of Walter Kasper (6 and the necessity of an adequate "Magisterial hermeneutic" (7. With this insight, the necessary complementarity of the pronouncements of Vatican I and Vatican II regarding the definitive and the relative in the ecclesial Magisterium will be explored (8. The author will present an example from the Declaration of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Domínus lesus, on the unicity and the salvific universality of Jesús Christ and of the Church (9. Finally, the author will formúlate a conclusive summary. (10 The Magisterium is a service to the Church and to the revelation of God, who, in Christ, has manifested Himself as fullness. It must always be a process of thought, and exercised, within a spírituality of ecclesial communion, in an admirable agreement between faithful and pastors, fruit of the action of the Spirit. The "irreformability" of the essential truths in the Church does not mean that they are "unreformable". There is a margin of reformulation that is not irrelevant, although this reformulation cannot have a contrary sense. That means listeníng devoutedly, guarding scrupulously, and explaining faithfully what is transmitted, as Vatican reminds us in the Constitution on Divine Revelation. It is a service rather than a dominión, a ministryaná not a power, conducted in company with the whole believing people, with the sense of faith and other services in the transmission of revelation. In short, the author will be examining nothing less that the profound conviction that Christ, by the strength of the Spirit, continúes to live and be present in the Church of God.

  6. Hantaan Virus, Aetiological Agent of Korean Haemorrhagic Fever, Has Bunyaviridae-Like Morphology

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    properties. This led us to use buoyant density centrifugation to re-examine Hantaan virus. Materials and Methods Virus and Antisera All work was done with...The density of sucrose measured by refractometry is in g/nil ( - - A). Presence (+ )or absence (0) of virus particles by electron microscopy is

  7. Molecular and biochemical studies of the evolution, infection and transmission of insect bunyaviruses.

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    Bishop, D H; Beaty, B J

    1988-10-31

    Members of the Bunyaviridae family of RNA viruses (bunyaviruses, hantaviruses, nairoviruses, phleboviruses and uukuviruses) have been studied at the molecular and genetic level to understand the basis of their evolution and infection in vertebrate and invertebrate (arthropod) hosts. With the exception of the hantaviruses, these viruses infect and are transmitted by a variety of blood-sucking arthropods (mosquitoes, phlebotomines, gnats, ticks, etc.). The viruses are responsible for infection of various vertebrate species, occasionally causing human disease, morbidity and mortality (e.g. Rift Valley fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Korean haemorrhagic fever). Genetic and molecular analyses of bunyaviruses have established the coding assignments of the three viral RNA species and documented which viral gene products determine host range and virulence. Ecological studies, with molecular techniques, have provided evidence for bunyavirus evolution in nature through genetic drift (involving the accumulation of point mutations) and shift (RNA-segment reassortment).

  8. [Meningoencephalitis caused by Toscana virus in Czech travelers returning from the Mediterranean].

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    Zelená, H; Kumštarová, R; Skárek, J; Bojar, M; Mifek, I

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    Presented are case studies of 3 patients with aseptic meninogencephalitis occurring after returning from the Mediterranean tourist regions. None of the infectious agents common in aseptic neuroinfections in the Czech Republic was detected in the patients. Serological tests showed that in each case, the illness was caused by Toscana virus, a phlebovirus belonging to the family Bunyaviridae. The virus is transmitted by tiny biting insects of the genus Phlebotomus commonly present in the Mediterranean area. The course of the disease was mild to moderate and all the patients recovered without sequelae. These case reports document the fact that this arbovirus should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with aseptic neuroinfections returning from endemic areas of this virus.

  9. Isolation of Toscana virus from the cerebrospinal fluid of a man with meningitis in Marseille, France, 2010.

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    Nougairede, Antoine; Bichaud, Laurence; Thiberville, Simon-Djamel; Ninove, Laetitia; Zandotti, Christine; de Lamballerie, Xavier; Brouqui, Philippe; Charrel, Remi N

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    Toscana virus (TOSV; Bunyaviridae, Phlebovirus) is an emerging arthropod-borne virus transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies. TOSV is a frequent cause of central nervous system infection during the warm season in several countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Here, we report a case of TOSV aseptic meningitis diagnosed in 2012 in Marseille, France. The virus strain was recovered in cell culture from the cerebrospinal fluid. New-generation sequencing based on Ion Torrent technology was used to determine its complete genome sequence. Phylogenetic analysis based on the partial L segment revealed that this isolate belongs to the lineage B together with other French, Spanish, and Moroccan strains. Although several cases of TOSV meningitis are reported in the literature, few of them are diagnosed by RT-PCR combined with virus isolation and further sequence characterization. This case report supports that virus isolation should be attempted whenever possible because this remains the gold standard technique for diagnosis of arthropod-borne viral infections.

  10. A biotechnological product and its potential as a new immunomodulator for treatment of animal phlebovirus infection: Punta Toro virus.

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    Durán, Nelson; Gowen, Brian B; Costa, Fabio T M; Justo, Giselle Z; Brocchi, Marcelo; Nunes, Odilon S; Nunes, Iseu S

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    Intracellular pathogens with widespread drug-resistance contribute substantially to the increasing rates in morbidity and mortality due to emerging and reemerging diseases. Thus, the development of new drugs, including those that can enhance the immune response, is urgently needed. The immunomodulator, P-MAPA, a proteinaceous aggregate of ammonium and magnesium phospholinoleate-palmitoleate anhydride derived from Aspergillus oryzae, have been shown to induce antitumor activities. The ability of this compound to elicit protective immunity against viral infections has not been fully explored. Here, we report findings on the use of P-MAPA as an antiviral agent in a mouse model of acute phleboviral (Punta Toro virus) disease. A dose administered i.p. 24h post-infectious challenge (100mg/kg dose of P-MAPA) was remarkably effective at preventing death due to Punta Toro virus infection. This dose also reduced systemic viral burden and liver discoloration assayed on day 3 of infection. Taken together, our findings indicate that non-specific immunotherapy with P-MAPA appears to be an effective treatment for blocking Punta Toro virus-induced disease and suggest that further exploration with other viral disease models is warranted.

  11. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, an emerging tick-borne zoonosis.

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    Liu, Quan; He, Biao; Huang, Si-Yang; Wei, Feng; Zhu, Xing-Quan

    2014-08-01

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging haemorrhagic fever that was first described in rural areas of China. The causative agent, SFTS virus (SFTSV), is a novel phlebovirus in the Bunyaviridae family. Since the first report in 2010, SFTS has been found in 11 provinces of China, with about 2500 reported cases, and an average case-fatality rate of 7·3%. The disease was also reported in Japan and Korea in 2012; Heartland virus, another phlebovirus genetically closely related to SFTSV, was isolated from two patients in the USA. The disease has become a substantial risk to public health, not only in China, but also in other parts of the world. The virus could undergo rapid evolution by gene mutation, reassortment, and homologous recombination in tick vectors and vertebrate reservoir hosts. No specific treatment of SFTS is available, and avoiding tick bites is an important measure to prevent the infection and transmission of SFTSV. This Review provides information on the molecular characteristics and ecology of this emerging tick-borne virus and describes the epidemiology, clinical signs, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human infection with SFTSV.

  12. Tick-borne viruses: a review from the perspective of therapeutic approaches.

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    Lani, Rafidah; Moghaddam, Ehsan; Haghani, Amin; Chang, Li-Yen; AbuBakar, Sazaly; Zandi, Keivan

    2014-09-01

    Several important human diseases worldwide are caused by tick-borne viruses. These diseases have become important public health concerns in recent years. The tick-borne viruses that cause diseases in humans mainly belong to 3 families: Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, and Reoviridae. In this review, we focus on therapeutic approaches for several of the more important tick-borne viruses from these 3 families. These viruses are Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHF) and the newly discovered tick-borne phleboviruses, known as thrombocytopenia syndromevirus (SFTSV), Heartland virus and Bhanja virus from the family Bunyaviridae, tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), Powassan virus (POWV), Louping-ill virus (LIV), Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus (OHFV), Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV), and Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus (AHFV) from the Flaviviridae family. To date, there is no effective antiviral drug available against most of these tick-borne viruses. Although there is common usage of antiviral drugs such as ribavirin for CCHF treatment in some countries, there are concerns that ribavirin may not be as effective as once thought against CCHF. Herein, we discuss also the availability of vaccines for the control of these viral infections. The lack of treatment and prevention approaches for these viruses is highlighted, and we hope that this review may increase public health awareness with regard to the threat posed by this group of viruses.

  13. The product category and the message informed in food children’s advertising / La categoría de producto y el mensaje transmitido

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    Lic. Cristina González Díaz [C. V.Lic. Cristina González Díaz

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    Full Text Available This article explains the worry about children obesity and the accusation that many sectors exert on advertising. Furthermore, it tries to develop a theoric framework in order to set out the researches, which have been done, about food children’s advertising and its connection with obesity. In adittion to this, the article talks about other researches which prove the restricted influence advertising exerts on children as regards food consumption and the factors which are necessary to affirm that there are direct causes to provoke obesity. The purpose of this essay is to analyze what type of product category exerts more advertising pressure and what kind of messages are used. This analysis will expound if children’s advertising is really surrounded by non healthy products or, however, by advisable ones in a child’s diet. Finally, it will also expound which communicative subjects are found in this kind of products.Resumen: El presente artículo, contextualizado bajo la preocupación de la obesidad infantil y la acusación que desde numerosos sectores se ejerce sobre la publicidad, ha pretendido desarrollar un marco teórico donde se expusieran las investigaciones que sobre el binomio publicidad infantil de alimentos – obesidad se han realizado; así como aquellas donde se dejaba evidencia de la limitada influencia que la misma podía realizar sobre el menor en lo concerniente a consumo de alimentos, y los numerosos factores necesarios para poder hablar de causantes directos de la problemática de la obesidad. El objetivo sobre el que subyace el trabajo trata de analizar los tipos de productos que más presión publicitaria ejercen así como los mensajes sobre los que versa su estrategia comunicativa para así poder observar si realmente la publicidad infantil está copada por productos poco saludables o recomendables en la dieta del menor y observar qué tipo de temática comunicativa impregna este tipo de productos.

  14. Diagnóstico molecular de geminivirus transmitidos por la mosca blanca en cultivos de tomate en Ciudad Darío y Tomatoya, Nicaragua.

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    Iván Marin Argüello

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    Full Text Available El primer reporte conocido sobre la presencia de geminivirus en tomates en la región centroamericana ocurrió en el Valle de Sébaco, Nicaragua, en 1983. La afectación por geminivirus ha alcanzado grados alarmantes en la última década. Esto ha incrementado la necesidad de métodos rápidos y sensibles para su detección y subsecuente identificación. El presente estud10 se realizó para establecer la técnica de la PCR en la detección de geminivirus en tomate. Se utilizó la PCR combinada con RFLP y las enzimas de restricción Bgl II y Hinc II. Se encontró que el patógeno detectado en las muestras evaluadas podría representar una nueva forma de geminivirus del tomate. Este es el primer trabajo de este tipo en Nicaragua como parte del esfuerzo del Centro de Biología Molecular de la Universidad Centroamericana, por aplicar métodos de biotecnología en el sector agrícola.

  15. Pneumonitis in Syrian golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) infected with Rio Mamoré virus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus).

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    Milazzo, Mary Louise; Eyzaguirre, Eduardo J; Fulhorst, Charles F

    2014-10-13

    Rio Mamoré virus is an etiological agent of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in South America. The purpose of this study was to determine whether Rio Mamoré virus strain HTN-007 in Syrian golden hamsters is pathogenic. None of 37 adult hamsters infected by intramuscular injection of HTN-007, including 10 animals killed on Day 42 or 43 post-inoculation, exhibited any symptom of disease. Histological abnormalities included severe or moderately severe pneumonitis in 6 (46.2%) of the 13 animals killed on Day 7 or 10 post-inoculation. The primary target of infection in lung was the endothelium of the microvasculature. Collectively, these results indicate that Rio Mamoré virus strain HTN-007 in adult Syrian golden hamsters can cause a nonlethal disease that is pathologically similar to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

  16. Epidemiologic relationship between Toscana virus infection and Leishmania infantum due to common exposure to Phlebotomus perniciosus sandfly vector.

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    Laurence Bichaud

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Sand flies are recognised vectors of parasites in the genus Leishmania and a number of arthropod-borne viruses, in particular viruses within the genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae. In southern France, Toscana phlebovirus (TOSV is recognized as a prominent cause of summer meningitis. Since Leishmania and TOSV have a common vector (Phlebotomus perniciosus, an epidemiologic link has been assumed for a long time. However, there is no scientific evidence of such a link between human leishmaniosis and phleboviral infections. To identify a possible link, we investigated the presence and distribution of antibodies against these two microorganisms (i in individuals and (ii at a spatial level in the city of Marseille (south-eastern France. Five hundred sera were selected randomly in the biobank of the Department of Parasitology of the Public Hospitals of Marseille. All sera were previously tested for IgG against Leishmania by Western Blotting, and TOSV IgG were detected by indirect immunofluorescence. The seropositivity rates were 21.4% for TOSV and 28% for Leishmania. Statistical analysis demonstrated that seropositivity for one pathogen was significantly associated with seropositivity to the other pathogen. This result provided the first robust evidence for the existence of an epidemiological relationship between Leishmania infantum and TOSV. Addresses of tested patients were geolocalized and integrated into Geographical Information System software, in order to test spatial relationship between the two pathogens. Spatial analysis did not allow to identify (i specific patterns for the spatial distribution of positive serological results for TOSV or Leishmania, and (ii a spatial relationship between Leishmania and TOSV positive serological results. This may reflect the fact that the sample studied was not powerful enough to demonstrate either a spatial clustering or co-location, i.e. that the actual risk exposure area is smaller than the mean of

  17. Multi-gene detection and identification of mosquito-borne RNA viruses using an oligonucleotide microarray.

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    Nathan D Grubaugh

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Arthropod-borne viruses are important emerging pathogens world-wide. Viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, such as dengue, yellow fever, and Japanese encephalitis viruses, infect hundreds of millions of people and animals each year. Global surveillance of these viruses in mosquito vectors using molecular based assays is critical for prevention and control of the associated diseases. Here, we report an oligonucleotide DNA microarray design, termed ArboChip5.1, for multi-gene detection and identification of mosquito-borne RNA viruses from the genera Flavivirus (family Flaviviridae, Alphavirus (Togaviridae, Orthobunyavirus (Bunyaviridae, and Phlebovirus (Bunyaviridae. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The assay utilizes targeted PCR amplification of three genes from each virus genus for electrochemical detection on a portable, field-tested microarray platform. Fifty-two viruses propagated in cell-culture were used to evaluate the specificity of the PCR primer sets and the ArboChip5.1 microarray capture probes. The microarray detected all of the tested viruses and differentiated between many closely related viruses such as members of the dengue, Japanese encephalitis, and Semliki Forest virus clades. Laboratory infected mosquitoes were used to simulate field samples and to determine the limits of detection. Additionally, we identified dengue virus type 3, Japanese encephalitis virus, Tembusu virus, Culex flavivirus, and a Quang Binh-like virus from mosquitoes collected in Thailand in 2011 and 2012. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: We demonstrated that the described assay can be utilized in a comprehensive field surveillance program by the broad-range amplification and specific identification of arboviruses from infected mosquitoes. Furthermore, the microarray platform can be deployed in the field and viral RNA extraction to data analysis can occur in as little as 12 h. The information derived from the ArboChip5.1 microarray can help to establish

  18. Development and characterization of a Rift Valley fever virus cell-cell fusion assay using alphavirus replicon vectors.

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    Filone, Claire Marie; Heise, Mark; Doms, Robert W; Bertolotti-Ciarlet, Andrea

    Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), a member of the Phlebovirus genus in the Bunyaviridae family, is transmitted by mosquitoes and infects both humans and domestic animals, particularly cattle and sheep. Since primary RVFV strains must be handled in BSL-3+ or BSL-4 facilities, a RVFV cell-cell fusion assay will facilitate the investigation of RVFV glycoprotein function under BSL-2 conditions. As for other members of the Bunyaviridae family, RVFV glycoproteins are targeted to the Golgi, where the virus buds, and are not efficiently delivered to the cell surface. However, overexpression of RVFV glycoproteins using an alphavirus replicon vector resulted in the expression of the glycoproteins on the surface of multiple cell types. Brief treatment of RVFV glycoprotein expressing cells with mildly acidic media (pH 6.2 and below) resulted in rapid and efficient syncytia formation, which we quantified by beta-galactosidase alpha-complementation. Fusion was observed with several cell types, suggesting that the receptor(s) for RVFV is widely expressed or that this acid-dependent virus does not require a specific receptor to mediate cell-cell fusion. Fusion occurred over a broad temperature range, as expected for a virus with both mosquito and mammalian hosts. In contrast to cell fusion mediated by the VSV-G glycoprotein, RVFV glycoprotein-dependent cell fusion could be prevented by treating target cells with trypsin, indicating that one or more proteins (or protein-associated carbohydrate) on the host cell surface are needed to support membrane fusion. The cell-cell fusion assay reported here will make it possible to study the membrane fusion activity of RVFV glycoproteins in a high-throughput format and to screen small molecule inhibitors for the ability to block virus-specific membrane fusion.

  19. Bunyaviruses are common in male and female Ixodes scapularis ticks in central Pennsylvania

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    Joyce M. Sakamoto

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    Full Text Available The blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis is widely distributed in the United States and transmits multiple pathogens to humans, wildlife and domestic animals. Recently, several novel viruses in the family Bunyaviridae (South Bay virus (SBV and Blacklegged tick phlebovirus (BTPV were identified infecting female I. scapularis ticks collected in New York State. We used metagenomic sequencing to investigate the distribution of viruses infecting male and female I. scapularis ticks collected in Centre County, Pennsylvania. We identified both SBV and BTPV in both male and female ticks from all collection locations. The role of male I. scapularis in pathogen epidemiology has been overlooked because they rarely bite and are not considered important pathogen vectors. However, males may act as reservoirs for pathogens that can then be transmitted to females during mating. Our data highlight the importance of examining all potential avenues of pathogen maintenance and transmission throughout the vector-pathogen life cycle in order to understand the epidemiology of tick-borne pathogens.

  20. [Inclusion Bodies are Formed in SFTSV-infected Human Macrophages].

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    Jin, Cong; Song, Jingdong; Han, Ying; Li, Chuan; Qiu, Peihong; Liang, Mifang

    2016-01-01

    The severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) is a new member in the genus Phlebovirus of the family Bunyaviridae identified in China. The SFTSV is also the causative pathogen of an emerging infectious disease: severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. Using immunofluorescent staining and confocal microscopy, the intracellular distribution of nucleocapsid protein (NP) in SFTSV-infected THP-1 cells was investigated with serial doses of SFTSV at different times after infection. Transmission electron microscopy was used to observe the ultrafine intracellular structure of SFTSV-infected THP-1 cells at different times after infection. SFTSV NP could form intracellular inclusion bodies in infected THP-1 cells. The association between NP-formed inclusion bodies and virus production was analyzed: the size of the inclusion body formed 3 days after infection was correlated with the viral load in supernatants collected 7 days after infection. These findings suggest that the inclusion bodies formed in SFTSV-infected THP-1 cells could be where the SFTSV uses host-cell proteins and intracellular organelles to produce new viral particles.

  1. Evasion of antiviral immunity through sequestering of TBK1/IKKε/IRF3 into viral inclusion bodies.

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    Wu, Xiaodong; Qi, Xian; Qu, Bingqian; Zhang, Zerui; Liang, Mifang; Li, Chuan; Cardona, Carol J; Li, Dexin; Xing, Zheng

    2014-03-01

    Cells are equipped with pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) such as the Toll-like and RIG-I-like receptors that mount innate defenses against viruses. However, viruses have evolved multiple strategies to evade or thwart host antiviral responses. Viral inclusion bodies (IBs), which are accumulated aggregates of viral proteins, are commonly formed during the replication of some viruses in infected cells, but their role in viral immune evasion has rarely been explored. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging febrile illness caused by a novel phlebovirus in the Bunyaviridae. The SFTS viral nonstructural protein NSs can suppress host beta interferon (IFN-β) responses. NSs can form IBs in infected and transfected cells. Through interaction with tank-binding kinase 1 (TBK1), viral NSs was able to sequester the IKK complex, including IKKε and IRF3, into IBs, although NSs did not interact with IKKε or IRF3 directly. When cells were infected with influenza A virus, IRF3 was phosphorylated and active phosphorylated IRF3 (p-IRF3) was translocated into the nucleus. In the presence of NSs, IRF3 could still be phosphorylated, but p-IRF3 was trapped in cytoplasmic IBs, resulting in reduced IFN-β induction and enhanced viral replication. Sequestration of the IKK complex and active IRF3 into viral IBs through the interaction of NSs and TBK1 is a novel mechanism for viral evasion of innate immunity.

  2. Crystal Structure of Glycoprotein C from a Hantavirus in the Post-fusion Conformation

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    Willensky, Shmuel; Bignon, Eduardo A.; Tischler, Nicole D.; Dessau, Moshe

    2016-01-01

    Hantaviruses are important emerging human pathogens and are the causative agents of serious diseases in humans with high mortality rates. Like other members in the Bunyaviridae family their M segment encodes two glycoproteins, GN and GC, which are responsible for the early events of infection. Hantaviruses deliver their tripartite genome into the cytoplasm by fusion of the viral and endosomal membranes in response to the reduced pH of the endosome. Unlike phleboviruses (e.g. Rift valley fever virus), that have an icosahedral glycoprotein envelope, hantaviruses display a pleomorphic virion morphology as GN and GC assemble into spikes with apparent four-fold symmetry organized in a grid-like pattern on the viral membrane. Here we present the crystal structure of glycoprotein C (GC) from Puumala virus (PUUV), a representative member of the Hantavirus genus. The crystal structure shows GC as the membrane fusion effector of PUUV and it presents a class II membrane fusion protein fold. Furthermore, GC was crystallized in its post-fusion trimeric conformation that until now had been observed only in Flavi- and Togaviridae family members. The PUUV GC structure together with our functional data provides intriguing evolutionary and mechanistic insights into class II membrane fusion proteins and reveals new targets for membrane fusion inhibitors against these important pathogens. PMID:27783673

  3. Efficacy of a recombinant Rift Valley fever virus MP-12 with NSm deletion as a vaccine candidate in sheep.

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    Weingartl, Hana M; Nfon, Charles K; Zhang, Shunzhen; Marszal, Peter; Wilson, William C; Morrill, John C; Bettinger, George E; Peters, Clarence J

    2014-04-25

    Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), a mosquito-borne virus in the Bunyaviridae family and Phlebovirus genus, causes RVF, a disease of ruminants and man, endemic in Sub-Saharan African countries. However, outbreaks in Yemen and Saudi Arabia demonstrate the ability for RVFV to spread into virgin territory and thus the need exists to develop safe and efficacious vaccines that can be used outside the endemic zones. Commercial RVFV vaccines are available but have limitations that prevent their use in disease-free countries. Consequently, there are ongoing efforts to develop and/or improve RVFV vaccines with global acceptability. In this study a previously developed MP-12-derived vaccine candidate with a large deletion of the NSm gene in the pre Gn region of the M segment (arMP-12-ΔNSm21/384) developed by T. Ikegami, that was already shown to be safe in pregnant sheep causing neither abortion nor fetal malformation was further evaluated. This vaccine was tested for protection of sheep from viremia and fever following challenge with virulent RVFV ZH501 strain. A single vaccination with arMP-12-ΔNSm21/384 fully protected sheep when challenged four weeks post vaccination, thereby demonstrating that this vaccine is efficacious in protecting these animals from RVFV infection.

  4. Temperature-sensitive mutations for live-attenuated Rift Valley fever vaccines: Implications from other RNA viruses

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    Shoko eNishiyama

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever (RVF is a mosquito-borne zoonotic disease endemic to the African continent. RVF is characterized by high rate of abortions in ruminants and hemorrhagic fever, encephalitis or blindness in humans. RVF is caused by the Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV: genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae. Vaccination is the only known effective strategy to prevent the disease, but there are no licensed RVF vaccines available for humans. A live-attenuated vaccine candidate derived from the wild-type pathogenic Egyptian ZH548 strain, MP-12, has been conditionally licensed for veterinary use in the United States. MP-12 displays a temperature-sensitive (ts phenotype and does not replicate at 41oC. The ts mutation limits viral replication at a specific body temperature and may lead to an attenuation of the virus. Here we will review well-characterized ts mutations for RNA viruses, and further discuss the potential in designing novel live-attenuated vaccines for RVF.

  5. Systematic review of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: virology, epidemiology, and clinical characteristics.

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    Liu, Shelan; Chai, Chengliang; Wang, Chengmin; Amer, Said; Lv, Huakun; He, Hongxuan; Sun, Jimin; Lin, Junfen

    2014-03-01

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) was firstly discovered in China in 2010, followed by several reports from many other countries worldwide. SFTS virus (SFTSV) has been identified as the causative agent of the disease and has been recognized as a public health threat. This novel Bunyavirus belongs to the Phlebovirus genus in the family Bunyaviridae. This review also describes the different aspects of virology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and clinical symptoms on the basis of the published article surveillance data and phylogenetic analyses of viral sequences of large, medium, and small segments retrieved from database using mega 5.05, simplot 3.5.1, network 4.611, and epi information system 3.5.3 software. SFTS presents with fever, thrombocytopenia, leukocytopenia, and considerable changes in several serum biomarkers. The disease has 10~15% mortality rate, commonly because of multiorgan dysfunction. SFTSV is mainly reported in the rural areas of Central and North-Eastern China, with seasonal occurrence from May to September, mainly targeting those of ≥50 years of age. A wide range of domesticated animals, including sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, dogs, and chickens have been proven seropositive for SFTSV. Ticks, especially Haemaphysalis longicornis, are suspected to be the potential vector, which have a broad animal host range in the world. More studies are needed to elucidate the vector-animal-human ecological cycle, the pathogenic mechanisms in high level animal models and vaccine development.

  6. Rift Valley fever virus incorporates the 78 kDa glycoprotein into virions matured in mosquito C6/36 cells.

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    Hana M Weingartl

    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV, genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae is a zoonotic arthropod-borne virus able to transition between distant host species, causing potentially severe disease in humans and ruminants. Viral proteins are encoded by three genomic segments, with the medium M segment coding for four proteins: nonstructural NSm protein, two glycoproteins Gn and Gc and large 78 kDa glycoprotein (LGp of unknown function. Goat anti-RVFV polyclonal antibody and mouse monoclonal antibody, generated against a polypeptide unique to the LGp within the RVFV proteome, detected this protein in gradient purified RVFV ZH501 virions harvested from mosquito C6/36 cells but not in virions harvested from the mammalian Vero E6 cells. The incorporation of LGp into the mosquito cell line - matured virions was confirmed by immune-electron microscopy. The LGp was incorporated into the virions immediately during the first passage in C6/36 cells of Vero E6 derived virus. Our data indicate that LGp is a structural protein in C6/36 mosquito cell generated virions. The protein may aid the transmission from the mosquitoes to the ruminant host, with a possible role in replication of RVFV in the mosquito host. To our knowledge, this is a first report of different protein composition between virions formed in insect C6/36 versus mammalian Vero E6 cells.

  7. Validation of an indirect ELISA based on a recombinant nucleocapsid protein of Rift Valley fever virus for the detection of IgG antibody in humans.

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    Paweska, Janusz T; Jansen van Vuren, Petrus; Swanepoel, Robert

    2007-12-01

    An indirect enzyme-linked immunoassay (I-ELISA) based on the recombinant nucleocapsid protein (rNp) of Rift Valley fever virus was validated for the detection of specific IgG antibody in human sera. Validation data sets derived from testing sera collected in Africa (n=2967) were categorized according to the results of a virus neutralisation test. The assay had high intra- and inter-plate repeatability in routine runs. No detectable cross-reactions between IgG antibodies generated from mice experimentally infected with viruses representing genus Phlebovirus, Nairovirus, Orthobunyavirus and Bhanja virus of the family Bunyaviridae were observed. At a cut-off optimised by the two-graph receiver operating characteristics analysis at 95% accuracy level, the diagnostic sensitivity of the I-ELISA was 99.72% and diagnostic specificity 99.62% while estimates for the Youden's index (J) and efficiency (Ef) were 0.993 and 99.62%. When cut-off values determined by mean plus two and by mean plus three standard deviations derived from I-ELISA readings in an uninfected reference population were used, the diagnostic sensitivity was 100% but estimates of Y, Ef and other combined measures of diagnostic accuracy were lower. The I-ELISA based on rNp is highly sensitive, specific and robust and can be applied for diagnosis of infection of Rift Valley fever and disease-surveillance studies in humans.

  8. Viral RNA Silencing Suppression: The Enigma of Bunyavirus NSs Proteins

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    Marcio Hedil

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    Full Text Available The Bunyaviridae is a family of arboviruses including both plant- and vertebrate-infecting representatives. The Tospovirus genus accommodates plant-infecting bunyaviruses, which not only replicate in their plant host, but also in their insect thrips vector during persistent propagative transmission. For this reason, they are generally assumed to encounter antiviral RNA silencing in plants and insects. Here we present an overview on how tospovirus nonstructural NSs protein counteracts antiviral RNA silencing in plants and what is known so far in insects. Like tospoviruses, members of the related vertebrate-infecting bunyaviruses classified in the genera Orthobunyavirus, Hantavirus and Phlebovirus also code for a NSs protein. However, for none of them RNA silencing suppressor activity has been unambiguously demonstrated in neither vertebrate host nor arthropod vector. The second part of this review will briefly describe the role of these NSs proteins in modulation of innate immune responses in mammals and elaborate on a hypothetical scenario to explain if and how NSs proteins from vertebrate-infecting bunyaviruses affect RNA silencing. If so, why this discovery has been hampered so far.

  9. Risk assessment of human infection with a novel bunyavirus in China

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    Tamano Matsui

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To assess the public health risk of human infection from a novel bunyavirus – severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV – in China.Methods: The likelihood of disease spread and the magnitude of public health impact were assessed to clarify overall risk. Literature about hazard, exposure and contextual factors associated with SFTSV infection was collected and reviewed. Information on SFTSV cases and the population in six provinces under surveillance was compared.Results: SFTSV is a member of the Phlebovirus genus of the Bunyaviridae family. A widely distributed tick species, Haemaphysalis longicornis, can act as the vector; thus the disease is likely to spread in China. Symptoms of SFTSV infection are nonspecific, but have led to multiorgan dysfunction in severe cases. High-risk populations include farmers and older females. Evidence of human-to-human transmission within family and hospital has been reported. The capacity for treatment and diagnosis of SFTSV are adequate in rural communities in China, and community awareness of the disease should be high. Discussion: There is a low to moderate public health risk related to SFTSV human infection in China. There is potential for an increase in the number of cases reported as awareness increases and when surveillance is expanded.

  10. Evidencia serológica de infección por hantavirus (bunyaviridae: hantavirus) en roedores del departamento de sucre, colombia

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    Arroyo Mejia, Stiven; Corrales Aldana, Homer; Perez Jimenez, Julia; Alvarez García, Lercy; Castellar Martínez, Anaís; Blanco Tuirán, Pedro

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    Objetivo Determinar la frecuencia de anticuerpos específicos a hantavirus en roedores del municipio de San Marcos, departamento de Sucre. Métodos Se capturaron 144 roedores con trampas Sherman® en áreas urbanas y rurales del municipio de San Marcos, desde diciembre de 2007 hasta julio de 2009. Los anticuerpos Ig G específicos contra el Virus Sin Nombre (VSN) fueron detectados en muestras de plasma mediante ELISA indirecto. Resultados La seroprevalencia de anticuerpos contra hantavirus fue de...

  11. Bunyaviridae RNA polymerases (L-protein have an N-terminal, influenza-like endonuclease domain, essential for viral cap-dependent transcription.

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    Juan Reguera

    Full Text Available Bunyaviruses are a large family of segmented RNA viruses which, like influenza virus, use a cap-snatching mechanism for transcription whereby short capped primers derived by endonucleolytic cleavage of host mRNAs are used by the viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (L-protein to transcribe viral mRNAs. It was recently shown that the cap-snatching endonuclease of influenza virus resides in a discrete N-terminal domain of the PA polymerase subunit. Here we structurally and functionally characterize a similar endonuclease in La Crosse orthobunyavirus (LACV L-protein. We expressed N-terminal fragments of the LACV L-protein and found that residues 1-180 have metal binding and divalent cation dependent nuclease activity analogous to that of influenza virus endonuclease. The 2.2 A resolution X-ray crystal structure of the domain confirms that LACV and influenza endonucleases have similar overall folds and identical two metal binding active sites. The in vitro activity of the LACV endonuclease could be abolished by point mutations in the active site or by binding 2,4-dioxo-4-phenylbutanoic acid (DPBA, a known influenza virus endonuclease inhibitor. A crystal structure with bound DPBA shows the inhibitor chelating two active site manganese ions. The essential role of this endonuclease in cap-dependent transcription was demonstrated by the loss of transcriptional activity in a RNP reconstitution system in cells upon making the same point mutations in the context of the full-length LACV L-protein. Using structure based sequence alignments we show that a similar endonuclease almost certainly exists at the N-terminus of L-proteins or PA polymerase subunits of essentially all known negative strand and cap-snatching segmented RNA viruses including arenaviruses (2 segments, bunyaviruses (3 segments, tenuiviruses (4-6 segments, and orthomyxoviruses (6-8 segments. This correspondence, together with the well-known mapping of the conserved polymerase motifs to the central regions of the L-protein and influenza PB1 subunit, suggests that L-proteins might be architecturally, and functionally equivalent to a concatemer of the three orthomyxovirus polymerase subunits in the order PA-PB1-PB2. Furthermore, our structure of a known influenza endonuclease inhibitor bound to LACV endonuclease suggests that compounds targeting a potentially broad spectrum of segmented RNA viruses, several of which are serious or emerging human, animal and plant pathogens, could be developed using structure-based optimisation.

  12. A theoretical model of the evolution of virulence in sexually transmitted HIV/AIDS Modelo teórico da evolucão da virulência do HIV/AIDS transmitido sexualmente

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The evolution of virulence in host-parasite relationships has been the subject of several publications. In the case of HIV virulence, some authors suggest that the evolution of HIV virulence correlates with the rate of acquisition of new sexual partners. In contrast some other authors argue that the level of HIV virulence is independent of the sexual activity of the host population. METHODS: Provide a mathematical model for the study of the potential influence of human sexual behaviour on the evolution of virulence of HIV is provided. RESULTS: The results indicated that, when the probability of acquisition of infection is a function both of the sexual activity and of the virulence level of HIV strains, the evolution of HIV virulence correlates positively with the rate of acquisition of new sexual partners. CONCLUSION: It is concluded that in the case of a host population with a low (high rate of exchange of sexual partners the evolution of HIV virulence is such that the less (more virulent strain prevails.INTRODUÇÃO: A evolução da virulência na relação hospedeiro-parasita tem sido objeto de várias publicações. No caso do HIV, alguns autores sugerem que a evolução da virulência do HIV correlaciona-se com a taxa de aquisição de novos parceiros sexuais. Por outro lado, outros autores argumentam que o nível de virulência do HIV é independente da atividade sexual da população hospedeira. MÉTODOS: Propõe-se um modelo matemático para estudar a influência potencial que o comportamento sexual humano possa ter na evolução da virulência do HIV. RESULTADOS: Os resultados indicam que, quando a probabilidade de aquisição da infecção pelo HIV é uma função tanto da atividade sexual da população humana quanto da virulência das cepas de HIV, a evolução da virulência do HIV correlaciona-se positivamente com a taxa de aquisição de novos parceiros sexuais. CONCLUSÃO: Concluiu-se que no caso de uma população hospedeira com uma baixa (alta taxa de troca de parceiros sexuais a evolução da virulência do HIV é tal que a cepa menos (mais virulenta predomina.

  13. Análisis de valores del ciudadano transmitidos en la educación primaria española durante la restauración (1875-1931)

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    Chocha, Gracjana

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    [ES]El principal objetivo de este trabajo es demostrar que la asignatura denominada Educación para la Ciudadanía, que a lo largo de la historia de la educación en España ha tenido diferentes nombres: urbanidad (5)y ética (6), educación cívica o constitucional, formación del espíritu nacional (7), etc., no es una materia novedosa propia de los planes de estudio del siglo XXI, sino que estaba incluida dentro del curriculum oficial de la Educación Primaria, con ciertas particularidades, con much...

  14. Anatomia de lesões foliares causadas pelo vírus da Mancha Clorótica do Clerodendrum, transmitido pelo ácaro Brevipalpus phoenicis em diferentes espécies

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    Renata Takassugui Gomes; Elliot Watanabe Kitajima; Francisco André Osamu Tanaka; João Paulo Rodrigues Marques; Beatriz Appezzato-da-Glória

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    O gênero botânico Clerodendrum pertence à família Lamiaceae e compreende várias espécies ornamentais, Manchas cloróticas e necróticas em folhas de coração-sangrento foram observadas pela primeira vez em um jardim de Piracicaba, SP, associadas à infestação com Brevipalpus phoenicis (Acari: Tenuipalpidae). Exames de secções de tecidos das lesões foliares ao microscópio eletrônico revelaram ocorrência de efeitos citopáticos do tipo nuclear e concluiu-se que os sintomas eram causados por um vírus...

  15. Epidemiological study of Rift Valley fever virus in Kigoma, Tanzania.

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    Kifaro, Emmanuel G; Nkangaga, Japhet; Joshua, Gradson; Sallu, Raphael; Yongolo, Mmeta; Dautu, George; Kasanga, Christopher J

    2014-04-23

    Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is an acute, zoonotic viral disease caused by a Phlebovirus, which belongs to the Bunyaviridae family. Among livestock, outbreaks of the disease are economically devastating. They are often characterised by large, sweeping abortion storms and have significant mortality in adult livestock. The aim of the current study was to investigate RVFV infection in the Kigoma region, which is nestled under the hills of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. A region-wide serosurvey was conducted on non-vaccinated small ruminants (sheep and goats, n = 411). Sera samples were tested for the presence of anti-RVFV antibodies and viral antigen, using commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, respectively. The overall past infections were detected in 22 of the 411 animals, 5.4% (Confidence Interval (CI) 95% = 3.5% - 8.1%). The Kigoma rural area recorded the higher seroprevalence of 12.0% (CI 95% = 7.3% - 18.3%; p 0.05) and the Kasulu district at 0.8% (CI 95% = 0.0% - 4.2%; p > 0.05). The prevalence was 12.5% and 4.7% for sheep and goats, respectively. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction results indicated that only eight samples were found to be positive (n = 63). This study has confirmed, for the first time, the presence of the RVFV in the Kigoma region four years after the 2007 epizootic in Tanzania. The study further suggests that the virus activity exists during the inter-epizootic period, even in regions with no history of RVFV.

  16. A geographical information system-based multicriteria evaluation to map areas at risk for Rift Valley fever vector-borne transmission in Italy.

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    Tran, A; Ippoliti, C; Balenghien, T; Conte, A; Gely, M; Calistri, P; Goffredo, M; Baldet, T; Chevalier, V

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    Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a severe mosquito-borne disease that is caused by a Phlebovirus (Bunyaviridae) and affects domestic ruminants and humans. Recently, its distribution widened, threatening Europe. The probability of the introduction and large-scale spread of Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) in Europe is low, but localized RVF outbreaks may occur in areas where populations of ruminants and potential vectors are present. In this study, we assumed the introduction of the virus into Italy and focused on the risk of vector-borne transmission of RVFV to three main European potential hosts (cattle, sheep and goats). Five main potential mosquito vectors belonging to the Culex and Aedes genera that are present in Italy were identified in a literature review. We first modelled the geographical distribution of these five species based on expert knowledge and using land cover as a proxy of mosquito presence. The mosquito distribution maps were compared with field mosquito collections from Italy to validate the model. Next, the risk of RVFV transmission was modelled using a multicriteria evaluation (MCE) approach, integrating expert knowledge and the results of a literature review on host sensitivity and vector competence, feeding behaviour and abundance. A sensitivity analysis was performed to assess the robustness of the results with respect to expert choices. The resulting maps include (i) five maps of the vector distribution, (ii) a map of suitable areas for vector-borne transmission of RVFV and (iii) a map of the risk of RVFV vector-borne transmission to sensitive hosts given a viral introduction. Good agreement was found between the modelled presence probability and the observed presence or absence of each vector species. The resulting RVF risk map highlighted strong spatial heterogeneity and could be used to target surveillance. In conclusion, the geographical information system (GIS)-based MCE served as a valuable framework and a flexible tool for mapping the

  17. An unexpected recurrent transmission of Rift Valley fever virus in cattle in a temperate and mountainous area of Madagascar.

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    Veronique Chevalier

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever is an acute, zoonotic viral disease of domestic ruminants, caused by a phlebovirus (Bunyaviridae family. A large outbreak occurred in Madagascar in 2008-2009. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the point prevalence of antibodies against Rift Valley Fever Virus (RVFV in cattle in the Anjozorobe district, located in the wet and temperate highland region of Madagascar and yet heavily affected by the disease, and analyse environmental and trade factors potentially linked to RVFV transmission. A serological study was performed in 2009 in 894 bovines. For each bovine, the following variables were recorded: age, location of the night pen, minimum distance from the pen to the nearest water point and the forest, nearest water point type, and herd replacement practices. The serological data were analyzed using a generalized linear mixed model. The overall anti-RVFV IgG seroprevalence rate was 28% [CI95% 25-31]. Age was statistically linked to prevalence (p = 10(-4, being consistent with a recurrent RVFV circulation. Distance from the night pen to the nearest water point was a protective factor (p = 5.10(-3, which would be compatible with a substantial part of the virus transmission being carried out by nocturnal mosquito vectors. However, water point type did not influence the risk of infection: several mosquito species are probably involved. Cattle belonging to owners who purchase animals to renew the herd were significantly more likely to have seroconverted than others (p = 0.04: cattle trade may contribute to the introduction of the virus in this area. The minimum distance of the night pen to the forest was not linked to the prevalence. This is the first evidence of a recurrent transmission of RVFV in such an ecosystem that associates a wet, temperate climate, high altitude, paddy fields, and vicinity to a dense rain forest. Persistence mechanisms need to be further investigated.

  18. Development of a novel, single-cycle replicable rift valley Fever vaccine.

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    Shin Murakami

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV (genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae is an arbovirus that causes severe disease in humans and livestock in sub-Saharan African countries. Although the MP-12 strain of RVFV is a live attenuated vaccine candidate, neuroinvasiveness and neurovirulence of MP-12 in mice may be a concern when vaccinating certain individuals, especially those that are immunocompromised. We have developed a novel, single-cycle replicable MP-12 (scMP-12, which carries an L RNA, M RNA mutant encoding a mutant envelope protein lacking an endoplasmic reticulum retrieval signal and defective for membrane fusion function, and S RNA encoding N protein and green fluorescent protein. The scMP-12 underwent efficient amplification, then formed plaques and retained the introduced mutation after serial passages in a cell line stably expressing viral envelope proteins. However, inoculation of the scMP-12 into naïve cells resulted in a single round of viral replication, and production of low levels of noninfectious virus-like particles. Intracranial inoculation of scMP-12 into suckling mice did not cause clinical signs or death, a finding which demonstrated that the scMP-12 lacked neurovirulence. Mice immunized with a single dose of scMP-12 produced neutralizing antibodies, whose titers were higher than in mice immunized with replicon particles carrying L RNA and S RNA encoding N protein and green fluorescent protein. Moreover, 90% of the scMP-12-immunized mice were protected from wild-type RVFV challenge by efficiently suppressing viremia and replication of the challenge virus in the liver and the spleen. These data demonstrated that scMP-12 is a safe and immunogenic RVFV vaccine candidate.

  19. Clinical features and factors associated with severity and fatality among patients with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome Bunyavirus infection in Northeast China.

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    Baocheng Deng

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: In 2009, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV was identified as a novel member of the genus phlebovirus in the Bunyaviridae family in China. The detailed clinical features of cases with SFTSV infection have not been well described, and the risk factors for severity among patients and fatality among severe patients remain to be determined. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Clinical and laboratory features of 115 hospitalized patients with SFTSV infection during the period from June 2010 to December 2011 in Northeast China were retrospectively reviewed. We assessed the risk factors associated with severity in confirmed cases and fatality in severe cases by multivariate analysis. One hundred and three (89.6% of 115 patients presented with multiple organ dysfunction, and 22 (19.1% of 115 proceeded to the stage of life threatening multiple organ failure. Of the 115 patients, 14 fatalities (12.2% were reported. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that the independent predictors of risk for severity were: albumin ≤ 30 g/l (OR, 8.09; 95% CI, 2.58-25.32, APTT ≥ 66 seconds (OR, 14.28; 95% CI, 3.28-62.24, sodium ≤ 130 mmol/l (OR, 5.44; 95% CI, 1.38-21.40, and presence of neurological manifestations (OR, 7.70; 95% CI, 1.91-31.12. Among patients with severe disease, presence of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (HR, 4.59; 95% CI, 1.48-14.19 and disseminated intravascular coagulation (HR, 4.24; 95% CI, 1.38-13.03 were independently associated with fatality. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: SFTSV infection may present with more severe symptoms and laboratory abnormalities than hitherto reported. Due to infection with a novel bunyavirus, the patients may sufferer multiple organ dysfunction and die of multiple organ failure. In the clinical assessment of any case of SFTS, independent factors relating to prognosis need to be taken into account by clinicians.

  20. Formes hémorragiques graves de la fièvre de la vallée du Rift: à propos de 5 cas

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    Salem, Mohamed Lemine Ould; Baba, Sidi El Wafi Ould; Fall-Malick, Fatimetou Zahra; Boushab, Boushab Mohamed; Ghaber, Sidi Mohamed; Mokhtar, Abdelwedoud

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    La fièvre de la vallée du Rift (FVR) est une arbovirose due à un virus à ARN appartenant à la famille de Bunyaviridae (genre phlebovirus). C'est une zoonose touchant principalement les animaux mais pouvant aussi contaminer l'homme, soit directement par la manipulation des viandes ou avortons d'animaux malades ou indirectement par la piqure de moustiques infectées (Aèdes sp, anophèles sp, Culex sp). Dans la majorité des cas, l'infection humaine à FVR est asymptomatique, mais elle peut également se manifester par un syndrome fébrile modérée d’évolution favorable. Néanmoins, certains patients peuvent développer un syndrome hémorragique et/ou des lésions neurologiques d’évolution mortelle. Nous décrivons l’évolution de cinq cas de patients atteints de la FVR, admis dans le service de médecine interne du Centre Hospitalier National de Nouakchott (Mauritanie), le mois d'Octobre 2015 et présentant tous, un syndrome hémorragique dans un contexte fébrile. L’évolution n’était favorable que pour 2 des cinq patients. Les 3 autres sont décédés, deux dans un tableau de choc hémorragique et dans un état de choc septique. PMID:27642413

  1. Planning for Rift Valley fever virus: use of geographical information systems to estimate the human health threat of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus-related transmission

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    Sravan Kakani

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever (RVF virus is a mosquito-borne phlebovirus of the Bunyaviridae family that causes frequent outbreaks of severe animal and human disease in sub-Saharan Africa, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. Based on its many known competent vectors, its potential for transmission via aerosolization, and its progressive spread from East Africa to neighbouring regions, RVF is considered a high-priority, emerging health threat for humans, livestock and wildlife in all parts of the world. Introduction of West Nile virus to North America has shown the potential for “exotic” viral pathogens to become embedded in local ecological systems. While RVF is known to infect and amplify within domestic livestock, such as taurine cattle, sheep and goats, if RVF virus is accidentally or intentionally introduced into North America, an important unknown factor will be the role of local wildlife in the maintenance or propagation of virus transmission. We examined the potential impact of RVF transmission via white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus in a typical north-eastern United States urban-suburban landscape, where livestock are rare but where these potentially susceptible, ungulate wildlife are highly abundant. Model results, based on overlap of mosquito, human and projected deer densities, indicate that a significant proportion (497/1186 km2, i.e. 42% of the urban and peri-urban landscape could be affected by RVF transmission during the late summer months. Deer population losses, either by intervention for herd reduction or by RVF-related mortality, would substantially reduce these likely transmission zones to 53.1 km2, i.e. by 89%.

  2. Serosurvey of tick-borne pathogens in dogs from urban and rural areas from Parana State, Brazil Avaliação sorológica de patógenos transmitidos por carrapatos em cães urbanos e rurais do estado do Paraná, Brasil

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    Thállitha Samih Wischral Jayme Vieira

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    Full Text Available Considering the zoonotic potential of tick-borne disease (TBD agents and the fact that dogs may act as sentinels for human infection, the aim of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence of TBD agents and risk factors for exposure in two different canine populations from Parana State, Southern Brazil. A total of 138 dog serum samples from urban (UA (n=68 and rural (RA (n=70 areas were tested with commercial ELISA rapid test for Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis and Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies and indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFAT for Babesia vogeli. An overall of 92∕138 (66.7% dogs, being 62∕68 (91.2% from UA and 30∕70 (42.9% from RA, were seropositive for at least one TBD agent. From the total number of dogs, sixty-two were positive for E. canis (44.9%, 19 (13.8% for A. phagocytophilum, and 64 (46.4% for B. vogeli. Anti-B. burgdorferi antibodies were not detected. Dogs from UA showed a higher percentage of tick infestation (p = 0.0135 and were highly associated with seropositivity to E. canis (p = 0.000005, A. phagocytophilum (p = 0.0001, and B. vogeli (p = 0.0012. In summary, the findings indicate that dogs from urban areas present higher potential risk exposure to TBD pathogens than those from rural areas.Considerando o potencial zoonótico das doenças transmitidas por carrapatos (DTCs e que os cães podem atuar como sentinelas para infecções em humanos, os objetivos deste estudo foram determinar a soroprevalência de agentes das DTCs e fatores de risco para a exposição em duas diferentes populações caninas do Estado do Paraná, região Sul do Brasil. Um total de 138 amostras de soro de cães de área urbana (AU (n = 68 e rural (AR (n = 70 foram testadas utilizando um teste de ELISA comercial rápido para detecção de anticorpos contra Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis e Borrelia burgdorferi e imunofluorescência indireta (IFI para Babesia vogeli. Um total de 92∕138 (66,7% cães, sendo 62∕68 (91,2% da AU e 30∕70 (42,9% da AR, foram soropositivos para pelo menos um agente. Do número total de amostras, sessenta e duas (44,9% foram positivas para E. canis, 19 (13,8% para A. phagocytophilum e 64 (46,4% para B. canis vogeli. Anticorpos anti-B. burgdorferi não foram detectados. Os cães da AU apresentaram o maior percentual de infestação por carrapatos (p = 0,0135 e foram altamente associados com a positividade para E. canis (p = 0,000005, A. phagocytophilum (p = 0,0001 e B. vogeli (p = 0,0012. Em resumo, nossos achados indicam que cães de áreas urbanas têm um maior risco potencial de exposição a agentes patogênicos das DTCs comparados aos das áreas rurais.

  3. Experiencias en la vigilancia epidemiológica de agentes patógenos transmitidos por alimentos a través de electroforesis en campo pulsado (PFGE en el Perú Experiences in the epidemiological surveillance of foodborne pathogens by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE in Peru

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    María Luz Zamudio

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    Full Text Available Las enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos (ETA y otras enfermedades entéricas infecciosas ocurren a menudo como brotes y son causa de morbilidad y mortalidad en todo el mundo. En el Perú, son un importante problema de salud pública y son causados por una gran variedad de agentes infecciosos. Para la investigación epidemiológica se utiliza una variedad de métodos de tipificación. Una de las herramientas más importantes en la subtipificación molecular de patógenos bacterianos es la técnica de la electroforesis en campo pulsado (PFGE, que es un método altamente resolutivo que permite la discriminación entre diferentes aislamientos bacterianos epidemiológicamente relacionados. El Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS del Perú integra las redes WHO Global Foodborne Infections Network y la Red PulseNet América Latina y Caribe, con quienes comparte los perfiles genéticos de las cepas patógenas aisladas, permitiendo comparar los genotipos de cepas semejantes halladas en diferentes países y reconocer la ocurrencia de brotes epidémicos en la región, fortaleciendo el sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica regional y generando una rápida respuesta conjunta entre países. Se presenta la experiencia de los dos últimos años sobre los avances en la utilización de estas herramientas estratégicas que nos ha permitido caracterizar patrones de genotipo de principales patógenos implicados en ETA a partir de aislamientos recuperados de la red de laboratorios del Perú.Foodborne diseases and other enteric infections often occur as outbreaks and cause morbidity and mortality all over the world. In Perú, they represent a serious public health problem, and are caused by a great variety of infectious agents. For epidemiological research, a wide array of typification methods are used. One of the most important tools for the molecular subtyping of bacterial pathogens is the Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE, which is a highly precise method that allows the discrimination between different bacterial isolates which are epidemiologically related. The Instituto Nacional de Salud del Perú (INS is part of the WHO Global Foodborne Infections Network (WHO-GFN and of the PulseNet Latin American and Caribbean Net (PN-AL & C, with whom it shares the genetic profiles of the isolated pathogenic strains, so that it is possible to compare de genotypes of similar strains found in different countries and to identify the occurrence of epidemic outbreaks in the region, strengthening the regional system of epidemiological surveillance and generating a rapid, coordinated response between the countries. We present the two last years´ experience including the advances in the use of these strategic tools that have allowed us to characterize genotype patterns implicated in foodborne diseases from isolates recovered in the laboratory network of Peru.

  4. Mejoramiento de la latencia de la red mediante el cambio de tamaño de búfer para aplicaciones FTP utilizando el modelo cliente/servidor según el tamaño promedio de los archivos a ser transmitidos

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    al modelo cliente/servidor.En esta investigación se analizaran ciertas características del modelo cliente/Servidor que lo convierten en una excelente opción para generar ganancias en empresas, tanto en tiempo, costos, seguridad y desempeño de todo el sistema y cómo se puede mejorar para obtener un mejor uso de ancho de banda.

  5. Experiencias en la vigilancia epidemiológica de agentes patógenos transmitidos por alimentos a través de electroforesis en campo pulsado (PFGE) en el Perú Experiences in the epidemiological surveillance of foodborne pathogens by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) in Peru

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    Las enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos (ETA) y otras enfermedades entéricas infecciosas ocurren a menudo como brotes y son causa de morbilidad y mortalidad en todo el mundo. En el Perú, son un importante problema de salud pública y son causados por una gran variedad de agentes infecciosos. Para la investigación epidemiológica se utiliza una variedad de métodos de tipificación. Una de las herramientas más importantes en la subtipificación molecular de patógenos bacterianos es la técnica d...

  6. Chlorotic spots on Clerodendrum, a disease caused by a nuclear type of Brevipalpus (Acari:Tenuipalpidae) transmitted virus Mancha clorótica do Clerodendrum, uma enfermidade causada por um vírus do tipo nuclear, transmitido pelo ácaro Brevipalpus phoenicis (Acari:Tenuipalpidae)

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    Chlorotic spots have been observed in plants of Clerodendrum x speciosum growing in residential gardens and parks in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. Thin sections of diseased tissues revealed characteristic cytopathic effects of the nuclear type of the Brevipalpus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) mite-transmitted viruses (BTrV). Brevipalpus mites, identified as B. phoenicis, infesting symptomatic C. x speciosum plants transmitted the pathogen to healthy C. x speciosum and to C. thomsonae, Gomphrena globosa, Hi...

  7. Epidemiological study of Rift Valley fever virus in Kigoma, Tanzania

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    Emmanuel G. Kifaro

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    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV is an acute, zoonotic viral disease caused by a  Phlebovirus, which belongs to the Bunyaviridae family. Among livestock, outbreaks of the disease are economically devastating. They are often characterised by large, sweeping abortion storms and have significant mortality in adult livestock. The aim of the current study was to investigate RVFV infection in the Kigoma region, which is nestled under the hills of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. A region-wide serosurvey was conducted on non-vaccinated small ruminants (sheep and goats, n = 411. Sera samples were tested for the presence of anti-RVFV antibodies and viral antigen, using commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, respectively. The overall past infections were detected in 22 of the 411 animals, 5.4% (Confidence Interval (CI 95% = 3.5% – 8.1%. The Kigoma rural area recorded the higher seroprevalence of 12.0% (CI 95% = 7.3% – 18.3%; p < 0.0001, followed by Kibondo at 2.3% (CI 95% = 0.5% – 6.5%; p > 0.05 and the Kasulu district at 0.8% (CI 95% = 0.0% – 4.2%; p > 0.05. The prevalence was 12.5% and 4.7% for sheep and goats, respectively. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction results indicated that only eight samples were found to be positive (n = 63. This study has confirmed, for the first time, the presence of the RVFV in the Kigoma region four years after the 2007 epizootic in Tanzania. The study further suggests that the virus activity exists during the inter-epizootic period, even in regions with no history of RVFV.

  8. Functional analysis of Rift Valley fever virus NSs encoding a partial truncation.

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    Jennifer A Head

    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV, belongs to genus Phlebovirus of the family Bunyaviridae, causes high rates of abortion and fetal malformation in infected ruminants as well as causing neurological disorders, blindness, or lethal hemorrhagic fever in humans. RVFV is classified as a category A priority pathogen and a select agent in the U.S., and currently there are no therapeutics available for RVF patients. NSs protein, a major virulence factor of RVFV, inhibits host transcription including interferon (IFN-β mRNA synthesis and promotes degradation of dsRNA-dependent protein kinase (PKR. NSs self-associates at the C-terminus 17 aa., while NSs at aa.210-230 binds to Sin3A-associated protein (SAP30 to inhibit the activation of IFN-β promoter. Thus, we hypothesize that NSs function(s can be abolished by truncation of specific domains, and co-expression of nonfunctional NSs with intact NSs will result in the attenuation of NSs function by dominant-negative effect. Unexpectedly, we found that RVFV NSs truncated at aa. 6-30, 31-55, 56-80, 81-105, 106-130, 131-155, 156-180, 181-205, 206-230, 231-248 or 249-265 lack functions of IFN-β mRNA synthesis inhibition and degradation of PKR. Truncated NSs were less stable in infected cells, while nuclear localization was inhibited in NSs lacking either of aa.81-105, 106-130, 131-155, 156-180, 181-205, 206-230 or 231-248. Furthermore, none of truncated NSs had exhibited significant dominant-negative functions for NSs-mediated IFN-β suppression or PKR degradation upon co-expression in cells infected with RVFV. We also found that any of truncated NSs except for intact NSs does not interact with RVFV NSs even in the presence of intact C-terminus self-association domain. Our results suggest that conformational integrity of NSs is important for the stability, cellular localization and biological functions of RVFV NSs, and the co-expression of truncated NSs does not exhibit dominant-negative phenotype.

  9. The L, M, and S Segments of Rift Valley Fever Virus MP-12 Vaccine Independently Contribute to a Temperature-Sensitive Phenotype

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    Nishiyama, Shoko; Lokugamage, Nandadeva

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    ABSTRACT Rift Valley fever (RVF) is endemic to Africa, and the mosquito-borne disease is characterized by “abortion storms” in ruminants and by hemorrhagic fever, encephalitis, and blindness in humans. Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV; family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus) has a tripartite negative-stranded RNA genome (L, M, and S segments). A live-attenuated vaccine for RVF, the MP-12 vaccine, is conditionally licensed for veterinary use in the United States. MP-12 is fully attenuated by the combination of the partially attenuated L, M, and S segments. Temperature sensitivity (ts) limits viral replication at a restrictive temperature and may be involved with viral attenuation. In this study, we aimed to characterize the ts mutations for MP-12. The MP-12 vaccine showed restricted replication at 38°C and replication shutoff (100-fold or greater reduction in virus titer compared to that at 37°C) at 39°C in Vero and MRC-5 cells. Using rZH501 reassortants with either the MP-12 L, M, or S segment, we found that all three segments encode a temperature-sensitive phenotype. However, the ts phenotype of the S segment was weaker than that of the M or L segment. We identified Gn-Y259H, Gc-R1182G, L-V172A, and L-M1244I as major ts mutations for MP-12. The ts mutations in the L segment decreased viral RNA synthesis, while those in the M segment delayed progeny production from infected cells. We also found that a lack of NSs and/or 78kD/NSm protein expression minimally affected the ts phenotype. Our study revealed that MP-12 is a unique vaccine carrying ts mutations in the L, M, and S segments. IMPORTANCE Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a mosquito-borne viral disease endemic to Africa, characterized by high rates of abortion in ruminants and severe diseases in humans. Vaccination is important to prevent the spread of disease, and a live-attenuated MP-12 vaccine is currently the only vaccine with a conditional license in the United States. This study determined the temperature

  10. NSs Virulence Factor of Rift Valley Fever Virus Engages the F-Box Proteins FBXW11 and β-TRCP1 To Degrade the Antiviral Protein Kinase PKR

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    Kainulainen, Markus; Lau, Simone; Samuel, Charles E.; Hornung, Veit

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV, family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus) is a relevant pathogen of both humans and livestock in Africa. The nonstructural protein NSs is a major virulence factor known to suppress the type I interferon (IFN) response by inhibiting host cell transcription and by proteasomal degradation of a major antiviral IFN effector, the translation-inhibiting protein kinase PKR. Here, we identified components of the modular SCF (Skp1, Cul1, F-box protein)-type E3 ubiquitin ligases as mediators of PKR destruction by NSs. Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) against the conserved SCF subunit Skp1 protected PKR from NSs-mediated degradation. Consequently, RVFV replication was severely reduced in Skp1-depleted cells when PKR was present. SCF complexes have a variable F-box protein subunit that determines substrate specificity for ubiquitination. We performed an siRNA screen for all (about 70) human F-box proteins and found FBXW11 to be involved in PKR degradation. The partial stabilization of PKR by FBXW11 depletion upregulated PKR autophosphorylation and phosphorylation of the PKR substrate eIF2α and caused a shutoff of host cell protein synthesis in RVFV-infected cells. To maximally protect PKR from the action of NSs, knockdown of structurally and functionally related FBXW1 (also known as β-TRCP1), in addition to FBXW11 deletion, was necessary. Consequently, NSs was found to interact with both FBXW11 and β-TRCP1. Thus, NSs eliminates the antiviral kinase PKR by recruitment of SCF-type E3 ubiquitin ligases containing FBXW11 and β-TRCP1 as substrate recognition subunits. This antagonism of PKR by NSs is essential for efficient RVFV replication in mammalian cells. IMPORTANCE Rift Valley fever virus is a pathogen of humans and animals that has the potential to spread from Africa and the Arabian Peninsula to other regions. A major virulence mechanism is the proteasomal degradation of the antiviral kinase PKR by the viral protein NSs. Here, we

  11. Characterization of Rift Valley fever virus MP-12 strain encoding NSs of Punta Toro virus or sandfly fever Sicilian virus.

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    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV; genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae is a mosquito-borne zoonotic pathogen which can cause hemorrhagic fever, neurological disorders or blindness in humans, and a high rate of abortion in ruminants. MP-12 strain, a live-attenuated candidate vaccine, is attenuated in the M- and L-segments, but the S-segment retains the virulent phenotype. MP-12 was manufactured as an Investigational New Drug vaccine by using MRC-5 cells and encodes a functional NSs gene, the major virulence factor of RVFV which 1 induces a shutoff of the host transcription, 2 inhibits interferon (IFN-β promoter activation, and 3 promotes the degradation of dsRNA-dependent protein kinase (PKR. MP-12 lacks a marker for differentiation of infected from vaccinated animals (DIVA. Although MP-12 lacking NSs works for DIVA, it does not replicate efficiently in type-I IFN-competent MRC-5 cells, while the use of type-I IFN-incompetent cells may negatively affect its genetic stability. To generate modified MP-12 vaccine candidates encoding a DIVA marker, while still replicating efficiently in MRC-5 cells, we generated recombinant MP-12 encoding Punta Toro virus Adames strain NSs (rMP12-PTNSs or Sandfly fever Sicilian virus NSs (rMP12-SFSNSs in place of MP-12 NSs. We have demonstrated that those recombinant MP-12 viruses inhibit IFN-β mRNA synthesis, yet do not promote the degradation of PKR. The rMP12-PTNSs, but not rMP12-SFSNSs, replicated more efficiently than recombinant MP-12 lacking NSs in MRC-5 cells. Mice vaccinated with rMP12-PTNSs or rMP12-SFSNSs induced neutralizing antibodies at a level equivalent to those vaccinated with MP-12, and were efficiently protected from wild-type RVFV challenge. The rMP12-PTNSs and rMP12-SFSNSs did not induce antibodies cross-reactive to anti-RVFV NSs antibody and are therefore applicable to DIVA. Thus, rMP12-PTNSs is highly efficacious, replicates efficiently in MRC-5 cells, and encodes a DIVA marker, all of which

  12. Oligomerization of Uukuniemi virus nucleocapsid protein

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Uukuniemi virus (UUKV belongs to the Phlebovirus genus in the family Bunyaviridae. As a non-pathogenic virus for humans UUKV has served as a safe model bunyavirus in a number of studies addressing fundamental questions such as organization and regulation of viral genes, genome replication, structure and assembly. The present study is focused on the oligomerization of the UUKV nucleocapsid (N protein, which plays an important role in several steps of virus replication. The aim was to locate the domains involved in the N protein oligomerization and study the process in detail. Results A set of experiments concentrating on the N- and C-termini of the protein was performed, first by completely or partially deleting putative N-N-interaction domains and then by introducing point mutations of amino acid residues. Mutagenesis strategy was based on the computer modeling of secondary and tertiary structure of the N protein. The N protein mutants were studied in chemical cross-linking, immunofluorescence, mammalian two-hybrid, minigenome, and virus-like particle-forming assays. The data showed that the oligomerization ability of UUKV-N protein depends on the presence of intact α-helices on both termini of the N protein molecule and that a specific structure in the N-terminal region plays a crucial role in the N-N interaction(s. This structure is formed by two α-helices, rich in amino acid residues with aromatic (W7, F10, W19, F27, F31 or long aliphatic (I14, I24 side chains. Furthermore, some of the N-terminal mutations (e.g. I14A, I24A, F31A affected the N protein functionality both in mammalian two-hybrid and minigenome assays. Conclusions UUKV-N protein has ability to form oligomers in chemical cross-linking and mammalian two-hybrid assays. In mutational analysis, some of the introduced single-point mutations abolished the N protein functionality both in mammalian two-hybrid and minigenome assays, suggesting that especially the N

  13. Emerging and Reemeriging Human Bunyavirus Infections and Climate Change

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    Sutherland, Laura J.; Anyamba, Assaf; LaBeaud, A. Desiree

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    The Bunyaviridae family includes a growing number of viruses that have contributed to the burden of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases around the globe. Many of these viruses cause severe clinical outcomes in human and animal populations, the results of which can be detrimental to public health and the economies of affected communities. The threat to endemic and non-native regions is particularly high, and national and international public health agencies are often on alert. Many of the bunyaviruses cause severe clinical disease including hemorrhage, organ failure, and death leading to their high-risk classification. Hantaviruses and Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) (genus Phlebovirus) are National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Category A priority pathogens in the United States. Viral hemorrhagic fevers, a classification that includes many bunyaviruses, are immediately notifiable in the European Union. The emergence of new and reemerging bunyaviruses has resulted in numerous human and animal fatalities. Outbreaks of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in East Africa (1997/1998, 2006/2007), Sudan (2007), Southern Africa (2008-2010), Kenya (1997/1998, 2006/2007) (Anyamba et al., 2009, 2010; Breiman et al., 2010; Grobbelaar et al., 2011; Woods et al., 2002) and Saudi Arabia & Yemen (2000, 2010) (Food and Agriculture Organization, 2000; Hjelle and Glass, 2000; Madani et al., 2003) and the emergence of Sin Nombre virus (1993) (Hjelle and Glass, 2000) and most recently Schmallenberg virus (2011) (DEFRA, 2012) are prime examples of the devastating and worldwide toll bunyaviruses have on health and economies. Climate variability (precipitation and temperature in particular) greatly influence the ecological conditions that drive arboviral disease outbreaks across the globe. Several human and animal disease outbreaks have been influenced by changes in climate associated with the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon including the bunyaviruses RVFV and Sin

  14. Oropuche virus: A virus present but ignored

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    Salim Mattar V.

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    Full Text Available Bunyaviruses are RNA viruses that affect animals and plants; they have five genera and four of them affect humans: Orthobunyavirus, Nairovirus, Phlebovirus and Hantavirus. All of them are Arbovirus, except Hantavirus. The Orthobunyaviruses comprise Oropouche, Tahyna, La Crosse virus, California encephalitis virus and Heartland virus recently discovered (1. Except for Heartland virus which is transmitted by ticks of the genus Amblyoma, these Phleboviruses have as vectors mosquitoes, which bite small mammals which are able to be as reservoirs amplifiers.

  15. Haemorrhagic Fevers, Viral

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    ... is usually applied to disease caused by Arenaviridae (Lassa fever, Junin and Machupo), Bunyaviridae (Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, ... fever Dengue and severe dengue Ebola virus disease Lassa fever Marburg haemorrhagic fever Rift Valley fever Multimedia, features ...

  16. Comparative efficacy of two next-generation Rift Valley fever vaccines

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    Kortekaas, J; Oreshkova, N; van Keulen, L; Kant, J; Bosch, B J; Bouloy, M; Moulin, V; Goovaerts, D; Moormann, R J M

    2014-01-01

    Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a re-emerging zoonotic bunyavirus of the genus Phlebovirus. A natural isolate containing a large attenuating deletion in the small (S) genome segment previously yielded a highly effective vaccine virus, named Clone 13. The deletion in the S segment abrogates express

  17. Advances in virus research. Volume 31

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    Maramorosch, K.; Murphy, F.A.; Shatkin, A.J.

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    This book presents topics in virus research and advances made in this field. Topics covered include: ambisense RNA genomes of arenaviruses and phleboviruses; the molecular basis of antigenic variation in influenza virus; epitope mapping of flavivirus glycoproteins; regulation of adenovirus mRNA formation; regulation of protein synthesis in virus infected animal cells; and antibody-dependent enhancement of vira infectivity.

  18. FATORES EPIDEMIOLÓGICOS ASSOCIADOS E NOVAS ABORDAGENS DIAGNÓSTICAS PARA LEISHMANIOSE E BABESIOSE CANINA NO MUNICÍPIO DE SÃO LUÍS-MA, BRASIL

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    ANDRESSA ALMEIDA SANTANA

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    A babesiose canina e a leishmaniose visceral canina são doenças transmitidas por vetores, sendo os cães competentes reservatórios e fonte alimentar dos artrópodes envolvidos. Babesia canis vogeli, é um parasita intraeritrocitário transmitido pelo carrapato Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Leishmania infantum (sin. Leishmania chagasi) transmitidos a mamíferos pela picada dos flebotomíneos (Lutzomyia longipalpis), infectando macrófagos do Sistema Fagocítico Mononuclear do hospedeiro. O presente trabal...

  19. Manipulação da fisiologia digestiva de Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae): efeito da Galactosamina na atividade tripsinolítica intestinal do principal vetor de Leishmania infantum nas Américas.

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    Tatiana Lima da Silva

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    As leishmanioses, consideradas antropozoonoses, são um complexo de doenças causadas por espécies de protozoários parasitos pertencentes ao gênero Leishmania, sendo transmitidos aos seus hospedeiros vertebrados por insetos pequenos denominados flebotomíneos. O agente etiológico da leishmaniose visceral, Leishmania infantum, é transmitido no Brasil aos hospedeiros principalmente pela espécie Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera, Psychodidae). As fêmeas de flebotomíneos devem realizar a hematofagia pa...

  20. INFLUENCIA DEL MODELO E IMAGEN DEL MÉDICO DURANTE LA FORMACIÓN DE PREGRADO EN UN GRUPO DE ESTUDIANTES DE MEDICINA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

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    Este trabajo tiene como objetivos conocer la influencia del modelo médico transmitido por quienes imparten docencia e identificar los valores de los estudiantes al ingresar a medicina, los valores transmitidos en pregrado y la importancia del modelo médico en esta etapa. Mediante una entrevista semiestructurada, previo consentimiento informado, se recopilaron percepciones de una cohorte de internos respecto de la imagen que tenían del médico al ingresar a medicina y su evolución durante la fo...

  1. Seroprevalence of Toscana virus among residents of Aegean Sea islands, Greece.

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    Anagnostou, Vassiliki; Papa, Anna

    2013-01-01

    Phleboviruses, among them Toscana virus (TOSV), are endemic in the Mediterranean countries. In the present study sera collected from 219 apparently healthy individuals residents of seven islands in the Aegean Sea, Greece, were tested for the detection of TOSV IgG antibodies. Overall, TOSV IgG antibodies were detected in 46/219 (21%) individuals. Samos and Evia islands presented the highest seroprevalence (40% and 34.78%, respectively). There was no significant difference among males and females, while increased age was significantly associated with seropositivity. TOSV, and phleboviruses in general, have to be included in the differential diagnosis of febrile or acute neurological cases among residents or travelers in Mediterranean countries during the summer time, especially when sand fly bites are reported.

  2. Haemaphysalis longicornis Ticks as Reservoir and Vector of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus in China

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    Luo, Li-mei; Zhao, Li; Wen, Hong-Ling; Zhang, Zhen-Tang; Liu, Jian-Wei; Fang, Li-Zhu; Xue, Zai-Feng; Ma, Dong-Qiang; Zhang, Xiao-Shuang; Ding, Shu-Jun; Lei, Xiao-Ying; Yu, Xue-jie

    2015-01-01

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging hemorrhagic fever in East Asia caused by SFTS virus (SFTSV), a newly discovered phlebovirus. The Haemaphysalis longicornis tick has been suspected to be the vector of SFTSV. To determine whether SFTSV can be transmitted among ticks, from ticks to animals, and from animals to ticks, we conducted transmission studies between developmental stages of H. longicornis ticks and between ticks and mice. Using reverse transcription PCR, ...

  3. Rare 2-Substituted Purine Nucleosides

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    acetonyinosine, AVS-002159) has been found to have very high activity (TI > 1000) against the Sandfly Fever Virus (Phlebovirus). Another compound (2...propenyl group is occurring at the slow step of the reaction, i.e. the transmetalation stage. Temperature appears to be an important factor in...exclusive formation of the 1-propenyl compound 79 is realized when the temperature is raised to 110 °C. Deprotection of 79 with trimethyIsilyl iodide in

  4. Laboratory Validation of the Sand Fly Fever Virus Antigen Assay

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    TOSV), sandfly fever Sicilian virus (SFSV), sandfly fever Naples virus (SFNV), and Punta Toro virus (Tesh 1988, Alkan et al. 2013). These viruses pose a...SFFVA against arthropod- borne phleboviruses that are not members of the SF virus group (Heartland viruses ) or are members of the SF virus group but not...less virus in wild infected flies. The proprietary grinding solution provided with the kit will inactivate most arbo- viruses , preventing them

  5. Severe Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever presented with massive retroperitoneal haemorrhage that recovered without antiviral treatment

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    Gharabaghi, Mehrnaz Asadi; Chinikar, Sadegh; Ghiasi, Seyyed Mojtaba;

    2011-01-01

    Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tickborne viral zoonosis with up to 50% mortality in humans caused by CCHF virus belonging to the genus Nairovirus, family Bunyaviridae. The geographical distribution of CCHF cases corresponds closely with the distribution of principle tick vectors...

  6. Analysis of tomato spotted wilt virus genome transcription

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    Knippenberg, van I.C.

    2005-01-01

    Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is the type species of the genus Tospovirus within the Bunyaviridae, a family of segmented negative strand RNA viruses. Although much ground has been covered in the past two decades, many questions concerning the mechanism of replication and transcription of this imp

  7. Epidemiology and laboratory diagnosis of Hantavirus (HTV) infections.

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    J.P.G. Clement; P. McKenna; J. Groen (Jan); A.D.M.E. Osterhaus (Albert); P. Colson; T. Vervoort; G. van der Groen (Guido); H.W. Lee

    1995-01-01

    textabstractHantavirus (HTV) is recently discovered "hemorrhagic fever virus" belonging to the Bunyaviridae family, which is spread throughout the world by wild rodents and/or laboratory rats. During an epidemic in the Belgian-French Ardennes in 1993, more than 200 acute cases were recorded of the m

  8. Molecular evolution of Puumala hantavirus in Fennoscandia: phylogenetic analysis of strains from two recolonization routes

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    Asikainen, Kari; Hänninen, Tarja; Henttonen, Heikki;

    2000-01-01

    Like other members of the genus Hantavirus in the family Bunyaviridae, Puumala virus (PUUV) is thought to be co-evolving with its natural host, the bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus. To gain insight into the evolutionary history of PUUV in northern Europe during the last post-glacial period, we...

  9. Viral RNA silencing suppression

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    Hedil, Marcio; Kormelink, Richard

    2016-01-01

    The Bunyaviridae is a family of arboviruses including both plant-and vertebrate-infecting representatives. The Tospovirus genus accommodates plant-infecting bunyaviruses, which not only replicate in their plant host, but also in their insect thrips vector during persistent propagative transmissio

  10. Occurrence of Tomato spotted wilt virus in Stevia rebaudiana and Solanum tuberosum in Northern Greece

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    Chatzivassiliou, E.K.; Peters, D.; Lolas, P.

    2007-01-01

    Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) (genus Tospovirus, family Bunyaviridae) was first reported in Greece during 1972 (3) and currently is widespread in the central and northern part of the country infecting several cultivated and wild plant species (1,2). In June 2006, virus-like symptoms similar to th

  11. Complete Genomic Sequence of Issyk-Kul Virus.

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    Atkinson, Barry; Marston, Denise A; Ellis, Richard J; Fooks, Anthony R; Hewson, Roger

    2015-07-02

    Issyk-Kul virus (ISKV) is an ungrouped virus tentatively assigned to the Bunyaviridae family and is associated with an acute febrile illness in several central Asian countries. Using next-generation sequencing technologies, we report here the full-genome sequence for this novel unclassified arboviral pathogen circulating in central Asia.

  12. Morphologic differentiation of viruses beyond the family level.

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    Goldsmith, Cynthia S

    2014-12-09

    Electron microscopy has been instrumental in the identification of viruses by being able to characterize a virus to the family level. There are a few cases where morphologic or morphogenesis factors can be used to differentiate further, to the genus level. These include viruses in the families Poxviridae, Reoviridae, Retroviridae, Herpesviridae, Filoviridae, and Bunyaviridae.

  13. Phlebotomus sergenti a common vector of Leishmania tropica and Toscana virus in Morocco

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    Nargys Es-Sette

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Background & objectives: An entomological study using CDC miniature light-traps was performed in El Hanchane locality, where cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL was emerging during the summer of 2011. The aim of this study is to identify the vectors of Leishmania and of phleboviruses. Methods: In the field, a total of 643 sandfly specimens were collected, identified by morphological keys and categorized by sex and species. A total of nine distinct species were morphologically identified where seven belonged to the Phlebotomus genus and two species to the Sergentomyia genus. Phlebotomus sergenti was the most abundant species (76%. Phleboviruses were detected by nested RT-PCR using 30 pooled sandflies while P. sergenti females were tested individually for infections of Leishmania species. Results: By using ITS1-PCR-RFLP approach, Leishmania tropica DNA was detected in 10 females, caught in this emerging focus, and provide additional evidence in favour of the role of P. sergenti as vector of L. tropica in Morocco. Real-time PCR screening for phlebovirus RNA, using an assay targeting the polymerase gene, showed positive result in one pool of male P. sergenti. Interpretation & conclusion: In this study, P. sergenti were infected by L. tropica and Toscana virus. To our knowledge, actually this is the first time that Toscana virus has been detected in P. sergenti.

  14. O papel da formação inicial no processo de constituição da identidade profissional de professores de educação física

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    José Ângelo Gariglio

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    Full Text Available Este texto relata os resultados de um estudo que teve como de um de seus objetos de análise a discussão do papel ocupado pelos componentes disciplinares, pedagógicos e práticos, transmitidos durante a formação inicial, no processo de constituição da identidade profissional de três professores de Educação Física.

  15. Cable y satélite: equipamiento del hogar y consumo televisivo

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    Lic. Emilio Fernández Peña

    2000-01-01

    Los servicios de difusión de canales de televisión de pago por satélite (Canal Satélite Digital y Vía Digital) y cable son ya una realidad con importante presencia en el sistema televisivo español. Un millón cuatrocientos mil hogares reciben estos servicios con una preponderancia clara de los transmitidos por satélite respecto a los que usan el cable (1,2 millones).

  16. 汉坦病毒及相关疾病流行病学研究进展

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    张云智; 张海林

    2011-01-01

    汉坦病毒属于布尼亚病毒科(Bunyaviridae)汉坦病毒属( Hantavirus,HV),该属病毒至少包括42个血清型或基因[1],主要引起肾综合症出血热(Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome,HFRS)和汉坦肺综合症(Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome,HPS),对人类健康危害极大.

  17. The fundamental role of endothelial cells in hantavirus pathogenesis

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    Jussi eHepojoki; Antti eVaheri; Tomas eStrandin

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    Hantavirus, a genus of rodent- and insectivore-borne viruses in the family Bunyaviridae, is a group of emerging zoonotic pathogens. Hantaviruses cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome in man, often with severe consequences. Vascular leakage is evident in severe hantavirus infections, and increased permeability contributes to the pathogenesis. This review summarizes the current knowledge on hantavirus interactions with hematopoietic and endothelial ...

  18. BLOOD-SUCKING MIDGES FROM THE GENUS Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) ACT AS FILED VECTORS OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL DISEASES (review)

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    Bluetongue and Shmallenberg diseases, the arboviral infections of ruminants, caused by Bluetongue virus (BTV) of Orbivirus genus (Reoviridae) and so-called Shmallenberg virus (SBV) preliminarily attributed as a member of Orthobunyavirus genus (Bunyaviridae), respectively, are mainly transmitted by blood-sucking midges from Culicoides genus. They are widely distributed, with a total of over 80 species documented in Russia (V.M. Glukhova, 1989), including the Far North territories. Of them, a t...

  19. Genetic Diversity of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Strains from Iran

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    Sadegh Chinikar; Saeid Bouzari; Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar; Ehsan Mostafavi; Tahmineh Jalali; Sahar Khakifirouz; Norbert Nowotny; Fooks, Anthony R.; Nariman Shah-Hosseini

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    Background: Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is a member of the Bunyaviridae family and Nairovirus genus. It has a negative-sense, single stranded RNA genome approximately 19.2 kb, containing the Small, Medium, and Large segments. CCHFVs are relatively divergent in their genome sequence and grouped in seven distinct clades based on S-segment sequence analysis and six clades based on M-segment sequences. Our aim was to obtain new insights into the molecular epidemiology of CCHFV i...

  20. World Reference Center for Arboviruses.

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    two ecosystems (Witless Bay and Mono Lake) makes them ideal for study. The existence of multiple genotypes of closely related viruses in one ecosystem...Kannamangalam Punto Toro Oripouche (TR 9760) KFD Duvenhage BeAn 109303 Pongola (SA Ar 1) Mucambo (BeAn 8) Nkolbisson (YM 31) BeAr 41067 BeAn 174214 Aura Naple...Phlebovirus *SLE (BeAr 23379) 5/1/84 Candiru (BeH22511) 11/19/65 yellow fever (F2015) 9/4/67 Chagres 8/8/68 *Powassan 7/1/75 Punto Toro 11/7/69 Tyuleniy

  1. A study of a population of Nyssomyia trapidoi (Diptera: Psychodidae caught on the Pacific coast of Ecuador

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic to the Pacific coast of Ecuador, and Nyssomyia trapidoi is considered to be its main vector. Dujardin et al. [1] recorded some differences in body pigmentation and isoenzymatic profiles in sympatric populations of Ny. trapidoi from the Pacific coast of Ecuador and suggested the existence of two cryptic species. Methods Entomological collections were performed in November 2008 and March 2011 in the locality of Paraíso Escondido using CDC miniature light traps and human bait. Morphological, isoenzymatical and molecular (sequencing of cytochome b and cytochrome c oxidase 1 of the mitochondrial DNA analyses, such as detection of Leishmania DNA and phlebovirus RNA in some females, were performed. Results Neighbor-joining trees from mitochondrial sequences grouped all of Ecuadorian Ny. trapidoi (including the two color variants in one cluster, except for two specimens which clustered separately in both genes. Isoenzymatic characterization confirmed that the color variants belong to the same population. Additionally, 11.5% of females were found by PCR to contain Endotrypanum monterogeii kinetoplastid DNA. All pools of Ny. trapidoi were negative for phlebovirus RNA. Conclusion Analysis of mitochondrial gene sequences and isoenzymes was unable to support the existence of two sibling species within Ny. trapidoi, which is a probable vector of Endotrypanum monterogeii.

  2. La filosofía de la historia y el contexto de la educación estética, capítulo del libro Schiller , arte y poítica.

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    Ramos Valera, Manuel

    2010-01-01

    La obra de Schiller es un lugar de encuentro de muchas corrientes intelectuales del pensamiento europeo del siglo XVIII y comienzos del XIX que le ayudan a configurar una rica estructura conceptual desde la que acomete su reflexión filosófica y su labor creativa. En ella confluyen, por una parte, la visión armónica del cosmos de raíz leibniciana y shaftesburiana, el ideal rousseauniano de una vida natural unificada, el sentido de la pertenencia a una unidad social orgánica transmitido por He...

  3. Nahuatlatos y familias de intérpretes en el México colonial

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    [ES] La colonización del continente americano, y de México en particular, provocó un sinfín de contactos interculturales de carácter esencialmente oral entre sus protagonistas europeos y mexicanos. Su reconstrucción histórica plantea el problema de unas fuentes, por lo general, escritas que relatan sucesos transmitidos verbalmente mediante intermediarios. Ese discurso tamizado por lo escrito suele silenciar, en cambio, su fuente primaria básica, pues el intérprete casi siempre permanece invis...

  4. Nahuatlatos y familias de intérpretes en el México colonial

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    La colonización del continente americano, y de México en particular, provocó un sinfín de contactos interculturales de carácter esencialmente oral entre los protagonistas: europeos y mexicanos. Su reconstrucción histórica plantea el problema de fuentes, por lo general escritas, que relatan sucesos transmitidos verbalmente mediante intermediarios. Ese discurso tamizado por lo escrito suele silenciar la fuente primaria básica, pues el intérprete casi siempre permanece invisible. Este artículo e...

  5. Una colección de relatos populares registrados en Bahía Blanca (Argentina), narrados por mujeres de origen mapuche y chileno

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    Hernández, Graciela B.

    2007-01-01

    Presentamos una colección inédita de relatos recopilados en sectores populares urbanos en la ciudad de Bahía Blanca (Argentina). Dos de ellos fueron transmitidos por una mujer que los recuerda como parte de su herencia cultural mapuche; se trata de una nueva versión de las disputas del zorro y el león. El otro cuento señala las características de los gorriones que no pueden vivir en cautiverio. Los dos relatos restantes fueron narrados por una joven que recordó momentos de su pasado. En prime...

  6. Caracterización molecular de un begomovirus del tomate en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, y búsqueda de fuentes de resistencia para el mejoramiento de la variedad Unapal Maravilla

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    Martínez Ana Karine; Morales Francisco José; Vallejo Cabrera Franco Alirio

    2008-01-01

    Se caracterizó un virus transmitido por la mosca blanca Bemisia tabaci al tomate en el Valle del Cauca como una variante del Virus del mosaico amarillo del tomate (Tomato yellow mosaic virus =...

  7. La publicidad de moda dirigida a los jóvenes: ¡mírame a los ojos!, la persuasión silenciosa

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    Figueiredo Pina, Helena

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigación tiene como objetivo ofrecer una clara contribución al estudio de la problemática sobre los efectos que tienen en los jóvenes las imágenes de los medios de comunicación. Los ideales de belleza y los valores transmitidos por la cultura de los medios de comunicación tienen consecuencias sociales importantes, especialmente en lo que dice respecto al autoconcepto y a la imagen corporal de los adolescentes y jóvenes adultos, creando grandes discrepancias entre el “self” ac...

  8. Patrimônio cultural gastronômico

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    Muller, Silvana Graudenz

    2012-01-01

    Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia e Gestão do Conhecimento A pesquisa trata da preservação do conhecimento tradicional gastronômico reconhecido como patrimônio cultural a ser protegido. Esse conhecimento cultural é, sobretudo, tácito e compreende os saberes e fazeres transmitidos de pais para filhos que se encontram ameaçados frente ao fenômeno da globalização. O estudo descreve as formas de conversão do c...

  9. La responsabilidad Social y jurídica ante el patrimonio bibliográfico

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    Pedraza García, Manuel José

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La legislación sobre patrimonio cultural establece el control necesario para determinar aquellos elementos culturales que deben conservados y transmitidos frente a los que no. La sociedad establece así el mecanismo de protección necesaria para la conservación futura de los bienes patrimoniales. Conceptos como coleccionismo de obras de arte y bibliofilia en el caso de los libros han estado presentes a lo largo de la historia y en buena medida han sido el germen de los actuales museos y bibliotecas nacionales

  10. Métodos de representación en la pintura figurativa

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    El conocido secretismo de los talleres y el desinterés de los pintores en dejar constancia escrita de su trabajo dificultan el estudio de la representación en la pintura. Esta situación obliga al pintor a recorrer personalmente paso a paso el mismo camino que sus antecesores. No existe más guía que las obras de los maestros y las máximas que, de taller en taller, se han transmitido hasta nosotros; es cierto que algunas son curiosas y con visos de verdad, pero en el fondo, poco aportan al pint...

  11. Emprego de um método molecular para avaliar a presença de Listeria monocytogenes em saladas de hortaliças folhosas minimamente processadas.

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    Hans Fröder

    2005-01-01

    A demanda por frutas e hortaliças frescas, associada à necessidade de maior praticidade da vida atual, está causando um aumento no interesse, por parte dos consumidores, nos produtos minimamente processados (MP). Processamento mínimo inclui as operações de lavagem, corte, descascamento e embalagem do produto. Entre os microrganismos patogênicos que, potencialmente, podem ser transmitidos por vegetais MP citam-se: Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli O157:H7 e Salmonella sp. A pesquisa d...

  12. Estudio de la enfermedad renal y la respuesta al tratamiento (antimoniales "versus" miltefosina) en perros con infección natural por "Leishmania infantum"

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    Daza González, María Ángeles

    2016-01-01

    La leishmaniosis canina (Lcan) es una zoonosis en toda la Cuenca Mediterránea y está producida por un protozoo intracelular, Leishmania infantum, transmitido por especies del género Phlebotomus. La enfermedad se caracteriza por una presentación clínica heterogénea en la cual la lesión renal es, con frecuencia, la causa principal de mortalidad. La nefropatía asociada a Lcan se atribuye fundamentalmente al depósito intraglomerular de inmunocomplejos circulantes. La combinación de antimoniato de...

  13. Cable y satélite: equipamiento del hogar y consumo televisivo

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    Full Text Available Los servicios de difusión de canales de televisión de pago por satélite (Canal Satélite Digital y Vía Digital y cable son ya una realidad con importante presencia en el sistema televisivo español. Un millón cuatrocientos mil hogares reciben estos servicios con una preponderancia clara de los transmitidos por satélite respecto a los que usan el cable (1,2 millones.

  14. CARACTERIZACIÓN AGROMORFOLÓGICA Y EVALUACIÓN DE LA RESISTENCIA AL TYLCV EN NUEVOS GENOTIPOS DE TOMATE (Solanum lycopersicum L.) COMO APOYO AL PROGRAMA DE MEJORAMIENTO GENÉTICO DE LA HORTALIZA PARA LA ENFERMEDAD

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    F. Dueñas; Yamila Martínez; Marta Álvarez; Moya, C.; Belkis Peteira; Yailén Arias; María J. Diez; Hanson, P.; T. Shagarodsky

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    Uno de los mayores patógenos virales del cultivo del tomate (Solanum lycopersicum L.) en Cuba y en varios países del mundo es el virus del encrespamiento amarillo de la hoja del tomate (TYLCV), Begomovirus de la familia Geminiviridae, que es transmitido por la mosca blanca Bemisia tabaci (Genn.). Actualmente, el mejoramiento genético para la resistencia o tolerancia a la enfermedad constituye una de las vías más promisorias para reducir los daños provocados por la virosis en el cultivo, pues ...

  15. Miocardiopatía Chagásica con taquicardia ventricular: Hospital Obrero Nº 2 “Caja Nacional de Salud”

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    Dr. Raúl Arnez Terrazas; Condori Paxi Jiovana Mariela; Condori Pardo Nancy

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    La miocardiopatía chagásica es la inflamación del músculo cardiaco producida por el Trypanosoma cruzi. Los parásitos que se encuentran en los excrementos de la vinchuca (Tripanosoma infestans) son transmitidos al organismo luego de la alimentación del vector. Afecta varias áreas del organismo humano como son los nervios periféricos y las paredes del intestino grueso entre otros, sin embargo el corazón es uno de los órganos que con mayor frecuencia es afectado una vez producida la infección. O...

  16. Conhecimento testemunhal: a visão não reducionista = Knowledge by testimony: the non-reductionist view

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    Müller, Felipe de Matos

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    Full Text Available Neste ensaio, consideramos a possibilidade de o conhecimento ser transmitido ou transferido via testemunho. Apresentamos inicialmente uma introdução à epistemologia do testemunho, indicando a sua origem em uma tradição que tem John Locke, David Hume e Thomas Reid como seus representantes. Apresentamos uma versão da tese não-reducionista. Mostramos que o não-reducionista acerca do conhecimento testemunhal deve requerer um desempenho epistêmico conducente à verdade por parte do falante e a integridade intelectual do ouvinte

  17. Dibujo y pensamiento en la obra de Rafael Masó

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    Marañón González, Rafael Carlos

    2002-01-01

    Rafael Masó, arquitecto noucentista, es además, el artista adecuado para el análisis de una obra totalmente gráfica.Dibujos, escritos, gráficos y bocetos, son los elementos idóneos para que las ideas sobre la expresión gráfica, queden reflejados en esta Tesis Doctoral.Para conocer su obra gráfica, es necesario llegar a lo más profundo de sus pensamientos transmitidos por historiadores y la Familia Masó. Tanto su obra arquitectónica, como sus dibujos, son conocidos por expertos y estudiosos ...

  18. Charlie and the chocolate factory: adaptación y traducción

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    Ana María Castro Ortíz; Claudia Lorena Olaya Marulanda; Jeffersson David Orrego Carmona

    2008-01-01

    En este estudio se presenta la relación existente entre el discurso literario, el cinematográfico y el traductivo, por medio de un análisis descriptivo de algunos apartes de la obra literaria titulada "Charlie y la fábrica de chocolates", sus dos adaptaciones al cine y la subtitulación al español de la segunda adaptación. De esta manera, se evidencian algunas variaciones de las características propias de los personajes que pueden influir en el mensaje transmitido en la obra literaria original...

  19. Efecto del extracto de paico (chenopodium ambrosioides), en parásitos gastrointestinales de gallos de pelea (gallus domesticus).

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    Paola Rodríguez; Elias Carvajal; Catalina Álavarez

    2011-01-01

    El uso empírico de las plantas como agentes de salud es ampliamente conocido en múltiplesculturas del mundo, conocimientos que son transmitidos de generación en generación. En la actualidad, las plantas medicinales y sus extractos, son utilizados con fines terapéuticos, instaurándose como una alternativa farmacológica, para diferentes patologías tanto en humanos como en animales. En la etnomedicina de algunas regiones de Latinoamérica, el paico (Chenopodium ambrosioides) ha sido empleado en i...

  20. Implementación de una estación meteorológica con Arduino

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    ESCRIBANO VEGA, JOSÉ

    2017-01-01

    El presente trabajo expone la creación de una estación meteorológica basada en tecnología Arduino, cuyos datos obtenidos mediante sensores de temperatura, humedad y presión serán transmitidos desde Arduino a una aplicación Android utilizando la tecnología Bluetooth. Para llevar a cabo el proyecto se han integrado diferentes campos de programación, como punto base de este se encuentra la programación realizada mediante la IDE de Arduino, soportada por una librería implementada e...

  1. Los manuales escritos por matronas europeas (1609-1710): el origen de cuidados humanizados en el embarazo

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    2014-01-01

    Objetivo principal: Analizar los cuidados administrados por matronas a mujeres en su embarazo en el siglo XVII transmitidos a través de los manuales escritos por las mismas parteras. Metodología: Metodología cualitativa, desde la hermenéutica y la historia cultural a través de técnicas etnográfico-narrativas mediante la lectura de cinco manuales (1609-1710), categorizando los textos siguiendo el modelo dialéctico de construcción-deconstrucción. Resultados principales: Obtuvimos como resultado...

  2. Efetividade de formulações nanoestruturadas com dilapiol (Piper aduncum Linnaeus, 1753) e piretróides no controle de Anopheles darlingi Root, 1926

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    GOMES,Erika de Oliveira

    2012-01-01

    A malária é uma doença infecciosa, causada por protozoários do gênero Plasmodium, transmitidos ao homem pela picada de mosquitos do gênero Anopheles. O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar o dilapiol isolado de Piper aduncum e em formulações nanoestruturadas utilizado contra adultos de Anopheles darlingi, identificando-se o potencial de repelência, o efeito sinergístico quando associado aos inseticidas químicos Deltametrina, Cipermetrina e Alfacipermetrina, e o efeito do contato tópico destes...

  3. Consultoría para la determinación de brechas de seguridad en una red inalámbrica

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    2009-01-01

    Las redes inalámbricas cuentan con una excelente acogida gracias a sus características de flexibilidad y movilidad. Su falencia se encuentra en su medio de transmisión. El aire es un medio abierto que permite que cualquier receptor tenga acceso a los datos transmitidos en una WLAN. Existen muchos métodos para combatir los problemas de seguridad de las redes inalámbricas. El problema surge al momento de seleccionar la más adecuada. En este proyecto se realiza un análisis de los diferen...

  4. Aislamiento de Candida spp. y otras levaduras en el personal que labora en áreas críticas del Hospital San Juan de Dios

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    Pedro Carrillo-Dover; Carolina Álvarez-Vega; Ingrid Salas-Campos; Nury Mora-Brenes

    2009-01-01

    Justificación y objetivos: Los pacientes internados en hospitales, principalmente aquellos que se encuentran severamente enfermos, son más susceptibles a las infecciones por hongos oportunistas, en comparación con la población general. El personal hospitalario puede ser fuente potencial de infección para estos pacientes, ya que normalmente actúa como portador de gérmenes, que eventualmente podrían ser transmitidos a los pacientes. Se describe, en esta investigación, el aislamiento de hongos l...

  5. Aislamiento de Candida spp. y otras levaduras en el personal que labora en áreas críticas del Hospital San Juan de Dios Isolation of Candida spp. and other yeasts from Health Care Workers in Critical Care Units of the San Juan de Dios Hospital

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    Pedro Carrillo-Dover; Carolina Álvarez-Vega; Ingrid Salas-Campos; Nury Mora-Brenes

    2009-01-01

    Justificación y objetivos: Los pacientes internados en hospitales, principalmente aquellos que se encuentran severamente enfermos, son más susceptibles a las infecciones por hongos oportunistas, en comparación con la población general. El personal hospitalario puede ser fuente potencial de infección para estos pacientes, ya que normalmente actúa como portador de gérmenes, que eventualmente podrían ser transmitidos a los pacientes. Se describe, en esta investigación, el aislamiento de hongos l...

  6. Theoretical knowledge versus practical performance in dental sculpting – preliminary study

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    Moretto,Simone Gonçalves; ANFE, Taciana Emília de Almeida; Nagase, Denis Yudi; Kuguimiya, Rosiane Nogueira; Lago, Adréa Dias Neves; Freitas,Patricia Moreira de; Oda, Margareth; Vieira,Glauco Fioranelli

    2014-01-01

    Conhecer a anatomia dos dentes é de fundamental importância na prática das diversas especialidades Odontológicas. Todas as escolas de Odontologia possuem obrigatoriamente em sua grade curricular uma disciplina responsável pelo ensino da anatomia dental, na qual um conteúdo teórico é transmitido aos alunos para reprodução na escultura em cera. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar se o conteúdo teórico programático está sendo aplicado na escultura prática. Para isso 76 provas teóricas, pl...

  7. Estereotipos y roles de género utilizados en la publicidad transmitida a través de la televisión

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    Velandia-Morales, Andrea; Konrad Lorenz Fundación Universitaria; Rincón, Juan Carlos; Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz. Maestría es Psicología del Consumidor. Carrera 9 bis No 62 – 43. Bogotá Colombia.

    2013-01-01

    Esta investigación tiene por objeto identificar las representaciones y estereotipos de género utilizados en los comerciales transmitidos por televisión, así como las posibles relaciones entre estos, las categorías de producto, los roles, el género y el nivel de sexismo de los comerciales. Se diseñó un instrumento basado en la Escala de Sexismo en Publicidad de Pingree, Parker, Butler y Paisley (1976), incorporando además las categorías de análisis de McArthur y Resko (1975), el cual se aplicó...

  8. Otoemisiones acústicas en pacientes diabéticos no insulinodependientes

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    Sambola Cabrer, Ignasi

    2006-01-01

    Las otoemisiones acústicas (OEA) son sonidos fisiológicos de baja intensidad producidos por las células ciliadas externas de la cóclea humana.Se conocen también como vibraciones o "eco coclear" y son transmitidos hacia el conducto auditivo externo pudiendo ser registradas con un otoanalizador.Las OEA fueron descubiertas por el físico y audiólogo inglés David T. Kemp, en 1978 y desde entonces los equipos de detección han evolucionado considerablemente y se ha simplificado su manejo de forma qu...

  9. Estudio de las otoemisiones acústicas en pacientes diabéticos no insulinodependientes

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    Sambola Cabrer, Ignacio

    2007-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada Las otoemisiones acústicas (OEA) son sonidos fisiológicos de baja intensidad producidos por las células ciliadas externas de la cóclea humana. Se conocen también como vibraciones o "eco coclear" y son transmitidos hacia el conducto auditivo externo pudiendo ser registradas con un otoanalizador. Las OEA fueron descubiertas por el físico y audiólogo inglés David T. Kemp, en 1978 y desde entonces los equipos de detección ha...

  10. Evolution and molecular characterization of tick-borne Anaplasmataceae and implications for pathogen diagnostics and control.

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    CABEZAS CRUZ, Alejandro

    2014-01-01

    Esta tesis se concentra en la caracterización molecular de patógenos transmitidos por garrapatas, los cuales han cobrado una gran importancia en los últimos años debido a su impacto en la economía agropecuaria, y en la salub pública de países tanto desarrollados como en vía de desarrollo (Perez y col., 2006; Rikihisa, 2010; Aubry y Geale, 2011). Particularmente la tesis usa una combinación de herramientas moleculares, bioinformaticas y filogenéticas para estudiar la variación genética de dos...

  11. DETECCIÓN DE Staphylococcus aureus ORSA/MRSA EN QUESOS FRESCOS ARTESANALES COMERCIALIZADOS EN MERCADOS POPULARES EN EL VALLE DE TOLUCA

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    Díaz González, Edaena Pamela

    2016-01-01

    Staphylococcus aureus es considerado la tercer causa más importante entre los patógenos transmitidos por alimentos y rápidamente ha adquirido resistencia a los antibióticos por lo que la portación asintomática en humanos y animales lo convierte en un serio problema cuando es transferido a los alimentos. El queso es un alimento listo para consumir que tiene una importante calidad nutricional y es un vehículo de crecimiento eficiente para transmitir enfermedades bacterianas cuando son consumido...

  12. Evaluation of community - based strategies for Aedes aegypti control inside houses

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    Pérez Flórez, Mauricio; Ocampo, Clara Beatriz; González, Camila; Morales, Carlos A.; Wesson, Dawn; Apperson, Charles S.

    2009-01-01

    Introducción. Los virus del dengue transmitidos principalmente por el mosquito urbano Aedes aegypti, causan uno de los mayores problemas de salud pública que confrontan las ciudades tropicales. La aplicación de insecticidas ha sido la base para el control de mosquitos; sin embargo, su continuo uso ha servido para seleccionar individuos resistentes en las poblaciones de mosquitos. Otro método importante para el control involucra la participación comunitaria. Objetivo. Este estudio evaluó do...

  13. Caracterización etnográfica de la cocina cultural de los municipios turísticos de la Ruta de las Flores

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    Ventura Santos, Salomé Danilo

    2015-01-01

    La cocina, la gastronomía y la hotelería en su conjunto son pilares en el que se asientan las actividades turísticas; En El Salvador existe una gran variedad de platillos que se han convertido en símbolos de identidad cultural de los salvadoreños. Muchos de estos platillos se remontan a épocas prehispánicas. Sin embargo la gastronomía en la época pre-colonial ha sido la base alimentaria de pueblos enteros, ha sido producto de intercambio entre culturas muy diferentes, se ha transmitido a t...

  14. Listeria monocytogenes en comidas preparadas

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    Vila Brugalla, Montserrat

    2013-01-01

    Tradicionalmente Listeria monocytogenes no era considerado como un importante patógeno transmitido a través de los alimentos y, en consecuencia, no había recibido mucha atención por parte de la industria alimentaria. Los índices de listeriosis en la población humana siempre habían estado enormemente ensombrecidos por otras enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos como la salmonelosis o la campilobacterosis, y la confirmación de brotes era poco frecuente. Sin embargo, los brotes de listerio...

  15. Signos visuales de identidad en el Siglo de Oro

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    2011-01-01

    Una parte capital de nuestra cultura está basada en signos visuales de distinta naturaleza que transmiten información diferente de la que comunica el lenguaje puramente verbal. Esos signos se basan en códigos con poderosos efectos comunicativos, pero por ser su significado transmitido de manera oral principalmente, raras veces son sometidos a estudio; es un conocimiento que se da por sabido en su momento (por ello no es preciso explicarlo) pero que va convirtiéndose con el paso...

  16. Microorganismos indicadores de la calidad del agua potable en cuba

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    2014-01-01

    Los agentes patógenos transmitidos por el agua constituyen un problema mundial que demanda un urgente control. Las bacterias, virus y parásitos causan enfermedades que varían en severidad. La determinación de microorganismos en el agua de consumo y su concentración proporcionan herramientas de control, indispensables para la toma de decisiones. Los controles rutinarios de todos los microorganismos, potencialmente riesgosos para la salud, resultan difíciles de llevar a cabo, debido a que ello ...

  17. Texto cultural y poesía costarricense: Jorge Debravo y Ana Istarú

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    Chen Sham, Jorge

    2006-01-01

    Al definir el texto cultural como un esquema narrativo de índole dóxico que se ha transmitido sin que sea posible encontrar su marca de origen, la teoría sociocrítica de Montpellier clarifica una forma especial de intertexto cuya construcción y dinamismo es de lo más difícil de captar, porque intervienen esquemas dóxicos de carácter entimemático por su naturaleza fragmentaria y el modo elíptico de su articulación. Ejemplificamos este concepto en dos poemas de autores costarricenses. En Jorge ...

  18. Refrigerador termoelétrico de peltier usado para estabilisar um feixe laser em experimentos didáticos

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    Moura, Paulo Roberto de; Almeida,Danilo

    2014-01-01

    É apresentado um experimento onde os alunos montam um sistema de estabilização térmica de um laser de diodo mantido a temperatura controlada e estabilizada utilizando materiais de baixo custo. Um circuito de controle baseado no efeito Peltier foi montado para estabilizar um sistema ótico composto de uma ponteira laser e de optodiodos para a detecção dos feixes espalhados e transmitido. Os efeitos físicos associados são discutidos permitindo aos estudantes a fixação dos conteúdos teóricos na á...

  19. The role of platelets in the pathogenesis of viral hemorrhagic fevers.

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    Juan C Zapata

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF are acute zoonotic diseases that, early on, seem to cause platelet destruction or dysfunction. Here we present the four major ways viruses affect platelet development and function and new evidence of molecular factors that are preferentially induced by the more pathogenic members of the families Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae, Arenaviridae, and Filoviridae. A systematic search was performed through the main medical electronic databases using as parameters all current findings concerning platelets in VHF. Additionally, the review contains information from conference proceedings.

  20. Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome Complicated by Orchitis

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    Edmond Puca; Arben Pilaca; Pellumb Pipero; Silva Bino; Majlinda Kote; Elton Rogozi; Entela Puca; Dhimiter Kraja

    2011-01-01

    Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a disease caused by viruses of the family Bunyaviridae,genus Hantavirus.HFRS from Dobrava virus (DOBV) is a seldom reported disease in Albania.Clinically HFRS is manifested as mild,moderate,or severe.Therefore,the number of cases of Hantavirus'infection may be underestimated,and should be included in the differential diagnosis of many acute infections,hematologic diseases,acute abdominal diseases and renal diseases complicated by acute renal failure.We report here an atypical presentation of HFRS from Dobrava virus complicated by orchitis with a positive outcome.

  1. Experimental infections of Oryzomys couesi with sympatric arboviruses from Mexico.

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    Deardorff, Eleanor R; Forrester, Naomi L; Travassos da Rosa, Amelia P; Estrada-Franco, Jose G; Navarro-Lopez, Roberto; Tesh, Robert B; Weaver, Scott C

    2010-02-01

    Coues rice rat (Oryzomys couesi), a species abundant throughout Central America, was evaluated experimentally for the ability to serve as an amplifying host for three arboviruses: Patois (Bunyaviridae, Orthobunyavirus), Nepuyo (Orthobunyavirus), and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus subtype ID (Togaviridae, Alphavirus). These three viruses have similar ecologies and are known to co-circulate in nature. Animals from all three cohorts survived infection and developed viremia with no apparent signs of illness and long-lasting antibodies. Thus, O. couesi may play a role in the general maintenance of these viruses in nature.

  2. Radiological Findings and their Clinical Correlations in Nephropathia Epidemica

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    Paakkala, A.; Mustonen, J. [Medical School, Univ. of Tampere, and Dept. of Radiology and Internal Medicine, Tampere Univ. Hospital, Tampere (Finland)

    2007-04-15

    Nephropathia epidemica (NE) is a mild form of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Its course varies from asymptomatic to fatal. The etiologic agent, Puumala virus, belongs to the Hantavirus genus of the Bunyaviridae family. Respiratory symptoms, from common cold to respiratory distress, occur in NE. Acute renal failure (ARF) is evident in over 90% of hospital-treated NE patients. In this review article, special attention is paid to radiological lung and renal involvement to investigate the occurrence and type of manifestations during the acute phase of infection and recovery.

  3. Diagnosis of hantavirus infection in humans.

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    Mattar, Salim; Guzmán, Camilo; Figueiredo, Luis Tadeu

    2015-08-01

    Rodent-borne hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus) cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the Americas and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Europe and Asia. The viruses are transmitted to humans mainly by inhalation of virus-contaminated aerosols of rodent excreta and secreta. Classic clinical hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome occurs in five phases: fever, hypotension, oliguria, polyuria, and convalescence. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is a severe acute disease that is associated with respiratory failure, pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock. The diagnosis of hantavirus infections in humans is based on clinical and epidemiological information as well as laboratory tests. We review diagnosis for hantavirus infections based on serology, PCR, immunochemistry and virus culture.

  4. 汉坦病毒依赖RNA的RNA聚合酶研究进展

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    张野; 李新红; 白雪帆

    2008-01-01

    @@ 汉坦病毒(Hantavirus,HV)属于布尼亚病毒科(Bunyaviridae)汉坦病毒属,是单链、分节段的负链RNA病毒,其基因组由大(Large,L)、中(Medium,M)、小(Small,S)3个片段组成,分别编码病毒依赖RNA的RNA聚合酶(L蛋白)、G1和G2糖蛋白、核衣壳蛋白(NP)[1,2].

  5. Imunoreakcije uzrokovane infekcijom virusima Hantaan i Andes u MRC-5 i HEK 293 stanicama

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    Cebalo, Ljiljana

    2007-01-01

    Hantavirusi (HTV), rod Hantavirus, obitelj Bunyaviridae prenose se s mišolikih glodavaca na ljude te u čovjeka uzrokuju dvije različite bolesti: hemoragijsku vrućicu s bubrežnim sindromom (HVBS) te hantavirusni plućni sindrom (HPS). Vrlo se malo zna o imunopatogenezi hantavirusnih infekcija, te osobito o tome zašto određeni hantavirusi uzrokuju pretežito bubrežne promjene, dok drugi poglavito zahvaćaju pluća. Cilj ovoga rada bio je istražiti određene nespecifične imunološke reakcije uzrokovan...

  6. Assessment of Recombination in the S-segment Genome of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Iran

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    Sadegh Chinikar; Nariman Shah-Hosseini; Saeid Bouzari; MohammadAli Shokrgozar; Ehsan Mostafavi; Tahmineh Jalali; Sahar Khakifirouz; Groschup, Martin H.; Matthias Niedrig

    2015-01-01

     Background: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHFV) belongs to genus Nairovirus and family Bunyaviridae. The main aim of this study was to investigate the extent of recombination in S-segment genome of CCHFV in Iran.Methods: Samples were isolated from Iranian patients and those available in GenBank, and analyzed by phyloge­netic and bootscan methods.Results: Through comparison of the phylogenetic trees based on full length sequences and partial fragments in the S-segment genome of CCHF...

  7. Experimental Infections of Oryzomys couesi with Sympatric Arboviruses from Mexico

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    Deardorff, Eleanor R.; Forrester, Naomi L.; Travassos da Rosa, Amelia P.; Estrada-Franco, Jose G.; Navarro-Lopez, Roberto; Tesh, Robert B.; Weaver, Scott C.

    2010-01-01

    Coues rice rat (Oryzomys couesi), a species abundant throughout Central America, was evaluated experimentally for the ability to serve as an amplifying host for three arboviruses: Patois (Bunyaviridae, Orthobunyavirus), Nepuyo (Orthobunyavirus), and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus subtype ID (Togaviridae, Alphavirus). These three viruses have similar ecologies and are known to co-circulate in nature. Animals from all three cohorts survived infection and developed viremia with no apparent signs of illness and long-lasting antibodies. Thus, O. couesi may play a role in the general maintenance of these viruses in nature. PMID:20134016

  8. Arbovirosis y operación ATALANTA: riesgo para viajeros y medidas de prevención y control

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    JF. Plaza Torres; R. Navarro Suay

    2014-01-01

    El término arbovirosis se utiliza para definir a un grupo de enfermedades producidas por virus, que tiene en común la utilización de artrópodos como vectores para su transmisión. Se han reconocido más de 500 arbovirus pertenecientes en su mayoría a 5 familias: Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Reoviridae y Rhabdoviridae. Pese a su naturaleza mayoritariamente zoonótica, al menos un 25% de ellas afectan al hombre, siendo responsables de enfermedades como la fiebre amarilla, dengue o la f...

  9. Emergence of sandflies (Phlebotominae) in Austria, a Central European country.

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    Poeppl, Wolfgang; Obwaller, Adelheid G; Weiler, Martin; Burgmann, Heinz; Mooseder, Gerhard; Lorentz, Susanne; Rauchenwald, Friedrich; Aspöck, Horst; Walochnik, Julia; Naucke, Torsten J

    2013-12-01

    The possible existence of autochthonous sandfly populations in Central Europe north of the Alps has long been excluded. However, in the past years, sandflies have been documented in Germany, Belgium, and recently, also in Austria, close to the Slovenian border. Moreover, autochthonous human Leishmania and Phlebovirus infections have been reported in Central Europe, particularly in Germany. From 2010 to 2012, sandfly trapping (740 trap nights) was performed at 53 different capture sites in Austria using battery-operated CDC miniature light traps. Sites were chosen on the basis of their climate profile in the federal states Styria, Burgenland, and Lower Austria. Sandfly specimens found were transferred to 70% ethanol for conservation. Identification was based on morphological characters of the male genitalia and the female spermathecae, respectively. Altogether, 24 specimens, 22 females and 2 males, all identified as Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) mascittii Grassi, 1908, were found at six different sampling sites in all three federal states investigated. The highest number of catches was made on a farm in Lower Austria. Altogether, the period of sandfly activity in Austria was shown to be much longer than presumed, the earliest capture was made on July 3rd and the latest on August 28th. Sandflies have been autochthonous in Austria in small foci probably for long, but in the course of global warming, further spreading may be expected. Although P. mascittii is only an assumed vector of Leishmania spp.-data on its experimental transmission capacity are still lacking-the wide distribution of sandflies in Austria, a country thought to be free of sandflies, further supports a potential emergence of sandflies in Central Europe. This is of medical relevance, not only with respect to the transmission of Leishmania spp. for which a reservoir is given in dogs, but also with respect to the phleboviruses.

  10. Role of DC-SIGN in Lassa virus entry into human dendritic cells.

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    Goncalves, Ana-Rita; Moraz, Marie-Laurence; Pasquato, Antonella; Helenius, Ari; Lozach, Pierre-Yves; Kunz, Stefan

    2013-11-01

    The arenavirus Lassa virus (LASV) causes a severe hemorrhagic fever with high mortality in humans. Antigen-presenting cells, in particular dendritic cells (DCs), are early and preferred targets of LASV, and their productive infection contributes to the virus-induced immunosuppression observed in fatal disease. Here, we characterized the role of the C-type lectin DC-specific ICAM-3-grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) in LASV entry into primary human DCs using a chimera of the prototypic arenavirus lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) expressing the LASV glycoprotein (rLCMV-LASVGP). We found that differentiation of human primary monocytes into DCs enhanced virus attachment and entry, concomitant with the upregulation of DC-SIGN. LASV and rLCMV-LASVGP bound to DC-SIGN via mannose sugars located on the N-terminal GP1 subunit of LASVGP. We provide evidence that DC-SIGN serves as an attachment factor for rLCMV-LASVGP in monocyte-derived immature dendritic cells (MDDC) and can accelerate the capture of free virus. However, in contrast to the phlebovirus Uukuniemi virus (UUKV), which uses DC-SIGN as an authentic entry receptor, productive infection with rLCMV-LASVGP was less dependent on DC-SIGN. In contrast to the DC-SIGN-mediated cell entry of UUKV, entry of rLCMV-LASVGP in MDDC was remarkably slow and depended on actin, indicating the use of different endocytotic pathways. In sum, our data reveal that DC-SIGN can facilitate cell entry of LASV in human MDDC but that its role seems distinct from the function as an authentic entry receptor reported for phleboviruses.

  11. Co-circulation of Toscana virus and Punique virus in northern Tunisia: a microneutralisation-based seroprevalence study.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: In northern Tunisia, the co-circulation of two related sand fly-borne phleboviruses, Toscana virus (TOSV and Punique virus (PUNV was previously demonstrated. In contrast to TOSV, a prominent human pathogen, there is no data supporting that PUNV is capable to infect and cause disease to humans. We studied the respective involvement of TOSV and PUNV in human infections in northern Tunisia through a seroprevalence study. METHODS: The presence of TOSV and PUNV neutralising antibodies (NT-Ab was tested in human sera collected from 5 districts of the governorate of Bizerte, and the titres of NT-Ab were estimated by microneutralisation (MN assay. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A total of 1,273 sera were processed. TOSV and PUNV NT-Ab were detected in 522 (41% and 111 sera (8.72% respectively. TOSV seroprevalence varied from 17.2% to 59.4% depending on the district. Analysis of TOSV geometric mean titre values demonstrated a constant increase according to the age. The vast majority of sera containing NT-Ab were found to be more reactive toward TOSV than PUNV. Indeed, past infections with PUNV and TOSV were undisputable for 5 and 414 sera, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: PUNV may be capable to infect humans but at a low rate. TOSV is responsible for the vast majority of human infections by sand fly-borne phleboviruses in northern Tunisia. TOSV must be considered by physician and tested in diagnostic laboratories for patients with meningitis and unexplained fever in northern Tunisia.

  12. Characterization of the viral ribonucleic acids and structural polypeptides of Anopheles A, Bunyamwera, Group C, California, Capim, Guama, Patois, and Simbu bunyaviruses.

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    Ushijima, H; Klimas, R; Kim, S; Cash, P; Bishop, D H

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    Analyses of the viral ribonucleic acids and structural polypeptides of 17-22 of the 119 accepted or proposed members of the Bunyavirus genus of arboviruses (family Bunyaviridae), have shown that from the standpoint of their structural components these viruses are highly comparable to each other. The average molecular weights for the three viral RNA species (L, large, M, medium, S, small) of 17 bunyaviruses were 2.93 X 10(6) (L, range 2.7-3.1 X 10(6)), 2.0 X 10(6) (M, range 1.8-2.3 X 10(6)), and 0.435 X 10(6) (Sm range 0.28-0.50 X 10(6)). The average molecular weights of the three major virion polypeptides (glycoproteins G1 and G2, and nucleocapsid protein, N) of 22 bunyaviruses were 115 X 10(3) (G1, range 108-120 X 10(3)), 37 X 10(3) (G2, range 20-41 X 10(3)) and 22 X 10(3) (N, range 19-25 X 10(3)). These results indicate that the structural components of bunyaviruses are different from those reported for Phlebotomus fever, Uukuniemi, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other members of the Bunyaviridae family that are not currently assigned to a genus.

  13. Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever virus nucleoprotein reveals endonuclease activity in bunyaviruses

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    Guo, Yu; Wang, Wenming; Ji, Wei; Deng, Maping; Sun, Yuna; Zhou, Honggang; Yang, Cheng; Deng, Fei; Wang, Hualin; Hu, Zhihong; Lou, Zhiyong; Rao, Zihe

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    Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), a virus with high mortality in humans, is a member of the genus Nairovirus in the family Bunyaviridae, and is a causative agent of severe hemorrhagic fever (HF). It is classified as a biosafety level 4 pathogen and a potential bioterrorism agent due to its aerosol infectivity and its ability to cause HF outbreaks with high case fatality (∼30%). However, little is known about the structural features and function of nucleoproteins (NPs) in the Bunyaviridae, especially in CCHFV. Here we report a 2.3-Å resolution crystal structure of the CCHFV nucleoprotein. The protein has a racket-shaped overall structure with distinct “head” and “stalk” domains and differs significantly with NPs reported so far from other negative-sense single-stranded RNA viruses. Furthermore, CCHFV NP shows a distinct metal-dependent DNA-specific endonuclease activity. Single residue mutations in the predicted active site resulted in a significant reduction in the observed endonuclease activity. Our results present a new folding mechanism and function for a negative-strand RNA virus nucleoprotein, extend our structural insight into bunyavirus NPs, and provide a potential target for antiviral drug development to treat CCHFV infection. PMID:22421137

  14. Storage of cellular 5' mRNA caps in P bodies for viral cap-snatching.

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    Mir, M A; Duran, W A; Hjelle, B L; Ye, C; Panganiban, A T

    2008-12-09

    The minus strand and ambisense segmented RNA viruses include multiple important human pathogens and are divided into three families, the Orthomyxoviridae, the Bunyaviridae, and the Arenaviridae. These viruses all initiate viral transcription through the process of "cap-snatching," which involves the acquisition of capped 5' oligonucleotides from cellular mRNA. Hantaviruses are emerging pathogenic viruses of the Bunyaviridae family that replicate in the cytoplasm of infected cells. Cellular mRNAs can be actively translated in polysomes or physically sequestered in cytoplasmic processing bodies (P bodies) where they are degraded or stored for subsequent translation. Here we show that the hantavirus nucleocapsid protein binds with high affinity to the 5' cap of cellular mRNAs, protecting the 5' cap from degradation. We also show that the hantavirus nucleocapsid protein accumulates in P bodies, where it sequesters protected 5' caps. P bodies then serve as a pool of primers during the initiation of viral mRNA synthesis by the viral polymerase. We propose that minus strand segmented viruses replicating in the cytoplasm have co-opted the normal degradation machinery of P bodies for storage of cellular caps. Our data also indicate that modification of the cap-snatching model is warranted to include a role for the nucleocapsid protein in cap acquisition and storage.

  15. Análisis de transmisión de neutrones en zafiro como parte del diseño del colimador del difractómetro Amauta

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    Munive, Marco; Baltuano, Oscar

    2005-01-01

    Los neutrones rápidos de un espectro de neutrones emergentes de un reactor nuclear, no son realmente útiles para el análisis de muestra en la técnica de difracción, por ello se requiere el uso de filtros de neutrones rápidos como es el caso del Zafiro (Al2O3). Se estudia el efecto que causa espesores de zafiro en la región térmica del haz de neutrones a ser usado para el difractómetro Amauta, el análisis se realizó por medición de espectros transmitidos usando el espectrómetro por tiempo de v...

  16. EL CONOCIMIENTO TÁCITO Y LA FORMACIÓN DE LAS CIUDADES

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    Liz Mabel Chaparro Flórez

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    Full Text Available De acuerdo a diferentes teorías las aglomeraciones, como lo son las ciudades, se han formado para permitir el intercambio de bienes y servicios, reduciendo costos y tiempos de diferentes procesos productivos. Sin embargo, parece existir una fuerza mayor que determina la formación de las aglomeraciones, siendo esta el conocimiento tácito, un conocimiento que no es fácilmente codificable y que requiere de un contacto directo entre los individuos para ser transmitido. Este producto de investigación introduce al lector a la tesis de que el conocimiento tácito es la razón de la formación y continuidad de las ciudades, convirtiéndolas en el centro de la producción y comunicación de ideas.

  17. The black death and the transformation of the west

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    Abel López

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    Full Text Available Herlihy, David, The Black Death and the Transformation of the West. Edited with an Introduction by Samuel K. Cohn, Jr., Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1997, 117 p. Este libro reúne tres conferencias que el autor leyó, en 1985, en la Universidad de Maine. Herlihy duda de que la peste de 1348 fuese la hoy denominada peste bubónica, causada por el bacilo yersinia pestis, transmitido a los humanos por las pulgas las cuales, a su vez, vivian en las ratas. Sustenta sus dudas en dos argumentos. No hay evidencias de una epizootia de ratas cuya muerte sería condición previa para que las pulgas buscasen a los humanos.

  18. La "Comoedia Phylonis". Presentación, texto y traducción

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    Antonio Arbea

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    Full Text Available La "Comoedia Phylonis" ("La comedia de Filón" es una de las piezas más desatendidas por los estudiosos del humanismo latino. Hasta hoy, en efecto, solo se la puede encontrar en el único manuscrito renacentista que la ha transmitido. Ofrecemos aquí la primera edición y la primera traducción de esta comedia a una lengua moderna, acompañadas de una breve presentación orientadora. ("Comoedia Phylonis" (“Philon’s Comedy” has been one of the most neglected pieces by Humanistic Latin Scholars. In fact, to this day it can only be found in the sole manuscript which has transmitted it.This article presents the first edition and the first translation of this comedy into a modern language, with a brief presentation.

  19. ¿Investigadores? ¿Para que? Escenas interiores

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    Full Text Available ...una parte muy importante del oficio del científico se adquiere de acuerdo con modos de adquisición totalmente prácticos; el papel de la pedagogía del silencio, en la que se hace poco hincapié en la explicitación tanto de los esquemas transmitidos como de los esquemas que operan en la transmisión, es sin lugar a dudas tanto o más importante en una ciencia cuanto que los contenidos, los conocimientos, modos de pensamiento y de acción son, ellos mismos, menos explícitos y menos codificados.Pierre BourdieuUn universo que no puede producir observadores sería pura virtualidad.Jesús Ibáñez

  20. Construction of a viral vector based on DNA-A of Tomato rugose mosaic virus (ToRMV) for induction of gene silencing in host plants

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    Cardoso, Mariana Santos

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    Os begomovírus pertencem à família Geminiviridae, que inclui vírus com genoma composto por uma ou duas moléculas de DNA circular de fita simples, encapsidado em partículas icosaédricas geminadas. Os begomovírus são transmitidos pela mosca branca Bemisia tabaci e causam doenças de importância econômica em diversas culturas, principalmente em regiões tropicais e subtropicais. No Brasil, há diversos relatos de begomovírus causando sérias perdas nas culturas do feijoeiro e tomateiro e relatos esp...

  1. Artrópodos de interés médico

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    Radman, Nilda Ester; Burgos, Lola; Archelli, Susana Mónica; Gamboa, María Inés; M.A. López; Osen, B. A.

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    Numerosos representantes del Phylum Artrópoda tienen importancia en la salud humana y animal, ya sea por actuar como ectoparásitos, endoparásitos o por intervenir en la transmisión de otros patógenos. El cambio climático, diversas estrategias de su propia adaptación así como cambios antropogénicos de la biosfera, coadyuvan en la ampliación del área de distribución, adaptaciones a nuevos hábitats y aumento de posibilidad de exposición a diversos patógenos susceptibles de ser transmitidos por a...

  2. Multimedia Educativa para apoyar el Proceso de Enseñanza-Aprendizaje en la asignatura Comunicación Organizacional

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    Ordanis Nerza González Agüero

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    Full Text Available Aborda lo referido al diseño de una multimedia educativa y sus indicaciones metodológicas, para favorecer el proceso de enseñanza - aprendizaje de la asignatura Comunicación Organizacional de la Carrera Comunicación Social, la que integra los contenidos de la asignatura y los presenta de una forma amena valiéndose de diversos recursos multimediales, lo que le facilita a los estudiantes la aprensión de los conocimientos transmitidos. Su concepción ha sido sustentada por el Proceso Unificado de Racional para el desarrollo de software (RUP y el empleo del sistema de autor multimedia builder, así como otras aplicaciones auxiliares.

  3. Babesiose canina no Distrito de Bragança

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    Rodrigues, Filipa Cristina Teixeira de Sousa

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    Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária, Ciências Veterinárias A babesiose canina (ou piroplasmose) é causada por protozoários transmitidos por carraças e afeta cães em muitas partes do mundo. As duas principais espécies reconhecidas como agentes da doença são Babesia canis e Babesia gibsoni, que correspondem respetivamente a formas intraeritrocitárias (ou piroplasmas) grandes (3-5 μm) e pequenas (0,5-2,5 μm). As espécies B. canis e Babesia vogeli, anteriormente considera...

  4. Relatório de estágio em terapia manual ortopédica

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    pacientes ao longo dos anos. Especialmente na área de músculo-esquelético e terapia manual, há uma panóplia de técnicas e métodos ao dispor dos Fisioterapeutas. Com todas estas técnicas, o Fisioterapeuta tem que saber seleccioná-las para cada situação clínica que lhe surge, na tentativa de obter os melhores resultados possíveis na reabilitação do paciente. Este trabalho destina-se a elaborar um relatório de estágio, onde vão ser abordados os conhecimentos transmitidos e adqu...

  5. Mensuração dos custos econômicos do setor de distribuição de gás canalizado do estado de São Paulo com o emprego do EVA®: o caso da Comgás

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    André Taue Saito

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    Full Text Available Este artigo mensura os custos econômicos ao longo do período compreendido entre 2004 e 2008, através de uma abordagem exploratória com a utilização do Economic Value Added - EVA®, aplicando os procedimentos de Nam e colaboradores (2009 ao caso da Comgás. Os resultados oferecem indícios de que a companhia está em uma situação de deseconomia de escala, o que ressalta a importância de o órgão regulador avaliar se os investimentos realizados pela companhia e o custo de capital estarão alinhados à obtenção de economias de escala, cujos benefícios possam ser transmitidos aos consumidores no próximo ciclo tarifário.

  6. Laboratory diagnosis of Zika infection imported cases

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    Alves, Maria João; Zé-Zé, Líbia

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    O vírus Zika (Flavivirus) é um arbovírus transmitido sobretudo por mosquitos, mas também, por transmissão materno-fetal e sexual. Existem evidências que as infeções por vírus Zika podem estar associadas à síndrome de Guillian-Barré e a casos congénitos de microcefalia e outras malformações do sistema nervoso central. As infeções por vírus Zika, Dengue e Chikungunya partilham, atualmente, os mosquitos vetores, a sintomatologia e a distribuição geográfica. O Centro de Estudos ...

  7. Columna de Castello. La opinión en el periodismo brasileño y el golpe militar de 1964.

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    Ionio Alves da Silva

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza la opinión de Carlos Castello Branco, uno de los periodistas más influyentes de la prensa brasileña de su época, frente a los acontecimientos políticosgenerados en los pasillos del poder transmitido por la Columna Castello, el Jornal do Brasil, durante el derrocamiento del gobierno João Goulart por un golpe militar en 1964. Se trata de un estudio de caso que utiliza el análisis argumentativa como aspecto teórico y metodológico que demuestra el argumento en una situación de comunicación, que produce y distribuye sentidos, vinculados a determinados productos culturales.

  8. El Paleolítico en los dibujos animados: el universo de ficción prehistórica

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    Alberto Lombo Montañés; Tania Catalán Gabarre; Silvia Palacios Algueró; Jara Parrilla-Bel

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    El presente artículo es una indagación en el universo de ficción que en torno al paleolítico se ha transmitido a través de los dibujos animados. Se integran los dibujos animados de prehistoria dentro de las investigaciones presentes sobre cine histórico o prehistórico y se lleva a cabo una clasificación previa de los mismos. Por último, se analizan las películas de dibujos (la saga Ice Age y Los Croods) más relevantes para el periodo paleolítico. Todo ello nos permite reflexionar acerca del p...

  9. Epidemiología molecular de la fiebre amarilla en Colombia: análisis filogenético

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    Jorge Boshell; D. Calvache; Bernal, M.P.; Méndez, Jairo A.

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    El virus de la fiebre amarilla pertenece a la familia Flaviviridae, género Flavivirus, y es el responsable de una enfermedad hemorrágica aguda que aún hoy en día afecta a más de 200.000 personas al año en regiones tropicales de África y Suramérica. El virus puede ser transmitido de un humano infectado a un humano susceptible por el mosquito doméstico Aedes aegypti o de primates no humanos a primates humanos por...

  10. Genotipificación y análisis filogenético de cepas colombianas del virus Dengue Tipo 2

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    Méndez, Jairo; Bernal, María del P.; De Calvache, Dora; Boshell, Jorge

    2003-01-01

    El virus del Dengue, un flavivirus transmitido por mosquitos del género Aedes, es responsable de un creciente problema de salud pública en áreas tropicales de todo el mundo, con más de 3.000 millones de personas en riesgo de infección. Este virus produce un espectro de síntomas que varía desde un malestar semejante al resfriado común, conocido como dengue clásico, hasta una enfermedad que puede ser fulminante denominada «dengue hemorrágico». La caracterización genética de los diferentes serot...

  11. Industrias culturales y de la comunicación: Mito y lógica de la creatividad y del empresario innovador

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    R de Mateo Pérez

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    Full Text Available Introducción – Los discursos de los políticos, de los poderes económicos, de instituciones diversas como la Universidad, e incluso del lenguaje publicitario, y transmitidos por los medios de comunicación, se hacen eco del mantra del emprendedor y la innovación como fórmulas sagradas que, repetidas hasta la saciedad, hagan desaparecer la crisis del sistema económico, político y social en la que está inmerso el mundo globalizado. En este artículo se esclarecen el mito y la lógica de esos conceptos con análisis de caso en las industrias culturales y de comunicación.

  12. Contribuições etnoecológicas para a compreensão sobre territórios tradicionais de três comunidades quilombolas de Santa Catarina (Brasil)

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia, Florianópolis, 2015. O conhecimento ecológico tradicional é percebido como uma área de conhecimentos cumulativos que abrange práticas e crenças, está envolvido em processos adaptativos e é transmitido entre gerações, tendo importantes implicações para o manejo e conservação biológica. Investigar fatores que contribuem na manutenção, perpetuação, adaptação e...

  13. Linguagem verbal e não verbal na malha discursiva

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem em mira explorar os efeitos do sentido decorrentes da intermediação entre linguagem verbal e não verbal no processo de constituição do texto/discurso. Baseia-se a pesquisa na seguinte indagação: “A combinação palavra e imagem é complementar na conformação do texto?” “Existe autonomia da imagem?” A investigação conclui ser a associação entre as duas linguagens o meio mais eficaz para interpretação dos sentidos transmitidos pelo texto/discurso.

  14. Tifus Exantemático: enfermedad reemergente en el Perú

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    Cecilia Morón C

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    Full Text Available El tifus exantemático es producido por la Rickettsia prowazekii y transmitido por el piojo del cuerpo. Ocurre como brotes o epidemias que tienen la potencialidad de afectar a un gran número de personas en semanas a meses. El Perú notifica más del 50% de los casos de tifus exantemático a nivel mundial. El sistema de vigilancia es considerado incompleto debido básicamente a los limitados recursos económicos, la dificultad en las comunicaciones y la existencia de pocos laboratorios con experiencia en el diagnóstico de rickettsias. El diagnóstico laboratorial confirmatorio adecuado, y la búsqueda activa de casos, posiblemente con apoyo de la comunidad, pueden contribuir a fortalecerlo.

  15. Índice de qualidade da dieta de crianças do Vale do Jequitinhonha Diamantina/MG: fatores associados à adequação

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    Lidiane Lopes Moreira

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    Objetivo: É cada vez mais comum o aparecimento de doenças crônicas não transmissíveis. Uma dieta saudável desde a infância previne doenças e promove saúde para as crianças. O comportamento alimentar tem suas bases fixadas na infância, são valores transmitidos pela família. É fundamental analisar a quantidade e a qualidade dos alimentos que compõem a dieta das crianças. Este trabalho teve como objetivo agrupar fatos sobre a alimentação infantil e verificar os fatores associados através do Í...

  16. Las empresas multinivel como modelo distópico: estudio de representaciones sociales

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio muestra las estrategias utilizadas por las empresas multinivel para ejercer un esquema homogéneo de representaciones sociales entre los asociados de las mismas. Se ha determinado la inevitabilidad de mantener un control "ideológico” sobre los asociados para el correcto funcionamiento de la empresa. La dinámica empresarial de estas compañías propone un modelo de satisfacción personal que debe ser transmitido y no puede ser cuestionado y que, por tanto, violenta la individualidad de los asociados. Se han utilizado, a manera de analogía, las novelas 1984 de George Orwell y Un mundo feliz de Aldous Huxley como modelos de una sociedad distópica que han sido llevadas a la práctica por las empresas multinivel.

  17. Desenho animado e educação: calça quadrada, cabeça redonda?

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    A tese contém uma análise da relação entre os conteúdos transmitidos pelo desenho animado Bob Esponja e a formação da subjetividade infantil utilizando os conceitos de representação simbólica, internalização e resistência, baseados em Piaget (1978) Vygotsky (2007) e Giroux (1986), respectivamente. Nesta investigação, participaram 62 crianças de 03 a 05 anos, alunos da Escola de Educação Básica da Universidade Federal da Paraíba, matriculados nos turnos manhã e tarde em 2009....

  18. La educación pública en el legado de Condorcet

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    María Ángeles Abellán López

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    Full Text Available Los conceptos que utilizamos sobre la educación como servicio público, universal, obligatorio, gratuito, laico, y libre fueron desarrollados durante la Revolución Francesa y su impacto en Europa se produjo a través de los ideales de libertad e igualdad. Condorcet representa el enlace entre la Ilustración y la Revolución francesa y nos ha transmitido un ideario político pedagógico que perdura en la actualidad. Los principios de la UNESCO, de la UNICEF, la Declaración de la Sorbona (1998, la Declaración de Bolonia (1999, la política educativa de la Unión Europea y los textos constitucionales, contienen muchas de las ideas que hace más de dos siglos defendió Condorcet.

  19. A cultura organizacional: o impacto visível de uma dimensão invisível

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    Santos, Joana Vieira

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    Full Text Available No quotidiano, muitas vezes sem que se apercebam, os sujeitos são influenciados pelas características culturais do meio em que vivem. A cultura é considerada toda a totalidade dos padrões de comportamento socialmente transmitidos, artes, crenças e muitos outros processos considerados a expressão de um determinado período, classe, comunidade ou população (Choudhry, Fang e Mohamed, 2007. Ao nível organizacional encontramos um conjunto de valores, normas e padrões de comportamento que influenciam os diversos membros. Este leque de valores varia consoante a organização, correspondendo à Cultura Organizacional. O presente artigo teórico constitui uma singela análise em torno da temática, com vista a despertar reflexão e, eventualmente, futuros estudos

  20. Utilização de Bloquinhos de Montagem LEGO® para o Ensino dos Conceitos do Sistema Toyota de Produção

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    Alexandre Pinho

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    Full Text Available Este artigo mostra como é possível facilitar  o aprendizado dos conceitos sobre o Sistema Toyota de Produção. É utilizada uma dinâmica de ensino através de bloquinhos de montagem LEGO® batizada de MIB – Montagem Interativa de Bloquinhos. Esta dinâmica além de abordar os principais conceitos sobre o Sistema de Toyota de Produção, também utiliza os conceitos sobre Just-in-time (JIT, tempo de setup, metodologia  5S e nivelamento de produção (Heijunka. O artigo descreve as quatro rodadas utilizadas na dinâmica MIB e como os conceitos descritos anteriormente são transmitidos aos alunos.

  1. Sexo oral e HIV entre homens que fazem sexo com homens

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    Sergio Luis Funari

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    Full Text Available A transmissão sexual do Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana (HIV representa um problema de saúde pública em todo o mundo, e homens que fazem sexo com homens encontram-se sob risco diferenciado para essa infecção. Ainda que existam evidências suficientes para se afirmar que o HIV pode ser transmitido via sexo oral, a percepção desse risco é ambígua, e relaciona-se de forma paradoxal com mudanças de atitude. Novos modelos de percepção de risco devem ser desenvolvidos em diversas áreas de conhecimento para se alcançar compreensão aprofundada desse fenômeno.

  2. Viajes del andalusí Ibn Ŷubayr al Oriente

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    Maíllo Salgado, Felipe

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    Full Text Available La Rihla o relación de viaje del andalusí Ibn Ŷubayr es la obra maestra de ese género en las letras árabes. Nadie ha transmitido un cuadro tan vivo y acabado de los principales centros del oriente árabe, ni ha dejado descripciones más precisas de los lugares visitados, ni ha evocado de modo tan personal los hechos y los gestos de los hombres. Es también documento esencial para la arqueología islámica, pues tiene especial cuidado en describir y situar los principales monumentos de las ciudades, adobado todo con datos de tipo geográfico, histórico, etnológico, folclórico...; nada importante escapa a su mirada.…

  3. Universitarios y universitarias de México y el cuerpo simbólico como construcción de género

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    Martha Patricia Zarza Delgado

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo de investigación es el estudio de los mensajes de género transmitidos a partir de la estética del cuerpo, su adorno y sus movimientos entre la población juvenil universitaria de la ciudad de Toluca. A partir de entrevistas en profundidad y observación participante, identifico que el cuerpo se vuelve un medio simbólico a través del cual los jóvenes y las jóvenes de este estudio muestran ciertas relaciones de poder entre lo femenino y lo masculino, de manera diferenciada dependiendo del estilo juvenil al que se adhieren. En este sentido, encuentro múltiples y variadas posturas que en ocasiones parecen aceptar y en otras impugnar el orden social de género que los controla.

  4. Arbovírus em primatas não humanos capturados em Mato Grosso do Sul

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    Os arbovírus são vírus transmitidos por artrópodes vetores e seus principais hospedeiros são os primatas não humanos e o homem. Estes vírus representam um problema de saúde pública devido ao seu potencial em causar epidemias de menor ou maior impacto. O obejtivo do presente estudo foi detectar infecções por arbovírus em primatas não humanos de vida livre capturados no estado do Mato Grosso do Sul. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo do tipo inquérito, seccional, com coleta de dados primários, co...

  5. As desventuras de Os Zeróis: cartuns e charges de Ziraldo, entre intenção e condição (1967-1972)

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    Esta dissertação analisa a série iconográfica de cartuns e charges sob o título geral de Os Zeróis, do artista gráfico Ziraldo Alves Pinto, entre os anos de 1967 e 1972. Paródia aos super-heróis das histórias em quadrinhos norte-americanas Super-Homem, Batman, Capitão América etc. , Os Zeróis oferecem uma perspectiva crítica aos ideais e aos valores transmitidos por essas personagens. Nesse sentido, situam-se essas personagens, num primeiro momento, por princípio e por método no contexto pol...

  6. Encuesta de parásitos intestinales en 615 escolares del Rímac

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    Luis Gonzales-Mugaburu

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    Full Text Available El examen microscópico de una sola muestra de heces de cada uno de 615 escolares del Rímac, ha mostrado: 1. El elevado porcentaje de protozoarios intestinales encontrados, sugiere una alta contaminación fecal. 2. La alta frecuencia de H. nana 166 (27.0% constituye un problema al que hay que prestar atención. 3. El hallazgo de Strongyloides stercoralis y Ancylostoma o Necator sólo en sujetos que habían estado algún tiempo en la Selva del Perú, sugiere una vez más, que dichos parásitos no son transmitidos en esta parte de la Costa. 4. La presencia de tres casos de Isospora belli nos indica que esta coccidia es más frecuente de lo que se suponía.

  7. Los Catastros y Registros de Aguas como herramientas indispensables para garantizar la gestión integrada y desarrollo ambientalmente sustentable de las aguas subterráneas

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    Diego De Rosa

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    Full Text Available Los catastros y registros de aguas resultan ser herramientas indispensables para garantizar la  gestión integrada y desarrollo ambientalmente sustentable de las aguas subterráneas.  Ellos constituyen instrumentos fundamentales ya no solo para asegurar el control y vigilancia respecto a quién o quienes se otorgan estos permisos, derechos o usos -y a quienes éstos son transmitidos-; sino también, y fundamentalmente, para determinar  qué cantidad, qué calidad y qué regularidad se tiene o posee del recurso hídrico subterráneo. A pesar de estar legislados en normas provinciales, no en todas se hallan implementados.  He aquí unos breves contrastes surgidos entre un  análisis comparativo de legislación sobre aguas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires y Mendoza.

  8. III SBC Guidelines on the Analysis and Issuance of Electrocardiographic Reports - Executive Summary.

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    Pastore, Carlos Alberto; Samesima, Nelson; Pereira-Filho, Horacio Gomes

    2016-11-01

    The third version of the guidelines covers recently described topics, such as ion channel diseases, acute ischemic changes, the electrocardiogram in athletes, and analysis of ventricular repolarization. It sought to revise the criteria for overloads, conduction disorders, and analysis of data for internet transmission. Resumo A terceira versão das diretrizes aborda tópicos recentemente descritos, como as doenças dos canais iônicos, alterações isquêmicas agudas, o eletrocardiograma dos atletas e análise da repolarização ventricular. Ela buscou rever critérios de sobrecargas, distúrbios de condução e análise de dados transmitidos via internet.

  9. Soroproteção de pacientes com doenças reumáticas autoimunes em uso de imunomoduladores ou imunossupressores inadvertidamente revacinados contra a febre amarela

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    Introdução: O Brasil possui a maior área endêmica de febre amarela (FA) do mundo. A doença é produzida por vírus de RNA transmitido pela picada de insetos hematófagos culicídeos. Trata-se de doença com significativa morbidade e letalidade e os casos suspeitos devem ser notificados em 24 horas às autoridades sanitárias, tamanha é seu potencial endêmico. O quadro clínico varia de formas assintomáticas até a chamada forma hemorrágica, com letalidade em torno de 50%. Não há tratamento específico ...

  10. Molecular epidemiology of Crimean- Congo hemorrhagic fever virus genome isolated from ticks of Hamadan province of Iran

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    Tahmasebi, F; Ghiasi, Seyed Mojtaba; Mostafavi, E;

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus is a tick-borne member of the genus Nairovirus, family Bunyaviridae. CCHFV has been isolated from at least 31 different tick species. The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick, or by direct contact with CCHFV......-infected patients or the products of infected livestock. This study was undertaken to study the genetic relationship and distribution of CCHFV in the tick population of Hamadan province of Iran. METHOD: In this study, RT-PCR has been used for detection of the CCHFV genome. RESULTS: This genome was detected in 19.......2% of the ticks collected from livestock of different regions of the Hamadan province in western Iran. The infected species belonged to Hyalomma detritum, H. anatolicum, Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Argas reflexus. With one exception, genetic analysis of the virus genome isolates showed high sequence identity...

  11. Comparative phylogenetic analysis of Dobrava-Belgrade virus L and S genetic segments isolated from an animal reservoir in Serbia

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    Nikolić Valentina

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The Dobrava-Belgrade virus (DOBV is a member of the Bunyaviridae family, genus Hantavirus, possessing a single-stranded RNA genome consisting of three segments, designated L (large, M (medium and S (small. In this study, we present phylogenetic analysis of a newly detected DOBV strain isolated from Apodemus agrarius. Analysis was based on partial L and S segment sequences, in comparison to previously published DOBV sequences from Serbia and elsewhere. A phylogenetic tree based on partial S segment revealed local geographical clustering of DOBV sequences from Serbia, unrelated to host (rodent or human. The topology of the phylogenetic tree was confirmed with a high percent of completely or partially resolved quartets in likelihood-mapping analysis, whereas no evidence of possible recombination in the examined S segment data set was found.

  12. Assessment of Recombination in the S-segment Genome of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Iran

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    Sadegh Chinikar

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available  Background: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHFV belongs to genus Nairovirus and family Bunyaviridae. The main aim of this study was to investigate the extent of recombination in S-segment genome of CCHFV in Iran.Methods: Samples were isolated from Iranian patients and those available in GenBank, and analyzed by phyloge­netic and bootscan methods.Results: Through comparison of the phylogenetic trees based on full length sequences and partial fragments in the S-segment genome of CCHFV, genetic switch was evident, due to recombination event. Moreover, evidence of multi­ple recombination events was detected in query isolates when bootscan analysis was used by SimPlot software.Conclusion: Switch of different genomic regions between different strains by recombination could contribute to CCHFV diversification and evolution. The occurrence of recombination in CCHFV has a critical impact on epidemi­ological investigations and vaccine design. 

  13. Production of CCHF Virus-Like Particle by a Baculovirus-Insect Cell Expression System

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    Zhao-rui Zhou; Man-li Wang; Fei Deng; Tian-xian Li; Zhi-hong Hu; Hua-fin Wang

    2011-01-01

    Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Virus(CCHFV)is a tick-born virus of the Nairovirus genus within the Bunyaviridae family,which is widespread and causes,high fatality. The nucleocapsid of CCHFV is comprised of N proteins that are encoded by the S segment. In this research,the N protein of CCHFV was expressed in insect cells using a recombinant baculovirus. Under an electron microscope,Virus-Like Particles (VLPs)with various size and morphology were observed in cytoplasmic vesicles in the infected cells.Sucrose-gradient purification of the cell lysate indicated that the VLPs were mainly located in the upper fraction after ultracentrifugation,which was confirmed by Western blot analysis and immuno-electron microscopy(IEM).

  14. 汉坦病毒感染的血清学分型研究进展

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    王世文; 解燕乡; 杭长寿

    2002-01-01

    @@ 汉坦病毒(HV)属布尼亚病毒科(Bunyaviridae)汉坦病毒属(Hantavirus),为分节段的单股负链RNA病毒,病毒基因组有3个片段组成,大(L)片段(6.5kb)编码病毒RNA依赖的RNA多聚酶,中(M)片段(3.6kb)编码病毒糖蛋白G1和G2的前体糖蛋白,小(S)(1.7~2.0kb)编码病毒的核衣壳蛋白(NP)[1].

  15. 螨类传播汉坦病毒的研究进展

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    张云

    2003-01-01

    @@ 肾综合征出血热(hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome,HFRS)在我国多称流行性出血热(epidemic hemorrhagic fever,EHF),是一种疫区分布广、发病率及病死率较高的自然疫源性疾病,其病原属布尼亚病毒科(Bunyaviridae)、汉坦病毒属(Hantavirus,HV).在中国流行的有由黑线姬鼠携带传播的汉滩病毒(Hantaan virus,HTNV)和由褐家鼠携带传播的汉城病毒(Seoul virus,SEOV).HFRS病原体的多型性及传播途径的多样化构成HFRS复杂多变的流行特征.

  16. Hantaviruses as emergent zoonoses

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    LS Ullmann

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Hantaviruses belong to the Bunyaviridae family, which consists of vector-borne viruses. These viruses can provoke two infection types: hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS - which occurs in the Old World - and hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS - an emergent zoonosis that can be found in many countries of the western hemisphere. Rodents are hantavirus reservoirs and each species seems to host a different virus type. Humans acquire the infection by inhaling contaminated aerosol particles eliminated by infected animals. The factors involved in the emergence of hantavirus infections in the human population include ecological modifications and changes in human activities. The most important risk factor is contact between man and rodents, as a result of agricultural, forestry or military activities. Rodent control remains the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus diseases, including via health education and hygienic habits.

  17. Progress of epidemiology and vaccine research of epidemic hemorrhagic fever%流行性出血热流行病学及疫苗研究进展

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    罗兆庄

    2002-01-01

    @@ 流行性出血热(epidemic hemorrhagic fever, EHF)是肾综合征出血热中的一种(hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, HFRS).HFRS由布尼亚病毒科(bunyaviridae) 汉坦病毒属(hantavirus,HV)中的汉坦病毒感染而引起的一种病情重、病死率高的自然疫源性急性传染病.当前该病的发生和流行,已成为全球性的公共卫生问题.自20世纪30年代以来国内外学者进行了大量的调查研究工作,取得一定的进展.

  18. Antibody levels to hantavirus in inhabitants of western Santa Catarina State, Brazil.

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    Souza, William Marciel de; Machado, Alex Martins; Disner, Geonildo Rodrigo; Boff, Everton; Machado, Aline Rafaela da Silva Rodrigues; Padua, Michelly de; Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes; Miranda, Gustavo Borba de

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    Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS) is an infectious disease caused by hantaviruses of the family Bunyaviridae, and is transmitted by aerosols of excreta of infected rodents. The aim of the present study was to determine antibody levels to hantavirus in the population that lives at frontier of Brazil and Argentina. Participated of the study 405 individuals living in the municipalities of Bandeirante, Santa Helena, Princesa and Tunapolis, state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. IgG antibodies to hantavirus were analyzed in sera by an ELISA that uses a recombinant N protein of Araraquara hantavirus as antigen. The results were also confirmed by immunofluorescent test. Eight individuals showed antibodies to hantavirus (1.97% positivity), with serum titers ranging from 100 to 800. Six seropositives were males, older than 30 years and farmers. Our results reinforce previous data on hantavirus circulation and human infections in the southern border of Brazil with Argentina.

  19. 汉坦病毒病原学研究进展

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    李家亮; 李德新

    2005-01-01

    汉坦病毒(hantavirus,HV)属布尼亚病毒科(bunyaviridae)汉坦病毒属(genus hantavirus),是肾综合征出血热(hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome,HFRS)和汉坦病毒肺综合征(hantavirus pulmonary syndrome,HPS)的病原体。HFRS是一类以发热、出血和肾功能损伤为特征的急性传染病,病死率0.1%~10.0%;HPS主要引起急性发热,进行性呼吸衰竭,病死率高达40%~60%。HV流行广泛,危害严重,已成为一个全球性的公共问题。

  20. Schmallenberg virus infection of ruminants: challenges and opportunities for veterinarians

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    Full Text Available François Claine, Damien Coupeau, Laetitia Wiggers, Benoît Muylkens, Nathalie Kirschvink Veterinary Department, Faculty of Sciences, Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences (NARILIS, University of Namur (UNamur, Namur, Belgium Abstract: In 2011, European ruminant flocks were infected by Schmallenberg virus (SBV leading to transient disease in adult cattle but abortions and congenital deformities in calves, lambs, and goat kids. SBV belonging to the Simbu serogroup (family Bunyaviridae and genus Orthobunyavirus was first discovered in the same region where bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8 emerged 5 years before. Both viruses are transmitted by biting midges (Culicoides spp. and share several similarities. This paper describes the current knowledge of temporal and geographical spread, molecular virology, transmission and susceptible species, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention and control, impact on ruminant health, and productivity of SBV infection in Europe, and compares SBV infection with BTV-8 infection in ruminants. Keywords: Schmallenberg virus, Europe, ruminants, review

  1. Orthobunyavirus Antibodies Among Humans in Selected Parts of the Rift Valley and Northeastern Kenya

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    Odhiambo, Collins; Venter, Marietjie; Swanepoel, Robert; Sang, Rosemary

    2015-01-01

    Ngari, Bunyamwera, Ilesha, and Germiston viruses are among the mosquito-borne human pathogens in the Orthobunyavirus genus, family Bunyaviridae, associated with febrile illness. Although the four orthobunyaviruses have been isolated from mosquito and/or tick vectors sampled from different geographic regions in Kenya, little is known of human exposure in such areas. We conducted a serologic investigation to determine whether orthobunyaviruses commonly infect humans in Kenya. Orthobunyavirus-specific antibodies were detected by plaque reduction neutralization tests in 89 (25.8%) of 345 persons tested. Multivariable analysis revealed age and residence in northeastern Kenya as risk factors. Implementation of acute febrile illness surveillance in northeastern Kenya will help to detect such infections. PMID:25988444

  2. Perspectives of antiviral RNA interference (RNAi pathway of insects with special reference to mosquito in the context of dengue infection: a review

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    Probal Basu

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available RNA interference is a post-transcriptional sequence selective gene control mechanism. Antiviral RNA interference (RNAi pathway is one of the most momentous constituents of the insect innate immune system that can stymie versatile range of RNA virus like flavivirus. It has been demonstrated that RNA production by alphavirus replication is higher in proportion compared to flavivirus replication in mosquito cells. Studies demonstrated that infection by virus from Togaviridae and Bunyaviridae family of arbovirus to mosquito cells causes defect in RNAi response in-vitro but interestingly, it has also been stated that Dengue virus (DENV could be actively inhibited by RNA interference (RNAi. This article is an endeavor to review the perspectives of the functional significance of antiviral RNA interference as a potent agent of controlling dengue infection in the vector.

  3. Hantaviral proteins: structure, functions and role in hantavirus infection

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    Musalwa eMuyangwa

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    Full Text Available Hantaviruses are the members of the family Bunyaviridae that are naturally maintained in the populations of small mammals, mostly rodents. Most of these viruses can easily infect humans through contact with aerosols or dust generated by contaminated animal waste products. Depending on the particular hantavirus involved, human infection could result in either Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS or in Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome (HCPS. In the past few years, clinical cases of the hantavirus caused diseases have been on the rise. Understanding structure of the hantavirus genome and the functions of the key viral proteins is critical for the therapeutic agents’ research. This paper gives a brief overview of the current knowledge on the structure and properties of the hantavirus nucleoprotein and the glycoproteins.

  4. Searching for cellular partners of hantaviral nonstructural protein NSs: Y2H screening of mouse cDNA library and analysis of cellular interactome.

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    Tuomas Rönnberg

    Full Text Available Hantaviruses (Bunyaviridae are negative-strand RNA viruses with a tripartite genome. The small (S segment encodes the nucleocapsid protein and, in some hantaviruses, also the nonstructural protein (NSs. The aim of this study was to find potential cellular partners for the hantaviral NSs protein. Toward this aim, yeast two-hybrid (Y2H screening of mouse cDNA library was performed followed by a search for potential NSs protein counterparts via analyzing a cellular interactome. The resulting interaction network was shown to form logical, clustered structures. Furthermore, several potential binding partners for the NSs protein, for instance ACBD3, were identified and, to prove the principle, interaction between NSs and ACBD3 proteins was demonstrated biochemically.

  5. Searching for cellular partners of hantaviral nonstructural protein NSs: Y2H screening of mouse cDNA library and analysis of cellular interactome.

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    Rönnberg, Tuomas; Jääskeläinen, Kirsi; Blot, Guillaume; Parviainen, Ville; Vaheri, Antti; Renkonen, Risto; Bouloy, Michele; Plyusnin, Alexander

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    Hantaviruses (Bunyaviridae) are negative-strand RNA viruses with a tripartite genome. The small (S) segment encodes the nucleocapsid protein and, in some hantaviruses, also the nonstructural protein (NSs). The aim of this study was to find potential cellular partners for the hantaviral NSs protein. Toward this aim, yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) screening of mouse cDNA library was performed followed by a search for potential NSs protein counterparts via analyzing a cellular interactome. The resulting interaction network was shown to form logical, clustered structures. Furthermore, several potential binding partners for the NSs protein, for instance ACBD3, were identified and, to prove the principle, interaction between NSs and ACBD3 proteins was demonstrated biochemically.

  6. The 3′ Untranslated Region of the Andes Hantavirus Small mRNA Functionally Replaces the Poly(A) Tail and Stimulates Cap-Dependent Translation Initiation from the Viral mRNA ▿

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    Vera-Otarola, Jorge; Soto-Rifo, Ricardo; Ricci, Emiliano P.; Ohlmann, Théophile; Darlix, Jean-Luc; López-Lastra, Marcelo

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    In the process of translation of eukaryotic mRNAs, the 5′ cap and the 3′ poly(A) tail interact synergistically to stimulate protein synthesis. Unlike its cellular counterparts, the small mRNA (SmRNA) of Andes hantavirus (ANDV), a member of the Bunyaviridae, lacks a 3′ poly(A) tail. Here we report that the 3′ untranslated region (3′UTR) of the ANDV SmRNA functionally replaces a poly(A) tail and synergistically stimulates cap-dependent translation initiation from the viral mRNA. Stimulation of translation by the 3′UTR of the ANDV SmRNA was found to be independent of viral proteins and of host poly(A)-binding protein. PMID:20660206

  7. Isolation of orbiviruses and uukuviruses from puffin ticks.

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    Moss, S R; Nuttall, P A

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    Two viruses were isolated from a pool of three female Ixodes uriae ticks found on a dead puffin (Fratercula arctica) on a beach at Arbroath, Scotland. Complement fixation tests showed that one of the viruses was an orbivirus belonging to the Kemerovo serogroup and was related to Cape Wrath virus. Cross-reactions did not occur in neutralisation tests with 4 Kemerovo group viruses previously isolated from I. uriae collected in British seabird colonies. The orbivirus was therefore named Arbroath virus. The other virus was of the Uukuniemi serogroup (family Bunyaviridae) and reacted in complement fixation and neutralisation tests with a virus isolated from I. uriae collected from a seabird colony at St Abb's Head, Scotland. Both the orbi- and the uukuviruses replicated in a tick (Rhipicephalus appendiculatus) cell line, RA-243.

  8. Sylvatic transmission of arboviruses among Bornean orangutans.

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    Wolfe, N D; Kilbourn, A M; Karesh, W B; Rahman, H A; Bosi, E J; Cropp, B C; Andau, M; Spielman, A; Gubler, D J

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    Wild populations of nonhuman primates live in regions of sylvatic arbovirus transmission. To assess the status of arbovirus transmission in Bornean forests and the susceptibility of wild orangutans to arboviral infection, blood samples of wild orangutans, semi-captive orangutans, and humans were examined. Samples were tested by plaque reduction neutralization test for antibodies to viruses representing three families (Flaviviridae, Alphaviridae, and Bunyaviridae), including dengue-2, Japanese encephalitis, Zika, Langat, Tembusu, Sindbis, Chikungunya, and Batai viruses. Both wild and semi-captive orangutan groups as well as local human populations showed serologic evidence of arbovirus infection. The presence of neutralizing antibodies among wild orangutans strongly suggests the existence of sylvatic cycles for dengue, Japanese encephalitis, and sindbis viruses in North Borneo. The present study demonstrates that orangutans are susceptible to arboviralinfections in the wild, although the impact of arboviral infections on this endangered ape remain unknown.

  9. RNA interference targets arbovirus replication in Culicoides cells.

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    Schnettler, Esther; Ratinier, Maxime; Watson, Mick; Shaw, Andrew E; McFarlane, Melanie; Varela, Mariana; Elliott, Richard M; Palmarini, Massimo; Kohl, Alain

    2013-03-01

    Arboviruses are transmitted to vertebrate hosts by biting arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, and midges. These viruses replicate in both arthropods and vertebrates and are thus exposed to different antiviral responses in these organisms. RNA interference (RNAi) is a sequence-specific RNA degradation mechanism that has been shown to play a major role in the antiviral response against arboviruses in mosquitoes. Culicoides midges are important vectors of arboviruses, known to transmit pathogens of humans and livestock such as bluetongue virus (BTV) (Reoviridae), Oropouche virus (Bunyaviridae), and likely the recently discovered Schmallenberg virus (Bunyaviridae). In this study, we investigated whether Culicoides cells possess an antiviral RNAi response and whether this is effective against arboviruses, including those with double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) genomes, such as BTV. Using reporter gene-based assays, we established the presence of a functional RNAi response in Culicoides sonorensis-derived KC cells which is effective in inhibiting BTV infection. Sequencing of small RNAs from KC and Aedes aegypti-derived Aag2 cells infected with BTV or the unrelated Schmallenberg virus resulted in the production of virus-derived small interfering RNAs (viRNAs) of 21 nucleotides, similar to the viRNAs produced during arbovirus infections of mosquitoes. In addition, viRNA profiles strongly suggest that the BTV dsRNA genome is accessible to a Dicer-type nuclease. Thus, we show for the first time that midge cells target arbovirus replication by mounting an antiviral RNAi response mainly resembling that of other insect vectors of arboviruses.

  10. Professional knowledge and MSD prevention: portrait of their transmission during training and the intervention perspective Savoirs professionnels et prévention des TMS : portrait de leur transmission durant la formation et perspectives d’intervention Saberes profesionales y prevención de las LMS : un retrato de su transmisión durante la formación y perspectivas de intervención

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    Sylvie Ouellet

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    perspectives d’intervention sont proposées.Durante la organización de formaciones en empresas donde el trabajo es considerado manual y repetitivo, el formador es generalmente elegido entre los trabajadores experimentados que poseen un saber-hacer reconocido. Este estudio cuyo objetivo es de prevenir las lesiones músculo esqueléticas, analiza los tipos de saberes transmitidos a los aprendices por los trabajadores-formadores en una empresa del sector agroalimenticio. El análisis de los sabers transmitidos verbalmente por los formadores fue efectuada a partir de grabaciones audio provenientes del seguimiento cotidiano de las formaciones. El proceso ergonómico que se desarrolló en este estudio permitió mostrar que los saberes relacionados con la protección de la salud, el porqué de los gestos y los puntos de referencia para el trabajo son más difícilmente transmitidos que los otros saberes. Se puso en evidencia que el fenómeno de transmisión es complejo y que los formadores necesitan ser acompañados en el desarrollo de competencias para transmitir los saberes . Proponemos perspectivas de intervención.

  11. Savoirs professionnels et prévention des TMS : portrait de leur transmission durant la formation et perspectives d’intervention Professional knowledge and MSD prevention: portrait of their transmission during training and the intervention perspective Saberes profesionales y prevención de las LMS : un retrato de su transmisión durante la formación y perspectivas de intervención

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    Sylvie Ouellet

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    demonstrated. Intervention scenarios are proposed.Durante la organización de formaciones en empresas donde el trabajo es considerado manual y repetitivo, el formador es generalmente elegido entre los trabajadores experimentados que poseen un saber-hacer reconocido. Este estudio cuyo objetivo es de prevenir las lesiones músculo esqueléticas, analiza los tipos de saberes transmitidos a los aprendices por los trabajadores-formadores en una empresa del sector agroalimenticio. El análisis de los sabers transmitidos verbalmente por los formadores fue efectuada a partir de grabaciones audio provenientes del seguimiento cotidiano de las formaciones. El proceso ergonómico que se desarrolló en este estudio permitió mostrar que los saberes relacionados con la protección de la salud, el porqué de los gestos y los puntos de referencia para el trabajo son más difícilmente transmitidos que los otros saberes. Se puso en evidencia que el fenómeno de transmisión es complejo y que los formadores necesitan ser acompañados en el desarrollo de competencias para transmitir los saberes. Proponemos perspectivas de intervención.

  12. A summary of the evidence for the change in European distribution of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) of public health importance.

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    Medlock, Jolyon M; Hansford, Kayleigh M; Van Bortel, Wim; Zeller, Herve; Alten, Bulent

    2014-06-01

    The phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) are vectors of several infectious pathogens. The presence of a sand fly vector is considered to be a risk factor for the emergence of leishmaniasis in temperate Europe. Hence, the occurrence of phlebotomine sand flies and any changes in their distribution is important in determining the potential change in distribution of leishmaniasis in Europe. Therefore, published evidence for a changing distribution of the important phlebotomine sand fly vectors of leishmaniasis and phlebovirus infection in Europe is reviewed. This paper presents evidence of an increasing risk of establishment by sand fly species, especially for the Atlantic Coast and inland parts of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. In addition to detection in potentially appropriate areas, the findings show areas of potential future establishment of the species. The most important and urgent necessity within the community of entomologists working on phlebotomines is the need to record the extremes of distribution of each species and obtain data on their regional presence/absence along with increased sharing of the data throughout European projects.

  13. Haemaphysalis longicornis Ticks as Reservoir and Vector of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus in China.

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    Luo, Li-Mei; Zhao, Li; Wen, Hong-Ling; Zhang, Zhen-Tang; Liu, Jian-Wei; Fang, Li-Zhu; Xue, Zai-Feng; Ma, Dong-Qiang; Zhang, Xiao-Shuang; Ding, Shu-Jun; Lei, Xiao-Ying; Yu, Xue-jie

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    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging hemorrhagic fever in East Asia caused by SFTS virus (SFTSV), a newly discovered phlebovirus. The Haemaphysalis longicornis tick has been suspected to be the vector of SFTSV. To determine whether SFTSV can be transmitted among ticks, from ticks to animals, and from animals to ticks, we conducted transmission studies between developmental stages of H. longicornis ticks and between ticks and mice. Using reverse transcription PCR, we also analyzed the prevalence of SFTSV infection among H. longicornis ticks collected from vegetation in Shandong Province, China. Our results showed a low prevalence of SFTSV among collected ticks (0.2%, 8/3,300 ticks), and we showed that ticks fed on SFTSV-infected mice could acquire the virus and transstadially and transovarially transmit it to other developmental stages of ticks. Furthermore, SFTSV-infected ticks could transmit the virus to mice during feeding. Our findings indicate ticks could serve as a vector and reservoir of SFTSV.

  14. Molecular detection of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in mosquitoes from La Pintada (Antioquia

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    Full Text Available Objective. The detection of emerging and re-emerging arboviruses in mosquitoes from urban and rural areas, is fundamental for predict possible epidemic outbreaks in human populations. The Municipality of La Pintada (Antioquia, is characterized by the presence of dry tropical forest relicts, fishing, tourism, farms and mining. An entomological research was performed for explore the possible circulation of arboviruses of public health importance. Materials and methods. Mosquitoes were captured in urban and rural sites in February-April of 2012. The specimens were stored in liquid nitrogens tanks and were grouped using taxonomic keys for genera. RNA extraction from pools and generic/nested RT-PCR was performed for Flavivirus, Alphavirus, Orthobunyavirus (Group Bunyamwera and Phlebovirus. Results. 1274 mosquitoes were collected, mainly belonging to Culex and Aedes genera. RNA extracts of 64 pools were tested by RT-PCR and one pool was positive for Alphavirus. Sequencing of the RT-PCR product and the analysis with sequences storage in GenBank designate the presence of Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV. Conclusions. This is the first record of natural infection from EEEV in mosquitoes from La Pintada (Antioquia, an area with ecological elements that favor the emergence of emerging and re-emerging arboviruses of medical and veterinarian importance.

  15. Favipiravir (T-705), a novel viral RNA polymerase inhibitor.

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    Furuta, Yousuke; Gowen, Brian B; Takahashi, Kazumi; Shiraki, Kimiyasu; Smee, Donald F; Barnard, Dale L

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    Favipiravir (T-705; 6-fluoro-3-hydroxy-2-pyrazinecarboxamide) is an antiviral drug that selectively inhibits the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of influenza virus. It is phosphoribosylated by cellular enzymes to its active form, favipiravir-ribofuranosyl-5'-triphosphate (RTP). Its antiviral effect is attenuated by the addition of purine nucleic acids, indicating the viral RNA polymerase mistakenly recognizes favipiravir-RTP as a purine nucleotide. Favipiravir is active against a broad range of influenza viruses, including A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H5N1) and the recently emerged A(H7N9) avian virus. It also inhibits influenza strains resistant to current antiviral drugs, and shows a synergistic effect in combination with oseltamivir, thereby expanding influenza treatment options. A Phase III clinical evaluation of favipiravir for influenza therapy has been completed in Japan and two Phase II studies have been completed in the United States. In addition to its anti-influenza activity, favipiravir blocks the replication of many other RNA viruses, including arenaviruses (Junin, Machupo and Pichinde); phleboviruses (Rift Valley fever, sandfly fever and Punta Toro); hantaviruses (Maporal, Dobrava, and Prospect Hill); flaviviruses (yellow fever and West Nile); enteroviruses (polio- and rhinoviruses); an alphavirus, Western equine encephalitis virus; a paramyxovirus, respiratory syncytial virus; and noroviruses. With its unique mechanism of action and broad range of antiviral activity, favipiravir is a promising drug candidate for influenza and many other RNA viral diseases for which there are no approved therapies.

  16. Argentinian phlebotomine fauna, new records of Phlebotominae (Diptera: Psychodidae) for the country and the province of Chaco.

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    Szelag, Enrique A; Filho, Jose D Andrade; Rosa, Juan R; Parras, Matias A; Quintana, Maria G; Quintana, Maria G; Salomon, Oscar D

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    Sand flies are insects of medical and veterinary importance, because some species are able to transmit several pathogens such as Bartonella spp., Phlebovirus spp., and protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania (Ross). They are widely distributed in the Americas, with recordings ranging from Canada to Argentina. Approximately 500 Phlebotominae species are known in the Americas, of which it is considered that at least 56 are involved in the transmission of leishmaniasis (Maroli et al. 2012). Previous studies have shown that the phlebotomine fauna in Argentina consists of 32 species distributed in 14 provinces (Quintana et al. 2012; Sábio et al. 2015; Salomón et al. 2010). Of these species, Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva), Nyssomyia neivai (Pinto), Ny. whitmani (Antunes & Countinho), Cortelezzii complex [Evandromyia cortelezzii (Brèthes) - Ev. sallesi (Galvão & Coutinho)], Micropygomyia quinquefer (Dyar) and Migonemyia migonei (França) have been found with DNA of Leishmania spp. (Moya et al. 2015). Five new records of species in the province of Chaco, obtained from different projects carried out between 2001 and 2015, four of which are also new records for Argentina, are described in this article. Their importance as potential vectors and the correct determination of the sympatric species is also discussed.

  17. An alphavirus replicon-derived candidate vaccine against Rift Valley fever virus.

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    Heise, M T; Whitmore, A; Thompson, J; Parsons, M; Grobbelaar, A A; Kemp, A; Paweska, J T; Madric, K; White, L J; Swanepoel, R; Burt, F J

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    Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a mosquito-transmitted bunyavirus (genus Phlebovirus) associated with severe disease in livestock and fatal encephalitis or haemorrhagic fever in a proportion of infected humans. Although live attenuated and inactivated vaccines have been used in livestock, and on a limited scale in humans, there is a need for improved anti-RVFV vaccines. Towards this goal, Sindbis virus replicon vectors expressing the RVFV Gn and Gc glycoproteins, as well as the non-structural nsM protein, were constructed and evaluated for their ability to induce protective immune responses against RVFV. These replicon vectors were shown to produce the RVFV glycoproteins to high levels in vitro and to induce systemic anti-RVFV antibody responses in immunized mice, as determined by RVFV-specific ELISA, fluorescent antibody tests, and demonstration of a neutralizing antibody response. Replicon vaccination also provided 100% protection against lethal RVFV challenge by either the intraperitoneal or intranasal route. Furthermore, preliminary results indicate that the replicon vectors elicit RVFV-specific neutralizing antibody responses in vaccinated sheep. These results suggest that alphavirus-based replicon vectors can induce protective immunity against RVFV, and that this approach merits further investigation into its potential utility as a RVFV vaccine.

  18. Phlebotomine sandflies and the spreading of leishmaniases and other diseases of public health concern.

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    Maroli, M; Feliciangeli, M D; Bichaud, L; Charrel, R N; Gradoni, L

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    Phlebotomine sandflies transmit pathogens that affect humans and animals worldwide. We review the roles of phlebotomines in the spreading of leishmaniases, sandfly fever, summer meningitis, vesicular stomatitis, Chandipura virus encephalitis and Carrión's disease. Among over 800 species of sandfly recorded, 98 are proven or suspected vectors of human leishmaniases; these include 42 Phlebotomus species in the Old World and 56 Lutzomyia species in the New World (all: Diptera: Psychodidae). Based on incrimination criteria, we provide an updated list of proven or suspected vector species by endemic country where data are available. Increases in sandfly diffusion and density resulting from increases in breeding sites and blood sources, and the interruption of vector control activities contribute to the spreading of leishmaniasis in the settings of human migration, deforestation, urbanization and conflict. In addition, climatic changes can be expected to affect the density and dispersion of sandflies. Phlebovirus infections and diseases are present in large areas of the Old World, especially in the Mediterranean subregion, in which virus diversity has proven to be higher than initially suspected. Vesiculovirus diseases are important to livestock and humans in the southeastern U.S.A. and Latin America, and represent emerging human threats in parts of India. Carrión's disease, formerly restricted to regions of elevated altitude in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, has shown recent expansion to non-endemic areas of the Amazon basin.

  19. Campañas de prevención del cáncer en el contexto de la Publicidad de Servicio Público: un análisis de los mensajes y de los recursos creativos.Campanhas de prevenção do cancro no contexto da Publicidade de Serviço Púbico: uma análise das mensagens e dos recursos criativos.Campaigns for cancer prevention in the context of Public Service Advertising: an analysis of messages and creative resources

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    Maria van Schoor

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    Full Text Available The present study aims to understand the structure of preventive campaigns against cancer focusing on the arguments that are used and the way they are transmitted. The research work comprised a content analysis of 72 advertising films produced in various continents representing, in general, the different approaches used nowadays in this field. We can point out, as main conclusions, that the cancer prevention campaigns use a considerable percentage of positive approaches, do not use fear appeals or display the shocking consequences as a result of negligent behaviour. The main messages emphasize prevention through creative formats that intend to establish an empathy and proximity with the target audience.Con este trabajo pretendemos comprender la estructura de las campañas de prevención del cáncer a nivel internacional, incidiendo en el análisis de los argumentos utilizados y la forma en la que estos son transmitidos. Realizamos un análisis de contenido de 72 anuncios publicitarios audiovisuales procedentes de diversos continentes y que ilustran, en gran parte, los diferentes abordajes utilizados actualmente en este campo. Fue posible constatar que las campañas de prevención del cáncer utilizan un porcentaje considerable de anuncios desde una perspectiva positiva, en los cuales no se utiliza el miedo ni consecuencias impactantes como resultado de los comportamientos de riesgo. En su mayoría, los anuncios utilizan un abordaje positivo, desde una óptica preventiva, a través de formatos creativos que procuran una gran empatía y proximidad con los destinatarios del mensaje.Este estudo tem como objectivo comprender a estrutura das campanhas de prevenção contra o cancro, a nível internacional, incidindo a sua análise sobre os argumentos utilizados e sobre a forma como são transmitidos. Na componente empírica do trabalho, realizou-se uma análise de conteúdo de 72 filmes publicitários provenientes de diversos continentes e que

  20. Las industrias informativas: ¿tienen futuro?

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    Robert Picard

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    Full Text Available La abundancia de información, la fragmentación y polarización de las au-diencias, el desarrollo del portafolio de ofertas, los cambios en las formasde comunicar y el propio debilitamiento de las compañías mediáticas obli-gan a las industrias informativas a repensar sus modelos de negocio, anteel descenso ineludible de los ingresos provenientes del pago de los usua-rios y la venta de publicidad. Algunos observadores confunden la difícil si-tuación de los medios informativos con el periodismo. Pero estos no sonsinónimos. El periodismo no es una forma de medio de comunicación; noes una plataforma de distribución; tampoco una industria o una compañía;ni un modelo de negocio, ni un trabajo. El periodismo es una actividad, unconjunto de prácticas mediante las cuales la información y el conocimien-to son obtenidos, procesados y transmitidos. Las perspectivas económicasy empresariales resultan importantes para responder interrogantes sobreel estado actual y futuro de las industrias informativas, porque sus desafíosfundamentales involucran nuevas estrategias de!nanciamiento, costos ypolíticas públicas que permitan hacer frente a los retos ineludibles que seplantean en el siglo XXI.

  1. Suscetibilidade de genótipos de feijão ao vírus-do-mosaico-dourado

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    Lemos Leandro Borges

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a suscetibilidade de diversos genótipos de feijão ao vírus-do-mosaico-dourado (VMDF, transmitido pela mosca branca (Bemisia tabaci. A semeadura foi realizada na época da seca e das águas, com e sem aplicação do inseticida granulado Aldicarb (3,0 kg ha-1 do i.a. no sulco de semeadura. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados disposto em esquema fatorial 14x2, representado por genótipos e inseticida, respectivamente, com quatro repetições. A maior infestação de mosca-branca e incidência do vírus ocorreu na época da seca, causando prejuízos à produção do feijoeiro. Os genótipos apresentaram diferentes graus de suscetibilidade ao vírus e ao inseto vetor. Os genótipos mais tolerantes foram IAPAR 57, IAPAR 65, IAPAR 72, Ônix, Aporé e 606 (5(214-17. A aplicação do inseticida sistêmico controla o vetor em ambas as épocas de cultivo, proporcionando aumentos da produtividade.

  2. O que é o cibersexo? Uma arqueologia em três tempos

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    William Araujo Rezende

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el objeto cibersexo partindo del contexto discursivo que involucró el concepto. Para este propósito, partimos del cuestionamiento de su especificidad mediante el análisis de las definiciones actuales en el ámbito científico. Después, trazamos la arqueología de su aparición en el campo del conocimiento, basado en un levantamiento del discurso transmitido por los medios de comunicación y revistas científicas, en tres momentos diferentes. En un primer momento, se analiza su emergencia como un problema de identidad que luego toma un tono peligroso marcado por el discurso de los medios de comunicación. Entonces vemos cómo el cibersexo comienza a ser conjurado por la dimensión jurídica a través de la sospecha permanente de crimen potencial. Finalmente, se investiga su inclusión en el ámbito de la Psicología, principalmente a través de discursos de patologización. Llegamos a la conclusión de que el concepto de cibersexo no se limita a este marco epistemológico que no contempla las experiencias únicas que revelan su dimensión molecular.

  3. Sugerencias a partir del análisis de sensibilidad de un modelo matemático de transmisión de chikungunya

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    David Requena

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    Full Text Available La fiebre chikungunya afecta seriamente la salud de las personas, causando dolores articulares crónicos e incluso discapacidad. Es transmitida por picadura de los mosquitos Aedes aegypti y Aedes albopictus. Se han reportado brotes en diversas partes del mundo, incluyendo Latinoamérica. Estudios de modelamiento matemático de dichos brotes han calculado valores de parámetros epidemiológicos. En base a ellos, se elaboró un modelo matemático para simular un brote epidémico de chikungunya en una población local, transmitido desde una población vecina infectada. Mediante análisis de sensibilidad e incertidumbre se obtuvo que la tasa de transmisión mosquito-humano y humano-mosquito son las variables con mayor correlación con la cantidad de infectados, la cual se pierde significativamente a partir de los 60 días del primer caso en la población vecina. Se recomienda tomar esto en cuenta al planificar medidas de control sobre dichas variables como aislamiento de infectados, repartición de mosquiteros y repelentes, fumigación, entre otras.

  4. Exposición humana a disruptores endocrinos

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    A. Rivas

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    Full Text Available Numerosos estudios han asociado las patologías observadas en distintas especies animales y en el hombre con la exposición a contaminantes medio ambientales con actividad hormonal. Se ha acuñado el término de disruptores endocrinos (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals / EDCs para definir el conjunto de compuestos químicos que interaccionan con el sistema endocrino, sobre el que inducen efectos potencialmente debidos a su capacidad para:1 mimetizar la acción de las hormonas endógenas; 2 antagonizar la acción de las hormonas; 3 alterar su patrón de síntesis y metabolismo; o bien 4 modular los niveles de los receptores correspondientes.La exposición humana a disruptores endocrinos es universal y puede provenir de numerosas fuentes. Además, los compuestos acumulados en la grasa son transmitidos a la descendencia a través de la madre durante la gestación y después de la lactancia.Los efectos sobre la salud humana de la exposicición continua a los disruptores endocrinos necesitan ser investigados en más profundidad.

  5. Los manuales escritos por matronas europeas (1609-1710: el origen de cuidados humanizados en el embarazo

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    Carmen Martínez Rojo

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    Full Text Available Objetivo principal: Analizar los cuidados administrados por matronas a mujeres en su embarazo en el siglo XVII transmitidos a través de los manuales escritos por las mismas parteras. Metodología: Metodología cualitativa, desde la hermenéutica y la historia cultural a través de técnicas etnográfico-narrativas mediante la lectura de cinco manuales (1609-1710, categorizando los textos siguiendo el modelo dialéctico de construcción-deconstrucción. Resultados principales: Obtuvimos como resultados la identificación de cuidados impregnados en creencias populares y el modo en que estos evolucionaron hacia la ciencia a través del diagnóstico, consejos higiénico-dietéticos, controles antenatales y atención a patologías. Conclusión principal: Concluimos que las matronas del siglo XVII se cohesionaron gracias al elemento estructural de los manuales en torno a valores de respeto a la fisiología de las mujeres y serán germen de una partería humanizada que les otorga identidad como colectivo profesional.

  6. La herbolaria en los mercados tradicionales

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    Anna Paola Bellucci S.

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    Full Text Available El principio sociológico que busca la verdad en la opinión del vulgo, es también válido para el estudio de las plantas medicinales, particularmente en lo que a usos y costumbres se refiere. Se cree que normalmente sólo el que lee y escribe sabe; que sólo el que estudia libros, conoce. En el caso de las plantas, esto no es totalmente cierto; el mayor conocimiento sobre ellas está vivo dentro de las experiencias de cada miembro de la comunidad y ... ahí es donde hay que ir a buscarlo de primera intención...¿por qué?, porque el conocimiento sobre las plantas medicinales se ha transmitido de generación en generación. Son conocimientos muy antiguos que nunca se han escrito o de lo que se ha escrito muy poco; sin embargo, se siguen utilizando, dado que la población ha comprobado su eficacia constantemente ya que sustituye al médico y al farmaceuta. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados obtenidos en la investigación llevada acabo en el Mercado de Sonora, en cuanto a las plantas medicinales que ahí se venden, así como la comparación del uso medicinal entre un "tianguis", el mercado de Sonora y la literatura consultada.

  7. Espinheira-santa (Maytenus ilicifolia Mart. ex Reiss.: saber de erveiros e feirantes em Pelotas (RS

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    C. ALMEIDA

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste trabalho é descrever o conhecimento popular relacionado à espinheira-santa (Maytenus ilicifolia entre erveiros e feirantes que comercializam a planta no centro de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Foi realizada uma pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa, exploratória e descritiva, de agosto a outubro de 2013. Entrevistas semi-estruturadas, com questões sobre os saberes e práticas relacionados à espinheira-santa, foram aplicadas a cinco erveiros e três feirantes do mercado informal de plantas medicinais. Para a análise dos dados foi utilizada a proposta operativa de Minayo, sendo Capra o referencial teórico para este estudo. Foi verificado que o saber relacionado ao uso da espinheira-santa é transmitido de geração a geração, embora existam outras fontes de conhecimento. As indicações do uso popular da espinheira-santa com finalidade terapêutica estão relacionadas a distúrbios gástricos, cicatrização e depuração do sangue. As diferentes formas dos sujeitos deste estudo interagirem com o ambiente, com sua família e em outras relações interpessoais resultam em diferentes saberes relacionados à espinheira-santa.

  8. Reflexões sobre as pesquisas em TV no Brasil - Propostas metodológicas e formas de análise dos telejornais

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    Flávio Antônio Camargo Porcello

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    Full Text Available A TV completa 65 anos no Brasil em 2015. Muito diferente e bem mais abrangente do que a pioneira TV Tupi, de São Paulo, em suas primeiras transmissões em setembro de 1950, a televisão no Brasil hoje atinge o público em diversas plataformas, suportes e dispositivos. E ela continua sendo a principal fonte de informação para os brasileiros. Por isso mesmo deve ser estudada com atenção e interesse pelas pesquisas em Comunicação. Este é o foco do presente artigo pois entendemos que as formas de análise dos conteúdos informativos transmitidos pela TV devem evoluir e avançar, como as emissoras fazem em relação aos seus públicos e audiências. Faremos uma recuperação histórica e cronológica das fases da televisão no país e dos grupos de pesquisas brasileiros voltados para os estudos na área do telejornalismo. Pensamos ser possível construir coletivamente propostas metodológicas que permitam análises dos telejornais de forma precisa e aprofundada.

  9. Ventajas de la implementación de la práctica de gobierno corporativo en las empresas

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    Dilia Castillo

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    Full Text Available El objetivo primordial de una empresa es maximizar la riqueza corporativa. Lapráctica de Gobierno Corporativo (Corporate Governance de una organización protege los intereses de sus diversos grupos. Ésta es tarea directiva de la sentidades públicas o privadas, para asegurar la aplicación de los principios empresariales como equidad, justicia, economía, verdad, honestidad, eficacia,y responsabilidad tanto para clientes externos como internos. De igual modo, garantiza la reproducción de una información fidedigna y transparente, orientada por la Dirección, la cual estará pendiente de revisar y guiar la estrategia de la compañías, sus planes de acción, las políticas de contratación, los objetivos de desempeño, incluyendo el servicio posventa al cliente y la planeación. Así mismo, está pendiente de que la información publicitaria y de promoción sean realmente las que se estén ejecutando y cumpliendo, para garantizar que todos los esfuerzos sean transmitidos al consumidor final como valor agregado que asegura su fidelidad a la empresa.

  10. Anorexia: uma conjugação do amor no feminino?

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    Cristina Moreira Marcos

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca discutir a incidência preponderante da anorexia em jovens mulheres nos dias atuais, buscando extrair uma possível relação entre a anorexia e o feminino. Parte-se do pressuposto de que a anorexia não é do gênero feminino por causa da cultura, mas é antes uma posição do sujeito na qual se evidencia uma afinidade estrutural com o feminino. A incidência da causalidade social sobre o sujeito não é negligenciada, entretanto é preciso interrogá-la na medida em que ela não se constitui como uma causa eficiente. Não podemos deixar de considerar que, nos dias de hoje, o corpo magro é um semblante do feminino. Ser magra indica a adequação do corpo ao ideal feminino transmitido pelo discurso social. Entretanto devemos nos interrogar também a respeito da posição do sujeito enquanto tal. Por que a anorexia encontra expressão privilegiada nas jovens mulheres? - tal é nossa questão. Nossa hipótese é que a anorexia pode ser, ao mesmo tempo, uma resposta aos impasses encontrados na sexuação feminina e uma demanda de amor.

  11. Artefatos de gênero na arte do barro: masculinidades e femininidades

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    MATOS SÔNIA MISSAGIA DE

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    Full Text Available Este é um estudo sobre gênero na produção artística de peças de cerâmica em algumas comunidades de artesãos do Vale do Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, onde tradicionalmente apenas as mulheres chamadas "paneleiras" praticavam esse ofício, que era transmitido de mãe para filha. Naquela região, assim que a arte do barro se tornou uma fonte alternativa de renda, vários homens decidiram entrar para o ofício. A entrada de homens na arte do barro provocou reconfigurações nas relações de gênero. Um ponto muito importante a ser observado aqui é que apesar de tradicionalmente transmitida por mulheres e pela ação feminina, a arte do barro tem incorporado valores de masculinidade: ao se aproximarem de um ofício tradicionalmente feminino, os homens passaram a retirar dele recursos simbólicos de representação de masculinidade.

  12. El ayer, el hoy y el mañana

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    Corredor Pardo Katya Anyud

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    Culturalmente, el anciano de hoy en nuestra sociedad, o en las grandes urbes, es considerado algunas veces por los jóvenes como un ser extraño y desagradable, como punto de partida de los  valores transmitidos en la familia los cuales deben ser revaluados y nosotros, los ancianos del mañana con los ancianos de hoy, cambiar de adentro hacia fuera. A su vez, evitar la transmisión generacional de estos valores a nuestros hijos realizando un análisis retrospectivo de la vida; cuando bebes, se tiene conciencia del uno al otro, y los niños en edad preescolar empiezan a conseguir compañeros, pero el grupo de amigos se fortalece a partir de los cinco o siete años, con frecuencia se escucha hablar con nostalgia de la vida en el colegio. Este lugar común es grato y feliz, adornado con carcajadas y anécdotas que despiertan e incentivan la imaginación y la realidad creada a partir del propio yo social, individual y cultural.

  13. La Geometría Entretejida

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    Mónica Lorena Micelli

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo recopila el conocimiento geométrico plasmado a través de diseños textiles de diferentes pueblos nativos de América. Puede verse cómo en el arte del tejido en telar, se transmiten distintos conocimientos, muchos de ellos asociados a sus creencias, a ideas religiosas, estatus social o político. El marco, en el cual se ha realizado la presente investigación, es la etnomatemática, estudiando así los conocimientos matemáticos transmitidos en forma oral y plasmados en las prendas tejidas. Es así como se estudiarán los tejidos guatemaltecos, realizados por descendientes del pueblo Maya, transmitiendo en ellos parte de su cultura, también se incluirá un análisis de la obra textil incaica, para luego finalizar con los diseños realizados por el pueblo Mapuche que habitan el sur del territorio argentino.

  14. La Geometría Entretejida

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    Mónica Lorena Micelli

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo recopila el conocimiento geométrico plasmado a través de diseños textiles de diferentes pueblos nativos de América. Puede verse cómo en el arte del tejido en telar, se transmiten distintos conocimientos, muchos de ellos asociados a sus creencias, a ideas religiosas, estatus social o político. El marco, en el cual se ha realizado la presente investigación, es la etnomatemática, estudiando así los conocimientos matemáticos transmitidos en forma oral y plasmados en las prendas tejidas. Es así como seestudiarán los tejidos guatemaltecos, realizados por descendientes del pueblo Maya, transmitiendo en ellos parte de su cultura, también se incluirá un análisis de la obra textil incaica, para luego finalizar con los diseños realizados por el pueblo Mapuche que habitan el sur del territorio argentino

  15. El 'juego-rima' de origen hispánico en Argentina hoy. Un primer acercamiento

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    Soledad Pérez

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo intenta revalorizar el "juego-rima" infantil femenino, en el ámbito de Río de La Plata, como medio de supervivencia del Romancero y otras composiciones de origen hispánico, de transmisión oral. El enfoque tomado apunta a un trabajo de campo y al enfrentamiento de los resultados con bibliografía tanto española como argentina que recopila variados tipos. El análisis de los hallazgos permite concluir que este género trasplantado con la inmigración continúa actualizándose día a día y permite la conservación de tipos transmitidos durante generaciones en ambas geografíasThis essay attempts at a new appreciation of the female children's "rhyme-game", in the River Plate area, as a means of survival of the Romancero as well as other compositions from Spanish origin, which are transmitted orally. The chosen approach aims at the crossing of fieldwork results with bibliographical -Spanish as well as Argentinean- information that compiles several types. The analysis of our findings allows us to conclude that this genre, which was transplanted with immigration, continues to be updated and permits the conservation of types that were transmitted for generations in both places

  16. La vejez en los textos de lectura de la escuela primaria: un recorrido entre fines del siglo XIX y los inicios del siglo XXI en Argentina

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    María Julieta Oddone

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el análisis de contenido (discurso de los mensajes emitidos por los libros de lectura para la escuela primaria editados en Argentina, en el período comprendido entre los años 1880 y 2012. Este estudio nos permitió profundizar sobre la imagen de la vejez y el envejecimiento que la sociedad tiene y transmite a las nuevas generaciones y el papel que se le asigna a este grupo generacional. Los períodos históricos que dan contexto a los datos fueron definidos a partir de los ritmos marcados por la permanencia o los puntos de cambio (tourning point de los valores sociales transmitidos en las lecturas. El papel asignado a los ancianos y la imagen de viejo que la sociedad argentina transmitió y transmite a las generaciones jóvenes muestra que cada período descripto tiene su propio modelo de anciano.

  17. "La ambigüedad, una forma de evidencia" en el "Prólogo general de los cuentos de Canterbury" de Geoffrey Chaucer

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    Antonio PRIETO MARTÍNEZ

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available La capacidad lírica de Chaucer en los Cuentos de Canterbury no se deja esperar. Los primeros versos del Prólogo General (Whan that April in hir corages, versos 1-11 son como una carta de presentación del poeta, que quiere dejar constancia de su modo de hacer, por una parte, y por otra, de su actitud de renovación con respecto a obras anteriores. Porque parece que Chaucer se hubiese sentado ante su mesa de trabajo con el mismo espíritu vivificante que Abril ha transmitido a Marzo, con la misma fuerza con la que Céfiro anima a la naturaleza, dispuesto a engendrar una obra nueva, repleta de vigor y de alegría. James Winny comparte esta idea cuando dice que «The natural forces which bring warmth and moisture to the earth, encouraging growth and fertility, stand in a direct relationship with the powerful impulse working upon the poet».

  18. Tabaco y cambio social: la construcción del tabaquismo como conducta desviada

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    SUSANA RODRÍGUEZ DÍAZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se propone un análisis de algunas de las estrategias que se han utilizado para convertir al tan extendido y popular hábito de fumar en una conducta desviada en el contexto de lo que se ha venido en llamar «cruzada antitabaco ». Esto abarca tanto la creciente regulación y normalización del mundo del tabaco como la elaboración de un nuevo sistema ideológico, transmitido a través de campañas diseñadas para marcar negativamente a esta sustancia y a los que la consumen. Agruparemos tales estrategias en cinco dimensiones, que nos remiten a distintos ámbitos o niveles de análisis. Así, hablaremos de una patologización en términos médicos, de una segregación espacial, de una estigmatización que obedece a una lógica religiosa, de una criminalización que nos remite al campo de lo bélico, así como de una desviación de la norma que nos remite al terreno de lo social.

  19. LA RACIONALIDAD ECONÓMICA EN NUEVA PERSPECTIVA

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    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Las amenazas a la vida en el planeta, los hechos que han “asaltado al dogma económico” (Daly y Cobb, 1993 tienen mucho que ver con una doble toma de conciencia en la sociedad contemporánea. La primera, sobre lo restringida y esterilizante que resulta una visión economicista para enfrentar los problemas que más preocupan al ser humano hoy: las heridas infligidas al ecosistema, el aumento de la pobreza y la desigualdad, y el crecimiento desproporcionado de la actividad humana en relación a las posibilidades de la biosfera.La segunda, implicada en la anterior, la de darse cuenta que esa limitación está asociada al concepto de suyo estrecho y parcial de racionalidad económica. Enfrentamos aquí el problema del reduccionismo transmitido en el discurso y en la práctica misma de la disciplina económica que, sin embargo, no es exclusivo de ésta ni es atribuible sólo a deficiencias internas de los profesionales que la practican. Existe toda una larga tradición dentro de la cual se ha ido reduciendo de manera progresiva el concepto de razón humana y se ha ido produciendo ese concepto estrecho de racionalidad del que ahora la humanidad realiza esfuerzos por librarse.

  20. Ideais das crianças mineiras no século XX: mudanças e continuidades

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    Full Text Available Foi feita, em 1998, a réplica de uma pesquisa realizada entre 1929 e 1944 por Helena Antipoff e em 1993 por Regina Helena de Freitas Campos, com o objetivo de investigar o impacto, nos ideais das crianças de Belo Horizonte, da ênfase que a mídia vem dando ao consumismo na sociedade contemporânea. Um questionário aberto foi aplicado a 307 crianças (151 meninas e 156 meninos da quarta série das escolas públicas e particulares de Belo Horizonte. Os dados referentes aos ideais destas crianças foram submetidos à análise de conteúdo, por gênero, e comparados com os dados das pesquisas anteriores. Foi comprovada a hipótese de que os valores transmitidos pela mídia vêm contribuindo para mudanças nos ideais infantis ao longo do século.

  1. A propósito de 5 casos de paraparesia espástica tropical en Puerto Tejada (Cauca.

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    Vladimir Zaninovic

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Debido a que durante los últimos años han llegado al Hospital Universitario del Valle (HUV, Cali, 5 pacientes de Puerto Tejada con paraparesia espástica tropical (PET asociada con el virus linfotrópico humano de células T del adulto tipo I (HTLV-I, se realizó un estudio de seroprevalencia en adultos de ese municipio. De 200 muestras examinadas, 6 (3% tuvieron anticuerpos contra el HTLV-I. Se presentan datos epidemiológicos que sugieren la presencia de cofactores ambientales en el origen de la PET en Colombia y en un síndrome similar en el sur de Japón donde se le denomina HTLV-I associated myelopathy (HAM. Se postula que tanto la PET como la HAM se deban a la coinfección del HTLV-I con otro(s virus (hasta el momento desconocidos que han atacado a las poblaciones endémicas en razón a cambios ambientales bruscos. El o los posibles cofactores virales podrían ser transmitidos por reservorios animales o por insectos. Se recomienda utilizar estrategias epidemiológicas para el control de las enfermedades infecciosas en las poblaciones humanas. El "tráfico" viral explica el hecho que la PET originaria del sur de la costa del Pacífico se extienda a otras regiones del suroccidente colombiano.

  2. Libros y lecturas para jóvenes. (La transmisión de valores a través de la literatura infantil y juvenil : el caso de la lij catalana 1939- 1985

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    Ramón BASSA i MARTÍN

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La finalidad principal de este trabajo es analizar el mensaje educativo que durante casi medio siglo ha transmitido la literatura infantil y juvenil en lengua catalana, a partir de un análisis del contenido de una muestra representativa de libros, agrupando los campos léxico-semánticos de los textos en torno a diez grandes bloques (o sistemas ideológico-conceptuales, al tiempo que descubrir el modelo de intervención socioeducativa que esta literatura tuvo que construir históricamente en un determinado espacio social y cultural para sus jóvenes lectores. ABSTRACT: The primary aim of this paper is to analyse the educational message transmitted for almost half a century through children's literature in Catalan, based on an analysis of the content of a representative sample of books by grouping the texts' lexical-semantical fields around ten large blocks (or conceptual-ideological systems, while discovering the model of socioeducational intervention this literature historically had to construct within a determined social and cultural space for its young readers.

  3. Psicodinâmica das relações incestuosas: assassinato e renascimento da alma em Preciosa

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    Tales Vilela Santeiro

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available A linguagem dos filmes é vigorosa em facilitar processos formativos na clínica de orientação psicanalítica, pois metaforiza situações e contextos humanos, inclusive relações familiares incestuosas (RFIs. O trabalho teve como objetivo discutir um caso fílmico que focaliza RFsI encenadas por um casal parental e por uma filha. Preciosa: uma história de esperança, filme estadunidense dirigido e produzido por Lee Daniels em 2009, foi analisado qualitativamente por meio de teorias e discussões clínicas sobre a psicodinâmica familiar. A família de Preciosa é entendida de modo integrado, havendo mutualidade de influências entre seus diferentes membros, que se relacionam conforme os limites e potencialidades impostos pelo desenvolvimento psicossexual de cada um deles. Todos os envolvidos nas RFIs precisam enfrentar a tarefa de elaborar segredos familiares, os quais são transmitidos por via inconsciente de geração a geração. Preciosa ilustra a importância das funções familiares para a constituição das subjetividades e retrata desafios contemporâneos que se apresentam ao trabalho do clínico.

  4. El Paleolítico en los dibujos animados: el universo de ficción prehistórica

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    Alberto Lombo Montañés

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es una indagación en el universo de ficción que en torno al paleolítico se ha transmitido a través de los dibujos animados. Se integran los dibujos animados de prehistoria dentro de las investigaciones presentes sobre cine histórico o prehistórico y se lleva a cabo una clasificación previa de los mismos. Por último, se analizan las películas de dibujos (la saga Ice Age y Los Croods más relevantes para el periodo paleolítico. Todo ello nos permite reflexionar acerca del papel de la prehistoria en el mundo de las imágenes cinematográficas y concluir que la relación entre ciencia y cine es más compleja de lo que parece. En conclusión se puede decir que el cine ha inventado su propia Edad de Piedra poblada de dinosaurios y Hombres de las cavernas no sin tener en cuenta a veces las investigaciones científicas.

  5. El juramento de fidelidad a Octaviano del año 32 a. C.

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    María Concepción Rosado Martín

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El juramento de fidelidad del año 32 a. C. situó a Octaviano al frente de un bloque, liderado por Italia y secundado por las provincias occidentales, preparado para enfrentarse a Marco Antonio, quien estaba secundado por Cleopatra y por los territoriosorientales. Suetonio, Dión Casio y el propio Augusto en las Res Gestae Divi Augusti nos han transmitido la existencia de este juramento. El texto original no se conserva por lo quese ha comparado con otros juramentos de fidelidad, tanto de época republicana como imperial. Nuestro objetivo es estudiar cómo se gestó este juramento, en qué consistía y analizar otros juramentos de fidelidad parecidos al del año 32 a. C. Con este juramento, Italia y Occidente quedaron unidos políticamente a Octaviano de cara al inminente enfrentamiento de éste contra Marco Antonio cuya consecuencia será el paso de la República al Principado.

  6. O ensino de Psicologia no século XIX na cidade do Rio de Janeiro

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    Marina Massimi

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    Full Text Available Objeto do artigo são os conhecimentos psicológicos transmitidos e produzidos em instituições de ensino superior e secundário na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, durante o século XIX (até 1870, visando-se evidenciar por meio da análise critica a significação conceituai e a função social doe mesmos no fimbito do contexto brasileiro da época. Através de um levantamento de material documentário relativo a algumas escolas importantes do Rio de Janeiro, no século XIX, foi possível reconstruir o quadro dos conteúdos e das práticas psicológicas objeto de ensino e de elaboração em tais escolas, evidenciando-se a coexistência de diferentes propostas em termos de abordagens doutrinárias, de enfoques metodológicos, de objetivos visados.

  7. Psicologia e acupuntura: aspectos históricos, políticos e teóricos

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    Delvo Ferraz da Silva

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a evolução histórica, política e teórica da acupuntura em nossa sociedade. Explora o modelo teórico proposto pela Medicina tradicional chinesa, que tem como base o conhecimento adquirido através de observações sistemáticas que ocorreram em milhares de anos e que, quando aceitos como verdades por todos os observadores, são integrados ao conjunto de conhecimentos que os orientais chamam de As Tradições. Esses conhecimentos são transmitidos de geração a geração, até o presente. Com a aproximação entre as ciências ocidentais e as tradições orientais, resultado dos esforços das Nações Unidas que culminou com a declaração de Veneza, em 1986, buscou-se apresentar, neste trabalho, como essas tradições percebem o ser humano, em particular, a psique.

  8. De María Luisa Seco a Leticia Sabater. La construcción de los espacios televisivos infantiles y su programación

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    Lic. Flora Galera Moreno

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    Full Text Available La televisión se ha convertido en uno de los principales factores de socialización de los niños, junto a la familia y la escuela. Así, el objetivo de esta investigación es detenerse a analizar los modelos y productos que las diferentes cadenas televisivas construyen y/o emiten como programación infantil, para lo cual se estudian las parrillas, haciendo hincapié en horarios de emisión, personajes, presentadores, valores, criterios y pautas de comportamiento transmitidos. Entre las conclusiones destacan: la falta de investigaciones y profesionales por parte de las cadenas, la escasa imaginación y creatividad en la elaboración de los productos, la saturación americano-japonesa del mercado, el dominio del criterio económico en los horarios, tendencia a ser sustituidos por programas para toda la familia y un tratamiento de la infancia "adultizado".

  9. Ability of Aphis gossypii and Myzus persicae to Transmit Cucumber mosaic virus in Single and Mixed Infection with Two Potyviruses to Zucchini Squash Eficiência dos afídeos Aphis gossypii e Myzus persicae na transmissão do Cucumber mosaic virus em infecção simples e mista com dois Potyvirus para abobrinha de moita

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    Zayame Vegette Pinto

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    Full Text Available The main objective of this work was to investigate the ability of Aphis gossypii and Myzus persicae to transmit Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV singly and mixed with two potyviruses (Papaya ringspot virus - type W, PRSV-W and Zucchini yellow mosaic virus, ZYMV, to zucchini squash plants (Cucurbita pepo. The results showed that the potyviruses in general were more efficiently transmitted by both species of aphids as compared to CMV. The transmission of PRSV-W, ZYMV and CMV separately was more efficient than in mixture.O objetivo desse trabalho foi estudar a eficiência de Aphis gossypii e Myzus persicae na transmissão do vírus do mosaico do pepino (Cucumber mosaic virus, CMV, isoladamente e em mistura com duas espécies de potyvirus (Vírus do mosaico do mamoeiro = Papaya ringspot virus - type W, PRSV-W e Vírus do mosaico amarelo da abobrinha = Zucchini yellow mosaic virus, ZYMV, para planta-testes de abobrinha de moita (Cucurbita pepo. Os dois potyvirus em geral foram transmitidos com mais eficiência pelas duas espécies de afídeos do que o CMV. A transmissão do PRSV-W, ZYMV e CMV, separadamente, foi mais eficiente do que em mistura.

  10. Las postales: ¿un instrumento de divulgación del patrimonio arqueológico?

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    Ana Ma. Mansilla Castaño

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza el discurso divulgativo del patrimonio arqueológico, en su dimensión visual principalmente, tomando como objeto de estudio las postales. La muestra analizada recoge un conjunto representativo procedente de museos arqueológicos, yacimientos y aulas arqueológicas de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León. El objetivo es valorar qué imagen del patrimonio arqueológico se está transmitiendo a través de este tipo de producto. La disciplina arqueológica ha prestado poca atención a este tipo de discursos no oficiales transmitidos a través de los objetos que forman parte de la cultura popular y de la industria del recuerdo, sin embargo desempeñan un papel importante en la transmisión de determinadas imágenes sobre el pasado

  11. [FAMILY EATING HABITS AND PERCEPTION OF RISK IN EATING DISORDERS].

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    Rodríguez Lazo, María; Hernández Camacho, Juan Diego; Bolaños Ríos, Patricia; Ruiz-Prieto, Inmaculada; Jáuregui Lobera, Ignacio

    2015-10-01

    Introducción: los aspectos relacionados con la comida, la figura, el peso y el ejercicio físico, transmitidos de padres a hijos, y los factores socioculturales de índole mediática, como las redes sociales, pueden influir en el desarrollo de Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria (TCA). Objetivos: analizar la influencia de la alimentación familiar y la percepción de esta sobre la influencia de las redes sociales en el inicio y mantenimiento del TCA. Método: 30 padres de pacientes con TCA participaron voluntariamente en este estudio cumplimentando una serie de cuestionarios, y recogiéndose su peso y talla. Resultados: se observa una subestimación del peso en casos de sobrepeso (33,33%) y obesidad (25%), ya que ni siquiera se plantean realizar una dieta futura (91,67% y 25%, respectivamente) (2 = 11,31; p mantenimiento y a futuras recaídas del TCA.

  12. Exéresis quirúrgica radical como único tratamiento del condiloma acuminado gigante: a propósito de un caso

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    Indalecio Parapar

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Los condilomas o verrugas genitales son producidos por el virus del papiloma humano del que existen más de 100 genotipos distintos. De ellos, cerca de 40 son transmitidos sexualmente. Se presenta el caso de una mujer con condiloma acuminado gigante de localización vulvo perineal y perianal, de cinco años de evolución que le dificultaba la micción, las relaciones sexuales, e incluso la marcha; además había fetidez, prurito y en ocasiones dolor. El examen histopatológico fue compatible con condiloma acuminado. Se realizó extirpación quirúrgica radical del tumor con excelentes resultados funcionales y cosméticos, sin complicaciones postoperatorias y sin recurrencias ni cicatrices hipertróficas al año de evolución. Es de interés la publicación por tratarse del primer caso que se informa en el Estado de Eritrea, país en desarrollo del cuerno africano.

  13. A marca do desejo parental

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    David Bernard

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available ¿Por qué razones y por qué vías algo del deseo de los padres puede transmitirse al niño, marcar su inconsciente y dejar una marca? Al principio es debido a la entrada del niño en el lenguaje, que accedió a una pérdida de goce, que se presenta una primera posibilidad. Intérprete de lo que se esconde detrás del discurso de sus padres, poco a poco, se abre para el pequeño niño la vía de la marca del deseo de los padres. Paralelo a esta interpretación, es en la espera y en la esperanza de una respuesta a la pregunta “¿Qué soy yo para el Otro?” que encontramos las primeras marcas de una transmisión del deseo del Otro parental. Los escritos de R. Gary La promesse de l’aube y de P. Quignard Le nom sur le bout de la langue nos permiten percibir que el sujeto se coloca en el lugar de lo que falta en el Otro. Es porque el sujeto consiente a la separación de la cadena significante del Otro que el deseo de este Otro puede ser transmitido e inscrito.

  14. Los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres 2012: los Juegos de la inclusión

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    Miguel Ángel Torralba

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres 2012 han sido excelentes, sin duda los mejores juegos de la historia, pero si por algo se han caracterizado ha sido por el nivel de inclusión desarrollado. Siguiendo el modelo de los Juegos Olímpicos, los organizadores han dado rienda suelta a todos los valores que posee el pueblo británico y, como fundadores del movimiento paralímpico en Stoke Mandeville por el Dr. Guttmann, han sabido conjugar el espectáculo deportivo con la difusión de las capacidades de los deportistas discapacitados. Las proezas de los deportistas paralímpicos han transmitido a toda la sociedad, a través de los medios de comunicación, los valores que tan magníficamente encarnan. La participación ha sido numerosa, 166 países y mas de 4.000 atletas, lo que convierte estos Juegos en la segunda manifestación deportiva de la Tierra. España representa una de las potencias del movimiento Paralímpico, estando presente en los primeros puestos del medallero y siendo punteros en la difusión de modelos educativos y participando en las investigaciones auspiciadas por el Comité Paralímpico Internacional.

  15. Detecção, transmissão e patogenicidade de fungos em sementes de angico-vermelho (Parapiptadenia rigida

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    Caciara Gonzatto Maciel

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Angico-vermelho (Parapiptadenia rigida (Benth. Brenan é uma espécie nativa de grande valor ecológico e econômico, importante para a recomposição de áreas degradadas. O presente trabalho avaliou incidência, transmissão e patogenicidade de fungos associados a sementes de angico-vermelho de distintas procedências do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Para isso, utilizaram-se três amostras de sementes, com as quais realizaram-se testes de germinação, sanidade empregando-se o método do papel-filtro (PF e de plaqueamento em batata-dextrose-ágar (BDA, transmissão e patogenicidade dos fungos. A germinação das sementes de angico-vermelho variou de 63 a 91 %. Os fungos considerados potencialmente patogênicos encontrados associados as sementes de angico-vermelho foram: Alternaria sp.; Botrytis sp.; Fusarium sp.; Cladosporium sp. e Pestalotia sp.; sendo que Fusarium sp. foi detectado em todas as amostras pelo método PF, e foi transmitido via semente causando má formação do sistema radicular e dos cotilédones e tombamento de pré emergência. Sua patogenicidade foi confirmada.

  16. Transmissão de imunidade antiamarílica da mãe aos filhos, em camondongos

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    Herminio Linhares

    1943-01-01

    Full Text Available 1. Fêmeas imunizadas ativa e passivamente, podem transmitir anticorpos protetores a seus filhos. 2. Os camondongos adquirem imunidade pela placenta e principalmente após o nascimento, pos ingestão de leite de fêmea imune. 3. O virus não pode ser transmitido por qualquer das duas vias. 4. A imunidade transferida pela placenta desaparece muito mais rapidamente que a imunidade transmitida pelo leite. 5. Filhos de fêmea normal, rapidamente adquirem imunidade se forem amamentados em fêmea imune. 6. Camondongos com mais de 10 dias absorvem tão bem anticorpos como nos primeiros dias do nascimento, e o leite veicula durante todo o periodo de amamentação substâncias protetoras.1. Females rendered immune actively and passively against yellow fever virus may transmit protective antibodies to their young ones. 2. Mice acquire immunity through the placenta and principally after birth by ingestion of milk of an immune female. 3. The virus can not be transmitted by either of the two ways. 4. The immunity transferred through the placenta disappears much more rapidly than immunity transmited by milk. 5. Young ones from a normal female acquire immunity rapidly if fed by an immune female. 6. Mice of more than 10 days absorb antibodies just as well as during the first days of their birth, and the milk carries with it protective substances during the whole suckling period.

  17. Para além de Salvador e do Recôncavo baiano: o culto aos santos na América Portuguesa Beyond Salvador and the Recôncavo baiano: cult to the saints in Portuguese America

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    Tânia Maria Pinto de Santana

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este texto pretende discutir alguns aspectos ligados à questão dos poucos avanços da catequese católica entre os negros, proposta pelo Clero na América - tomando como referência a cidade de Salvador e seu Recôncavo. Esses estariam ligados à sobrevivência de práticas pré-cristãs entre os africanos e seus descendentes. Marcados pela presença dos elementos cósmicos em suas concepções religiosas, esses priorizaram em suas crenças, a relação com os elementos da natureza, fazendo prevalecer uma experiência religiosa que colocava à margem conteúdos básicos transmitidos através da doutrina e dos ritos instituídos pela Igreja Católica.This text intends to discuss some aspects referent to the few advances of the Catholic catechism among the blacks, proposed by the Clergy in America - taking as reference the city of Salvador and its Recôncavo. These would be linked to the survival of pre-Christian practices among the Africans and their descendants. Marked by the presence of the cosmic elements in their religious concepts, these prioritized in their beliefs, the relation with the elements from the nature, prevailing a religious experience that laid aside basic contents transmitted through the doctrine and the rites established by the Catholic Church.

  18. Innovación y conocimiento libre: cuestiones morales y políticas

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    De La Cueva González-Cotera, Javier

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we assume that innovation requires transmission of information. The content of the transmitted information currently is subject to legal regulation, typically intellectual property, where the agents and the requirement of a needed consent hinder free transmission. To solve this problem, two type of solutions are being implemented: first through legal code and second through computer code. These solutions, rooted on ethical foundations, have political consequences and determine the kind of society we can build using the transmitted knowledge.En el presente trabajo se parte de que la innovación requiere transmisión de información. En la actualidad, el contenido de la transmisión de información se halla sometido a una regulación legal, habitualmente la propiedad intelectual, donde los agentes intervinientes y su requisito de sistema de permisos dificultan la transmisión libre. Para solucionar esta problemática, se están promoviendo dos tipos de soluciones: el primero mediante código legal y el segundo mediante código informático. Estas soluciones, que se fundamentan en razones morales, tienen consecuencias políticas y determinan el modelo de sociedad que podemos construir mediante el conocimiento transmitido.

  19. Transmissibilidade do virus do mosaico comum da soja (VMCS por intermédio das sementes de soja(Glycine max (L. Merrill Transmission of soybean mosaic virus (SMV by soybean seeds (Glycine max (L. Merrill

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    A.S.do R. Barros

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available Diante da dispersão do vírus VMCS nas lavouras brasileiras de soja, o presente trabalho foi conduzido procurando verificar a transmissibilidade do patógeno pelas sementes portadoras do sintoma ("mancha café" característico da doença. Para tanto, material proveniente de campos contaminados foi testado quanto às porcentagens de emergência e infecção das plântulas. Os resultados obtidos permitiram concluir que o patógeno é transmitido por sementes, ainda que estas estejam livres de sintomas; contudo, apesar da inexistência de efeitos sobre a emergência, a elevação da freqüência de sementes com "mancha café" tende a ampliar o número de plântulas contaminadas.In view of the long-range dissemination of the virus SMV in Brazilian soybean fields, this research was conserned with the transmission of the pathogen by seeds that show seedcoat mottling. Seeds proceeding from contaminated fields were submitted to emergence tests and examination of infected seedlings. The results indicated that the pathogen is transmited through the seeds even when they do not show seedcoat mottling; although no particular effect was found on emergence percentage, the use of mottled seeds tends to increase the number of infected seelings.

  20. O PAPEL IMUNOLÓGICO E SOCIAL DO LEITE MATERNO NA PREVENÇÃO DE DOENÇAS INFECCIOSAS E ALÉRGICAS NA INFÂNCIA

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    MÁRCIO FLÁVIO MOURA DE ARAÚJO

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudio reflexivo que tuvo como objetivo analizar la contribución inmunológica y social de la leche materna en la prevención de enfermidades infecciosas y alérgicas . El proceso de amamantamiento repercute de forma biopsicosocial en el desarrollo del niño, especialmente, en la prevención de enfermedades como las diarreas, las IRAs y las alergias que son asociadas como causa de morbimortalidad pediátrica. Esa inmunidad es conferida por los anticuerpos maternos transmitidos durante la lactancia materna, principalmente, por la IgA( principal anticuerpo de la leche que irán a habitar el trato digestivo del niño, impidiendo así que microorganismos patógenos colonicen el trato enterogástrico infantil, produciendo enfermedades. El enfermero teñie tido realce en lo aconsejamento de gestantes y puerperas para asegurar lo amamantamiento hasta lo período de seis meses. Se señala que el amamantamiento maternal debido a sus características inmunológicas y sociales que previenen varias enfermedades infecciosas y alérgicas se constituye en una acción de promoción de la salud.

  1. Família interdita: transgeracionalidade e subjetivação em três obras ficcionais

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    Fabio Scorsolini-Comin

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi discutir a transmissão psíquica geracional em duas obras do escritor Mia Couto: Antes de nascer o mundo (2009 e Um rio chamado tempo, uma casa chamada terra (2003, e no conto A terceira margem do rio, de Guimarães Rosa (1962. As três obras são narradas pelos filhos e destacam a família como epicentro de uma trama de segredos, interditos e culpabilizações transmitidos de uma geração a outra, possibilitando a compreensão de que o seio familiar permite não apenas a organização das experiências emocionais, mas a também a transmissão de aspectos intersubjetivos aos quais nem sempre as personagens têm acesso. Os segredos ou a não revelação das verdadeiras histórias dos personagens são apenas uma das formas de transmissão, pois, mesmo ocultando o interditado, transfere-se algo, de modo que o não revelar também é uma maneira de destacar o interdito, aquilo que ainda não foi elaborado e que, por conseguinte, não recebeu inscrição psíquica.

  2. Transmissão do Trypanosoma cruzi em três gerações de Cavia porcellus sem a participação de triatomíneos

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    Ítalo A. Sherlock

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    Full Text Available Foi verificada a transmissão sucessiva do T. cruzi em três gerações da cobaia Cavia porcellus sem a participação de triatomíneos. Embora não fosse determinado qual das vias, se placentária, leite, excreções ou contágio direto pelo qual o protozoário foi transmitido para os descendentes, chama-se atenção para a importância da manutenção de reservatórios da Doença de Chagas, mesmo na ausência de vetores invertebrados.The sucessive transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi among three generations of the guinea pig Cavia porcellus without the participation of triatomine bugs is verified. Although the mode of transmission, such as congenital, infected milk or other excretion or direct contagion was not defined, this maybe of importance in natural maintenance of reservoirs of T. cruzi without the invertebrate vectors.

  3. Microclima e produção da uva de mesa 'Niagara Rosada' conduzida em espaldeira a céu aberto e em manjedoura na forma de "Y" sob cobertura de telado plástico

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    Mário José Pedro Júnior

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    Full Text Available Foi desenvolvido um experimento em vinhedos de 'Niagara Rosada', conduzidos em espaldeira e em manjedoura na forma de Y com cobertura de telado plástico, visando a comparar as alterações microclimáticas induzidas pelo sistema de condução e uso de telado plástico, e o efeito na produtividade das videiras. Entre os parâmetros microclimáticos avaliados, apenas a radiação solar foi atenuada pelo telado plástico em cerca de 20%, acima do dossel, tendo sido transmitido para a altura do cacho, cerca de 41% da radiação solar no sistema em Y sob telado plástico e 21% no espaldeira. As temperaturas máximas e mínimas foram semelhantes em ambos os sistemas. A produção por planta e a massa dos cachos foram mais elevadas no sistema em Y sob telado plástico, em comparação ao espaldeira.

  4. The transmission of suprapylarian Leishmania by bite of experimentally infected sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae A trasnmissão de Leishmania suprapilária pela picada do flebotomíneo infectado experimentalmente

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    L. Ryan

    1987-09-01

    Full Text Available Lutzomyia furcata transmitted Leishmania chagasi to a hamster 10 days after being experimentally fed on an infected spleen. An individual female Psychodopygus carrerai carrerai that had fed on a hamster lesion caused by Leishmania mexicana amazonensis transmitted this parasite 6 days later to another hamster. Transmission electron microscopy of this fly's head revealed a small number of degenerate promastigotes in the foregut, but only a few were attached.O protozoário Leishmania (L. chagasi foi transmitido experimentalmente a um hamster pela picada do flebotomíneo Lutzomyia furcata. Os insetos foram infectados através de uma membrana (pele de pinto, utilizando-se formas amastigotas provenientes do baço de um hamster infectado. O baço foi triturado em sangue de coelho. A L. (L. amazonensis foi transmitida a um hamster pela picada do flebotomíneo Psychodopygus c. carrerai, previamente alimentado em lesão de pele de um outro hamster infectado com o parasita. O exame desse flebotomíneo, através de microscópio eletrônico, revelou um número pequeno de flagelados degenerados, livres no lumen do intestino anterior.

  5. Caracterización molecular de un begomovirus del tomate en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, y búsqueda de fuentes de resistencia para el mejoramiento de la variedad Unapal Maravilla

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    Ana Karine Martínez A

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Se caracterizó un virus transmitido por la mosca blanca Bemisia tabaci al tomate en el Valle del Cauca como una variante del Virus del mosaico amarillo del tomate (Tomato yellow mosaic virus = ToYMV. Plantas de tomate (FLA 496-11-6-1-0, FLA 478-6-3-1-11, FLA 456-4 y FLA 653-3-1-0 de 20 días de edad se confinaron en jaulas individuales con 10 individuos virulíferos de B. tabaci (biotipo B por planta, en condiciones de invernadero. La infección por el virus se confirmó por el desarrollo de los síntomas y las pruebas moleculares de PCR e hibridación dot blot. Las características agromorfológicas se evaluaron en campo en un diseño de bloques completos al azar con tres repeticiones. Las líneas FLA 653-3-1-0, FLA 496-11-6-1-0 y FLA 478-6-3-1-11 desarrollaron síntomas muy leves; el ADN viral fue apenas detectable para algunos individuos y presentaron características del fruto y rendimientos deseables.

  6. A memória dos Açores na escrita de Cecília Meireles = The memory of the Azores in Cecilia Meireles’ writings

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    Mello, Ana Maria Lisboa de

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo visa discutir sobre a herança açoriana de Cecília Meireles. De um lado, a escritora recuperou o legado familiar transmitido pela avó materna e a memória coletiva dos ilhéus, projetada no folclore, área de interesse de pesquisa da escritora, que escreveu Panorama Folclórico dos Açores, especialmente da Ilha de São Miguel (1958 e Notas do Folclore Gaúcho-Açoriano (1968. De outro, Cecília Meireles transfigurou a insularidade e os elementos marítimos em símbolos que aludem aos sentimentos do exilado, ao sonho de regresso e à ânsia por uma realidade absoluta. Fechamento e introspecção, apego à terra e, ao mesmo tempo, abertura e impulso para a viagem são movimentos característicos do ilhéu

  7. Percepciones e interpretaciones sobre humanismo en el Museo del Hombre Americano

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    Isabela Soraia Backx Sanabria

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un análisis de la exposición permanente del Museo del Hombre Americano (Piauí - Brasil, institución dedicada a la comunicación de los resultados obtenidos en más de cuarenta años de investigaciones arqueológicas llevadas a cabo en el Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Capivara. El parque posee la mayor concentración de sitios arqueológicos de las Américas y fue inscrito por la UNESCO en 1991 en la lista del Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad. En su museo, así como en todos los otros, la articulación de la cultura material en las exposiciones construye varios discursos que son transmitidos al público por medio de recursos visuales, sonoros y táctiles. El presente trabajo se centra en el estudio de esas prácticas en el Museo del Hombre Americano, analizando los discursos sobre el Hombre y el humanismo producidos en esa institución.

  8. Viral diseases of marine invertebrates

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    Johnson, P. T.

    1984-03-01

    Approximately 40 viruses are known from marine sponges; turbellarian and monogenetic flatworms; cephalopod, bivalve, and gastropod mollusks; nereid polychaetes; and isopod and decapod crustaceans. Most of the viruses can be tentatively assigned to the Herpesviridae, Baculoviridae, Iridoviridae, Adenoviridae, Papovaviridae, Reoviridae, “Birnaviridae”, Bunyaviridae, Rhabdoviridae, and Picornaviridae. Viruslike particles found in oysters might be representatives of the Togaviridae and Retroviridae. Enveloped single-stranded RNA viruses from crustaceans have developmental and morphological characteristics intermediate between families, and some show evidence of relationships to the Paramyxoviridae as well as the Bunyaviridae or Rhabdoviridae. Certain small viruses of shrimp cannot be assigned, even tentatively, to a particular family. Some viruses cause disease in wild and captive hosts, others are associated with disease states but may not be primary instigators, and many occur in apparently normal animals. The frequency of viral disease in natural populations of marine invertebrates is unknown. Several viruses that cause disease in captive animals, with or without experimental intervention, have also been found in diseased wild hosts, including herpeslike viruses of crabs and oysters, iridovirus of octopus, and reolike and bunyalike viruses of crabs. Iridolike viruses have been implicated in massive mortalities of cultured oysters. Baculoviruses, and IHHN virus, which is of uncertain affinities, cause economically damaging diseases in cultured penaeid shrimp. Double or multiple viral infection is common in crabs. For example, a reolike virus and associated rhabdolike virus act synergistically to cause paralytic and fatal disease in Callinectes sapidus. Information on host range, most susceptible stage, and viral latency is available only for viruses of shrimp. One baculovirus attacks five species of New World penaeid shrimp. IHHN virus infects three species of

  9. Breeding sites of Phlebotomus sergenti, the sand fly vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Judean Desert.

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    Aviad Moncaz

    Full Text Available Phlebotomine sand flies transmit Leishmania, phlebo-viruses and Bartonella to humans. A prominent gap in our knowledge of sand fly biology remains the ecology of their immature stages. Sand flies, unlike mosquitoes do not breed in water and only small numbers of larvae have been recovered from diverse habitats that provide stable temperatures, high humidity and decaying organic matter. We describe studies designed to identify and characterize sand fly breeding habitats in a Judean Desert focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis. To detect breeding habitats we constructed emergence traps comprising sand fly-proof netting covering defined areas or cave openings. Large size horizontal sticky traps within the confined spaces were used to trap the sand flies. Newly eclosed male sand flies were identified based on their un-rotated genitalia. Cumulative results show that Phlebotomus sergenti the vector of Leishmania tropica rests and breeds inside caves that are also home to rock hyraxes (the reservoir hosts of L. tropica and several rodent species. Emerging sand flies were also trapped outside covered caves, probably arriving from other caves or from smaller, concealed cracks in the rocky ledges close by. Man-made support walls constructed with large boulders were also identified as breeding habitats for Ph. sergenti albeit less important than caves. Soil samples obtained from caves and burrows were rich in organic matter and salt content. In this study we developed and put into practice a generalized experimental scheme for identifying sand fly breeding habitats and for assessing the quantities of flies that emerge from them. An improved understanding of sand fly larval ecology should facilitate the implementation of effective control strategies of sand fly vectors of Leishmania.

  10. SEROSURVEY OF SELECTED ARBOVIRAL PATHOGENS IN FREE-RANGING, TWO-TOED SLOTHS (CHOLOEPUS HOFFMANNI) AND THREE-TOED SLOTHS (BRADYPUS VARIEGATUS) IN COSTA RICA, 2005-07.

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    Medlin, Scott; Deardorff, Eleanor R; Hanley, Christopher S; Vergneau-Grosset, Claire; Siudak-Campfield, Asia; Dallwig, Rebecca; da Rosa, Amelia Travassos; Tesh, Robert B; Martin, Maria Pia; Weaver, Scott C; Vaughan, Christopher; Ramirez, Oscar; Sladky, Kurt K; Paul-Murphy, Joanne

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    We screened for antibodies to 16 arboviruses in four populations of free-ranging sloths in Costa Rica. Blood samples were taken from 16 Hoffman's two-toed sloths (HTSs; Choloepus hoffmanni ) and 26 brown-throated sloths (BTSs; Bradypus variegatus ) over a 3-yr period. We used serologic assays to detect antibodies against 10 arboviruses previously described in sloths (St. Louis encephalitis [SLEV], Changuinola, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Ilheus [ILHV], Oropouche, Mayaro, Utinga, Murutucu, Punta Toro, and vesicular stomatitis [VSV] viruses) and six arboviruses not described in sloths (Rio Grande, West Nile [WNV], eastern equine encephalitis, Piry, Munguba, and La Crosse viruses). Overall, 80% of sloths had detectable antibodies to SLEV, 67% had antibodies to ILHV, 32% to Punta Toro virus, 30% to Changuinola virus, 15% to WNV, 14% to VSV, 11% to Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, and 10% to Rio Grande virus. No samples had detectable antibodies to the remaining eight viruses. We found a significant increase in prevalence of antibody to VSV in HTSs between 2005 and 2007, and for WNV antibody between 2005 and 2006. We found no significant differences in the prevalences of antibodies to the sampled viruses between the two locations. Antibody prevalences were significantly higher in HTSs than in BTSs for SLEV in 2005. Antibody-positive results for ILHV were likely due to cross-reaction with SLEV. The novel finding of antibodies to Rio Grande virus in sloths could be due to cross-reaction with another phlebovirus. These findings might have implications for land management and domestic animal health. Due to the nature of the study, we could not determine whether sloths could represent amplification hosts for these viruses, or whether they were only exposed and could be used as sentinel species. Further studies are needed to fully characterize arboviral exposure in sloths.

  11. SEROSURVEY OF SELECTED ARBOVIRAL PATHOGENS IN FREE-RANGING, TWO-TOED SLOTHS (CHOLOEPUS HOFFMANNI) AND THREE-TOED SLOTHS (BRADYPUS VARIEGATUS) IN COSTA RICA, 2005–07

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    Medlin, Scott; Deardorff, Eleanor R.; Hanley, Christopher S.; Vergneau-Grosset, Claire; Siudak-Campfield, Asia; Dallwig, Rebecca; Travassos da Rosa, Amelia; Tesh, Robert B.; Pia Martin, Maria; Weaver, Scott C.; Vaughan, Christopher; Ramirez, Oscar; Sladky, Kurt K.; Paul-Murphy, Joanne

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    We screened for antibodies to 16 arboviruses in four populations of free-ranging sloths in Costa Rica. Blood samples were taken from 16 Hoffman’s two-toed sloths (HTSs; CHOLOEPUS HOFFMANNI) and 26 brown-throated sloths (BTSs; BRADYPUS VARIEGATUS) over a 3-yr period. We used serologic assays to detect antibodies against 10 arboviruses previously described in sloths (St. Louis encephalitis [SLEV], Changuinola, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Ilheus [ILHV], Oropouche, Mayaro, Utinga, Murutucu, Punta Toro, and vesicular stomatitis [VSV] viruses) and six arboviruses not described in sloths (Rio Grande, West Nile [WNV], eastern equine encephalitis, Piry, Munguba, and La Crosse viruses). Overall, 80% of sloths had detectable antibodies to SLEV, 67% had antibodies to ILHV, 32% to Punta Toro virus, 30% to Changuinola virus, 15% to WNV, 14% to VSV, 11% to Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, and 10% to Rio Grande virus. No samples had detectable antibodies to the remaining eight viruses. We found a significant increase in prevalence of antibody to VSV in HTSs between 2005 and 2007, and for WNV antibody between 2005 and 2006. We found no significant differences in the prevalences of antibodies to the sampled viruses between the two locations. Antibody prevalences were significantly higher in HTSs than in BTSs for SLEV in 2005. Antibody-positive results for ILHV were likely due to cross-reaction with SLEV. The novel finding of antibodies to Rio Grande virus in sloths could be due to cross-reaction with another phlebovirus. These findings might have implications for land management and domestic animal health. Due to the nature of the study, we could not determine whether sloths could represent amplification hosts for these viruses, or whether they were only exposed and could be used as sentinel species. Further studies are needed to fully characterize arboviral exposure in sloths. PMID:27479900

  12. Roles of viroplasm-like structures formed by nonstructural protein NSs in infection with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus.

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    Wu, Xiaodong; Qi, Xian; Liang, Mifang; Li, Chuan; Cardona, Carol J; Li, Dexin; Xing, Zheng

    2014-06-01

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) virus is an emerging bunyavirus that causes a hemorrhagic fever with a high mortality rate. The virus is likely tick-borne and replicates primarily in hemopoietic cells, which may lead to disregulation of proinflammatory cytokine induction and loss of leukocytes and platelets. The viral genome contains L, M, and S segments encoding a viral RNA polymerase, glycoproteins G(n) and G(c), nucleoprotein (NP), and a nonstructural S segment (NSs) protein. NSs protein is involved in the regulation of host innate immune responses and suppression of IFNβ-promoter activities. In this article, we demonstrate that NSs protein can form viroplasm-like structures (VLSs) in infected and transfected cells. NSs protein molecules interact with one another, interact with NP, and were associated with viral RNA in infected cells, suggesting that NSs protein may be involved in viral replication. Furthermore, we observed that NSs-formed VLS colocalized with lipid droplets and that inhibitors of fatty acid biosynthesis decreased VLS formation or viral replication in transfected and infected cells. Finally, we have demonstrated that viral dsRNAs were also localized in VLS in infected cells, suggesting that NSs-formed VLS may be implicated in the replication of SFTS bunyavirus. These findings identify a novel function of nonstructural NSs in SFTSV-infected cells where it is a scaffolding component in a VLS functioning as a virus replication factory. This function is in addition to the role of NSs protein in modulating host responses that will broaden our understanding of viral pathogenesis of phleboviruses.

  13. N-Glycans on the Rift Valley Fever Virus Envelope Glycoproteins Gn and Gc Redundantly Support Viral Infection via DC-SIGN.

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    Phoenix, Inaia; Nishiyama, Shoko; Lokugamage, Nandadeva; Hill, Terence E; Huante, Matthew B; Slack, Olga A L; Carpio, Victor H; Freiberg, Alexander N; Ikegami, Tetsuro

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    Rift Valley fever is a mosquito-transmitted, zoonotic disease that infects humans and ruminants. Dendritic cell specific intercellular adhesion molecule 3 (ICAM-3) grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN) acts as a receptor for members of the phlebovirus genus. The Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) glycoproteins (Gn/Gc) encode five putative N-glycan sequons (asparagine (N)-any amino acid (X)-serine (S)/threonine (T)) at positions: N438 (Gn), and N794, N829, N1035, and N1077 (Gc). The N-glycosylation profile and significance in viral infection via DC-SIGN have not been elucidated. Gc N-glycosylation was first evaluated by using Gc asparagine (N) to glutamine (Q) mutants. Subsequently, we generated a series of recombinant RVFV MP-12 strain mutants, which encode N-to-Q mutations, and the infectivity of each mutant in Jurkat cells stably expressing DC-SIGN was evaluated. Results showed that Gc N794, N1035, and N1077 were N-glycosylated but N829 was not. Gc N1077 was heterogeneously N-glycosylated. RVFV Gc made two distinct N-glycoforms: "Gc-large" and "Gc-small", and N1077 was responsible for "Gc-large" band. RVFV showed increased infection of cells expressing DC-SIGN compared to cells lacking DC-SIGN. Infection via DC-SIGN was increased in the presence of either Gn N438 or Gc N1077. Our study showed that N-glycans on the Gc and Gn surface glycoproteins redundantly support RVFV infection via DC-SIGN.

  14. Diversity of viruses in Ixodes ricinus, and characterization of a neurotropic strain of Eyach virus

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    S. Moutailler

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    Full Text Available Ticks transmit more pathogens—including bacteria, parasites and viruses—than any other arthropod vector. Although the epidemiological status of many tick-borne bacteria is very well characterized, tick-borne viruses are still relatively under-studied. Recently, several novel tick-borne viruses have been isolated from human febrile illnesses following tick bites, indicating the existence of other potential new and unknown tick-borne viruses. We used high-throughput sequencing to analyse the virome of Ixodes ricinus, the main vector of tick-borne pathogens in Europe. The majority of collected viral sequences were assigned to two potentially novel Nairovirus and Phlebovirus viruses, with prevalence rates ranging from 3.95% to 23.88% in adults and estimated to be between 0.14% and 72.16% in nymphs. These viruses could not be isolated from the brains of inoculated immunocompromised mice, perhaps indicating that they are unable to infect vertebrates. Within the I. ricinus virome, we also identified contigs with >90% identity to the known Eyach virus. Initially isolated in the 1980s, this virus was indirectly associated with human disease, but had never been extensively studied. Eyach virus prevalence varied between 0.07% and 5.26% in ticks from the French Ardennes and Alsace regions. Eyach virus was successfully isolated following intracerebral inoculation of immunocompromised mice with Eyach virus-positive tick extracts. This virus was also able to multiply and persist in the blood of immunocompetent mice inoculated by intraperitoneal injection, and caused brain infections in three of nine juveniles, without any obvious deleterious effects.

  15. Diversity of viruses in Ixodes ricinus, and characterization of a neurotropic strain of Eyach virus.

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    Moutailler, S; Popovici, I; Devillers, E; Vayssier-Taussat, M; Eloit, M

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    Ticks transmit more pathogens-including bacteria, parasites and viruses-than any other arthropod vector. Although the epidemiological status of many tick-borne bacteria is very well characterized, tick-borne viruses are still relatively under-studied. Recently, several novel tick-borne viruses have been isolated from human febrile illnesses following tick bites, indicating the existence of other potential new and unknown tick-borne viruses. We used high-throughput sequencing to analyse the virome of Ixodes ricinus, the main vector of tick-borne pathogens in Europe. The majority of collected viral sequences were assigned to two potentially novel Nairovirus and Phlebovirus viruses, with prevalence rates ranging from 3.95% to 23.88% in adults and estimated to be between 0.14% and 72.16% in nymphs. These viruses could not be isolated from the brains of inoculated immunocompromised mice, perhaps indicating that they are unable to infect vertebrates. Within the I. ricinus virome, we also identified contigs with >90% identity to the known Eyach virus. Initially isolated in the 1980s, this virus was indirectly associated with human disease, but had never been extensively studied. Eyach virus prevalence varied between 0.07% and 5.26% in ticks from the French Ardennes and Alsace regions. Eyach virus was successfully isolated following intracerebral inoculation of immunocompromised mice with Eyach virus-positive tick extracts. This virus was also able to multiply and persist in the blood of immunocompetent mice inoculated by intraperitoneal injection, and caused brain infections in three of nine juveniles, without any obvious deleterious effects.

  16. Ultrastructural, Antigenic and Physicochemical Characterization of the Mojuí dos Campos (Bunyavirus Isolated from Bat in the Brazilian Amazon Region

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    Wanzeller Ana LM

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    Full Text Available The Mojuí dos Campos virus (MDCV was isolated from the blood of an unidentified bat (Chiroptera captured in Mojuí dos Campos, Santarém, State of Pará, Brazil, in 1975 and considerated to be antigenically different from other 102 arboviruses belonging to several antigenic groups isolated in the Amazon region or another region by complement fixation tests. The objective of this work was to develop a morphologic, an antigenic and physicochemical characterization of this virus. MDCV produces cytopathic effect in Vero cells, 24 h post-infection (p.i, and the degree of cellular destruction increases after a few hours. Negative staining electron microscopy of the supernatant of Vero cell cultures showed the presence of coated viral particles with a diameter of around 98 nm. Ultrathin sections of Vero cells, and brain and liver of newborn mice infected with MDCV showed an assembly of the viral particles into the Golgi vesicles. The synthesis kinetics of the proteins for MDCV were similar to that observed for other bunyaviruses, and viral proteins could be detected as early as 6 h p.i. Our results reinforce the original studies which had classified MDCV in the family Bunyaviridae, genus Bunyavirus as an ungrouped virus, and it may represent the prototype of a new serogroup.

  17. Molecular detection of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus in ticks from southeastern Iran.

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    Mehravaran, Ahmad; Moradi, Maryam; Telmadarraiy, Zakyeh; Mostafavi, Ehsan; Moradi, Ali Reza; Khakifirouz, Sahar; Shah-Hosseini, Nariman; Varaie, Fereshteh Sadat Rasi; Jalali, Tahmineh; Hekmat, Soheila; Ghiasi, Seyed Mojtaba; Chinikar, Sadegh

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    Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus is a tick-borne member of the genus Nairovirus, family Bunyaviridae. CCHF virus has been isolated from at least 31 different species of ticks. The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick or by direct contact with CCHF virus-infected patients or the products of infected livestock. This study was conducted to determine the rate of CCHF virus infection in ticks in the district of Zahedan, in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan, southeastern Iran. A total of 140 ticks were collected from Sistan and Baluchistan. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used for the detection of the CCHF virus genome in the tick population. This genome was detected in 4.3% of ticks collected from livestock of different regions of Zahedan. The infected tick genera belonged to Hyalomma and Haemaphysalis. Although in the epidemiology of CCHF virus Hyalomma ticks are considered to be the most important vectors and reservoirs, the virus has also been reported to occur in other genera of ticks, which conforms to the current data in our study from Sistan and Baluchistan. Given that animals are common hosts for Hyalomma and Haemaphysalis, regular monitoring programmes for livestock should be applied for CCHF virus control.

  18. Structural Differences Observed in Arboviruses of the Alphavirus and Flavivirus Genera

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    Raquel Hernandez

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    Full Text Available Arthropod borne viruses have developed a complex life cycle adapted to alternate between insect and vertebrate hosts. These arthropod-borne viruses belong mainly to the families Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, and Bunyaviridae. This group of viruses contains many pathogens that cause febrile, hemorrhagic, and encephalitic disease or arthritic symptoms which can be persistent. It has been appreciated for many years that these viruses were evolutionarily adapted to function in the highly divergent cellular environments of both insect and mammalian phyla. These viruses are hybrid in nature, containing viral-encoded RNA and proteins which are glycosylated by the host and encapsulate viral nucleocapsids in the context of a host-derived membrane. From a structural perspective, these virus particles are macromolecular machines adapted in design to assemble into a packaging and delivery system for the virus genome and, only when associated with the conditions appropriate for a productive infection, to disassemble and deliver the RNA cargo. It was initially assumed that the structures of the virus from both hosts were equivalent. New evidence that alphaviruses and flaviviruses can exist in more than one conformation postenvelopment will be discussed in this review. The data are limited but should refocus the field of structural biology on the metastable nature of these viruses.

  19. A nosocomial transmission of crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever to an attending physician in north kordufan, Sudan

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    Elbashir Mustafa I

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF, a tick-borne disease caused by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV, is a member of the genus Nairovirus in the family Bunyaviridae. Recently, CCHFV has been reported as an important emerging infectious viral pathogen in Sudan. Sporadic cases and multiple CCHF outbreaks, associated with nosocomial chain of transmission, have been reported in the Kordufan region of Sudan. Aims To confirm CCHF in an index patient and attending physician in North Kordufan region, Sudan, and to provide some information on virus genetic lineages. Methods Antibody captured ELISA, reverse transcription PCR, partial S segment sequences of the virus and subsequent phylogenetic analysis were used to confirm the CCHFV infection and to determine the virus genetic lineages. Results CCHF was confirmed by monitoring specific IgM antibody and by detection of the viral genome using RT-PCR. Treatment with oral ribavirin, replacement with fluid therapy, blood transfusion and administration of platelets concentrate resulted in rapid improvement of the health condition of the female physician. Phylogenetic analysis of the partial S segment sequences of the 2 CCHFV indicates that both strains are identical and belong to Group III virus lineage, which includes viruses from Africa including, Sudan, Mauritania, South Africa and Nigeria. Conclusion Further epidemiologic studies including, CCHFV complete genome analysis and implementation of improved surveillance are urgently needed to better predict and respond to CCHF outbreaks in the Kordufan region, Sudan.

  20. Rapid detection of European orthobunyaviruses by reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification assays.

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    Camp, Jeremy V; Nowotny, Norbert

    2016-10-01

    The development of reverse transcriptase loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assays are described herein for the detection of two orthobunyaviruses (Bunyaviridae), which represent the two main serogroups found in mosquitoes in Central Europe. The RT-LAMP assays were optimized for the detection of Ťahyňa virus (a California encephalitis group virus found in Aedes sp or Ochlerotatus sp mosquitoes) and Batai virus (also called Čalovo virus, a Bunyamwera group virus found in Anopheles maculipennis s.l. mosquitoes) nucleic acid using endemic European virus isolates. The sensitivity of the RT-LAMP assays was determined to be comparable to that of conventional tests, with a limit of detectionisothermal conditions using very simple equipment. Furthermore, it was possible to proceed with the assays without nucleic acid extraction, albeit at a 100-fold loss of sensitivity. The RT-LAMP assays are a sensitive, cost-efficient method for both arbovirus surveillance as well as diagnostic laboratories to detect the presence of these endemic orthobunyaviruses.

  1. Modulation of La Crosse virus infection in Aedes albopictus mosquitoes following larval exposure to coffee extracts

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    Nicole E. Eastep

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    Full Text Available The mosquito-borne La Crosse virus (LACV; Family Bunyaviridae may cause encephalitis, primarily in children, and is distributed throughout much of the eastern United States. No antivirals or vaccines are available for LACV, or most other mosquito-borne viruses, and prevention generally relies on mosquito control. We sought to determine whether coffee extracts could interfere with LACV replication and vector mosquito development. Both regular and decaffeinated coffee demonstrated significant reductions in LACV replication in direct antiviral assays. This activity was not due to the presence of caffeine, which did not inhibit the virus life cycle. Aedes albopictus (Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae mosquito larvae suffered near total mortality when reared in high concentrations of regular and decaffeinated coffee and in caffeine. Following larval exposure to sublethal coffee concentrations, adult Ae. albopictus mosquitoes had signficantly reduced whole-body LACV titers five days post-infection, compared to larvae reared in distilled water. These results suggest that it may be possible to both control mosquito populations and alter the vector competence of mosquitoes for arthropod-borne viruses by introducing antiviral compounds into the larval habitat.

  2. Adler hantavirus, a new genetic variant of Tula virus identified in Major's pine voles (Microtus majori) sampled in southern European Russia.

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    Tkachenko, Evgeniy A; Witkowski, Peter T; Radosa, Lukas; Dzagurova, Tamara K; Okulova, Nataliya M; Yunicheva, Yulia V; Vasilenko, Ludmila; Morozov, Vyacheslav G; Malkin, Gennadiy A; Krüger, Detlev H; Klempa, Boris

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    Although at least 30 novel hantaviruses have been recently discovered in novel hosts such as shrews, moles and even bats, hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus) are primarily known as rodent-borne human pathogens. Here we report on identification of a novel hantavirus variant associated with a rodent host, Major's pine vole (Microtus majori). Altogether 36 hantavirus PCR-positive Major's pine voles were identified in the Krasnodar region of southern European Russia within the years 2008-2011. Initial partial L-segment sequence analysis revealed novel hantavirus sequences. Moreover, we found a single common vole (Microtusarvalis) infected with Tula virus (TULV). Complete S- and M-segment coding sequences were determined from 11 Major's pine voles originating from 8 trapping sites and subjected to phylogenetic analyses. The data obtained show that Major's pine vole is a newly recognized hantavirus reservoir host. The newfound virus, provisionally called Adler hantavirus (ADLV), is closely related to TULV. Based on amino acid differences to TULV (5.6-8.2% for nucleocapsid protein, 9.4-9.5% for glycoprotein precursor) we propose to consider ADLV as a genotype of TULV. Occurrence of ADLV and TULV in the same region suggests that ADLV is not only a geographical variant of TULV but a host-specific genotype. High intra-cluster nucleotide sequence variability (up to 18%) and geographic clustering indicate long-term presence of the virus in this region.

  3. Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome in the New, and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in the Old World: paradi(se)gm lost or regained?

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    Clement, Jan; Maes, Piet; Van Ranst, Marc

    2014-07-17

    Since the first clinical description in 1994 of the so-called "Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome" (HPS) as a "newly recognized disease", hantavirus infections have always been characterized as presenting in two distinct syndromes, the so-called "Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome" (HFRS) in the Old World, with the kidney as main target organ, in contrast to HPS in the New World, with the lung as main target organ. However, European literature mentions already since 1934 a mostly milder local HFRS form, aptly named "nephropathia epidemica" (NE), and caused by the prototype European hantavirus species Puumala virus (PUUV). Several NE reports dating from the 1980s and early 1990s described already non-cardiogenic HPS-like lung involvement, prior to any kidney involvement, and increasing evidence is now mounting that a considerable clinical overlap exists between HPS and HFRS. Moreover, growing immunologic insights point to common pathologic mechanisms, leading to capillary hyperpermeability, the cardinal feature of all hantavirus infections, both of the New and Old World. It is now perhaps time to reconsider the paradigm of two "different" syndromes caused by viruses of the same Hantavirus genus in the same Bunyaviridae family, and to agree on a common, more logical disease denomination, such as simply and briefly "Hantavirus fever".

  4. Conserved Endonuclease Function of Hantavirus L Polymerase

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    Sylvia Rothenberger

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    Full Text Available Hantaviruses are important emerging pathogens belonging to the Bunyaviridae family. Like other segmented negative strand RNA viruses, the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp also known as L protein of hantaviruses lacks an intrinsic “capping activity”. Hantaviruses therefore employ a “cap snatching” strategy acquiring short 5′ RNA sequences bearing 5′cap structures by endonucleolytic cleavage from host cell transcripts. The viral endonuclease activity implicated in cap snatching of hantaviruses has been mapped to the N-terminal domain of the L protein. Using a combination of molecular modeling and structure–function analysis we confirm and extend these findings providing evidence for high conservation of the L endonuclease between Old and New World hantaviruses. Recombinant hantavirus L endonuclease showed catalytic activity and a defined cation preference shared by other viral endonucleases. Based on the previously reported remarkably high activity of hantavirus L endonuclease, we established a cell-based assay for the hantavirus endonuclase function. The robustness of the assay and its high-throughput compatible format makes it suitable for small molecule drug screens to identify novel inhibitors of hantavirus endonuclease. Based on the high degree of similarity to RdRp endonucleases, some candidate inhibitors may be broadly active against hantaviruses and other emerging human pathogenic Bunyaviruses.

  5. 中国汉坦病毒基因型及分布%Distribution and gene-typing of Hantaviruses in China

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    张海林; 张云智

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    汉坦病毒(Harntavirus,HV)属于布尼亚病毒科(Bunyaviridae)汉坦病毒属(genus hantavirus).HV是人类疾病的重要病原体,人类感染HV后主要导致2种严重疾病,即肾综合征出血热(hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome,HFRS)和汉坦病毒肺综合征(hantavirus pulmonary syndrome,HPS).近几年HV的研究进展较快,世界HV分布区不断扩大,新型或新亚型病毒不断被发现,目前HV至少可分为40个血清型/基因型,并证实至少有22个型的HV可引起人类疾病,其中7个型引起HFRS,15个型引起HPS,尚有10多个型HV与人类疾病关系还不太清楚[1-2].

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    Ioni Oliveira Santos

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Hantavirus is a genus of ribonucleic acid (RNA viruses included in the family Bunyaviridae. Hantaviruses are rodent-borne zoonoses that, in the last 18 years, became an emergent public health problem in the Americas, causing a severe cardiopulmonary syndrome. This disease has no specific treatment and has a high case fatality. The transmission of hantavirus to man occurs by inhaling aerosols of rodent excreta. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of antibodies to hantavirus in the population of the rural settlement of Tupã in the county of Marcelândia, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. METHODS: The participants of the serologic survey were visited at their homes and selected randomly among the settlement population. Blood samples of the participants were collected by venopuncture. The serum samples were tested by an IgG-ELISA using an N recombinant protein of Araraquara hantavirus as antigen, using the protocol previously established by Figueiredo et al. RESULTS: IgG antibodies to hantavirus were detected in 7 (13% of the 54 participants. The positivity was higher among men. It was observed that there was an association of seropositivity to hantavirus within the participants born in the south of Brazil. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that, in this rural area, everyone is exposed to the same risk of becoming infected with hantavirus, and, therefore, there is a need to intensify surveillance activities and education of the local people to prevent this viral infection.

  7. [Hantavirus as important emerging agents in South America].

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    Ondoño, Andrés F; Levis, Silvana; Rodas, Juan D

    2011-01-01

    The dawning of the 20th century was marked by the emergence of new infectious disease agents and the appearance of others previously thought controlled. Both phenomena were possibly connected with ecological disturbances that led to the recognition of a dramatic climate change, of which the effects are only now becoming noticeable. Among the variety of agents to be considered, the many new viruses stand out, not only for their numerical proliferation, but also for their genetic versatility. It is this quality that provides them dexterity for evolving new strategies and adaptations to changing environmental conditions. Recently, some of the most ubiquitous and well-publicized viral agents in the American continents have been the rodent-borne viruses, and among these are the hantaviruses, etiological agents of pulmonary syndromes. Approximately 18 hantaviruses (belonging to the family Bunyaviridae), have been discovered in South America during the last 20 years, and although most of them cause persistent infections and subclinical infections in wild rodents (particularly members of the subfamily Sigmodontinae) and humans respectively; some others might also be highly lethal for humans. The goal herein is to review the state of the art regarding general aspects of hantaviruses and the diseases they cause around the world, highlighting the most recent findings in Colombia. Finally, the many unanswered questions will be recognized and highlighted concerning clinical importance and socio-economic impact of these agents on quality of public health in Colombia.

  8. Characterization of the large (L) RNA of peanut bud necrosis tospovirus.

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    Gowda, S; Satyanarayana, T; Naidu, R A; Mushegian, A; Dawson, W O; Reddy, D V

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    The nucleocapsids purified from peanut plants systemically infected with peanut bud necrosis virus (PBNV), a member of the genus Tospovirus, contained both viral(v) and viral complementary(vc) sense L RNAs. Defective forms of L RNA containing 'core polymerase region' were observed. The full length L RNA of PBNV was sequenced using overlapping cDNA clones. The 8911 nucleotide L RNA contains a single open reading frame (ORF) in the vc strand, and encodes a protein of 330 kDa. At the 5' and 3' termini of the v sense RNA there were 247 and 32 nt untranslated regions, respectively, containing an 18 nt complementary sequence with one mismatch. Comparisons of the predicted amino acid sequence of the L protein of PBNV with other members of Bunyaviridae suggest that the L protein of PBNV is a viral polymerase. The L protein had highest identity in the 'core-polymerase domain' with the corresponding regions of other tospoviruses, tomato spotted wilt virus and impatiens necrotic spot virus.

  9. The full genome sequence of three strains of Jamestown Canyon virus and their pathogenesis in mice or monkeys

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    Murphy Brian R

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV, family Bunyaviridae, is a mosquito-borne pathogen endemic in the United States and Canada that can cause encephalitis in humans and is considered an emerging threat to public health. The virus is genetically similar to Inkoo virus circulating in Europe, suggesting that much of the northern hemisphere contains JCV or similar variants. Results We have completed the sequence of three isolates of JCV collected in geographically diverse locations over a 57 year time span. The nucleotide identity for the three strains is 90, 83, and 85% for the S, M, and L segments respectively whereas the percent identify for the predicted amino acid sequences of the N, NSS, M poly, GN, NSM, GC, and L proteins was 97, 91, 94, 98, 91, 94, and 97%, respectively. In Swiss Webster mice, each JCV isolate exhibits low neuroinvasiveness but high infectivity. Two of the three JCV isolates were highly neurovirulent after IC inoculation whereas one isolate, JCV/03/CT, exhibited low neurovirulence. In rhesus monkeys, JCV infection is accompanied by a low-titered viremia, lack of clinical disease, but a robust neutralizing antibody response. Conclusions The first complete sequence of JCV is reported for three separate isolates, and a relatively high level of amino acid sequence conservation was observed even for viruses isolated 57 years apart indicating that the virus is in relative evolutionary stasis. JCV is highly infectious for mice and monkeys, and these animals, especially mice, represent useful experimental hosts for further study.

  10. Hantaviral Infections: An ancient zoonosis as newly recognized in Turkey

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    Ahmet Karakas; Mustafa A. Babayigit;

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Hantavirus is rodent-borne, enveloped RNA virus and belonging to Bunyaviridae. It had been isolated from near Hantaan River in South Korea. Hantavirus is a zoonosis that affects thousands of individuals each year throughout the world. It is associated with two main clinical disorders in man: Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS and Hantavirus Pulmoner Syndrome (HPS. HFRS is occur in Asia and Europe, HPS is occur in the American continent. The type and severity of diseases are closely related with virus type. Although hantavirus infection in human have been reported in a wide geopraphical are including some of the neighbours of Turkey in Europe for years any hantavirus-related infection in human has not been reported from Turkey until 2009. The diagnosis of hantavirus-related infections is based upon clinical and epidemiological information and serological tests. It is particularly important to avoid to contact with rodents because of hantavirus-related infections result in high mortality rate and in view of the present situation of missing effective antiviral drugs. Even if there are available some vaccines that used in China and South Korea any of them approved by World Health Organization. This manuscript is prepared to notice the Hantavirus-related infection which is expected to increase in the near future in Turkey and review the control and prevention measures. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2011; 10(1.000: 77-86

  11. Enveloped virus-like particles as vaccines against pathogenic arboviruses.

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    Pijlman, Gorben P

    2015-05-01

    Arthropod-borne arboviruses form a continuous threat to human and animal health, but few arboviral vaccines are currently available. Advances in expression technology for complex, enveloped virus-like particles (eVLPs) create new opportunities to develop potent vaccines against pathogenic arboviruses. In this short review, I highlight the successes and challenges in eVLP production for members of the three major arbovirus families: Flaviviridae (e.g., dengue, West Nile, Japanese encephalitis); Bunyaviridae (e.g., Rift Valley fever); and Togaviridae (e.g., chikungunya). The results from pre-clinical testing will be discussed as well as specific constraints to the large-scale manufacture and purification of eVLPs, which are complex assemblies of membranes and viral glycoproteins. Insect cells emerge as ideal substrates for correct arboviral glycoprotein folding and posttranslational modification to yield high quality eVLPs. Furthermore, baculovirus expression in insect cell culture is scalable and has a proven safety record in industrial human and veterinary vaccine manufacturing. In conclusion, eVLPs produced in insect cells using modern biotechnology have a realistic potential to be used in novel vaccines against arboviral diseases.

  12. Enzootic Arbovirus Surveillance in Forest Habitat and Phylogenetic Characterization of Novel Isolates of Gamboa Virus in Panama.

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    Eastwood, Gillian; Loaiza, Jose R; Pongsiri, Montira J; Sanjur, Oris I; Pecor, James E; Auguste, Albert J; Kramer, Laura D

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    Landscape changes occurring in Panama, a country whose geographic location and climate have historically supported arbovirus transmission, prompted the hypothesis that arbovirus prevalence increases with degradation of tropical forest habitats. Investigations at four variably degraded sites revealed a diverse array of potential mosquito vectors, several of which are known vectors of arbovirus pathogens. Overall, 675 pools consisting of 25,787 mosquitoes and representing 29 species from nine genera (collected at ground and canopy height across all habitats) were screened for cytopathic viruses on Vero cells. We detected four isolates of Gamboa virus (family:Bunyaviridae; genus:Orthobunyavirus) from pools of Aedeomyia squamipennis captured at canopy level in November 2012. Phylogenetic characterization of complete genome sequences shows the new isolates to be closely related to each other with strong evidence of reassortment among the M segment of Panamanian Gamboa isolates and several other viruses of this group. At the site yielding viruses, Soberanía National Park in central Panama, 18 mosquito species were identified, and the predominant taxa included A. squamipennis,Coquillettidia nigricans, and Mansonia titillans.

  13. Development of an algorithm for production of inactivated arbovirus antigens in cell culture.

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    Goodman, C H; Russell, B J; Velez, J O; Laven, J J; Nicholson, W L; Bagarozzi, D A; Moon, J L; Bedi, K; Johnson, B W

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    Arboviruses are medically important pathogens that cause human disease ranging from a mild fever to encephalitis. Laboratory diagnosis is essential to differentiate arbovirus infections from other pathogens with similar clinical manifestations. The Arboviral Diseases Branch (ADB) reference laboratory at the CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) produces reference antigens used in serological assays such as the virus-specific immunoglobulin M antibody-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (MAC-ELISA). Antigen production in cell culture has largely replaced the use of suckling mice; however, the methods are not directly transferable. The development of a cell culture antigen production algorithm for nine arboviruses from the three main arbovirus families, Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, and Bunyaviridae, is described here. Virus cell culture growth and harvest conditions were optimized, inactivation methods were evaluated, and concentration procedures were compared for each virus. Antigen performance was evaluated by the MAC-ELISA at each step of the procedure. The antigen production algorithm is a framework for standardization of methodology and quality control; however, a single antigen production protocol was not applicable to all arboviruses and needed to be optimized for each virus.

  14. Potential for La Crosse virus segment reassortment in nature

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    Reese, Sara M; Blitvich, Bradley J; Blair, Carol D; Geske, Dave; Beaty, Barry J; Black, William C

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    The evolutionary success of La Crosse virus (LACV, family Bunyaviridae) is due to its ability to adapt to changing conditions through intramolecular genetic changes and segment reassortment. Vertical transmission of LACV in mosquitoes increases the potential for segment reassortment. Studies were conducted to determine if segment reassortment was occurring in naturally infected Aedes triseriatus from Wisconsin and Minnesota in 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Mosquito eggs were collected from various sites in Wisconsin and Minnesota. They were reared in the laboratory and adults were tested for LACV antigen by immunofluorescence assay. RNA was isolated from the abdomen of infected mosquitoes and portions of the small (S), medium (M) and large (L) viral genome segments were amplified by RT-PCR and sequenced. Overall, the viral sequences from 40 infected mosquitoes and 5 virus isolates were analyzed. Phylogenetic and linkage disequilibrium analyses revealed that approximately 25% of infected mosquitoes and viruses contained reassorted genome segments, suggesting that LACV segment reassortment is frequent in nature. PMID:19114023

  15. Potential for La Crosse virus segment reassortment in nature

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    Geske Dave

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    Full Text Available Abstract The evolutionary success of La Crosse virus (LACV, family Bunyaviridae is due to its ability to adapt to changing conditions through intramolecular genetic changes and segment reassortment. Vertical transmission of LACV in mosquitoes increases the potential for segment reassortment. Studies were conducted to determine if segment reassortment was occurring in naturally infected Aedes triseriatus from Wisconsin and Minnesota in 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Mosquito eggs were collected from various sites in Wisconsin and Minnesota. They were reared in the laboratory and adults were tested for LACV antigen by immunofluorescence assay. RNA was isolated from the abdomen of infected mosquitoes and portions of the small (S, medium (M and large (L viral genome segments were amplified by RT-PCR and sequenced. Overall, the viral sequences from 40 infected mosquitoes and 5 virus isolates were analyzed. Phylogenetic and linkage disequilibrium analyses revealed that approximately 25% of infected mosquitoes and viruses contained reassorted genome segments, suggesting that LACV segment reassortment is frequent in nature.

  16. Rodent Species Distribution and Hantavirus Seroprevalence in Residential and Forested areas of Sarawak, Malaysia.

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    Hamdan, Nur Elfieyra Syazana; Ng, Yee Ling; Lee, Wei Bin; Tan, Cheng Siang; Khan, Faisal Ali Anwarali; Chong, Yee Ling

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    Rodents belong to the order Rodentia, which consists of three families in Borneo (i.e., Muridae, Sciuridae and Hystricidae). These include rats, mice, squirrels, and porcupines. They are widespread throughout the world and considered pests that harm humans and livestock. Some rodent species are natural reservoirs of hantaviruses (Family: Bunyaviridae) that can cause zoonotic diseases in humans. Although hantavirus seropositive human sera were reported in Peninsular Malaysia in the early 1980s, information on their infection in rodent species in Malaysia is still lacking. The rodent populations in residential and forested areas in Sarawak were sampled. A total of 108 individuals from 15 species of rodents were collected in residential (n = 44) and forested ( n = 64) areas. The species diversity of rodents in forested areas was significantly higher (H = 2.2342) compared to rodents in residential areas (H = 0.64715) (p rodent populations in Sarawak, East Malaysia. The results suggested that hantavirus was not circulating in the studied rodent populations in Sarawak, or it was otherwise at a low prevalence that is below the detection threshold. It is important to remain vigilant because of the zoonotic potential of this virus and its severe disease outcome. Further studies, such as molecular detection of viral genetic materials, are needed to fully assess the risk of hantavirus infection in rodents and humans in this region of Malaysia.

  17. [Genetic characterisation of Powassan virus (POWV) isolated from Haemophysalis longicornis ticks in Primorye and two strains of Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) (Flaviviridae, Flavivirus): Alma-Arasan virus (AAV) isolated from Ixodes persulcatus ticks in Kazakhstan and Malyshevo virus isolated from Aedes vexans nipponii mosquitoes in Khabarovsk kray].

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    L'vov, D K; Al'khovskiĭ, S V; Shchelkanov, M Iu; Deriabin, P G; Gitel'man, A K; Botikov, A G; Aristova, V A

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    The complete genomes of the three tick-borne flaviviruses (genus Flavivirus, fam. Bunyaviridae) were sequenced: Povassan virus (POWV, strain LEIV-3070Prm, isolated from Haemophysalis logicornis in Primorsky Krai, Russia in 1977), Alma-Arasan virus (AAV, strain LEIV-1380Kaz, isolated from Ixodes persulcatus ticks in Kazakhstan in 1977) and Malyshevo virus (isolated from a pool of Aedes vexans nipponii mosquitoes, in the Khabarovsk Krai, Russia in 1978). It is shown that AAV and Malyshevo virus are the strains of Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) and belong to Sibirian and Far-Eastern genotypes, respectively (GenBank ID: AAV KJ744033; strain Malyshevo KJ744034). Phylogenetically AAV is closest related (94,6% nt and 98,3% aa identity) to TBEV strains, isolated in Sibiria (Vasilchenko, Aino, Chita-653, Irkutsk-12). Malyshevo virus is closest related (96,4% nt and 98,3% nt identity) to strains of TBEV, isolated in Far Eastern part of Russia (1230, Spassk-72, Primorye-89). POWV LEIV-3070Prm has 99.7% identity with the prototype strain POWV LB, isolated in Canada and 99.5% of isolates with Far-Eastern strains of POWV (Spassk-9 and Nadezdinsk-1991).

  18. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus in Kazakhstan (1948-2013).

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    Nurmakhanov, Talgat; Sansyzbaev, Yerlan; Atshabar, Bakhyt; Deryabin, Pavel; Kazakov, Stanislav; Zholshorinov, Aitmagambet; Matzhanova, Almagul; Sadvakassova, Alya; Saylaubekuly, Ratbek; Kyraubaev, Kakimzhan; Hay, John; Atkinson, Barry; Hewson, Roger

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    Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a pathogenic and often fatal arboviral disease with a distribution spanning large areas of Africa, Europe and Asia. The causative agent is a negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus classified within the Nairovirus genus of the Bunyaviridae family. Cases of CCHF have been officially recorded in Kazakhstan since the disease was first officially reported in modern medicine. Serological surveillance of human and animal populations provide evidence that the virus was perpetually circulating in a local enzoonotic cycle involving mammals, ticks and humans in the southern regions of the country. Most cases of human disease were associated with agricultural professions such as farming, shepherding and fruit-picking; the typical route of infection was via tick-bite although several cases of contact transmission associated with caring for sick patients have been documented. In total, 704 confirmed human cases of CCHF have been registered in Kazakhstan from 1948-2013 with an overall case fatality rate of 14.8% for cases with a documented outcome. The southern regions of Kazakhstan should be considered endemic for CCHF with cases reported from these territories on an annual basis. Modern diagnostic technologies allow for rapid clinical diagnosis and for surveillance studies to monitor for potential expansion in known risk areas.

  19. Simultaneous Detection of Three Arboviruses Using a Triplex RT-PCR Enzyme Hybridization Assay

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    Dan Dong; Shi-hong Fu; Li-hua Wang; Zhi Lv; Tai-yuan Li; Guo-dong Liang

    2012-01-01

    Arboviruses represent a serious problem to public health and agriculture worldwide.Fast,accurate identification of the viral agents of arbovirus-associated disease is essential for epidemiological surveillance and laboratory investigation.We developed a cost-effective,rapid,and highly sensitive one-step "triplex RT-PCR enzyme hybridization"assay for simultaneous detections of Japanese Encephallitis virus (JEV,Flaviviridae)Getah virus (GETV,Togaviridae),and Tahyna virus (TAHV,Bunyaviridae) using three pairs of primers to amplify three target sequences in one RT-PCR reaction.The analytical sensitivity of this assay was 1 PFU/mL for JEV,10PFU/mL for GETV,and 10 PFU/mL for TAHV.This assay is significantly more rapid and less expensive than the traditional serological detection and single RT-PCR reaction methods.When “triplex RT-PCR enzyme hybridization” was applied to 29 cerebrospinal fluid(CSF)samples that were JEV-positive by normal RT-PCR assay,all samples were strongly positive for JEV,but negative for GETV and TAHV,demonstrating a good sensitivity,specificity,and performance at CSF specimen detection.

  20. Tula hantavirus triggers pro-apoptotic signals of ER stress in Vero E6 cells.

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    Li, Xiao-Dong; Lankinen, Hilkka; Putkuri, Niina; Vapalahti, Olli; Vaheri, Antti

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    Tula virus is a member of the Hantavirus genus of the family Bunyaviridae. Viruses of this family have an unusual pattern of intracellular maturation at the ER-Golgi compartment. We recently found that Tula virus, similar to several other hantaviruses, is able to induce apoptosis in cultured cells [Li, X.D., Kukkonen, S., Vapalahti, O., Plyusnin, A., Lankinen, H., Vaheri, A., 2004. Tula hantavirus infection of Vero E6 cells induces apoptosis involving caspase 8 activation. J. Gen. Virol. 85, 3261-3268.]. However, the cellular mechanisms remain to be clarified. In this study, we demonstrate that the progressive replication of Tula virus in Vero E6 cells initiates several death programs that are intimately associated with ER stress: (1) early activation of ER-resident caspase-12; (2) phosphorylation of Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) and its downstream target transcriptional factor, c-jun; (3) induction of the pro-apoptotic transcriptional factor, growth arrest- and DNA damage-inducible gene 153, or C/EBP homologous protein (Gadd153/chop); and (4) changes in the ER-membrane protein BAP31 implying cross-talk with the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway. Furthermore, we confirmed that a sustained ER stress was induced marked by an increased expression of an ER chaperone Grp78/BiP. Taken together, we have identified involvement of ER stress-mediated death program in Tula virus-infected Vero E6 cells which provides a new approach to understand the mechanisms in hantavirus-induced apoptosis.

  1. Development and evaluation of a real-time RT-qPCR for detection of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus representing different genotypes.

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    Jääskeläinen, Anne J; Kallio-Kokko, Hannimari; Ozkul, Aykut; Bodur, Hurrem; Korukruoglu, Gulay; Mousavi, Mehrdad; Pranav, Patel; Vaheri, Antti; Mirazimi, Ali; Vapalahti, Olli

    2014-12-01

    Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a zoonotic disease caused by a nairovirus belonging to family Bunyaviridae. The CCHF virus (CCHFV) can be transmitted to humans by Hyalomma ticks as well as by direct contact with infected body fluids or tissues from viremic livestock or humans. Our aim was to set up a fast RT-qPCR for detection of the different CCHFV genotypes in clinical samples, including an inactivation step to make the sample handling possible in lower biosafety levels (BSL) than BSL-4. This method was evaluated against commercial reference assays and international External Quality Assessment (EQA) samples. The analytical limit of detection for the developed CCHFV-S RT-qPCR was 11 CCHFV genomes per reaction. After exclusion of four dubious samples, we studied 38 CCHFV-positive samples (using reference tests) of which 38 were found positive by CCHFV-S RT-qPCR, suggesting a sensitivity of 100%. CCHFV-S RT q-PCR detected all eight different CCHFV strains representing five different CCHFV genotypes. In conclusion, the CCHFV-S RT-qPCR described in this study was evaluated using various sources of CCHFV samples and shown to be an accurate tool to detect human CCHFV infection caused by different genotypes of the virus.

  2. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus-encoded ovarian tumor protease activity is dispensable for virus RNA polymerase function.

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    Bergeron, Eric; Albariño, César G; Khristova, Marina L; Nichol, Stuart T

    2010-01-01

    Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is a tick-borne virus (genus Nairovirus, family Bunyaviridae) associated with high case fatality disease outbreaks in regions of Africa, Europe, and Asia. The CCHFV genome consists of three negative-strand RNA segments, S, M, and L. The unusually large virus L polymerase protein and the need for biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) containment conditions for work with infectious virus have hampered the study of CCHFV replication. The L protein has an ovarian tumor (OTU) protease domain located in the N terminus, which has led to speculation that the protein may be autoproteolytically cleaved to generate the active virus L polymerase and additional functions. We report the successful development of efficient CCHFV helper virus-independent S, M, and L segment minigenome systems for analysis of virus RNA and protein features involved in replication. The virus RNA segment S, M, and L untranslated regions were found to be similar in support of replication of the respective minigenomes. In addition, the OTU domain located in the N terminus of the expressed virus L protein was shown to be a functional protease. However, no evidence of L protein autoproteolytic processing was found, and the OTU protease activity was dispensable for virus RNA replication. Finally, physiologically relevant doses of ribavirin inhibited CCHFV minigenome replication. These results demonstrated the utility of the minigenome system for use in BSL-2 laboratory settings to analyze CCHFV biology and in antiviral drug discovery programs for this important public health and bioterrorism threat.

  3. Molecular diagnostic and genetic characterization of highly pathogenic viruses: application during Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus outbreaks in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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    Filippone, C; Marianneau, P; Murri, S; Mollard, N; Avsic-Zupanc, T; Chinikar, S; Desprès, P; Caro, V; Gessain, A; Berthet, N; Tordo, N

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    Several haemorrhagic fevers are caused by highly pathogenic viruses that must be handled in Biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) containment. These zoonotic infections have an important impact on public health and the development of a rapid and differential diagnosis in case of outbreak in risk areas represents a critical priority. We have demonstrated the potential of a DNA resequencing microarray (PathogenID v2.0) for this purpose. The microarray was first validated in vitro using supernatants of cells infected with prototype strains from five different families of BSL-4 viruses (e.g. families Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Filoviridae, Flaviviridae and Paramyxoviridae). RNA was amplified based on isothermal amplification by Phi29 polymerase before hybridization. We were able to detect and characterize Nipah virus and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in the brains of experimentally infected animals. CCHFV was finally used as a paradigm for epidemics because of recent outbreaks in Turkey, Kosovo and Iran. Viral variants present in human sera were characterized by BLASTN analysis. Sensitivity was estimated to be 10(5) -10(6) PFU/mL of hybridized cDNA. Detection specificity was limited to viral sequences having ~13-14% of global divergence with the tiled sequence, or stretches of ~20 identical nucleotides. These results highlight the benefits of using the PathogenID v2.0 resequencing microarray to characterize geographical variants in the follow-up of haemorrhagic fever epidemics; to manage patients and protect communities; and in cases of bioterrorism.

  4. Quantitative analysis of particles, genomes and infectious particles in supernatants of haemorrhagic fever virus cell cultures

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    Hedlund Kjell-Olof

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Information on the replication of viral haemorrhagic fever viruses is not readily available and has never been analysed in a comparative approach. Here, we compared the cell culture growth characteristics of haemorrhagic fever viruses (HFV, of the Arenaviridae, Filoviridae, Bunyaviridae, and Flavivridae virus families by performing quantitative analysis of cell culture supernatants by (i electron microscopy for the quantification of virus particles, (ii quantitative real time PCR for the quantification of genomes, and (iii determination of focus forming units by coating fluorescent antibodies to infected cell monolayers for the quantification of virus infectivity. The comparative analysis revealed that filovirus and RVFV replication results in a surplus of genomes but varying degrees of packaging efficiency and infectious particles. More efficient replication and packaging was observed for Lassa virus, and Dengue virus resulting in a better yield of infectious particles while, YFV turned out to be most efficient with only 4 particles inducing one FFU. For Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV a surplus of empty shells was observed with only one in 24 particles equipped with a genome. The complete particles turned out to be extraordinarily infectious.

  5. Elevated Cytokines, Thrombin and PAI-1 in Severe HCPS Patients Due to Sin Nombre Virus

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    Virginie Bondu

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    Full Text Available Sin Nombre Hantavirus (SNV, Bunyaviridae Hantavirus is a Category A pathogen that causes Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome (HCPS with case fatality ratios generally ranging from 30% to 50%. HCPS is characterized by vascular leakage due to dysregulation of the endothelial barrier function. The loss of vascular integrity results in non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, shock, multi-organ failure and death. Using Electric Cell-substrate Impedance Sensing (ECIS measurements, we found that plasma samples drawn from University of New Mexico Hospital patients with serologically-confirmed HCPS, induce loss of cell-cell adhesion in confluent epithelial and endothelial cell monolayers grown in ECIS cultureware. We show that the loss of cell-cell adhesion is sensitive to both thrombin and plasmin inhibitors in mild cases, and to thrombin only inhibition in severe cases, suggesting an increasing prothrombotic state with disease severity. A proteomic profile (2D gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry of HCPS plasma samples in our cohort revealed robust antifibrinolytic activity among terminal case patients. The prothrombotic activity is highlighted by acute ≥30 to >100 fold increases in active plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1 which, preceded death of the subjects within 48 h. Taken together, this suggests that PAI-1 might be a response to the severe pathology as it is expected to reduce plasmin activity and possibly thrombin activity in the terminal patients.

  6. Serological evidence of hantavirus infection in rural and urban regions in the state of Amazonas, Brazil

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    João Bosco Lima Gimaque

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Hantavirus disease is caused by the hantavirus, which is an RNA virus belonging to the family Bunyaviridae. Hantavirus disease is an anthropozoonotic infection transmitted through the inhalation of aerosols from the excreta of hantavirus-infected rodents. In the county of Itacoatiara in the state of Amazonas (AM, Brazil, the first human cases of hantavirus pulmonary and cardiovascular syndrome were described in July 2004. These first cases were followed by two fatal cases, one in the municipality of Maués in 2005 and another in Itacoatiara in 2007. In this study, we investigated the antibody levels to hantavirus in a population of 1,731 individuals from four different counties of AM. Sera were tested by IgG/IgM- enzyme-linked immune-sorbent assay using a recombinant nucleocapsid protein of the Araraquara hantavirus as an antigen. Ten sera were IgG positive to hantavirus (0.6%. Among the positive sera, 0.8% (1/122, 0.4% (1/256, 0.2% (1/556 and 0.9% (7/797 were from Atalaia do Norte, Careiro Castanho, Itacoatiara and Lábrea, respectively. None of the sera in this survey were IgM-positive. Because these counties are distributed in different areas of AM, we can assume that infected individuals are found throughout the entire state, which suggests that hantavirus disease could be a local emerging health problem.

  7. An efficient and high fidelity method for amplification, cloning and sequencing of complete tospovirus genomic RNA segments.

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    Marshall, Spencer H; Adegbola, Raphael O; Adkins, Scott; Naidu, Rayapati A

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    Tospoviruses (genus Tospovirus, family Bunyaviridae) are responsible for major losses in an extensive range of crops worldwide. New species of these single-stranded, ambisense RNA viruses regularly emerge and have been shown to maintain heterogeneous populations with individual isolates having quite variable biological and virulence characteristics. Most tospovirus phylogenetic studies have focused on analysis of a single gene, most often the nucleocapsid protein gene. Complete genomic RNA segment amplification as a single fragment would facilitate more detailed analyses of genome-wide sequence variability, but obtaining such sequences for a large number of tospovirus isolates using traditional methods of amplification and cloning of small overlapping fragments is tedious, time consuming and expensive. In this study, protocols were optimized to amplify, clone and sequence full-length M- and S-RNA genome segments of Tomato spotted wilt virus and Impatiens necrotic spot virus. The strategy presented here is straightforward, scalable and offers several advantages over the previously commonplace and overlapping amplicon-based approach. Use of whole genome segments, instead of individual gene sequences or defined portions of genome segments, will facilitate a better understanding of the underlying molecular diversity of tospoviruses in mixed infections.

  8. Molecular Assay on Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Ticks (Ixodidae Collected from Kermanshah Province, Western Iran

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    Maria Mohammadian

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    Full Text Available Background: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF is a feverous and hemorrhagic disease endemic in some parts of Iran and caused by an arbovirus related to Bunyaviridae family and Nairovirusgenus. The main virus reser­voir in the nature is ticks, however small vertebrates and a wide range of domestic and wild animals are regarded as reservoir hosts. This study was conducted to determine the infection rate of CCHF virus in hard ticks of Sarpole-Zahab County, Kermanshah province, west of Iran.Methods: From total number of 851 collected ticks from 8 villages, 131 ticks were selected randomlyand investi­gated for detection of CCHF virus using RT-PCR.Results: The virus was found in 3.8% of the tested ticks. Hyalommaanatolicum, H.asiaticum and Rhipicephalus sanguineus species were found to have viral infection, with the highest infection rate (11.11% in Rh. sanguineus.Conclusion: These findings provide epidemiological evidence for planning control strategies of the disease in the study area.

  9. A preliminary study of viral metagenomics of French bat species in contact with humans: identification of new mammalian viruses.

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    Laurent Dacheux

    Full Text Available The prediction of viral zoonosis epidemics has become a major public health issue. A profound understanding of the viral population in key animal species acting as reservoirs represents an important step towards this goal. Bats harbor diverse viruses, some of which are of particular interest because they cause severe human diseases. However, little is known about the diversity of the global population of viruses found in bats (virome. We determined the viral diversity of five different French insectivorous bat species (nine specimens in total in close contact with humans. Sequence-independent amplification, high-throughput sequencing with Illumina technology and a dedicated bioinformatics analysis pipeline were used on pooled tissues (brain, liver and lungs. Comparisons of the sequences of contigs and unassembled reads provided a global taxonomic distribution of virus-related sequences for each sample, highlighting differences both within and between bat species. Many viral families were present in these viromes, including viruses known to infect bacteria, plants/fungi, insects or vertebrates, the most relevant being those infecting mammals (Retroviridae, Herpesviridae, Bunyaviridae, Poxviridae, Flaviviridae, Reoviridae, Bornaviridae, Picobirnaviridae. In particular, we detected several new mammalian viruses, including rotaviruses, gammaretroviruses, bornaviruses and bunyaviruses with the identification of the first bat nairovirus. These observations demonstrate that bats naturally harbor viruses from many different families, most of which infect mammals. They may therefore constitute a major reservoir of viral diversity that should be analyzed carefully, to determine the role played by bats in the spread of zoonotic viral infections.

  10. Oropouche virus experimental infection in the golden hamster (Mesocrisetus auratus).

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    Rodrigues, Alcir Humberto; Santos, Rodrigo Ivo; Arisi, Gabriel Maisonnave; Bernardes, Emerson Soares; Silva, Maria Lúcia; Rossi, Marcos Antônio; Lopes, Maria Beatriz Sampaio; Arruda, Eurico

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    Oropouche virus (OROV), of the family Bunyaviridae, is the second most frequent arbovirus causing febrile disease in Brazil. In spite of this, little is known about pathogenesis of OROV infection. This report describes an experimental model of OROV in golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). Following subcutaneous inoculation of OROV, over 50% of the animals developed disease characterized by lethargy, ruffled fur, shivering, paralysis, and approximately one third died. Animals were sacrificed on days 1, 3, 5, 8 and 11 post-inoculation to collect tissue samples from brain, heart, liver, lung, spleen, muscle and blood for virus titration, histology and OROV immunohistochemistry. OROV was detected in high titers in blood, liver and brain, but not in the other organs. Histopathology revealed meningoencephalitis and hepatitis, with abundant OROV antigen detected in liver and brain. Diffuse galectin-3 immunostaining in brain and liver supports microglial and Kupfer cells activation. This is the first description of an experimental model for OROV infection and should be helpful to study pathogenesis and possibly to test antiviral interventions such as drugs and vaccine candidates.

  11. Prevalence of Lettuce mosaic virus - common strain on three lettuce producing areas from São Paulo State Prevalência da estirpe comum de Lettuce mosaic virus em três regiões produtoras de alface do estado de São Paulo

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    Ana Carolina Firmino

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    Full Text Available LMV is one of the most important pathogens of lettuce worldwide. Based on their ability to overcome the resistance genes mo1¹ and mo1² in lettuce, isolates can be divided in two types: LMV-Most, which can infect and are seed-borne in cultivars containing the mo1 gene and LMV-Common, which do not cause symptoms on these cultivars and are seed transmitted only in susceptible cultivars. To evaluate the occurrence of these two types of LMV isolates, a survey was carried out during 2002-2005 in three lettuce production areas from São Paulo State. Total RNA was used for the diagnosis of LMV isolates by RT-PCR using universal primers for the variable N-terminus of the capsid protein, in the 3' end of the genome. Positives samples were analyzed by a second RT-PCR using specifics primers for LMV-Most isolates designed to amplify a fragment from the central region (CI-VPg of the genome. A total of 1362 samples showing mosaic symptoms were collected and 504 (37.29 % were positives for LMV. On susceptible lettuce cultivars, LMV-Common was prevalent (77.3%. LMV-Most was found frequently associated with tolerant (mo1¹ lettuce cultivars. Susceptible cultivars correspond today for most of the area of lettuce production. So, despite the ability of LMV-Most isolates to overcome the resistance provided by the recessive mo1¹ gene, they are not prevalent in the conditions of São Paulo State.O LMV ocorre em todo o mundo e é considerado um dos patógenos mais importantes para a cultura da alface. De acordo com a habilidade em contornar os genes de resistência mo1¹ e mo1² encontrados em alface, os isolados de LMV podem ser dividos em dois sub-grupos: LMV-Most, capazes de contornar a resistência propiciada por estes genes e de serem transmitidos pela semente nestas cutivares, e LMV-Common, que não são capazes de causar sintomas nestes cultivares, além de serem transmitidos pela semente somente em cultivares suscetíveis. Para avaliar a ocorrência destes

  12. A incidência do contra-ataque em jogos de futsal de alto rendimento The ocurrence of counter-attacks in high-performance futsal matches La incidencia del contraataque en juegos de fútbol de salón en juegos de alto desempeño

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi o de analisar a incidência do contra-ataque em jogos de futsal de alto rendimento. Foi observada uma amostra de 28 jogos da Liga Nacional, transmitidos pela televisão e gravados em fitas VHS. Para a análise dos resultados, optou-se pela estatística descritiva e percentual. De um total de 521 contra-ataques, 78% foram individuais, ora precedidos da interceptação de passe, ora do desarme; 28,22% foram assistidos, ora por jogador de linha, ora pelo goleiro. Conclui-se que o contra-ataque acontece individual e coletivamente, ações defensivas o provocam e, além do jogador de linha, o goleiro participa. Sugere-se que o seu treino seja feito a partir de formações variadas, que se estimulem ações defensivas e a participação do goleiro. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: esporte – jogo – rendimento The aim of this research work is to analyze the occurrence of counter attacks in high performance football matches. 28 Brazilian National League matches which were broadcast on TV were recorded in VHS tapes and used for observation. Descriptive and percentual analyses were chosen to conduct results analysis. Of a total 521 counter attacks, 78% were made individually, either preceded by a pass interception or a tackle; 28,22% were assisted either by a fellow fielder, or by the goalkeeper. Results show that counter attacks occur both individually and collectively, they are caused by defensive actions and both the fi elders and the goalkeeper participate in it. This research work suggests that counter attack practice should be done from a variety of formations that stimulate defensive actions and encourage goalkeeper participation. KEYWORDS: sports – football match – performance El objetivo de este estudio ha sido analizar la incidência del contraataque en juegos de fútbol de salón de alto desempeño. Fue observada una muestra de 28 juegos de la Liga Nacional, transmitidos por la televisión y grabados en cintas VHS. Para el

  13. Genética de Coffea. XVIII - Variegação no cafeeiro Leaf variegation in coffee plants

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    A. Carvalho

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    Full Text Available A variegação das fôlhas do cafeeiro tanto em plantas novas como em plantas adultas tem sido freqüentemente observada. Plantas variegadas podem ocorrer espontaneamente nas progénies das diversas variedades de Coffea arabica L., motivo porque não devem constituir variedade distinta dessa espécie, como foi proposto por Cramer. As plantas variegadas em estudo puderam ser agrupadas em duas categorias, isto é, aquelas em que a variegação não se acha associada com anomalias na forma e textura das folhas e aquelas nas quais a variegação é acompanhada dessas anomalias. No primeiro grupo o padrão de variegação não é uniforme para tôdas as fôlhas, enquanto no segundo grupo o padrão é semelhante para tôda a planta. Usualmente apenas alguns ramos das plantas do primeiro grupo são variegados. Observou-se algumas vezes que as duas fôlhas do mesmo verticilo têm padrões semelhantes de variegação. Encontraram-se também fôlhas variegadas nas quais a metade da lâmina é variegada ou mesmo albina, enquanto a outra metade apresenta a côr verde normal. Os dados genéticos obtidos, embora preliminares para a maioria das plantas variegadas em investigação, permitiram concluir que o padrão de variegação da planta 180, pertencente ao primeiro grupo, é herdado pelo citoplasma e não é transmitido pelo pólen. O padrão de variegação da planta 253-21, pertencente ao segundo grupo, no entanto, parece ser transmitido pelo polen.Leaf variegation in coffee plants is a relatively common abnormality, and variegated seedlings have been found to occur spontaneously in progenies of most varieties of Coffea arabica L. For this reason it is thought that variegated types should not be described as distinct varieties, as it was done before by Cramer. Variegated coffee plants can be grouped in two categories : first, those in which variegated leaves are normal in shape and texture, but do not show a uniform variegation pattern; and second, those

  14. Oficina de autoexame de mamas: uma estratégia para o autoconhecimento de adolescentes Taller de autoexamen de mamas: una estrategia para el autoconocimiento de adolescentes Workshop on breast self-examination: a strategy for self-knowledge of adolescents

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    Maria da Conceição Grego

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Verificar a repercussão do conhecimento transmitido por meio da Oficina de autoexame de mamas e identificar a multiplicação de informações pelas participantes adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, tipo Survey, realizado com 474 adolescentes de três escolas de Ensino Médio e Fundamental do município de Embu das Artes, em 2006 e 2007. RESULTADOS: Os dados das questões estruturadas e semiestruturadas, respondidas pelas participantes, mostraram as frequências das respostas acima de 50% da estimativa sobre a "repercussão do conteúdo da oficina" e abaixo dos 50% sobre a "ação multiplicadora". CONCLUSÃO: A Oficina auxilia a elaboração do conceito de si pelas adolescentes, de seu corpo, informa sobre o câncer de mama e os benefícios da adoção de práticas e atitudes saudáveis em seu cotidiano, empregando a técnica do autoexame de mamas como instrumento pedagógico.OBJETIVOS: Verificar la repercusión del conocimiento transmitido por medio del Taller de autoexamen de mamas e identificar la multiplicación de las informaciones por las participantes adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio cuantitativo, tipo Survey, realizado con 474 adolescentes de tres escuelas de Enseñanza Media y Fundamental del municipio de Embu de las Artes, en el 2006 y 2007. RESULTADOS: Los datos de las preguntas estructuradas y semiestructuradas, respondidas por las participantes, mostraron las frecuencias de las respuestas encima del 50% de la estimativa sobre la "repercusión del contenido del Taller" y abajo del 50% sobre la "acción multiplicadora". CONCLUSIÓN: El taller auxilia en la elaboración del concepto de sí por parte de las adolescentes, de su cuerpo, informa sobre el cáncer de mama y los beneficios de la adopción de prácticas y actitudes saludables en su cotidiano, empleando la técnica del autoexamen de mamas como instrumento pedagógico.OBJECTIVES: To verify the repercussions of knowledge

  15. Los determinantes de la rentabilidad primaria de los bonos de titulización hipotecaria: la influencia de las estructuras multitramo

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    Miguel Á. Peña-Cerezo

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los determinantes de la rentabilidad primaria de los bonos de titulización hipotecaria (conocidos en la literatura como mortgage backed securities, o MBS emitidos en España durante el periodo 1993-2011, periodo en el que el mercado español llegó a convertirse en el más importante de Europa continental. Los resultados obtenidos sobre el análisis de la población completa de MBS emitidos (262 tramos configurados sobre 94 fondos de titulización indican que la estructuración multitramo de los MBS ha ayudado a reducir el riesgo percibido global de las emisiones de MBS, mediante la generación de mercados más completos y la reducción de los problemas derivados de la existencia de asimetrías informativas implícitas en el proceso de selección de los activos transmitidos por parte de la entidad cedente. Esta reducción del riesgo percibido ha tenido un efecto directo sobre la rentabilidad ofrecida por los bonos de titulización emitidos. Además, no se encuentran evidencias de que la emisión de MBS persiga la transmisión efectiva de riesgos, más bien al contrario. Las entidades de crédito, por lo general, han retenido los tramos de primeras pérdidas, lo que ha contribuido a mantener en niveles muy bajos (por debajo de la rentabilidad de la deuda soberana la rentabilidad ofrecida por los MBS. Precisamente, el escaso diferencial ofrecido por los bonos de titulización se debe a que los tramos retenidos no han ofrecido primas de rentabilidad ajustadas al riesgo inherente.

  16. Análisis del diseño de instrumentos de evaluación implementados desde dos contextos curriculares

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    Susana González de Galindo

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación forma parte de una más abarcativa sobre la problemática de resignificar la clase magistral del Cálculo para cursos superpoblados de primer año, de una Facultad de Ciencias, recurriendo en las clases al uso de una guía elaborada según principios sostenidos por Teorías cognitivas del aprendizaje sostenidas por Piaget, Ausubel, Vigotsky, entre otros. En este trabajo se investigó si existieron diferencias significativas en el diseño de los exámenes finales que rindieron los alumnos que habían cursado la asignatura en 2001 (año en el que se implementó la nueva metodología y en 1999 (enseñanza tradicional. Se analizaron los tipos de actividades según los criterios derivados del marco teórico y de los Estándares de Evaluación para la Educación Matemática (NCTM, 1989. Se concluyó que en la enseñanza tradicional de 1999, las actividades de los exámenes pretendían verificar si los conocimientos transmitidos habían sido asimilados. Las de 2001, por el contrario, satisficieron en buena medida, las pautas establecidas en los Estándares de evaluación seleccionados, lo que significa un importante avance en el proceso de evaluación que se venía implementando. Esta conclusión ratificaría las conclusiones obtenidas del análisis de otros instrumentos diseñados para evaluar la nueva estrategia metodológica estimulando a implementarla en otros contenidos

  17. El papel de la mujer en las ilustraciones de los libros de texto de Educación Primaria

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    María Teresa Terrón Caro

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es resultado de una investigación realizada en el marco del Grupo de Investigación de Educación Comparada de Sevilla, con el objetivo de estudiar el papel otorgado a la mujer a través de las ilustraciones, en los textos esco- lares correspondientes a las áreas de conocimiento del medio natural, social y cultural; lengua castellana y literatura, así como matemáticas del ciclo de educación primaria. Con el análisis del rol de la mujer y el hombre en los manuales, podemos cono- cer no sólo las ideas, los valores o las actitudes latentes en una sociedad, sino además la forma en la que los conocimientos son transmitidos en las aulas tanto a niños como a niñas. Los textos escolares se muestran así como mecanismos invisibles a través de los cuales aparecen y se refuerzan desigualdades. Conscientes de esta realidad, en estos momentos las ilustraciones recogidas en los textos escolares deben ser lo suficiente- mente representativas de los cambios sociales que se producen en los distintos con- textos y capaces de plasmar modelos reales y no estereotipados. Esta reflexión debe ser un reflejo en la práctica educativa de cada uno de los niveles educativos y de cada uno de los cursos; y así lo hemos querido comprobar analizando algunas de las herramien- tas educativas utilizadas en el nivel de primaria. Palabras clave: Educación, Género, Escuela, Desigualdad, Libros de texto. 

  18. DESCRIPCIÓN MODULAR DE UN ESQUEMA DE CODIFICACIÓN CONCATENADO PARA CORRECCIÓN DE ERRORES CON PROGRAMACIÓN DE HARDWARE MODULAR DESIGN OF SCHEME CODING CONCATENATED FOR CORRECTION ERROR WITH PROGRAMMING OF HARDWARE

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    Cecilia E Sandoval Ruiz

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Las comunicaciones inalámbricas requieren el empleo de métodos de corrección de errores sobre los datos transmitidos, usándose generalmente técnicas de codificación Reed-Solomon & Viterbi, por razones de desempeño y seguridad es preferible implementarlos sobre hardware. En este trabajo se presenta el diseño modular de la etapa de codificación de éstos códigos para su concatenación usando VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Descriptor Language, orientado a la implementación sobre tecnología de matriz de compuertas programadas por campo (FPGA, Se inicia con una revisión de los conceptos asociados a la definición de los componentes, y el modelo, descripción del comportamiento, luego la arquitectura es diseñada usando la sintaxis en VHDL y es capturado el diseño de hardware, finalmente se presentan los resultados de síntesis.The wireless communication medium require employing forward error correction methods on the data transferred, where Reed-Solomon & Viterbi coding techniques are utilized, because of performance and security reaso. In this paper we present a modular design of phase encoding these codes for concatenation using VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Descriptor Language and oriented to implementation with field programmable gate arrays (FPGA. The work besing with a review of code concept and the definition of the components and the model and the description of the behavioral. Later, the architecture is designed and captures using syntax in VHDL, and finally presents the results of synthesis.

  19. Identificación de virus que afectan el Loroco (Fernaldia pundurata en el Valle de Zapotitán, El Salvador

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    Reina Flor Guzm\\u00E1n de Serrano

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El loroco (Fernaldia pandurata es una especie hortícola de gran valor comercial y consumo en la dieta del pueblo salvadoreño y guatemalteco. Desafortunadamente, esta especie es afectada por diversas plagas entre las que se encuentran la mosca blanca Bemisia tabaci, áfidos y enfermedades de aparente naturaleza viral. En esta investigación se examinaron plantas de loroco con síntomas de mosaico y deformación foliar e inflorescencias cloróticas con el fin de determinar su etiología y posibles agentes vectores. Las muestras se examinaron mediante microscopía electrónica y serología. La observación de las muestras en el microscopio electrónico reveló la presencia de partículas filamentosas (600-700 nm e isométricas (30 nm de aparente naturaleza viral. Las pruebas serológicas demostraron que el virus filamentoso es una especie del género Potyvirus, y el virus isométrico es una especie del género Cucumovirus. No se encontraron virus del género Begomovirus transmitidos por mosca blanca. Se concluye aquí que este insecto actúa solamente como plaga directa del loroco, mientras que los áfidos se comportan como plaga y posibles vectores de los virus detectados. Este es el primer informe sobre patógenos virales del loroco

  20. Influência familiar na anorexia nervosa: em busca das melhores evidências científicas

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    Élide Dezoti Valdanha

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar as evidências científicas sobre a influência do grupo familiar na sintomatologia da anorexia nervosa (AN. MÉTODOS: Revisão sistemática da literatura no período de 2000 a 2012, utilizando as bases PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Lilacs e os descritores: "transtornos da alimentação", "relações familiares", "relação entre gerações" e "relação mãe-filho". RESULTADOS: Com base nos critérios de inclusão e exclusão, foram selecionadas e analisadas 20 publicações na íntegra. A maior parte dessas publicações focaliza mulheres diagnosticadas com transtornos alimentares (TA ou com comportamento alimentar de risco, tem delineamento quantitativo e utiliza escalas padronizadas para coleta de dados. Predominou o Nível de Evidência 4, que corresponde a estudos de desenho não experimental, como pesquisa descritiva correlacional e qualitativa, ou estudos de caso. As evidências encontradas indicam que os relacionamentos familiares exercem impacto significativo tanto no desenvolvimento como na manutenção de sintomas de TA. Padrões relacionados à alimentação e ao alimento são transmitidos entre as gerações, bem como aspectos não elaborados do funcionamento psíquico materno. CONCLUSÕES: Os estudos sugerem a necessidade de ampliar o foco da atenção para incluir os familiares no tratamento, bem como incorporar os achados de transmissão psíquica intergeracional como subsídios norteadores do planejamento e qualificação do cuidado oferecido nos TA.

  1. Dengue en el Perú: a un cuarto de siglo de su reemergencia

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    César Cabezas

    Full Text Available Un problema sanitario cada vez más frecuente y disperso en áreas tropicales y subtropicales del mundo, incluido el Perú donde ingresó en 1990, es el dengue. Es producido por el virus del dengue con cuatro serotipos y transmitido por el Aedes aegypti, vector que convive con los humanos y cuya presencia es favorecida por deficientes condiciones sanitarias, sociales y económicas. Manifestaciones de formas severas de la enfermedad como el choque y sangrado, están relacionadas con la frecuente cocirculación de los cuatro serotipos y la aparición de nuevos genotipos como el americano/asiático del serotipo 2. La nueva clasificación de la enfermedad por la OMS como dengue con o sin signos de alarma y dengue grave, está contribuyendo a un diagnóstico y tratamiento más oportunos, permitiendo reducir la letalidad. Debe destacarse la necesidad de la vigilancia del síndrome febril y los índices aédicos que contribuyan a un diagnóstico oportuno y orienten las medidas de control vectorial mediante educación sanitaria y manejo ambiental con participación comunitaria e intersectorial, de manera creativa según los nichos ecológicos. Una alternativa de prevención complementaria sería la vacunación utilizando vacunas tetravalentes cuya seguridad y eficacia deben estar garantizadas antes de su uso poblacional en el marco de estrategias integrales.

  2. Incidência de doenças fúngicas e sanidade de sementes de trigo sob diferentes doses de nitrogênio e aplicação de fungicida Incidence of fungal diseases and wheat seed health, under different nitrogen rates, and fungicide application

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    Maria Aparecida de Souza Tanaka

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available As doenças fúngicas na cultura do trigo são responsáveis pela redução da produtividade, além de aumentar o custo de produção da cultura, em virtude da necessidade de aplicação de fungicidas para o seu controle. Muitos patógenos são transmitidos pelas sementes e desempenham um importante papel na epidemiologia das doenças. O trabalho teve com objetivo verificar o efeito de doses de nitrogênio sobre a severidade de doenças fúngicas e a sanidade de sementes de duas cultivares de trigo, IAC-24 e IAC-60, com e sem aplicação do fungicida propiconazole. Os resultados mostraram efeito polinomial das doses de N para a severidade da mancha marrom (Bipolaris sorokiniana nas folhas e linear para as sementes, na ausência do fungicida, para ambas as cultivares.Many fungal diseases on wheat are responsible for yield loss and besides increasing production cost due to the fungicide application. Many pathogens are seedborne and play an important role in disease epidemiology. The present work was carried out to verify the effect of nitrogen rates and propiconazole application on fungal disease severity and seed health of two wheat cultivars, 'IAC-24' and 'IAC-60'. The results showed a polinomial effect of N rates on the severity of Bipolaris sorokiniana on leaves and a linear effect on seeds, in the absence of fungicide application, for both cultivars.

  3. Televisión, clima familiar y percepción de valores en adolescentes con TDA-H y adolescentes estándar

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    C Medrano Samaniego

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available La cultura multimedia en la que vivimos ofrece pocas oportunidades para entrenar la atención y puede dificultar la construcción del sentido de los mensajes transmitidos, por lo que, en esta investigación el objetivo general fue determinar las semejanzas y diferencias entre adolescentes con TDAH y estándar en el perfil de consumo televisivo en relación con el clima familiar y los valores percibidos. La muestra total es de 209 adolescentes con TDAH y estándar con edades comprendidas entre los 14 y 18 años. Se utilizaron los cuestionarios CH-TV 0.2 y VAL.TV.02. Los resultados indican que, en general, los adolescentes se concentran en dos perfiles televisivos mayoritarios diferenciados por el grado de elección de géneros televisivos y la relevancia otorgada al atractivo físico del personaje relacionado con los valores de apertura al cambio y autopromoción, junto a la cohesión y expresividad familiar. Sin embargo, existen diferencias destacables entre el grupo con TDAH y estándar respecto a dichos perfiles. Estos datos tienen su interés por contribuir al estudio de las diferencias individuales en relación con el consumo mediático, y por sentar las bases para la elaboración de programas de competencia mediática que se ajusten a las características de los colectivos a los que van dirigidos.

  4. Transmissible venereal tumor in the palpebral conjunctiva of a dog: case reportTumor venéreo transmissível na conjuntiva palpebral de um cão – relato de caso

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    Luciane de Albuquerque

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The transmissible venereal tumor (TVT is a contagious neoplasm that occurs in sexually mature dogs, usually transmitted by coitus. This tumor normally affects the genital mucosa and is rarely found in any other part of the body. A case of transmissible venereal tumor in the palpebral conjunctiva of a 3-year old, crossbreed, male dog with a history of an abnormal mass in the right eye was presented. Ophthalmic examination revealed a mass originated from the lower eyelid conjunctiva of the right eye. No other ocular abnormalities were detected. Cytological examination was carried out and the diagnosis was TVT. The dog was treated with lyophilized vincristine sulphate intravenously, once a week, for four weeks. Despite the atypical clinical presentation, the response to chemotherapy with vincristine was excellent leading to complete regression of the neoplasm and no relapse after a year.O tumor venéreo transmissível (TVT é uma neoplasia contagiosa que ocorre em cães sexualmente maduros, sendo geralmente transmitido pelo coito. A neoplasia normalmente afeta a mucosa genital e é raramente encontrada em outras partes do corpo. Apresentamos um caso de tumor venéreo transmissível na conjuntiva palpebral de um cão macho, sem raça definida, com três anos de idade e histórico de presença de uma massa na conjuntiva palpebral inferior do olho direito. Não foram detectadas outras alterações oculares. O diagnóstico citológico da massa foi TVT. O cão foi tratado com sulfato de vincristina por via intravenosa, uma vez por semana, durante quatro semanas. Embora a apresentação do caso seja atípica, a resposta à quimioterapia foi excelente, levando a regressão completa da neoplasia, sem recorrência após um ano.

  5. Las traducciones en la antigüedad

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    Fernández Marcos, Natalio

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A large part of the Western cultural heritage has been transmitted through translation. The author analyses the translation phenomenon in Antiquity, emphasizing the significance of the first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek in Ptolemaic Alexandria. This translation is the major literary corpus translated into Greek in Antiquity and, probably, the most important as well, due to the impact it had on the West once Christianity adopted the Greek version as the official Bible. He also describes the context in which the translation was carried out, the different models utilized for the Pentateuch, its reception and influence on other translations. Finally, he points out other processes of cultural transmission through translation in late Antiquity.

    Gran parte del legado cultural de Occidente se nos ha transmitido en traducciones. El autor analiza el fenómeno de la traducción en la Antigüedad, deteniéndose en la primera traducción de la Biblia hebrea al griego en la Alejandría ptolemaica. Esta traducción es el mayor corpus de litert ratura traducido al griego en la Antigüedad y, tal vez, el más importante por el impacto que tuvo en Occidente al ser adoptada la Biblia griega como Biblia oficial del cristianismo. Describe tambt bién el contexto en el que se llevó a cabo la traducción, los modelos utilizados en el Pentateuco, la recepción y los efectos de la misma en otras traducciones. Señala por fin otros procesos de trasvase cultural mediante la traducción en la Antigüedad tardía.

  6. The politics of the self: psychological science and bourgeois subjectivity in 19th century Spain

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    Novella, Enric J.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper offers an analysis of the process of institutionalization of psychological knowledge in Spain following the educative reforms implemented during the second third of the 19th century, which prescribed its inclusion in the curricular program of the new secondary education. After a detailed examination of the theoretical orientation, the ideological assumptions and the sociopolitical connections of the contents transmitted to the students throughout the century, its militant spiritualism is interpreted as a highly significant attempt on the part of the liberal elites to articulate a pedagogy of subjectivity intended to counteract the trends toward reduction, naturalization and fragmentation of psychic life inherent to the development of modern science.

    En este artículo se ofrece un análisis del proceso de institucionalización del conocimiento psicológico en España por obra de las reformas educativas implementadas durante el segundo tercio del siglo XIX, que prescribieron su inclusión en el programa curricular de la nueva educación secundaria. Tras un examen detenido de la orientación doctrinal, los supuestos ideológicos y la filiación sociopolítica de los contenidos transmitidos a los alumnos durante la mayor parte de la centuria, se interpreta su espiritualismo militante como un intento muy significativo por parte de las élites liberales de articular una pedagogía de la subjetividad destinada a contrarrestar las tendencias de reducción, naturalización y fragmentación del psiquismo alentadas por el desarrollo de la ciencia moderna.

  7. Entremeando Saúde e Doença: A Condição de Soropositividade para o HIV no Contexto de Culto à Vida Saudável

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    Camila Miranda de Amorim Resende

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A través del trabajo de análisis del discurso de cinco adolescentes infectados con el VIH por transmisión vertical tratados en una unidad de salud en una ciudad del Rio de Janeiro, cuestionamos el ideal contemporáneo de vivir una vida saludable. Tal condición apunta a un proceso de subjetivación demasiado complejo, cuando, por un lado, el virus del VIH si transmitido por los padres no puede, en este caso, considerarse como consecuencia de una elección individual en cuanto a comportamientos de riesgo - como suele ser asignado la mayoría de los casos de transmisión del VIH. Por otro lado, requiere del sujeto el trabajo de un vivir saludable demasiado difícil, ya que requiere el cuidado permanente de su propia salud y recomendaciones para con la salud de los demás con el fin de no transmitir el virus del VIH. Teniendo en cuenta esa necesidad de gestión de riesgo potencializada, las personas en esta condición de seropositividad se encuentran marcadas por un dispositivo de normalización intenso, sometidas como lo son, desde su nacimiento, a las reglas del buen vivir de acuerdo a las recetas de la prevención. Finalmente, pensamos que la peculiaridad de la condición de seropositividad para el VIH por transmisión vertical se abre a la posibilidad de nos preguntarnos cuanto a lo que significa hoy la oposición entre salud y enfermedad que, en este caso, requiere un estatuto "entre", tejiendo salud y enfermedad.

  8. Identificación de virus en el cultivo de camote (Ipomoea batatas L. en Costa Rica

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    Rodrigo Valverde

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Identificación de virus en el cultivo de camote (Ipomoea batatas L. en Costa Rica. En el período entre febrero y mayo del 2002, se realizó un reconocimiento de los virus del cultivo de camote (Ipomoea batatas L., en cinco plantaciones comerciales ubicadas en las principales regiones productoras de este cultivo en Costa Rica. Previo al muestreo, en cada plantación se evaluó la incidencia de plantas con síntomas de enfermedades virales. Para la identificación de los virus, se recolectaron secciones apicales de tallo de plantas de camote con síntomas las cuales se injertaron sobre las plantas indicadoras de virus, de la especia Ipomoea setosa para inocularlas. Las muestras foliares de plantas inoculadas fueron analizadas serológicamente para el virus del moteado plumoso del camote (SPFMV y el virus del mosaico del pepino (CMV; con la reacción en cadena de polimerasa de transcripción reversa (RT-PCR para el virus del enanismo clorótico del camote (SPCSV y por hibridación molecular para el virus del enrollamiento de la hoja del camote (SPLCV. Las plantaciones ubicadas en el Cacao y el Coyol de Alajuela, y San Pedro de Santa Bárbara, presentaron las mayores incidencias de plantas con síntomas virales; a saber: 30, 90 y 90% respectivamente. El SPFMV, transmitido por los áfidos fue el virus más común. Otros virus detectados fueron el SPCSV y el SPLCV. El CMV, no se encontró en ninguna de las muestras analizadas.

  9. Hacia una descripción del rol discursivo ejercido por los participantes de una conversación polilógica del español de Santiago de Chile

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    Viviana Unda D.

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Dada la relevancia del rol discursivo de los participantes de una conversación en el fenómeno de la alternancia del turno, ofrecemos una propuesta para describir los roles de discurso ejercidos por los interlocutores al llevar a cabo tal evento comunicativo. El método empleado para elaborar esta descripción se basa en los postulados de Suzanne Eggins y Diane Slade 1997. Los datos empíricos utilizados forman parte de una conversación llevada a cabo por cuatro interlocutores en el programa televisivo "Tolerancia Cero", transmitido por el canal chileno de televisión abierta Chilevisión el día 28 de mayo de 2000 y cuyo objetivo es comentar semanalmente los temas de actualidad nacional e internacional más relevantes. Las consideraciones presentadas en este artículo forman parte de la tesis de Magíster en Lingüística (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, junio 2003. (Considering the importance that the discursive role of the participants in a conversation holds in the phenomenon of turn taking, we offer a proposal for describing the discursive roles practiced by the interlocutors during such communicative event. The method employed to develop this description is based on the principles proposed by Suzanne Eggins and Diane Slade 1997.The empirical data were taken from a conversation by four interlocutors in the TV show "Tolerancia Cero", broadcasted by Chilevisión, an open Chilean channel, on May 28, 2000. Its main purpose is to comment weekly on relevant national and international topics. The ideas presented in this article are part of the author’s thesis for a M.A. degree in Linguistics (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, June 2003.

  10. LAS GASTROENTERITIS VÍRICAS: UN PROBLEMA DE SALUD PÚBLICA

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    Angela Domínguez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Las gastroenteritis agudas (GA constituyen un problema de salud importante, pudiendo estar causadas por bacterias, parásitos y virus enteropatógenos, entre los que se han reconocido hasta la actualidad rotavirus, astrovirus, adenovirus y calicivirus. La frecuencia de rotavirus como causa de casos esporádicos de GA oscila entre el 17,3% y el 37,4%. Aunque se ha sugerido que la exposición común no tiene mucha importancia para la difusión de este virus, resulta difícil relacionar casos aparentemente esporádicos, por lo que probablemente haya brotes que no llegan a detectarse. Los astrovirus causan GA con una frecuencia que oscila entre un 2 y un 26% y se han descrito brotes en escuelas y guarderías, pero también en población adulta y en ancianos. La frecuencia con que se identifican los adenovirus 40 y 41 como causa de GA esporádica en niños no inmunodeprimidos oscila entre 0,7% y 31,5%, aunque probablemente haya subdetección debido a que la sensibilidad de las técnicas convencionales es baja. Los calicivirus se separan filogenéticamente en dos géneros: Norovirus y Sapovirus. Los Norovirus se asocian frecuentemente con brotes de GA transmitidos por agua y alimentos . Se estima que el 40% de los casos de GA por Norovirus están vehiculados por alimentos. En Suecia y en algunas zonas de Estados Unidos es la primera causa de brotes de toxiinfecciones alimentarias. Recientemente se han descrito en Canadà y Japón brotes de transmisión persona a persona y también de transmisión alimentaria causados por Sapovirus, afectando tanto a población infantil como adulta.

  11. Maneiras de fazer, modos de proceder: a tradição reinventada do pão de canela na Serra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais

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    Rogéria Campos de Almeida Dutra

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo traz como proposta a investigação do processo de produção do pão de canela na Serra do Ibitipoca, no sudeste de Minas Gerais, através da qual se procura abordar as transformações dos saberes transmitidos entre gerações e seus novos sentidos ante as dinâmicas contemporâneas. Como parte da tradição culinária local, sua fabricação envolve modos de saber e fazer que frente ao desenvolvimento turístico são simultaneamente reafirmados e reinventados. Sua elaboração, ao abrigar segredos culinários, sistemas gestuais e combinações de sabores, expressam a matriz das formas culturais configuradas pelas disposições práticas, cenário da cultura tal como vivida, que envolvem, a partir de uma tradição oralmente transmitida, a operação de uma criatividade prática fundamentada em atos da vida cotidiana.This paper aims at investigating the production of pão de canela at the Serra do Ibitipoca region situated in the southeast of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As part of the local culinary tradition, its manufacture involves ways of knowing and doing that are reaffirmed and reinvented by tourism development. Culinary secrets, gestural systems and flavors' combinations present in this kind of bread express culture as it is lived, an orally transmitted activity supported by a practical creativity of daily life.

  12. Diagnóstico de la ehrlichiosis monocítica canina: una revisión actualizada

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    Roger Iván Rodríguez-Vivas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La ehrlichiosis monocítica canina (EMC es causada por la infección de una rickettsia denominada Ehrlichia canis; este microorganismo se reproduce solamente en el citoplasma de los monocitos sanguíneos y macrófagos tisulares. La EMC ha sido reportada en todo el mundo, pero las frecuencias más altas se reportan en las regiones tropicales y subtropicales. La EMC no siempre es reconocida clínicamente, pues es difícil de diagnosticar debido a que los signos clínicos son variables, a que se presenta en diferentes fases y a la existencia de coinfecciones con otros patógenos transmitidos por garrapatas y otros agentes infecciosos. Las manifestaciones clínicas y las técnicas de diagnóstico tradicionales, como el diagnóstico hematológico y la demostración típica de mórulas de E. canis en el citoplasma de monocitos en frotis sanguíneos, se han utilizado para el diagnóstico de la EMC; sin embargo, las pruebas de diagnóstico por PCR y la serología mediante el uso de antígenos específicos son las pruebas más sensibles y específicas para el diagnóstico de la enfermedad. Este artículo presenta una revisión actualizada sobre el diagnóstico de la infección por E. canis en perros.

  13. Reiko Hayama, entre los actos: el legado de Le Corbusier y Kunio Maekawa

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    Irène Vogel Chevroulet

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Filiación, o el compartir de un legado de generación a generación, es más evidente al considerar los principios específicos de la arquitectura. Este artículo examina cómo el legado de Le Corbusier fue transmitido a Reiko Hayama, mujer japonesa, pionera en arquitectura, y quien desde 1959 a 1965, forjó su carrera en Tokio trabajando para Kunio Maekawa, uno de los previos colaboradores “del Maestro” de la Rue de Sèvres 35. Posteriormente, decidió mudarse a París y trabajar para Charlotte Perriand y Jean Prouvé, previo a establecer su propio estudio de trabajo en los años 1976 a 2013. Este artículo se centra en las repercusiones del patrimonio de Le Corbusier en la práctica personal de Hayama. Sus reflexiones señalan que Maekawa y Prouvé le dieron paso a un camino que se situaba por fuera de los principios de Le Corbusier, entre los cuales se encuentran: una preocupación ética por el medio ambiente; un proceso en el diseño que deliberadamente tuvo en cuenta un contexto cultural y una forma arquitectónica derivada de un proceso tecnológico de razonamiento. El patrimonio del Modulor fue directamente asumido por Hayama, siendo este una herramienta operativa de suma importancia en la metodología Le Corbusiana.

  14. VIRUS DEL OESTE DEL NILO: PERSPECTIVAS EN EL MUNDO VERTEBRADO

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    José Peña

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El virus del Oeste del Nilo (VON pertenece a la familia Flaviviridae, género Flavivirus, es transmitido porartrópodos en un ciclo que involucra a mosquitos y aves. Por muchas décadas había sido reconocido enÁfrica, Asia y el sur de Europa. El virus apareció por primera vez en Estados Unidos en año de 1999 y seha documentado su circulación en México, Islas Caimán, Jamaica, República Dominicana, Martinica,Guadalupe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, El Salvador y Colombia. Sólo recientemente fue asociado con un crecientenúmero de brotes de encefalitis en humanos y equinos, además de infecciones en vertebrados de una granvariedad de especies. Muchos animales, incluyendo más de 150 especies de aves y al menos 30 vertebradosde otras especies son susceptibles a la infección por VON. El resultado de las infecciones depende de laespecie, la edad del animal, su estado inmune y la patogenicidad de la cepa del virus. La infección ocurreen aves, como passeriformes, pollos jóvenes y gansos domésticos, lo que resulta en altos títulos de viremiaque permite la transmisión a los artrópodos. Está menos caracterizado el rol de los vertebrados en latransmisión indirecta, como por órganos contaminados, tejidos o excreciones. La creciente importancia dela infección por VON ha conducido al desarrollo de vacunas veterinarias con virus muertos, atenuados,quiméricos y vacunas de ADN recombinante. En esta revisión se discute en forma general la importanciade infección por VON en vertebrados, su rol en medicina veterinaria y su posible impacto en salud animalpor su reciente introducción a Colombia.

  15. Etnopedologia: uma abordagem das etnociências sobre as relações entre as sociedades e os solos Ethnopedology: an ethnosciences approach on relations between societies and soils

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    Ana Leônia de Araújo

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available A avaliação do conjunto de conhecimentos gerados e transmitidos por populações humanas caracteriza-se como o campo de atuação dos estudos etnocientíficos. Esta avaliação de conhecimentos relacionados aos solos e sua associação com recursos naturais, bem como estratégias desenvolvidas para produção são os objetos de estudo da etnopedologia. A utilização de metodologias participativas que promovam a inserção direta dos envolvidos na pesquisa são premissas básicas nos trabalhos etnopedológicos. As áreas de avaliação etnopedológicas relacionam-se, dentre outros aspectos, a nomenclaturas para classificação das terras e práticas de manejo. O crescente desenvolvimento etnopedológico revela o reconhecimento da importância do solo como um recurso limitado e essencial para a vida e reforça uma visão conservacionista importante a ser considerada na construção de trabalhos na área de ciências do solo.The overall assessment of knowledge produced and transmitted by a human group is set as ethnoscience field. This evaluation of information related to soils and its relation with natural resources, as well as strategies developed to production, are the scope of study from ethnopedology. Participatory methodologies which promote the inclusion of those directly involved are basic assumptions of ethnopedology. Areas of evaluation from ethnopedology studies are related, among other aspects, to nomenclatures for soil classification and management practices. The increasing ethnopedological development reveals soil importance recognition as a limited and essential resource for life and strengthens an important conservationist view to be considered in researches of soil science.

  16. Distribución de Lutzomyia longipalpis en el Chaco Argentino, 2010

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    Oscar D. Salomón

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El riesgo de leishmaniasis visceral (LV urbana epidémica se registró por primera vez en la Argentina en el año 2004, por presencia del vector Lutzomyia longipalpis en la provincia de Formosa, la provincia de Misiones registra casos de LV humana, LV canina y vector en el año 2006, y la provincia de Corrientes en el verano 2008-2009. En la provincia de Santiago del Estero los casos de LV humana y LV canina en el año 2008 estuvieron asociados posiblemente a vectores secundarios. Por ello, para conocer la distribución del riesgo en la región del Chaco, entre enero y abril del 2010 se realizó la búsqueda sistemática del vector de LV en 30 localidades de las provincias de Formosa, Chaco y en la ciudad de Reconquista, Santa Fe (224 trampas/noche. Se comprobó la presencia de Lu. longipalpis, por primera vez, en las localidades de Resistencia y Puerto Antequera (Chaco. En Clorinda y Puerto Pilcomayo (Formosa se obtuvieron las trampas con más ejemplares, 158 y 241 Lu. longipalpis trampa/sitio/noche respectivamente. Los resultados muestran que el vector de la LV urbana epidémica continúa dispersándose en el territorio argentino, habiendo ingresado a la provincia de Chaco. La notificación de casos esporádicos en la región chaqueña, transmitidos por vectores secundarios, como Lu. migonei, podría aumentar también debido a la vigilancia intensificada, y a la dispersión del parásito asociada al tránsito de perros infectados, sintomáticos o asintomáticos.

  17. VIH: Transmisión Vertical y Síndrome Neurológico en Infantes

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    Jean Paul Astrulla Santa Cruz

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La epidemia del VIH/SIDA dejó de ser una enfermedad exclusivamente de homosexuales, para convertirse enuna enfermedad que ataca al ser humano sin distinción de raza, sexo o edad. El sexo femenino está cada vez másexpuesto a la infección y es capaz de transmitir el VIH a su hijo si no hay una intervención terapéutica adecuadaen el período de gestación. Se han descrito tres tiempos en los cuales la transmisión vertical puede ocurrir: transmisiónintraútero, transmisión intraparto, transmisión post parto vía lactancia materna. Dentro las complicacionesque presenta la transmisión madre–niño, del VIH, se presentan alteraciones neurológicas, estas pueden ser muyacentuadas y la primera manifestación es una franca detención en la evolución del crecimiento, a ello se asociaun notable retraso en el desarrollo psicomotor y pronto se establecen los síndromes de las grandes vías, que seexpresan por: rigidez extra piramidal, ataxia, síndrome piramidal. Presentamos el caso clínico, de un infante de 4meses de edad VIH positivo, transmitido de forma vertical, con neumonía, asociada a una protuberancia a nivelcefálico en la región frontal. El mismo paciente fue tratado con medidas de sostén y recuperación.

  18. Actividades extraescolares de los adolescentes útiles para programas de prevención del tabaquismo

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    López González Mª Luisa

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: La prevalencia del tabaquismo en los adolescentes sigue indeseablemente elevada. Se precisan programas preventivos novedosos. Este estudio descriptivo transversal establece las variables conductuales asociadas al tabaquismo y las actividades más frecuentes de los adolescentes fuera de la escuela, útiles para plantear programas de prevención extraescolares. MÉTODO: Los datos se recogieron con un cuestionario validado en una muestra representativa de escolares asturianos de 10-11 y 13-14 años. Mediante regresión logística se estudiaron las variables asociadas al consumo de tabaco. RESULTADOS: El porcentaje de inicio del consumo oscila entre el 14,5% y el 42,5%, y el de fumadores regulares entre el 1,1% y el 12,4%, respectivamente. Se construyeron 2 modelos con las variables asociadas significativamente a la conducta de fumar, los cuales clasifican correctamente en fumador/no fumador al 98,85% y 91,39% de los niños, según la edad. Las variables ambientales (accesibilidad al tabaco y al alcohol y frecuentación de lugares de riesgo son las primeras integrantes del modelo. Las actividades extraescolares más frecuentes son: ver TV, leer y escuchar música y ver o practicar deporte. CONCLUSIÓN: Los resultados proporcionan claves para el diseño de programas extraescolares "a medida" de las actividades de los adolescentes: publicidad en TV y en soportes musicales (discos, cintas, etc., e información escrita personalizada en el hogar, con mensajes transmitidos por líderes juveniles del deporte, la canción y la televisión.

  19. Alcaptonúria (ocronose: relato de dois casos Alkaptonuria (ochronosis: report of two cases

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    Letícia R. Brandão

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available A alcaptonúria (ocronose é um erro inato do metabolismo da fenilalanina e tirosina, transmitido de forma autossômica recessiva. Resulta da deficiência completa da enzima ácido homogentísico oxidase (HGO, causada por mutação no gene 3q (3q21 - q23, levando ao acúmulo do ácido em diversos órgãos e tecidos, com aumento de sua excreção urinária. Os achados clínicos característicos incluem artropatia ocronótica, pigmentação anormal da cartilagem de outros tecidos conjuntivos e urina enegrecida. A incidência é rara, estimada em 1-4: 1.000.000 indivíduos, tendo maior prevalência em populações com alto grau de consangüinidade. A seguir, relataremos o caso de dois irmãos (um homem e uma mulher com ocronose, discutindo sua patogênese, manifestações clínicas, diagnóstico e tratamento(1, 2.Alkaptonuria (ochronosis is an autossomal recessive disorder which results from an innate error of phenylalanine and tyrosine’s metabolism. This defect causes accumulation of homogentisic acid on the tissue and usually is excreted in the urine. This disorder results from a complete deficiency of the homogentisate 1,2 - dioxygenase (HGO caused by chromosome 3q(3q21-q23 mutation. The clinical features include: ochronotic artropathy, black-gray pigmentation of the cartilage and the urine turns black. This is a rare disorder and incidence is about 1-4 in 1.000.000 of people and the prevalence is higher in consanguineous groups. The author will describe two affected brothers and discuss the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of ochronosis.

  20. Entrevista con Georges Duby.

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    - Consejo de Redacción

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available Duby, heredero de dos grandes historiadores como Marc Bloch y Lucien Febvre, es uno de los más importantes medievalistas europeos. Fue, y sigue siendo, un motor de la importante reforma en la historia producida desde los sesenta. En sus primeros trabajos se acusa la recepción de las ideas económicas y geográficas de la mejor historiografía. Su riguroso estudio sobre la base material de la Edad Media, le permitirá luego irrumpir en la historia de las mentalidades, analizando, como decía Febvre, el utillaje mental (vocabulario, sintaxis, lugares comunes, cuadros lógicos, etc. del Medioevo. Así, el ejemplo de Mauss y LéviStrauss le anima a trabajar sobre el matrimonio, la sexualidad y ciertos sistemas del pensamiento: el primero, con su defensa de los hechos sociales totales, y el segundo, que buscaba las dimensiones simbólicas de lo social, le impulsan a trabajar sobre la ideología entendida no como mero reflejo de la situación material sino como «proyecto de acción sobre lo vivido». A su obra individual, atenta a los impulsos culturales más vivos, se suma su empuje decisivo en la realización de proyectos colectivos como la Historia de la vida privada o la Historia de las mujeres. Prácticamente, han sido traducidos todos sus libros al castellano, y han podido verse en España asimismo varios de sus programas televisivos (ha sido presidente de la SEPT, cadena de televisión cultural fundada en 1985. La amplitud de sus intereses intelectuales, transmitidos en su obra con un lenguaje a la vez muy claro y bellamente elaborado, se hace palpable también en este diálogo.

  1. Desenvolvendo tecnologia para prevenção e tratamento de emergências domésticas para cegos

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    Lorita Marlena Freitag Pagliuca

    1996-03-01

    Full Text Available O aprimoramento do desenvolvimento dos órgãos dos sentidos se dá pela percepção de estímulos do meio, o que leva o homem à apreensão do conhecimento. A pessoa privada da visão conta com seus sentidos remanescentes para sua relação com o que a rodeia. O cego está sujeito a emergências domésticas, comuns a todas as pessoas, mas tem dificuldades de acesso a processos educativos que abordem a prevenção e tratamento destas emergências. Em um Curso de Prevenção e Tratamento de Emergências Domésticas para Cegos, desenvolveu-se tecnologia pedagógica abordando anatomia e fisiologia dos sistemas esquelético, circulatório e pulmonar, além da prevenção e tratamento para desobstrução das vias aéreas, parada cardio-pulmonar, queimaduras, choque elétrico, traumas, hemorragias, envenenamentos, desmaios, convulsões e uso de medicação oral. Utilizou-se esqueleto humano, manequim, moldes, papéis, tubos de plástico e borracha e, principalmente, comunicação verbal e táctil. Os conteúdos transmitidos foram aplicados em situações simuladas. A tecnologia mostrou-se eficaz pela capacidade demonstrada pelos cegos através da verbalização e repetição dos procedimentos.

  2. Beberagens Tupinambá e processos educativos no Brasil Colonial Tupinambá beverages and educational process in Colonial Brasil

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    Maria Betânia Barbosa Albuquerque

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo a descrição das diversas ocasiões sociais em que estava presente o consumo de bebidas fermentadas entre os índios Tupinambá, considerados por cronistas e viajantes como grandes amantes das beberagens. Resultado de uma pesquisa documental e bibliográfica, são priorizadas como fontes crônicas de viagens; cartas e informações de missionários que presenciaram as beberagens, sobretudo, nos séculos XVI e XVII; estudos antropológicos e históricos interessados nas práticas do beber indígenas; além de estudos arqueológicos que registram a cultura material dos Tupinambá. Teoricamente, o trabalho baseiase em pressupostos da História Cultural, em particular da História da Alimentação, na qual se podem inserir os rituais de beberagens. Argumentase que, por meio das práticas de beber, ensinamentos eram transmitidos e apreendidos, configurandoas como situação de comunicação e aprendizagem.This article describes various social gathering where fermented beverages were consumed by Tupinambá Indians, considered by chroniclers and travelers as beverages lovers. A result of document and bibliographic research, it prioritizes sources as travel chronicles; letters and information from missionaries who witnessed beverage feasts, especially during sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; anthropologic and historic studies interested in indigenous practices of drinking as well as archaeologic studies registering Tupinambá's material culture. Its theoretical framework is based on assumptions of Cultural History, particularly on History of Food where beverages rituals can be placed. I argue that the practice of drinking can be configured as communication and learning situation because they were a way to teach and learn.

  3. Understanding volatility transmission mechanism among the cds markets: Europe & North America versus Brazil & Turkey

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    Hakki Arda Tokat

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the volatility transmission mechanism among the developed and emerging CDS markets by employing multivariate GAR-CH modeling. As the globalization resulted with more integration of financial markets, it is important for market participants to know how the shocks and volatility are transmitted over time across the markets. It is also important to know if the volatility transmission changes during the times of financial crises. Significant transmission of shocks and volatility is found among different CDS markets. Contrary to previous studies showing one-way transmission of volatility from developed to emerging markets, interdependence detected among different markets indicates the presence of cross-market hedging.Este estudo examina o mecanismo de transmissão de volatilidade do mercado de CDS entre países emergentes e desenvolvidos, usando GARCH multivariado. Como a globalização resultou em uma maior integração entre os mercados financeiros, é importante para os participantes do mercado saber como os choques e a volatilidade são transmitidos entre mercados ao longo do tempo. Também é importante saber se a transmissão de volatilidade muda durante épocas de crises financeiras. Os resultados mostram significante transmissão de choques e de volatilidade entre diferentes mercados de CDS. Contrariamente a estudos anteriores mostrando transmissão de volatilidade em uma única direção dos países desenvolvidos para os emergentes, a interdependência entre diferentes mercados indica a presença de hedge cruzado entre mercados.

  4. Aids e controle de infecção cruzada na prática odontológica: percepção e atitudes dos pacientes

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    DISCACCIATI José Augusto César

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a percepção dos pacientes quanto ao risco de se contrair o vírus da imunodeficiência humana (HIV durante o atendimento odontológico e suas atitudes em relação a continuar ou não o seu tratamento caso venham a saber que seu cirurgião-dentista (CD atende pacientes com AIDS ou que seja HIV soropositivo, foram realizadas 518 entrevistas entre militares da Polícia Militar de Minas Gerais e seus dependentes, que haviam terminado tratamento com 233 CD diferentes. Observou-se que a grande maioria dos participantes (88,4% acredita que o HIV possa ser transmitido durante o tratamento odontológico e que muitos entrevistados não continuariam o tratamento se seu CD atendesse pacientes com AIDS (42,9% ou fosse HIV soropositivo (45%. Aqueles entrevistados que haviam sido atendidos por profissionais que utilizavam os artigos do equipamento para proteção individual (EPI de forma adequada se mostraram mais dispostos a continuar o tratamento caso viessem a saber que seu CD atende pacientes com AIDS. No entanto, o uso adequado do EPI não é um fator encorajador para que os pacientes continuem tratando-se com seu CD caso venham a saber que ele é HIV soropositivo. Estes achados sugerem que maiores informações devem ser repassadas para o público leigo, informando-o sobre os verdadeiros riscos de se infectar pelo HIV e suas formas de prevenção na Odontologia.

  5. Conflicto colonial andino y mediación teológica en la crónica de Guamán Poma

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    Fernando Amaya Farías

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La Nueva corónica y buen gobierno de Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala representa un documento de protesta muy singular en palabras e imágenes, como defensa de los indígenas maltratados y explotados por el sistema colonial. El cronista como indígena cristiano critica a los funcionarios políticos y religiosos de la colonia, posición que no implica necesariamente la ruptura con el sistema colonial. Para Guamán Poma, lo que amenaza la vida de las culturas indígenas no es la predicación de la salvación ni la forma ideal de vida cristiana, sino las concreciones históricas con las que el cristianismo es transmitido en la Colonia. La mediación teológica que plantea el cronista la formula desde la pregunta por la ruptura y continuidad, por la compatibilidad e incompatibilidad que se presenta entre las religiones andinas y el cristianismo.La nueva corónica y buen gobierno by Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala represents a document of protest outstanding in words and images for the defense of the oppressed natives. The writer’s own experience as native and Christian is the startingpoint for his citizism of the colonial system. In his opinion the negative influence on the native culture wasn’t caused by the Christian promise of salvation nor by the proclaimed ideal way of Christian living, but by the way Christianity was transformed through the colonial context. The author´s main interest is to raise the question of the interruption and continuance and the compatibility and incompatibility between the native religions and Christianity.

  6. Olive oils from Algeria: Phenolic compounds, antioxidant and antibacterial activities

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    Laincer, F.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The phenolic compositions, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities against six bacteria of phenolic extracts of olive oil varieties from eleven Algerian varieties were investigated. The antioxidant activity was assessed by determining the scavenging effect on the DPPH and ABTS.+ radicals. The antimicrobial activity was measured as a zone of inhibition and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC on human harmful and foodborne pathogens. The results show that total phenols was significantly (p .+ radicals (r = 0.76. Among the bacteria tested, S. aureus and to a lesser extent B. subtilis showed the highest sensitivity; the MIC varied from 0.6 to 1.6 mg·mL-1 and 1.2 to 1.8 mg·mL-1, respectively. The results reveal that Algerian olive oils may constitute a good source of antioxidant and antimicrobial agents.Se ha estudiado la composición fenólica y las actividades antioxidante y antimicrobiana, contra seis bacterias, de extractos de aceites de oliva de once variedades argelinas. La actividad antioxidante se evaluó mediante la determinación del efecto captador de radicales de DPPH y ABTS.+. La actividad antimicrobiana se midió como zona de inhibición y como concentración inhibitoria mínima (MIC sobre bacterias perjudiciales humanas y agentes patógenos transmitidos por los alimentos. Los resultados mostraron que los fenoles totales está significativamente (p .+ (r= 0,76. Entre las bacterias ensayadas, S. aureus y, en menor grado B. subtilis mostraron la mayor sensibilidad; el MIC varió de 0,6 a 1,6 mg·mL-1 y 1,2 a 1,8 mg·mL-1 respectivamente. Los resultados muestran que los aceites de oliva argelinos pueden constituir una buena fuente de antioxidantes y agentes antimicrobianos.

  7. Parasitosis intestinales en relación con la cultura higiénica de poblaciones rurales de Catamarca.

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    Monferrán, M. C.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios realizados sobre prevalencia de parasitosis intestinales humanas en comunidades urbanas y rurales en la provincia de Catamarca, revela altos índices. Las causas son múltiples, entre las que se encuentran factores ecológicos y sociales. Las condiciones climáticas imperantes en una zona geográfica resultaran favorables o no a la presentación de algunas parasitosis como por ejemplo las geohelmintiasis.Se atribuye igual importancia a la educación, vivienda, alimentación, recursos económicos, falta de higiene, contaminación ambiental, etc.. Se realizan estudios de prevalencia de parasitosis intestinales en pobladores de dos regiones climáticamente diferentes de nuestra provincia como son los Dptos. La Paz y Paclín detectándose en algunas comunidades índices altos de hasta el 81 %.También se ha notado la influencia climática regional sobre la distribución de las parasitosis intestinales .En La Paz, existe un predominio de las protozoosis y en Paclín las geohelmintiasis son frecuentes y diversas. Las parasitosis detectadas estarían relacionadas en un alto grado a la denominada cultura higiénica, pues las prácticas de la higiene individual y familiar, la deposición de sus excretas, la convivencia con animales domésticos, el manejo de sus rebaños, son costumbres regionales que se han transmitido por generaciones e influyen notablemente en la difusión y la conservación de estos altos índices de parasitosis intestinales en detrimento de la salud de los habitantes.

  8. Science.gov (United States)

    Oliver Bonet, Maria; Mach, Núria

    2016-09-20

    Introducción: la infertilidad es un problema global en aumento. Se estima que aproximadamente un 15% de las parejas en edad reproductiva tiene dificultades a la hora de concebir. De estas, alrededor de la mitad presentan uno o varios factores masculinos asociados a infertilidad o subfertilidad, aislados o en combinación con problemas de origen femenino. Durante la última década se ha empezado a estudiar la infertilidad desde una perspectiva multifactorial, considerando las interacciones y conexiones entre diferentes situaciones genéticas, epigenéticas, bioquímicas y fisiológicas del paciente.Objetivo: la presente revisión pretende describir mecanismos epigenéticos que pueden ser modulados mediante aspectos nutricionales y que están relacionados con la etiología de la infertilidad masculina y con la herencia transgeneracional de este fenotipo.Material y métodos: se ha realizado una extensa búsqueda de publicaciones científicas en las principales bases de datos electrónicas especializadas: NBCI, Elsevier, Scielo, Scirus y Science Direct.Resultados y conclusión: varios trabajos que muestran la importancia del estado nutricional en la fertilidad del hombre y, más específicamente, la capacidad de los componentes de la dieta para modificar los perfiles epigenéticos que no únicamente pueden afectar a su fertilidad, sino que también pueden ser transmitidos a la descendencia mediante lo que se ha denominado herencia transgeneracional, ocasionándoles problemas de salud diversos entre los que también se hallan problemas en la fertilidad.

  9. La résistance comme transmission et amour de l’héritage

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    Janine Altounian

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En prenant pour exemple le Journal de déportation d’un survivant du génocide arménien de 1915, on cherchera à montrer comment les capacités de résistance d’un sujet sont étroitement liées à l’attachement inconditionnel qu’il voue aux valeurs et préceptes reçus de sa culture et de ses ascendants. L’argumentation de cette hypothèse s’appuiera à la fois sur le contenu et sur le destin posthume de ce Journal.Taking as an example the Journal de deportation written by a survivor of the 1915 Armenian genocide, we aim at showing how tightly a man’s power of resistance is bound to his unconditional attachment to the values and precepts handed down from his culture and his ancestors. This hypothesis will be discussed with regard to the contents of the Journal as well as its posthumous fortune.A partir del diario de deportación de un superviviente del genocidio armenio de 1915, este artículo subraya hasta que punto las capacidades de resistencia de un individuo están estrechamente vinculadas con su adhesión incondicional a los valores y preceptos transmitidos por su cultura y sus antepasados. La argumentación de esta hipótesis descansa a la vez sobre el contenido y el destino póstumo de este diario.

  10. Ensino Religioso: espaço dos catecismos

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    Sergio Rogerio Junqueira

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo é resultado da pesquisa qualitativa histórica documental sobre a construção da disciplina do Ensino Religioso a partir dos livros didáticos. Uma das estratégias para compreender a formação dos componentes curriculares no espaço da escola, sendo uma instituição da modernidade que está intimamente relacionada ao projeto da sociedade burguesa urbano-industrial, é refletir como seus caracteres são construídos. A escola vem desempenhando a função de formar e conformar os sujeitos individuais e coletivos aos padrões de racionalização e burocratização dessa sociedade. Embora outras instituições sociais realizem a mesma tarefa, cabe à escola o papel de transmitir os saberes legitimados, fundamental para atender às demandas sociais. Os componentes curriculares colaboram nesta mediação e, dentre outros, é no Ensino Religioso que se percebe concretizado especialmente pelos livros didáticos, que por meio de seus textos e exercícios expressam saberes a serem transmitidos. Compreende-se que por meio dos livros didáticos é possível verificar o desenvolvimento desta disciplina, especialmente em sua origem quando era denominada aula de religião, e que pretendia consolidar o projeto de uma religião hegemônica do país, através de seus catecismos como instrumento de ensino de inúmeras gerações.

  11. Edificio deportivo en Ludwigshafen, Alemania

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    Rainer, R.

    1968-10-01

    Full Text Available The project built at the Ebert Park occupies a rectangular site. A main feature of its central nucleus is a square hall, of 60 by 60 m area, which can house 2400 seated spectators. The shell roof of this ball is outstanding. It is a hyperbolic parabolid, which covers a large area with a minimum of material. Another noteworthy feature is the strong and harmonious design of this hall, which consists essentially of a monolithic rcjof, made of precast parts, and a powerful prestressed boundary girder resting oh piles, which take up the vertical loads, whilst a great prestressed concrete, tie member, of 110 m length, reacts the horizontal thrust component of the roof loads.El conjunto, edificado en el parque Ebert, ocupa una superficie rectangular en planta. En su núcleo central está ubicado el pabellón principal, de planta cuadrada (60x60 m y con capacidad para albergar 3.400 espectadores sentados. Resalta en este conjunto la cubierta del tipo laminar de dicho pabellón, con forma de «paraboloide hiperbólico», que resuelve acertadamente el problema de la cobertura de un gran espacio con un mínimo de material. Destacaremos igualmente la plástica recia y armónica del edificio, su calidad y textura y el sistema constructivo adoptado, que consiste esencialmente en una cubierta monolítica —a base de elementos prefabricados—, las poderosas vigas de borde, pretensadas, y la cimentación de pilotes que absorben la componente vertical de empujes, dejando al gran tirante inferior, de 110 m y hormigón pretensado, la misión de contrarrestar la componente horizontal del empuje transmitido por la cubierta.

  12. Gestos

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    Antoni Muntadas

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Gestos é uma série de fotos que o artista catalão Antoni Muntadas realizou, durante a guerra do Iraque. Trata-se da reciclagem de fotos veiculadas em jornais aos quais o artista teve acesso. O recorte é preciso: gestos e poses através das quais George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Saddam Hussein, Collin Powell, Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schroeder, S. Berlusconi, e tantos outros polí­ticos, que marcaram sua presença e identificaram seus posicionamentos em relação ao conflito. Gestos reproduz, assim, a "paisagem midiática" da guerra do ponto de vista dos pronunciamentos dos estadistas nos ambientes da mí­dia e no espaço público igualmente mediado. Para Muntadas, televisão, ví­deo, instalações e Internet são os ambientes preferenciais de suas "paisagens midiáticas" - metáfora conceitual que procura configurar os diferentes efeitos de sentido que a incorporação dos meios de comunicação provoca na obra de arte e, conseqüentemente, na cultura. Em Gestos há o rebatimento dos meios e um reprocessamento contí­nuo da informação. As personalidades se pronunciam em espaços públicos e em eventos transmitidos pelas televisões; a fala é traduzida em gestos que são fotografados pela mí­dia impressa e rigorosamente recortados em sua articulação mais elementar desvinculando-se do corpo que os enunciam para, em seguida, transformar-se num produto artí­stico com a intervenção do artista.

  13. Estudo ao microscópio electrônico de tecidos de plantas infetadas pelo vírus do mosaico comum e mosaico amarelo do feijoeiro Electron microscopy of common and yellow bean mosaic viruses in infected tissues

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    I. J. B. de Camargo

    1968-01-01

    Full Text Available Exames ao microscópio electrônico de tecidos foliares e radiculares de plantas infetadas pelo vírus do mosaico comum ou do mosaico amarelo do feijoeiro, mostraram a presença de dois tipos de inclusões no cito-plasma: filamentosas, consideradas como partículas de vírus, e lamelares, típicas dos vírus do grupo Y. Essas inclusões não foram encontradas no pólen ou no óvulo de feijoeiros infetados. Como o vírus do mosaico comum do feijoeiro é transmitido pelo pólen, sugere-se que êle ocorre nestas células em concentração muito baixa, ou mesmo na forma de ácido nucléico.Two types of cytoplasmic inclusions were observed in leaf and root tissues of host plants infected with the common and yellow bean mosaic viruses: (1 filamentous inclusions considered as an aggregate of virus particles and (2 lamellar inclusions which appeared with varied configurations that represent sections at different angles of the same cylindrical structure. No type of inclusion or virus particle was seen in pollen and ovule from bean plants infected with each of the two viruses. Since, however, the common bean mosaic virus is transmitted through the pollen it is suggested that it occurs in very low concentration in this structure or else as viral nucleic acid.

  14. A domesticação das singularidades. reflexões sobre o paradigma da prevenção – o caso da epidemia de HIV/AIDS

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    Camila Miranda de Amorim

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Refletindo sobre as estratégias de combate à epidemia de HIV/Aids, analisa-se o discurso da prevenção num quadro de subjetivação marcado pela constituição de permanente estado de alerta às situações de risco. Temos observado uma medicalização da vida com a importação para o campo da saúde da idéia de administrar riscos. Configura-se o surgimento de um projeto de vida saudável inflectido sobre os sujeitos, tendo como conseqüência uma padronização de estilos de vida. O uso da informação como estratégia preventiva, sabemos, visa à mudança de comportamentos. Deste modo, as práticas sexuais têm sido alvo de prescrições que objetivam transformá-las em práticas seguras a partir do conhecimento sobre a transmissão do HIV. Entretanto, as prescrições preventivas relacionadas às práticas sexuais vêem-se freqüentemente subestimadas frente à força da dimensão desejante do sujeito. Nesta perspectiva, considera-se que o poder de mudança atribuído ao conhecimento transmitido na prevenção requer o que denominamos “domesticação das singularidades”.

  15. AUTOAPRENDIZAJE DE ÉTICA EN HISTORIA DE LA MEDICINA. UNA EXPERIENCIA ATRACTIVA

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    José Jara Rascon

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El concepto de Medicina basada en la persona puede ser transmitido desde los estudios de pregrado. La asignatura de Historia de la Medicina puede ser un buen lugar para ello si se involucra al alumnado confrontándole con los protagonistas y las acciones que dieron lugar a diferentes avances científicos. Material y Método. En este trabajo se muestra la experiencia metodológica de la transmisión de conocimientos de Historia de la Medicina siguiendo un modelo de enseñanza compartida sobre 130 alumnos a través del análisis de las biografías de las personas que propiciaron relevantes avances en el ámbito de la biomedicina a través de su historia. Para ello, a cada alumno se le asignó uno de estos personajes y se le pidió que hiciera una exposición oral junto con un trabajo escrito en el que figurara su valoración personal sobre el mismo. Resultados. Las exposiciones y trabajos realizados mostraron cómo el alumnado fue capaz de hacer un balance de implicaciones morales en un 77 % de los casos. Sólo el 23% de los alumnos eludieron la perspectiva ética en los personajes estudiados. Las actitudes más frecuentemente valoradas fueron la perseverancia en el estudio, la dedicación abnegada hacia los pacientes y la pasión por el aprendizaje. Conclusiones. La formación de pregrado en Ciencias de la Salud ofrece excelentes posibilidades formativas en ética y valores a través de asignaturas como Historia de la Medicina. La autoreflexión por parte de los alumnos sobre sus protagonistas parece una buena pedagogía para favorecer esa sensibilización ética

  16. Caracterización molecular de un begomovirus del tomate en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, y búsqueda de fuentes de resistencia para el mejoramiento de la variedad Unapal Maravilla

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    Martínez Ana Karine

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Se caracterizó un virus transmitido por la mosca blanca Bemisia tabaci al tomate en el Valle del Cauca como una variante del Virus del mosaico amarillo del tomate (Tomato yellow mosaic virus = ToYMV. Plantas de tomate (FLA 496-11-6-1-0, FLA 478-6-3-1-11, FLA 456-4 y FLA 653-3-1-0 de 20 días de edad se confinaron en jaulas individuales con 10 individuos virulíferos de B. tabaci (biotipo B por planta, en condiciones de invernadero. La infección por el virus se confirmó por el desarrollo de los síntomas y las pruebas moleculares de PCR e hibridación dot blot. Las características agromorfológicas se evaluaron en campo en un diseño de bloques completos al azar con tres repeticiones. Las líneas FLA 653-3-1-0, FLA 496-11-6-1-0 y FLA 478-6-3-1-11 desarrollaron síntomas muy leves; el ADN viral fue apenas detectable para algunos individuos y presentaron características del fruto y rendimientos deseables.

  17. ‘Everybody knows’, but the rest of the world: the case of a caterpillar-borne reproductive loss syndrome in dromedary camels observed by Sahrawi pastoralists of Western Sahara

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    Volpato Gabriele

    2013-01-01

    mundo: el caso de un síndrome de pérdida reproductiva en dromedarios transmitido por orugas y observado por pastores nómadas saharauis del Sáhara Occidental. Antecedentes Los conocimientos tradicionales de las comunidades locales de todo el mundo son una valiosa fuente de nuevas ideas e información para la ciencia. En este estudio, se utilizaron los conocimientos de etnoveterinaria de pastores saharauis del Sáhara Occidental con el fin de proponer una hipótesis científica sobre las interacciones competitivas entre los camellos y las orugas en el ecosistema del Sáhara. Métodos Entre los años 2005 y 2009, se realizaron 44 entrevistas semi-estructuradas a los pastores saharauis en los territorios administrados por la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática, Sáhara Occidental, mediante un diseño de muestreo por bola de nieve. Resultados Los pastores nómadas saharauis describieron un síndrome reproductivo transmitido por orugas, llamado duda, entre sus camellas. Sobre la base de los conocimientos saharauis sobre el duda y una revisión literaria exhaustiva, se propuso la siguiente hipótesis: 1 brotes esporádico de orugas de la familia Lasiocampidae (géneros Lasiocampa, Psilogaster o Streblote en árboles de Acacia se pueden presentar después de fuertes lluvias en el ecosistema del Sáhara Occidental; 2 durante estos brotes, los camellos ingieren las orugas durante el pastoreo; 3 como consecuencia de esta ingestión, se producen abortos repentinos o partos de crías debilitadas. Apoyamos esta hipótesis mediante razonamiento inductivo basado en evidencia circunstancial y razonamiento analógico con síndromes similares en yeguas de los Estados Unidos y Australia. Conclusiones Este es el primer reporte de la posible existencia de un síndrome de pérdida reproductiva en camellos, transmitido por orugas. Se insinúa que estos síndromes son más comunes que lo que actualmente se conoce. Se sugieren investigaciones adicionales para poner a prueba nuestra hip

  18. ‘Everybody knows’, but the rest of the world: the case of a caterpillar-borne reproductive loss syndrome in dromedary camels observed by Sahrawi pastoralists of Western Sahara

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    índrome de pérdida reproductiva en dromedarios transmitido por orugas y observado por pastores nómadas saharauis del Sáhara Occidental. Antecedentes Los conocimientos tradicionales de las comunidades locales de todo el mundo son una valiosa fuente de nuevas ideas e información para la ciencia. En este estudio, se utilizaron los conocimientos de etnoveterinaria de pastores saharauis del Sáhara Occidental con el fin de proponer una hipótesis científica sobre las interacciones competitivas entre los camellos y las orugas en el ecosistema del Sáhara. Métodos Entre los años 2005 y 2009, se realizaron 44 entrevistas semi-estructuradas a los pastores saharauis en los territorios administrados por la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática, Sáhara Occidental, mediante un diseño de muestreo por bola de nieve. Resultados Los pastores nómadas saharauis describieron un síndrome reproductivo transmitido por orugas, llamado duda, entre sus camellas. Sobre la base de los conocimientos saharauis sobre el duda y una revisión literaria exhaustiva, se propuso la siguiente hipótesis: 1) brotes esporádico de orugas de la familia Lasiocampidae (géneros Lasiocampa, Psilogaster o Streblote) en árboles de Acacia se pueden presentar después de fuertes lluvias en el ecosistema del Sáhara Occidental; 2) durante estos brotes, los camellos ingieren las orugas durante el pastoreo; 3) como consecuencia de esta ingestión, se producen abortos repentinos o partos de crías debilitadas. Apoyamos esta hipótesis mediante razonamiento inductivo basado en evidencia circunstancial y razonamiento analógico con síndromes similares en yeguas de los Estados Unidos y Australia. Conclusiones Este es el primer reporte de la posible existencia de un síndrome de pérdida reproductiva en camellos, transmitido por orugas. Se insinúa que estos síndromes son más comunes que lo que actualmente se conoce. Se sugieren investigaciones adicionales para poner a prueba nuestra hipótesis. Finalmente, se

  19. Serologic survey of hantavirus in a rural population from the northern State of Mato Grosso, Brazil Pesquisa sorológica para hantavírus em uma população rural do norte do Estado do Mato Grosso, Brasil

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    Ioni Oliveira Santos

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Hantavirus is a genus of ribonucleic acid (RNA viruses included in the family Bunyaviridae. Hantaviruses are rodent-borne zoonoses that, in the last 18 years, became an emergent public health problem in the Americas, causing a severe cardiopulmonary syndrome. This disease has no specific treatment and has a high case fatality. The transmission of hantavirus to man occurs by inhaling aerosols of rodent excreta. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of antibodies to hantavirus in the population of the rural settlement of Tupã in the county of Marcelândia, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. METHODS: The participants of the serologic survey were visited at their homes and selected randomly among the settlement population. Blood samples of the participants were collected by venopuncture. The serum samples were tested by an IgG-ELISA using an N recombinant protein of Araraquara hantavirus as antigen, using the protocol previously established by Figueiredo et al. RESULTS: IgG antibodies to hantavirus were detected in 7 (13% of the 54 participants. The positivity was higher among men. It was observed that there was an association of seropositivity to hantavirus within the participants born in the south of Brazil. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that, in this rural area, everyone is exposed to the same risk of becoming infected with hantavirus, and, therefore, there is a need to intensify surveillance activities and education of the local people to prevent this viral infection.INTRODUÇÃO: Hantavirus é um gênero de vírus RNA incluído na família Bunyaviridae. Hantaviroses são zoonoses transmitidas por roedores que nos últimos 18 anos tornou-se um problema emergente da saúde pública nas Américas causando uma síndrome cardiopulmonar. Esta doença não tem nenhum tratamento específico e apresenta alta letalidade. A transmissão do hantavirus ao homem ocorre pela inalação de aerossóis dos excrementos de roedores. O

  20. Temporal and geographic evidence for evolution of Sin Nombre virus using molecular analyses of viral RNA from Colorado, New Mexico and Montana

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    Calisher Charles H

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background All viruses in the family Bunyaviridae possess a tripartite genome, consisting of a small, a medium, and a large RNA segment. Bunyaviruses therefore possess considerable evolutionary potential, attributable to both intramolecular changes and to genome segment reassortment. Hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus are known to cause human hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. The primary reservoir host of Sin Nombre virus is the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus, which is widely distributed in North America. We investigated the prevalence of intramolecular changes and of genomic reassortment among Sin Nombre viruses detected in deer mice in three western states. Methods Portions of the Sin Nombre virus small (S and medium (M RNA segments were amplified by RT-PCR from kidney, lung, liver and spleen of seropositive peromyscine rodents, principally deer mice, collected in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana from 1995 to 2007. Both a 142 nucleotide (nt amplicon of the M segment, encoding a portion of the G2 transmembrane glycoprotein, and a 751 nt amplicon of the S segment, encoding part of the nucleocapsid protein, were cloned and sequenced from 19 deer mice and from one brush mouse (P. boylii, S RNA but not M RNA from one deer mouse, and M RNA but not S RNA from another deer mouse. Results Two of 20 viruses were found to be reassortants. Within virus sequences from different rodents, the average rate of synonymous substitutions among all pair-wise comparisons (πs was 0.378 in the M segment and 0.312 in the S segment sequences. The replacement substitution rate (πa was 7.0 × 10-4 in the M segment and 17.3 × 10-4 in the S segment sequences. The low πa relative to πs suggests strong purifying selection and this was confirmed by a Fu and Li analysis. The absolute rate of molecular evolution of the M segment was 6.76 × 10-3 substitutions/site/year. The absolute age of the M segment

  1. Diagnosis of hantavirus infection in humans and rodents in Ribeirão Preto, State of São Paulo, Brazil Diagnóstico de infecção por hantavírus em humanos e roedores em Ribeirão Preto, Estado de São Paulo

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    Glauciane Garcia de Figueiredo

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Hantavirus pulmonary and cardiovascular syndrome (HPCS is an emerging serious disease in the Americas. Hantaviruses (Bunyaviridae are the causative agents of this syndrome and are mainly transmitted through inhalation of aerosols containing the excreta of wild rodents. In the Ribeirão Preto region (state of São Paulo, Brazil, HPCS has been reported since 1998, caused by the Araraquara virus (ARAV, for which Necromys lasiurus is the rodent reservoir. This study aimed to show diagnostic results relating to infection in humans and rodents, obtained at the Virology Research Center of the Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, between 2005 and 2008. METHODS: HPCS was diagnosed by means of ELISA and/or RT-PCR in 11 (21.2% out of 52 suspected cases, and 54.4% of these were fatal. Furthermore, 595 wild rodents (Necromys lasiurus, Akodon sp, Calomys tener and Oligoryzomys sp were caught between 2005 and 2008. RESULTS: Fifteen (2.5% of these rodents presented antibodies for hantavirus, as follows: Necromys lasiurus (4%, Calomys tener (1.9% and Akodon sp (1.5%. Nucleotide sequences obtained through RT-PCR from one HPCS patient and one Calomys tener rodent were compared with hantavirus sequences from GenBank, which showed that both were homologous with ARAV. CONCLUSIONS: This work corroborates previous studies showing that ARAV is the hantavirus causing HPCS in the Ribeirão Preto region. It also shows that rodents infected with hantavirus represent a constant risk of transmission of this virus to man.INTRODUÇÃO: A síndrome pulmonar e cardiovascular por hantavírus é uma doença grave emergente nas Américas. Os hantavírus, Bunyaviridae, são os agentes causadores desta síndrome, causadas, principalmente, pela inalação de aerossóis dos dejetos de roedores silvestres. Na região de Ribeirão Preto, a SPCVH, causada pelo vírus Araraquara, tem sido diagnosticada, desde 1998. O roedor-reservatório do ARAV é o

  2. Gene S characterization of Hantavirus species Seoul virus isolated from Rattus norvegicuson an Indonesian island

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    Dian Perwitasari

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    Full Text Available AbstrakLatar belakang: Hantavirus hidup dan berkembang biak di tubuh hewan pengerat, salah satunya Rattus norvegicus yang banyak ditemukan di daerah kepulauan di Indonesia. Hantavirus spesies Seoul virus (SEOV adalah virus RNA negatif rantai tunggal yang termasuk dalam keluarga Bunyaviridae, mempunyai beberapa gen spesifik terutama gen S yang dapat dikembangkan untuk uji diagnostik. Tujuan penelitian ini ialah untuk mengetahui karakter dari gen S dari Hantavirus spesies Seoulvirus.Metode:Pada penelitian ini dilakukan sekuensing gen S yang berasal dari jaringan paru-paru rodensia.  Fragmen DNA yang disekuensing menggunakan primer DNA SEOS-28F danSEOS -360R,VNS-1501F dan VNS-CSR. Hasil sekuensing dianalisis menggunakan program seqscapedan dianalisis menggunakan program Bioedit dan Mega5. Analisis filogenetik untuk homologi nukleotida dan asam amino dari ketiga strain Kepulauan Seribu tersebut dibandingkan dengan spesies hantavirus lainnya yang diambil dari genebank. Hasil:Analisis Homologi nukleotida dan asam amino antara strain Kepulauan Seribu dengan SEOV menunjukkan homologi nukleotida tertinggi pada strain KS74 (88,4% dan terendah pada KS90 (87,2%, sedangkan homologi asam amino tertinggi adalah strain KS74 (91.3% dan terendah pada strain KS90 (89,5%. Kesimpulan:Karakter gen S virus yang ditemukan di Kepulauan Seribu sebanding dengan virus SEOV yang ditemukan di Singapura dan Korea.  (Health Science Indones 2014;1:1-6Kata kunci:Seoul virus, gen S, Kepulauan Seribu, IndonesiaAbstractBackground: Hantavirus lives and reproduces in the body of rodents. Rattus norvegicuswas one found in the Kepulauan Seribu islands of Indonesia. Hantavirus species Seoul virus (SEOV is a negative single chain RNA viruses included in the family Bunyaviridae. It has a few specific genes, especially genes S that can be developed for a diagnostic test. The aim of this study was to ascertain the character of gene S of hantavirus species Seoul virus. Methods: Gene

  3. Epidemia de febre do Oropouche em Serra Pelada, município de Curionópolis, Pará, 1994

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    Amélia P.A.T. Rosa

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    Full Text Available No final de novembro de 1994, o Instituto Evandro Chagas (IEC, Belém, Pará, foi notificado de um surto de doença febril na população do garimpo de Serra Pelada, município de Curionôpolis (5°35'S; 49°30'W, no Estado do Pará. Vinte amostras de soro de pessoas, com hemoscopia negativa para tnalária, foram recebidas para esclarecimento diagnóstico. Estudos laboratoriais comprovaram que os casos eram devido ao vírus Oropouche (grupo Simbu. gênero Bunyavirus, família Bunyaviridae. Esses achados, induziram d ida de um grupo de técnicos para realização de investigações ecoepidemíológicas entre 8 e 22 de dezembro. Foram coletadas 296 amostras de sangue, de 73 grupos familiares, sendo 54 para pequisa de vírus (casos febris e 242para sorologia, bem como, procedeu-se a coleta de artrópodes hematófagos. As amostras para pesquisa de vírus foram inoculadas em camundongos recém-nascidos e os soros testados por inibição da hemaglutinação (1H e MAC ELISA. Foram isoladas dez amostras do vírus Oropouche e obtidas seis soroconversões. Ademais, 245 (82,8% amostras foram positivas por sorologia e 71 (97,3% grupos familiares apresentaram pelo menos um membro positivo. Considerando a elevada positividade de anticoipos IH e IgM específica para Oropouche na população de Serra Pelada, concluímos que a epidemia foi extensa e apresentou taxa de ataque em torno de 83%, que correspondeu a infecção de cerca de 5.000 pessoas.In the final of November 1994, an outbreak of a febrile disease was observed in the Serra Pelada gold mine (5°35'S; 49°30'W in the Southeast region of Parã State. Twenty samples were collected and sent to the laboratory of Arbovirus of Instituto Evandro Chagas. The tests showed that the disease was caused by Oropouche virus (Bunyaviridae, Bunyavirus, Simbu serological group. Between 8-22 December 296 serum samples mere taken (54 from febrile patients, 16 paired samples and 242 from contacts and convalescent patients

  4. 施马伦贝格病毒%Schmallenberg Virus

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    朱来华; 赵玉然; 王宫璞; 郑小龙; 王群; 肖西志; 邓明俊; 魏乃林; 于红光; 辛学谦; 孙涛

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    施马伦贝格病毒病(Schmallenberg virus,SBV)是一种新发现的动物传染病,因于2011年底在德国施马伦贝格镇首次发现而临时得名,随后蔓延于西欧(包括比利时、法国、德国、荷兰、意大利、卢森堡、西班牙、英国和丹麦),并分别在奥地利、波兰、瑞典和芬兰等国的牛、山羊、绵羊中检测到抗体.遗传分析显示该病毒与布尼亚病毒科(Bunyaviridae)正布尼亚病毒属(Orthobunyavirus)西姆布血清群病毒(Simbu serogroup viruses)的亲缘关系最密切,西姆布血清群病毒是已知的反刍动物病原,可通过节肢动物媒介(蚊、蠓)传播.施马伦贝格病毒病有2种不同的临床症状:成年牛出现短暂轻微/温和的病症(产奶量减少、发热、腹泻)和新生哺乳动物(牛、羊)死产和先天缺陷.因为同群类似的病毒不是人畜共患病病原,也无该病毒致人发病的证据,但现阶段尚不能完全排除.尽管目前没有特效的药物和疫苗,但因已有类似病毒(赤羽病)的疫苗,疫苗接种应是控制该病的可能选项.因施马伦贝格病毒是一种新发现的病毒,许多方面尚不清楚,还有待于进一步研究.%Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection is a new emerging livestock disease, provisionally named after Schmallenberg town in Germany where it was first identified in late 2011. So far the virus has been detected in Europe, including Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, the UK and Denmark. Also, Austria, Poland, Sweden and Finland detected antibodies in cattle, sheep and goats, respectively. Genetic characterisation has shown that SBV is closest to the Simbu serogroup of the Bunyaviridae family, genus Orthobunyavirus that are known pathogens in ruminants, and are transmitted through arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes (Culicidae) or midges (Culicoides). The virus has been associated with two different profiles of clinical signs, brief mild/moderate disease (milk

  5. Novel camelid antibody fragments targeting recombinant nucleoprotein of Araucaria hantavirus: a prototype for an early diagnosis of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.

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    Soraya S Pereira

    Full Text Available In addition to conventional antibodies, camelids produce immunoglobulins G composed exclusively of heavy chains in which the antigen binding site is formed only by single domains called VHH. Their particular characteristics make VHHs interesting tools for drug-delivery, passive immunotherapy and high-throughput diagnosis. Hantaviruses are rodent-borne viruses of the Bunyaviridae family. Two clinical forms of the infection are known. Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS is present in the Old World, while Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS is found on the American continent. There is no specific treatment for HPS and its diagnosis is carried out by molecular or serological techniques, using mainly monoclonal antibodies or hantavirus nucleoprotein (N to detect IgM and IgG in patient serum. This study proposes the use of camelid VHHs to develop alternative methods for diagnosing and confirming HPS. Phage display technology was employed to obtain VHHs. After immunizing one Lama glama against the recombinant N protein (prNΔ₈₅ of a Brazilian hantavirus strain, VHH regions were isolated to construct an immune library. VHHs were displayed fused to the M13KO7 phage coat protein III and the selection steps were performed on immobilized prNΔ₈₅. After selection, eighty clones recognized specifically the N protein. These were sequenced, grouped based mainly on the CDRs, and five clones were analyzed by western blot (WB, surface plasmon resonance (SPR device, and ELISA. Besides the ability to recognize prNΔ85 by WB, all selected clones showed affinity constants in the nanomolar range. Additionaly, the clone KC329705 is able to detect prNΔ₈₅ in solution, as well as the native viral antigen. Findings support the hypothesis that selected VHHs could be a powerful tool in the development of rapid and accurate HPS diagnostic assays, which are essential to provide supportive care to patients and reduce the high mortality rate associated with

  6. Serological survey of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in cattle in Berat and Kolonje, Albania

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    ARTA LUGAJ

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF is a tick-borne disease caused by the arbovirus Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever virus(CCHFV, which is a member of the Nairovirusgenus (family Bunyaviridae. The disease now occurs sporadically throughout much of Africa, Asia, andEurope and results in an approximately 30% fatality rate. Numerous genera of ixodid ticks serve both as vector and reservoir for CCHFV; however, ticks in the genus Hyalommaare particularlyimportant to the ecology of this virus.The aim of this study was to examine the distribution of CCHFV among the cattle in Berat and Kolonje regions in Albania. The data taken in this study indicates for the presence of CCHFV Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in these countries. The serum samples were conserved in -20°C and tested with immunological methods using indirect ELISA assay in Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (FLI, Greifswald Germany. Through this technique it was possible to identified IgG antibodies in infected serum samples. From these results in Berat-Terpanwe had an indication about the presence of IgG antibodies in 2 blood samples. 3 serum samples were equivocal and 45 serum samples were negative from the total of 50 serum samples in cattle. While in Kolonje-Erseke the results show the presence of IgG antibodies in 4 blood samples from 54 seum samples in cattle. Respectively the prevalence in these 2 countries in Albania is 4.4% and 8%. These results can clearly proved the presence of CCHFV in livestock in Albania.

  7. Analyses of Patois group bunyaviruses: evidence for naturally occurring recombinant bunyaviruses and existence of immune precipitable and nonprecipitable nonvirion proteins induced in bunyavirus-infected cells.

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    Ushijima, H; Clerx-Van Haaster, C M; Bishop, D H

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    Shark River (SR) and Pahayokee (PAH) bunyaviruses (Patois serogroup, Bunyavirus genus, family Bunyaviridae) have almost identical L and S RNA oligonucleotide fingerprints, but M RNA fingerprints that are different, suggesting that the two viruses may represent naturally occurring reassortant viruses. These observations are in agreement with serological studies (B. N. Fields, B. E. Henderson, P. H. Coleman, and T. H. Work, 1969, Amer. J. Epidemiol., 89, 222-226) which have distinguished these two viruses by neutralization of infectivity tests (presumably reflecting differences in M RNA gene products, J. R. Gentsch, E. J. Rozhon, R. A. Klimas, L. H. El Said, R. E. Shope, and D. H. L. Bishop, 1980, Virology102, 190-204), but not by complement fixation tests (which probably relate to the viral N polypeptide coded by the S RNA, J. Gentsch, L. R. Wynne, J. P. Clewley, R. E. Shope, and D. H. L. Bishop, 1977b, J. Virol. 24,893-902). The 3' terminal 11 nucleotides of PAH S RNA (3' (HO)OUCAUCAAAUGA ... 5') are identical in sequence to those of the S RNA species of snowshoe hare (SSH) and La Crosse (LAC) viruses, except for a position 7A residue which is a C residue in the SSH and LAC sequences. The major virion polypeptides of SR and PAH viruses include a nucleocapsid polypeptide (N, 22 x 10(3)) and two glycoproteins (PAH: G1 118 x 10(3), G2, 35 x 10(3); SR: G1 113 x 10(3), G2, 35 x 10(3)). In SR-infected cells several immune precipitable polypeptides have been detected. These include 11-, 54-, 64-, 93-, and 104 x 10(3)-dalton polypeptides. In addition, both SR and PAH viruses induce a 74 x 10(3)-dalton polypeptide (p74) that has not been detected in actinomycin D-treated infected cells, and is not immune precipitated from infected cell extracts.

  8. Role of insecticides in reducing thrips injury to plants and incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus in Virginia market-type peanut.

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    Herbert, D Ames; Malone, S; Aref, S; Brandenburg, R L; Jordan, D L; Royals, B M; Johnson, P D

    2007-08-01

    Tomato spotted wilt virus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Tospovirus, TSWV), transmitted by many thrips species, is a devastating pathogen of peanut, Arachis hypogaea L. TSWV has become a serious problem in the Virginia/Carolina peanut-growing region of the United States. During 2002, TSWV was present in 47% of the North Carolina hectarage and caused a 5% yield reduction in Virginia. Factors influencing levels of TSWV in runner market-type peanut cultivars, which are primarily grown in Alabama, Flordia, Georgia, and Texas, have been integrated into an advisory to help those peanut growers reduce losses. An advisory based on the southeast runner market-type version is currently under development for virginia market-type peanut cultivars that are grown primarily in the Virginia/ Carolina region. A version based on preliminary field experiments was released in 2003. One factor used in both advisories relates to insecticide use to reduce the vector populations and disease incidence. This research elucidated the influence of insecticides on thrips populations, thrips plant injury, incidence of TSWV, and pod yield in virginia market-type peanut. Eight field trials from 2003 to 2005 were conducted at two locations. In-furrow application of aldicarb and phorate resulted in significant levels of thrips control, significant reductions in thrips injury to seedlings, reduced incidence of TSWV, and significant increases in pod yield. Foliar application of acephate after aldicarb or phorate applied in the seed furrow further reduced thrips plant injury and incidence of TSWV and improved yield. These findings will be used to improve the current virginia market-type TSWV advisory.

  9. Landscape, Environmental and Social Predictors of Hantavirus Risk in São Paulo, Brazil

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    Uriarte, Maria; Tambosi, Leandro Reverberi; Prado, Amanda; Pardini, Renata; D´Andrea, Paulo Sérgio; Metzger, Jean Paul

    2016-01-01

    Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a disease caused by Hantavirus, which are negative-sense RNA viruses in the family Bunyaviridae that are highly virulent to humans. Numerous factors modify risk of Hantavirus transmission and consequent HPS risk. Human-driven landscape change can foster transmission risk by increasing numbers of habitat generalist rodent species that serve as the principal reservoir host. Climate can also affect rodent population dynamics and Hantavirus survival, and a number of social factors can influence probability of HPS transmission to humans. Evaluating contributions of these factors to HPS risk may enable predictions of future outbreaks, and is critical to development of effective public health strategies. Here we rely on a Bayesian model to quantify associations between annual HPS incidence across the state of São Paulo, Brazil (1993–2012) and climate variables (annual precipitation, annual mean temperature), landscape structure metrics (proportion of native habitat cover, number of forest fragments, proportion of area planted with sugarcane), and social factors (number of men older than 14 years and Human Development Index). We built separate models for the main two biomes of the state (cerrado and Atlantic forest). In both biomes Hantavirus risk increased with proportion of land cultivated for sugarcane and HDI, but proportion of forest cover, annual mean temperature, and population at risk also showed positive relationships in the Atlantic forest. Our analysis provides the first evidence that social, landscape, and climate factors are associated with HPS incidence in the Neotropics. Our risk map can be used to support the adoption of preventive measures and optimize the allocation of resources to avoid disease propagation, especially in municipalities that show medium to high HPS risk (> 5% of risk), and aimed at sugarcane workers, minimizing the risk of future HPS outbreaks. PMID:27780250

  10. Hantavirus infections in Europe and their impact on public health.

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    Vaheri, Antti; Henttonen, Heikki; Voutilainen, Liina; Mustonen, Jukka; Sironen, Tarja; Vapalahti, Olli

    2013-01-01

    Hantaviruses (genus Hantavirus, family Bunyaviridae) are enveloped tri-segmented negative-stranded RNA viruses each carried by a specific rodent or insectivore host species. Several different hantaviruses known to infect humans circulate in Europe. The most common is Puumala (PUUV) carried by the bank vole; another two important, genetically closely related ones are Dobrava-Belgrade (DOBV) and Saaremaa viruses (SAAV) carried by Apodemus mice (species names follow the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses nomenclature). Of the two hantaviral diseases, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantaviral cardiopulmonary syndrome, the European viruses cause only HFRS: DOBV with often severe symptoms and a high case fatality rate, and PUUV and SAAV more often mild disease. More than 10,000 HFRS cases are diagnosed annually in Europe and in increasing numbers. Whether this is because of increasing recognition by the medical community or due to environmental factors such as climate change, or both, is not known. Nevertheless, in large areas of Europe, the population has a considerable seroprevalence but only relatively few HFRS cases are reported. Moreover, no epidemiological data are available from many countries. We know now that cardiac, pulmonary, ocular and hormonal disorders are, besides renal changes, common during the acute stage of PUUV and DOBV infection. About 5% of hospitalized PUUV and 16%-48% of DOBV patients require dialysis and some prolonged intensive-care treatment. Although PUUV-HFRS has a low case fatality rate, complications and long-term hormonal, renal, and cardiovascular consequences commonly occur. No vaccine or specific therapy is in general use in Europe. We conclude that hantaviruses have a significant impact on public health in Europe.

  11. Genetic Diversity and Reassortment of Hantaan Virus Tripartite RNA Genomes in Nature, the Republic of Korea.

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    Jeong-Ah Kim

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Hantaan virus (HTNV, a negative sense tripartite RNA virus of the Family Bunyaviridae, is the most prevalent hantavirus in the Republic of Korea (ROK. It is the causative agent of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS in humans and maintained in the striped field mouse, Apodemus agrarius, the primary zoonotic host. Clinical HFRS cases have been reported commonly in HFRS-endemic areas of Gyeonggi province. Recently, the death of a member of the ROK military from Gangwon province due to HFRS prompted an investigation of the epidemiology and distribution of hantaviruses in Gangwon and Gyeonggi provinces that border the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.To elucidate the geographic distribution and molecular diversity of HTNV, whole genome sequences of HTNV Large (L, Medium (M, and Small (S segments were acquired from lung tissues of A. agrarius captured from 2003-2014. Consistent with the clinical incidence of HFRS established by the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC, the prevalence of HTNV in naturally infected mice in Gangwon province was lower than for Gyeonggi province. Whole genomic sequences of 34 HTNV strains were identified and a phylogenetic analysis showed geographic diversity of the virus in the limited areas. Reassortment analysis first suggested an occurrence of genetic exchange of HTNV genomes in nature, ROK.This study is the first report to demonstrate the molecular prevalence of HTNV in Gangwon province. Whole genome sequencing of HTNV showed well-supported geographic lineages and the molecular diversity in the northern region of ROK due to a natural reassortment of HTNV genomes. These observations contribute to a better understanding of the genetic diversity and molecular evolution of hantaviruses. Also, the full-length of HTNV tripartite genomes will provide a database for phylogeographic analysis of spatial and temporal outbreaks of hantavirus infection.

  12. Research progress of VEGF pathway in the mechanism of hantavirus pathogenesis%血管内皮生长因子通路在汉坦病毒致病过程中的作用研究进展

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    叶伟; 白露; 张芳琳; 徐志凯

    2011-01-01

    汉坦病毒( Hantavirus)属于布尼亚病毒科(Bunyaviridae),包括汉滩病毒(HTNV)、汉城病毒(SEOV)、多布拉伐病毒(DOBV)、辛诺柏病毒( SNV)、纽约病毒(NY-1)、安第斯山病毒(ANDV)、希望山病毒(PHV)和图拉病毒(TULV)等多个血清型[1].汉坦病毒感染人类可导致两类不同的急性传染病:一类是以发热、出血、急性肾功能损害和免疫功能紊乱为特征的肾综合征出血热 ( hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome,HFRS),主要由HTNV、SEOV、DOBV等引起;另一类是以肺浸润及肺间质水肿、呼吸窘迫、呼吸衰竭为特征的汉坦病毒肺综合征( hantavirus pulmonary syndrome,HPS),主要由SNV、NY-1等引起.汉坦病毒引起HFRS和HPS的确切致病机制尚未完全阐明.两类疾病的临床表现虽有不同,但其主要的病变特点均包括血管通透性增高、全身小血管损害等.

  13. Novel camelid antibody fragments targeting recombinant nucleoprotein of Araucaria hantavirus: a prototype for an early diagnosis of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.

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    Pereira, Soraya S; Moreira-Dill, Leandro S; Morais, Michelle S S; Prado, Nidiane D R; Barros, Marcos L; Koishi, Andrea C; Mazarrotto, Giovanny A C A; Gonçalves, Giselle M; Zuliani, Juliana P; Calderon, Leonardo A; Soares, Andreimar M; Pereira da Silva, Luiz H; Duarte dos Santos, Claudia N; Fernandes, Carla F C; Stabeli, Rodrigo G

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    In addition to conventional antibodies, camelids produce immunoglobulins G composed exclusively of heavy chains in which the antigen binding site is formed only by single domains called VHH. Their particular characteristics make VHHs interesting tools for drug-delivery, passive immunotherapy and high-throughput diagnosis. Hantaviruses are rodent-borne viruses of the Bunyaviridae family. Two clinical forms of the infection are known. Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS) is present in the Old World, while Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is found on the American continent. There is no specific treatment for HPS and its diagnosis is carried out by molecular or serological techniques, using mainly monoclonal antibodies or hantavirus nucleoprotein (N) to detect IgM and IgG in patient serum. This study proposes the use of camelid VHHs to develop alternative methods for diagnosing and confirming HPS. Phage display technology was employed to obtain VHHs. After immunizing one Lama glama against the recombinant N protein (prNΔ₈₅) of a Brazilian hantavirus strain, VHH regions were isolated to construct an immune library. VHHs were displayed fused to the M13KO7 phage coat protein III and the selection steps were performed on immobilized prNΔ₈₅. After selection, eighty clones recognized specifically the N protein. These were sequenced, grouped based mainly on the CDRs, and five clones were analyzed by western blot (WB), surface plasmon resonance (SPR) device, and ELISA. Besides the ability to recognize prNΔ85 by WB, all selected clones showed affinity constants in the nanomolar range. Additionaly, the clone KC329705 is able to detect prNΔ₈₅ in solution, as well as the native viral antigen. Findings support the hypothesis that selected VHHs could be a powerful tool in the development of rapid and accurate HPS diagnostic assays, which are essential to provide supportive care to patients and reduce the high mortality rate associated with hantavirus

  14. La Crosse virus infectivity, pathogenesis, and immunogenicity in mice and monkeys

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    Murphy Brian R

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background La Crosse virus (LACV, family Bunyaviridae, was first identified as a human pathogen in 1960 after its isolation from a 4 year-old girl with fatal encephalitis in La Crosse, Wisconsin. LACV is a major cause of pediatric encephalitis in North America and infects up to 300,000 persons each year of which 70–130 result in severe disease of the central nervous system (CNS. As an initial step in the establishment of useful animal models to support vaccine development, we examined LACV infectivity, pathogenesis, and immunogenicity in both weanling mice and rhesus monkeys. Results Following intraperitoneal inoculation of mice, LACV replicated in various organs before reaching the CNS where it replicates to high titer causing death from neurological disease. The peripheral site where LACV replicates to highest titer is the nasal turbinates, and, presumably, LACV can enter the CNS via the olfactory neurons from nasal olfactory epithelium. The mouse infectious dose50 and lethal dose50 was similar for LACV administered either intranasally or intraperitoneally. LACV was highly infectious for rhesus monkeys and infected 100% of the animals at 10 PFU. However, the infection was asymptomatic, and the monkeys developed a strong neutralizing antibody response. Conclusion In mice, LACV likely gains access to the CNS via the blood stream or via olfactory neurons. The ability to efficiently infect mice intranasally raises the possibility that LACV might use this route to infect its natural hosts. Rhesus monkeys are susceptible to LACV infection and develop strong neutralizing antibody responses after inoculation with as little as 10 PFU. Mice and rhesus monkeys are useful animal models for LACV vaccine immunologic testing although the rhesus monkey model is not optimal.

  15. Structural Analysis of Monomeric RNA-Dependent Polymerases: Evolutionary and Therapeutic Implications.

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    Rodrigo Jácome

    Full Text Available The crystal structures of monomeric RNA-dependent RNA polymerases and reverse transcriptases of more than 20 different viruses are available in the Protein Data Bank. They all share the characteristic right-hand shape of DNA- and RNA polymerases formed by the fingers, palm and thumb subdomains, and, in many cases, "fingertips" that extend from the fingers towards the thumb subdomain, giving the viral enzyme a closed right-hand appearance. Six conserved structural motifs that contain key residues for the proper functioning of the enzyme have been identified in all these RNA-dependent polymerases. These enzymes share a two divalent metal-ion mechanism of polymerization in which two conserved aspartate residues coordinate the interactions with the metal ions to catalyze the nucleotidyl transfer reaction. The recent availability of crystal structures of polymerases of the Orthomyxoviridae and Bunyaviridae families allowed us to make pairwise comparisons of the tertiary structures of polymerases belonging to the four main RNA viral groups, which has led to a phylogenetic tree in which single-stranded negative RNA viral polymerases have been included for the first time. This has also allowed us to use a homology-based structural prediction approach to develop a general three-dimensional model of the Ebola virus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase. Our model includes several of the conserved structural motifs and residues described in other viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerases that define the catalytic and highly conserved palm subdomain, as well as portions of the fingers and thumb subdomains. The results presented here help to understand the current use and apparent success of antivirals, i.e. Brincidofovir, Lamivudine and Favipiravir, originally aimed at other types of polymerases, to counteract the Ebola virus infection.

  16. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus-infected hepatocytes induce ER-stress and apoptosis crosstalk.

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    Raquel Rodrigues

    Full Text Available Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV is a widely distributed tick-borne member of the Nairovirus genus (Bunyaviridae with a high mortality rate in humans. CCHFV induces a severe disease in infected patients that includes, among other symptoms, massive liver necrosis and failure. The interaction between liver cells and CCHFV is therefore important for understanding the pathogenesis of this disease. Here, we described the in vitro CCHFV-infection and -replication in the hepatocyte cell line, Huh7, and the induced cellular and molecular response modulation. We found that CCHFV was able to infect and replicate to high titres and to induce a cytopathic effect (CPE. We also observed by flow cytometry and real time quantitative RT-PCR evidence of apoptosis, with the participation of the mitochondrial pathway. On the other hand, we showed that the replication of CCHFV in hepatocytes was able to interfere with the death receptor pathway of apoptosis. Furthermore, we found in CCHFV-infected cells the over-expression of PUMA, Noxa and CHOP suggesting the crosstalk between the ER-stress and mitochondrial apoptosis. By ELISA, we observed an increase of IL-8 in response to viral replication; however apoptosis was shown to be independent from IL-8 secretion. When we compared the induced cellular response between CCHFV and DUGV, a mild or non-pathogenic Nairovirus for humans, we found that the most striking difference was the absence of CPE and apoptosis. Despite the XBP1 splicing and PERK gene expression induced by DUGV, no ER-stress and apoptosis crosstalk was observed. Overall, these results suggest that CCHFV is able to induce ER-stress, activate inflammatory mediators and modulate both mitochondrial and death receptor pathways of apoptosis in hepatocyte cells, which may, in part, explain the role of the liver in the pathogenesis of CCHFV.

  17. First international external quality assessment of molecular detection of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus.

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    Camille Escadafal

    Full Text Available Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF is a zoonosis caused by a Nairovirus of the family Bunyaviridae. Infection is transmitted to humans mostly by Hyalomma ticks and also by direct contact with the blood or tissues of infected humans or viremic livestock. Clinical features usually include a rapid progression characterized by hemorrhage, myalgia and fever, with a lethality rate up to 30%. CCHF is one of the most widely distributed viral hemorrhagic fevers and has been reported in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, as well as parts of Europe. There is no approved vaccine or specific treatment against CCHF virus (CCHFV infections. In this context, an accurate diagnosis as well as a reliable surveillance of CCHFV infections is essential. Diagnostic techniques include virus culture, serology and molecular methods, which are now increasingly used. The European Network for the Diagnostics of "Imported" Viral Diseases organized the first international external quality assessment of CCHVF molecular diagnostics in 2011 to assess the efficiency and accurateness of CCHFV molecular methods applied by expert laboratories. A proficiency test panel of 15 samples was distributed to the participants including 10 different CCHFV preparations generated from infected cell cultures, a preparation of plasmid cloned with the nucleoprotein of CCHFV, two CCHFV RNA preparations and two negative controls. Forty-four laboratories worldwide participated in the EQA study and 53 data sets were received. Twenty data sets (38% met all criteria with optimal performance, 10 (19% with acceptable performance, while 23 (43% reported results showing a need for improvement. Differences in performance depended on the method used, the type of strain tested, the concentration of the sample tested and the laboratory performing the test. These results indicate that there is still a need for improving testing conditions and standardizing protocols for the molecular detection of Crimean

  18. Viral emergence and consequences for reproductive performance in ruminants: two recent examples (bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses).

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    Zientara, Stéphan; Ponsart, Claire

    2014-12-01

    Viruses can emerge unexpectedly in different regions of the world and may have negative effects on reproductive performance. This paper describes the consequences for reproductive performance that have been reported after the introduction to Europe of two emerging viruses, namely the bluetongue (BTV) and Schmallenberg (SBV) viruses. Following the extensive spread of BTV in northern Europe, large numbers of pregnant cows were infected with BTV serotype 8 (BTV-8) during the breeding season of 2007. Initial reports of some cases of abortion and hydranencephaly in cattle in late 2007 were followed by quite exhaustive investigations in the field that showed that 10%-35% of healthy calves were infected with BTV-8 before birth. Transplacental transmission and fetal abnormalities in cattle and sheep had been previously observed only with strains of the virus that were propagated in embryonated eggs and/or cell culture, such as vaccine strains or vaccine candidate strains. After the unexpected emergence of BTV-8 in northern Europe in 2006, another arbovirus, namely SBV, emerged in Europe in 2011, causing a new economically important disease in ruminants. This new virus, belonging to the Orthobunyavirus genus in the Bunyaviridae family, was first detected in Germany, in The Netherlands and in Belgium in 2011 and soon after in the UK, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Denmark and Switzerland. Adult animals show no or only mild clinical symptoms, whereas infection during a critical period of gestation can lead to abortion, stillbirth or the birth of severely malformed offspring. The impact of the disease is usually greater in sheep than in cattle. The consequences of SBV infection in domestic ruminants and more precisely the secondary effects on off-springs will be described.

  19. [Hantavirus infections].

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    Strady, C; Jaussaud, R; Remy, G; Penalba, C

    2005-03-12

    Hantaviruses are cosmopolite anthropozoonosis considered as an emerging disease. Four pathogenic types for humans and part of the Bunyaviridae species are hosted by rodents and have been isolated: the Sin nombre virus responsible for the severe American respiratory form; the Hantaan and Seoul viruses responsible for hemorrhagic fevers with renal syndrome (HFRS) of severe to moderate expression in Asia and also in the Balkans; the Puumala virus responsible for HFRS of moderate expression or the socalled nephropathia epidemica in Europe. The Puumala virus is responsible for a minor form of the disease that is observed in areas of the Occidental sector of the ex-URSS, in Scandinavia and in the rest of Europe, notably in the North-East of France. The epidemic episodes occur every three years. They follow the proliferation of rodents, notably russet voles, the reservoir hosts, and their degree of infection. The concept of an occupation at risk in 20 to 49 year-old men (working in forests, agriculture, living near a forest, contact with wood) in an endemic area has not always been found. Its clinical form can vary greatly in its presentation. Basically it is a severe algic influenza syndrome accompanied by acute myopia in 38% of cases, but is nearly pathognomonic in the context. Respiratory involvement is frequent but benign. The initial syndrome can suggest an abdominal or urological surgical emergency, which is source of diagnostic and therapeutic errors. Early biological examination reveals thrombopenia and proteinuria. Then more or less severe acute kidney failure appears in slightly more than 50% of cases. Although it usually regresses with symptomatic treatment, after effects remain in some patients. The environmental changes, the geographical distribution depending on the biotope, the dynamics and behaviour of rodents and the viral circulation between them and its transmission to human beings and its risk factors must continue to be studied in order to gain

  20. The epidemic characteristics and changing trend of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Hubei Province, China.

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    Yi-Hui Zhang

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS is caused by different hantaviruses within the Bunyaviridae family. HFRS is a fulminant, infectious disease that occurs worldwide and is endemic in all 31 provinces of China. Since the first HFRS case in Hubei Province was reported in 1957, the disease has spread across the province and Hubei has become one of the seriously affected areas in China with the greatest number of reported HFRS cases in the 1980's. However, the epidemic characteristics of HFRS in Hubei are still not entirely clear and long-term, systematic investigations of this epidemic area have been very limited. METHODS: The spatiotemporal distribution of HFRS was investigated using data spanning the years 1980 to 2009. The annual HFRS incidence, fatality rate and seasonal incidence between 1980 and 2009 were calculated and plotted. GIS-based spatial analyses were conducted to detect the spatial distribution and seasonal pattern of HFRS. A spatial statistical analysis, using Kulldorff's spatial scan statistic, was performed to identify clustering of HFRS. RESULTS: A total of 104,467 HFRS cases were reported in Hubei Province between 1980 and 2009. Incidence of and mortality due to HFRS declined after the outbreak in 1980s and HFRS cases have been sporadic in recent years. The locations and scale of disease clusters have changed during the three decades. The seasonal epidemic pattern of HFRS was characterized by the shift from the unimodal type (autumn/winter peak to the bimodal type. CONCLUSIONS: Socioeconomic development has great influence on the transmission of hantaviruses to humans and new epidemic characteristics have emerged in Hubei Province. It is necessary to reinforce preventative measures against HFRS according to the newly-presented seasonal variation and to intensify these efforts especially in the urban areas of Hubei Province.

  1. Life-long shedding of Puumala hantavirus in wild bank voles (Myodes glareolus).

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    Voutilainen, Liina; Sironen, Tarja; Tonteri, Elina; Bäck, Anne Tuiskunen; Razzauti, Maria; Karlsson, Malin; Wahlström, Maria; Niemimaa, Jukka; Henttonen, Heikki; Lundkvist, Åke

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    The knowledge of viral shedding patterns and viraemia in the reservoir host species is a key factor in assessing the human risk of zoonotic viruses. The shedding of hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae) by their host rodents has widely been studied experimentally, but rarely in natural settings. Here we present the dynamics of Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) shedding and viraemia in naturally infected wild bank voles (Myodes glareolus). In a monthly capture-mark-recapture study, we analysed 18 bank voles for the presence and relative quantity of PUUV RNA in the excreta and blood from 2 months before up to 8 months after seroconversion. The proportion of animals shedding PUUV RNA in saliva, urine and faeces peaked during the first month after seroconversion, but continued throughout the study period with only a slight decline. The quantity of shed PUUV in reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) positive excreta was constant over time. In blood, PUUV RNA was present for up to 7 months but both the probability of viraemia and the virus load declined with time. Our findings contradict the current view of a decline in virus shedding after the acute phase and a short viraemic period in hantavirus infection - an assumption widely adopted in current epidemiological models. We suggest the life-long shedding as a means of hantaviruses to survive over host population bottlenecks, and to disperse in fragmented habitats where local host and/or virus populations face temporary extinctions. Our results indicate that the kinetics of pathogens in wild hosts may differ considerably from those observed in laboratory settings.

  2. Analysis of Arbovirus Isolates from Australia Identifies Novel Bunyaviruses Including a Mapputta Group Virus from Western Australia That Links Gan Gan and Maprik Viruses.

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    Briese, Thomas; Williams, David T; Kapoor, Vishal; Diviney, Sinead M; Certoma, Andrea; Wang, Jianning; Johansen, Cheryl A; Chowdhary, Rashmi; Mackenzie, John S; Lipkin, W Ian

    2016-01-01

    The Mapputta group comprises antigenically related viruses indigenous to Australia and Papua New Guinea that are included in the family Bunyaviridae but not currently assigned to a specific genus. We determined and analyzed the genome sequences of five Australian viruses isolated from mosquitoes collected during routine arbovirus surveillance in Western Australia (K10441, SW27571, K13190, and K42904) and New South Wales (12005). Based on matching sequences of all three genome segments to prototype MRM3630 of Trubanaman virus (TRUV), NB6057 of Gan Gan virus (GGV), and MK7532 of Maprik virus (MPKV), isolates K13190 and SW27571 were identified as TRUV, 12005 as GGV, and K42904 as a Mapputta group virus from Western Australia linking GGV and MPKV. The results confirmed serum neutralization data that had linked SW27571 to TRUV. The fifth virus, K10441 from Willare, was most closely related to Batai orthobunyavirus, presumably representing an Australian variant of the virus. Phylogenetic analysis also confirmed the close relationship of our TRUV and GGV isolates to two other recently described Australian viruses, Murrumbidgee virus and Salt Ash virus, respectively. Our findings indicate that TRUV has a wide circulation throughout the Australian continent, demonstrating for the first time its presence in Western Australia. Similarly, the presence of a virus related to GGV, which had been linked to human disease and previously known only from the Australian southeast, was demonstrated in Western Australia. Finally, a Batai virus isolate was identified in Western Australia. The expanding availability of genomic sequence for novel Australian bunyavirus variants supports the identification of suitably conserved or diverse primer-binding target regions to establish group-wide as well as virus-specific nucleic acid tests in support of specific diagnostic and surveillance efforts throughout Australasia.

  3. Genetic Diversity of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Strains from Iran

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    Sadegh Chinikar

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV is a member of the Bunyaviridae family and Nairovirus genus. It has a negative-sense, single stranded RNA genome approximately 19.2 kb, containing the Small, Medium, and Large segments. CCHFVs are relatively divergent in their genome sequence and grouped in seven distinct clades based on S-segment sequence analysis and six clades based on M-segment sequences. Our aim was to obtain new insights into the molecular epidemiology of CCHFV in Iran.Methods: We analyzed partial and complete nucleotide sequences of the S and M segments derived from 50 Iranian patients. The extracted RNA was amplified using one-step RT-PCR and then sequenced. The sequences were ana­lyzed using Mega5 software.Results: Phylogenetic analysis of partial S segment sequences demonstrated that clade IV-(Asia 1, clade IV-(Asia 2 and clade V-(Europe accounted for 80 %, 4 % and 14 % of the circulating genomic variants of CCHFV in Iran respectively. However, one of the Iranian strains (Iran-Kerman/22 was associated with none of other sequences and formed a new clade (VII. The phylogenetic analysis of complete S-segment nucleotide sequences from selected Ira­nian CCHFV strains complemented with representative strains from GenBank revealed similar topology as partial sequences with eight major clusters. A partial M segment phylogeny positioned the Iranian strains in either associa­tion with clade III (Asia-Africa or clade V (Europe.Conclusion: The phylogenetic analysis revealed subtle links between distant geographic locations, which we pro­pose might originate either from international livestock trade or from long-distance carriage of CCHFV by infected ticks via bird migration.

  4. Mini-genome rescue of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus and research into the evolutionary patterns of its untranslated regions.

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    Zhao, Jiuru; Xia, Han; Zhang, Yujiang; Yin, Shiyu; Zhang, Zhong; Tang, Shuang; Kou, Zheng; Yu, Jingfeng; Fan, Zhaojun; Li, Tianxian

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    Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is a member of genus Nairovirus, family Bunyaviridae, which are distributed widely in Africa, Europe and Asia with several genotypes. As a BSL-4 level pathogen, the requirement of high-level biosafety facilities severely constrains researches on live virus manipulation. In this study, we developed a helper-virus-independent mini-genome rescue system for the Chinese YL04057 strain. Based on the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP)-derived mini-genome plasmids, this polymerase I driven system permits easy observation and quantification. Unlike previous report, gradually reduced levels of activity of the CCHFV L, M and S untranslated regions (UTRs) were observed in our system. We also demonstrated that the UTRs at both ends were indispensable for mini-genome background expression. In addition, we phylogentically analyzed all six UTRs of CCHFV and showed that L-UTRs were clustered together approximately corresponding to their original geographical continents. The UTRs of M segment showed a similar branch structure to its open reading frames (ORFs), and nearly an identical tree was generated with 5' UTRs of S segment compared with its ORFs. However, the 3' UTRs of S segment formed new divergent groups. Compatibility tests of YL04057 strain nucleocapsid protein and L protein expression plasmids with Nigerian strain IbAr10200 mini-genomes revealed lower compatibility of L-UTRs without an obvious effect on M-UTRs. Moreover, we demonstrated that the L-UTRs could tolerate certain nucleotide mutations. This system may provide a foundation for future studies of the viral replication cycle, pathogenic mechanisms and evolutionary patterns of CCHFV.

  5. Serologic evidence of Jamestown Canyon and Keystone virus infection in vertebrates of the DelMarVa Peninsula.

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    Watts, D M; LeDuc, J W; Bailey, C L; Dalrymple, J M; Gargan, T P

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    Serological data accumulated during the past decade indicated that a variety of feral and domestic animals of the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia (DelMarVa) Peninsula were infected with Jamestown Canyon (JC) and/or Keystone (KEY) viruses (Bunyaviridae, California serogroup). Neutralizing (N) antibody to JC virus was most prevalent in white-tailed deer, sika deer, cottontail rabbits and horses. KEY virus N antibody was detected most frequently in gray squirrels and domestic goats. N antibody indicative of past infection by one or both viruses also was found in raccoons, horses and humans. JC and/or KEY virus N antibodies were not demonstrable in sera of several other species of small mammals and reptiles. Investigations were extended to evaluate the role of domestic goats as an amplifying host of JC and KEY viruses and to assess their potential as sentinels of virus transmission. Goats maintained in the Pocomoke Cypress Swamp during the summer season of 1978, acquired N antibodies to JC and KEY viruses. Following experimental inoculation with either JC or KEY virus, all goats developed N antibody despite the absence of a demonstrable viremia in most animals. Goats proved to be effective as sentinels for monitoring the transmission of JC and KEY viruses; however, the exceptionally low titers or absence of viremia following inoculation with these viruses would seem to preclude a potential virus-amplifying role for this species. Although findings implicated primarily gray squirrels and white-tailed deer as possible amplifying hosts of KEY and JC virus, respectively, further investigations will be required to clarify their role, particularly since both viruses may be maintained entirely by transovarial transmission.

  6. Purple coneflower viruses: species diversity and harmfulness

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    Dunich A. A.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Viral diseases became an actual problem in medicinal plants cultivation. The number of viruses known to infect purple coneflower increased significantly in the last years in many countries. However, there is no any review about the viral diseases of this valuable medicinal crop. Therefore, the aim of this article is to summarize the main information about the viruses affecting purple coneflower plants (Echinacea purpurea L. Moench.. An analysis of the literature data showed that purple coneflower could be infected by 10 viruses. These viruses belong to the families Bromoviridae, Bunyaviridae, Secoviridae, Potyviridae, Vir­ga­vi­ri­dae, and almost all of them are considered to be highly harmful plant viruses. Additionally, four of them (TMV, TSWV, CMV, PVY are in the top 10 of the most economically important plant viruses in the world and occupy the first places. Such distribution and harmfulness of these viruses are explained by a wide range of sensitive host-plants, wild plants and weeds – reservoirs of an infection, and also a large number of vectors. The data from a few countries show that the viral diseases of purple coneflower are becoming more severe from year to year. The appearance of new viruses is registered on coneflower every year that complicates prognosis and risk estimation of epiphytoties in these regions which, for example, were revealed in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ukraine. This review presents the detailed symptoms of the viral diseases in purple coneflower, the main properties of each virus and data about their harmful effect on the quality of raw material (the concentration of biologically active substances and heavy metals in plants.

  7. Human Seroprevalence indicating Hantavirus Infections in Tropical Rainforests of Côte d´Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo

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    Peter T Witkowski

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Hantaviruses are members of the Bunyaviridae family carried by small mammals and causing human hemorrhagic fevers worldwide. In Western Africa, where a variety of hemorrhagic fever viruses occurs, indigenous hantaviruses have been molecularly found in animal reservoirs such as rodents, shrews, and bats since 2006. To investigate the human contact to hantaviruses carried by these hosts and to assess the public health relevance of hantaviruses for humans living in the tropical rainforest regions of Western and Central Africa, we performed a cross-sectional seroprevalence study in the region of Taï National Park in Côte d´Ivoire and the Bandundu region near the Salonga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Serum samples were initially screened with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays using nucleoproteins of several hantaviruses as diagnostic antigens. Positive results were confirmed by Western blotting and immunofluorescence testing.Seroprevalence rates of 3.9% (27/687 and 2.4% (7/295, respectively, were found in the investigated regions in Côte d´Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Côte d´Ivoire, this value was significantly higher than the seroprevalence rates previously reported from the neighboring country Guinea as well as from South Africa. Our study indicates an exposure of humans to hantaviruses in West and Central African tropical rainforest areas. In order to pinpoint the possible existence and frequency of clinical disease caused by hantaviruses in this region of the world, systematic investigations of patients with fever and renal or respiratory symptoms are required.

  8. The importance of bank vole density and rainy winters in predicting nephropathia epidemica incidence in Northern Sweden.

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    Khalil, Hussein; Olsson, Gert; Ecke, Frauke; Evander, Magnus; Hjertqvist, Marika; Magnusson, Magnus; Löfvenius, Mikaell Ottosson; Hörnfeldt, Birger

    2014-01-01

    Pathogenic hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus) are rodent-borne viruses causing hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in Eurasia. In Europe, there are more than 10,000 yearly cases of nephropathia epidemica (NE), a mild form of HFRS caused by Puumala virus (PUUV). The common and widely distributed bank vole (Myodes glareolus) is the host of PUUV. In this study, we aim to explain and predict NE incidence in boreal Sweden using bank vole densities. We tested whether the number of rainy days in winter contributed to variation in NE incidence. We forecast NE incidence in July 2013-June 2014 using projected autumn vole density, and then considering two climatic scenarios: 1) rain-free winter and 2) winter with many rainy days. Autumn vole density was a strong explanatory variable of NE incidence in boreal Sweden in 1990-2012 (R2 = 79%, p<0.001). Adding the number of rainy winter days improved the model (R2 = 84%, p<0.05). We report for the first time that risk of NE is higher in winters with many rainy days. Rain on snow and ground icing may block vole access to subnivean space. Seeking refuge from adverse conditions and shelter from predators, voles may infest buildings, increasing infection risk. In a rainy winter scenario, we predicted 812 NE cases in boreal Sweden, triple the number of cases predicted in a rain-free winter in 2013/2014. Our model enables identification of high risk years when preparedness in the public health sector is crucial, as a rainy winter would accentuate risk.

  9. Rift Valley fever virus seroprevalence in human rural populations of Gabon.

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    Xavier Pourrut

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Rift Valley fever (RVF is a mosquito-borne viral zoonosis caused by a phlebovirus and transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Humans can also be infected through direct contact with blood (aerosols or tissues (placenta, stillborn of infected animals. Although severe clinical cases can be observed, infection with RVF virus (RVFV in humans is, in most cases, asymptomatic or causes a febrile illness without serious symptoms. In small ruminants RVFV mainly causes abortion and neonatal death. The distribution of RVFV has been well documented in many African countries, particularly in the north (Egypt, Sudan, east (Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, west (Senegal, Mauritania and south (South Africa, but also in the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Mayotte and the Arabian Peninsula. In contrast, the prevalence of RVFV has rarely been investigated in central African countries. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We therefore conducted a large serological survey of rural populations in Gabon, involving 4,323 individuals from 212 randomly selected villages (10.3% of all Gabonese villages. RVFV-specific IgG was found in a total of 145 individuals (3.3% suggesting the wide circulation of Rift Valley fever virus in Gabon. The seroprevalence was significantly higher in the lakes region than in forest and savannas zones, with respective rates of 8.3%, 2.9% and 2.2%. In the lakes region, RVFV-specific IgG was significantly more prevalent in males than in females (respectively 12.8% and 3.8% and the seroprevalence increased gradually with age in males but not in females. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Although RVFV was suggested to circulate at a relatively high level in Gabon, no outbreaks or even isolated cases have been documented in the country. The higher prevalence in the lakes region is likely to be driven by specific ecologic conditions favorable to certain mosquito vector species. Males may be more at risk of infection than females because they spend more time farming and

  10. High seroprevalence of Rift Valley FEVER AND EVIDENCE FOR ENDEMIC circulation in Mbeya region, Tanzania, in a cross-sectional study.

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    Norbert Heinrich

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV is an arthropod-borne phlebovirus. RVFV mostly causes outbreaks among domestic ruminants with a major economic impact. Human infections are associated with these events, with a fatality rate of 0.5-2%. Since the virus is able to use many mosquito species of temperate climates as vectors, it has a high potential to spread to outside Africa. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We conducted a stratified, cross-sectional sero-prevalence survey in 1228 participants from Mbeya region, southwestern Tanzania. Samples were selected from 17,872 persons who took part in a cohort study in 2007 and 2008. RVFV IgG status was determined by indirect immunofluorescence. Possible risk factors were analyzed using uni- and multi-variable Poisson regression models. We found a unique local maximum of RVFV IgG prevalence of 29.3% in a study site close to Lake Malawi (N = 150. The overall seroprevalence was 5.2%. Seropositivity was significantly associated with higher age, lower socio-economic status, ownership of cattle and decreased with distance to Lake Malawi. A high vegetation density, higher minimum and lower maximum temperatures were found to be associated with RVFV IgG positivity. Altitude of residence, especially on a small scale in the high-prevalence area was strongly correlated (PR 0.87 per meter, 95% CI = 0.80-0.94. Abundant surface water collections are present in the lower areas of the high-prevalence site. RVF has not been diagnosed clinically, nor an outbreak detected in the high-prevalence area. CONCLUSIONS: RVFV is probably circulating endemically in the region. The presence of cattle, dense vegetation and temperate conditions favour mosquito propagation and virus replication in the vector and seem to play major roles in virus transmission and circulation. The environmental risk-factors that we identified could serve to more exactly determine areas at risk for RVFV endemicity.

  11. Sandflies and sandfly-borne infections of humans in Central Europe in the light of climate change.

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    Aspöck, Horst; Gerersdorfer, Thomas; Formayer, Herbert; Walochnik, Julia

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    Leishmania and presenting a variety of clinical symptoms are frequently brought by compassionate tourists from Mediterranean countries - often illegally - to Central Europe. Meanwhile, a flourishing market for dogs of miserable appearance suffering from leishmaniosis has been developed by profit-oriented opportunists in Mediterranean countries. With respect to the serious course of visceral leishmaniosis (particularly in infants and in immunocompromised persons) this dangerous condition merits intensive attention. Phleboviruses have not been found in Central Europe, so far. However, in the course of global warming an establishment of biological cycles after an introduction of the pathogens, particularly if vertebrates other than humans can also act as reservoir hosts, seems possible.

  12. PROFESORADO Y EGRESADOS ANTE LOS SISTEMAS DE EVALUACIÓN DEL ALUMNADO EN LA FORMACIÓN INICIAL DEL MAESTRO DE EDUCACIÓN INFANTIL

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    Lurdes Martínez-Mínguez

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Ante la necesidad de mejorar las guías de las asignaturas, se ha investigado para conocer el estado de los sistemas de evaluación del alumnado en las últimas promociones de la formación inicial del Maestro de Educación Infantil en la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. La metodología utilizada ha sido cualitativa, a través de grupos de discusión de docentes y graduados de las cuatro últimas promociones (2007-2011. Los resultados muestran percepciones similares respecto a la coherencia entre los diferentes apartados de los programas de las asignaturas y la transparencia sobre el tipo de evaluación a realizar; y apuntan percepciones diferentes respecto a los instrumentos utilizados, el feedback transmitido y las capacidades cognitivas más evaluadas. Se concluye que es esencial que en las guías docentes haya coherencia entre los diferentes apartados;el estudiante conozca la evaluación con prontitud, claridad y transparencia; se contemplen sistemas de auto y coevaluación; y el profesorado guie la conexión entre teoría y práctica de forma crítica y reflexiva. ABSTRACT: In view of the need to improve course descriptions, the most recent graduate classes of initial training of Preschool Teachers at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona have been studied in order to gain insight on the status of the student assessment systems. The methodology used was qualitative using focus groups of teachers and graduates of the last four classes (2007-2011. The results show similar perceptions regarding coherence among the different course program items and the transparency of the assessment methods applied. Some different perceptions have been noticed in respect to the instruments used, the feedback provided and the cognitive abilities more frequently assessed. The study concludes that it is essential that all teaching guides show coherence in the various items; that the students have an early knowledge of the assessments, in a clear and

  13. Detección y cuantificación del Potato mop-top virus (PMTV en Colombia mediante qRT-PCR

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    Nevar García Bastidas

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    Full Text Available El Potato mop-top virus (PMTV es uno de los virus re-emergentes en cultivos de papa en Colombia. Es transmitido por Spongospora subterranea, el agente causal de la sarna polvosa. La detección del PMTV presenta dificultades debido a su distribución irregular en las plantas, bajo título y movimiento sistémico como ARN desnudo. Con el fin de ampliar el rango de herramientas disponibles para detectar el PMTV en los programas de certificación de tubérculo-semilla, en este estudio se evaluó la prueba de RT-PCR en tiempo real (qRT-PCR en dos pasos: con los cebadores PMTV-1948F/PMTV-2017R y la sonda Taqman® PMTV-1970, dirigidos al gen CP-RT del ARN2 viral. Se construyó una curva estándar a partir de la transcripción in vitro de un fragmento de 1513 pb de este gen. Posteriormente, se evaluó la utilidad de la técnica a partir de tres tipos de muestras: plantas señuelo de Nicotiana benthamiana y Solanum phureja inoculadas con quistosoros de Sss, raíces de papa con síntomas de sarna polvosa del municipio de La Unión (Antioquia y tubérculos-semilla. Mediante qRT-PCR fue posible detectar el virus en 11 de las 20 muestras de raíz de plantas señuelo, mientras que 14 de las 15 muestras de raíces de papa resultaron positivas, estimándose una concentración entre 4.72 x 10(11 y 7.60 x 10(13 partículas virales/µl. Adicionalmente, en el ensayo de tubérculo-semilla se determinó la presencia del PMTV en una de las 16 muestras. Estos resultados indican la viabilidad de utilizar rutinariamente la técnica de qRT-PCR para la detección de PMTV en Colombia.

  14. Condiciones para la transmision del hantavirus en zona andina de Río negro, Argentina

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    Gabriel Talmon

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    Full Text Available El Síndrome Pulmonar por Hantavirus (SPH es una enfermedad de etiología viral que causa en el hombre un cuadro respiratorio grave. En Patagonia, la enfermedad es causada por el virus Andes Sur (AND, transmitido por el roedor Oligoryzomys longicaudatus. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue identificar las actividades del hombre que favorecen su exposición a roedores, denominados escenarios de contagio. Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo a partir de información recolectada en investigaciones de casos ocurridos en Río Negro, mediante Fichas Clínico-Epidemiológicas e informes de evaluación ecológico/ambiental. Se definieron como variables a ser consideradas: edad, sexo, época del año, grado de urbanización, localización geográfica, integración del hombre al hábitat de roedores, fuente probable de exposición, actividad humana y nivel de saneamiento. Se estudiaron 32 casos. La exposición rural se verificó en 18 (56.2% de los casos y 10 (31.3% en paraje rural (grupo de viviendas en zona rural. En relación al ambiente antropogénico 24 (75% resultaron en ambientes modificados por el hombre y 8 (25% en áreas poco modificadas. El sitio de exposición de mayor importancia en El Bolsón fue el interior de edificaciones en 8 de los 18 casos allí registrados (44.5%, mientras que en Bariloche fueron ambientes de exterior con 8/14 (57.1% casos. La actividad de riesgo fue laboral en 23 (71.9% de los casos y recreacional en 7 (28.1%. Determinar los escenarios de contagio a nivel local ha aportado información para aplicar todos los recursos disponibles en materia de prevención y educación sanitaria.

  15. Diseño e implementación de una red de emuladores para recrear escenarios clínicos del sistema respiratorio de pacientes neonatales

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    Edward Julián Ramos Ballesteros

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    Full Text Available Contexto/Objetivo: El objetivo es diseñar e implementar una red de emuladores para realizar a futuro un taller práctico con los estudiantes del área de la salud, colocando a prueba sus conocimientos y aprender de lo vivenciado antes de ejercer su vida profesional.Método: La red está compuesta por un Módulo de Control Central (MC, que permite al docente crear escenarios clínicos, y tres Emuladores para los estudiantes. Una vez creados los escenarios, son transmitidos hasta un Emulador que es escogido mediante una interfaz gráfica, con el fin de que el estudiante en práctica observe los valores y señales de los signos vitales tanto en la parte física (ME: Maniquí del Emulador como en la parte gráfica (IE: Interfaz del Emulador, y realice acciones dependiendo de los conocimientos adquiridos en sus estudios. Luego se genera un proceso de respuesta que le muestra al docente los resultados de las acciones. Finalmente el docente evalúa a los estudiantes comparando el escenario clínico con la respuesta y así también estimula el aprendizaje de los mismos.Resultados: Las características de implementación después de realizar un conjunto de pruebas son las siguientes: la distancia máxima de los componentes con respecto al MC, sin perder el óptimo funcionamiento de la red, es de 8 metros para el IE y 12 metros para el ME. Además con las técnicas implementadas se reduce en 13.28% el tiempo de ejecución cuando se programa el escenario clínico y en 21.78% el tiempo de ejecución del proceso de respuesta, estableciéndolos en 8,42 y 4,99 segundos respectivamente.Conclusiones: Teniendo en cuenta la distancia máxima y los tiempos de ejecución, se construye una red de emuladores con las características necesarias para implementar a futuro el taller práctico teniendo en cuenta las especificaciones técnicas, condiciones de tráfico, dimensiones de los salones, los usuarios en paralelo y la periodicidad con que se va a utilizar

  16. Criação e Disseminação de Conhecimento Local em Pequenas Empresas Familiares: O Caso da Região da Quarta Colônia de Imigração Italiana, no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Alisson Eduardo Maehler

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    Full Text Available O artigo constituiu-se em um estudo de múltiplos casos que envolveu a realização de entrevistas com proprietários de três cantinas artesanais de produção de vinho, localizadas na região da Quarta Colônia de Imigração Italiana, na região central do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Buscou-se, nesse contexto, analisar quais as influências da localidade, da proximidade e das relações sociais nos processos de criação e transferência de conhecimento local. Os dados foram coletados através de realização de entrevistas semi-estruturadas com os proprietários de cantinas artesanais, que se situam no mesmo município, em uma mesma localidade, situadas poucos quilômetros umas das outras. Como resultados destacam-se que a proximidade geográfica, per si, não é condição suficiente para que o conhecimento seja criado, transmitido e mantido em organizações de uma dada localidade. Particularmente no caso de produtos artesanais, tais como o vinho, e que envolvem uma grande parcela de conhecimentos tácitos, o estabelecimento de relações sociais e familiares é condição necessária para que o conhecimento possa ser criado, compartilhado e preservado na localidade. Contudo, uma série de problemas vem sendo observados na localidade analisada e que fazem com que o conhecimento fique limitado a algumas famílias e não seja mantido ao longo do tempo. Por exemplo, o fato do conhecimento de produção vinícola ser essencialmente tácito e não codificado; o desinteresse das novas gerações com o conhecimento que se possui e as fracas interações e compartilhamento de conhecimento entre os vinicultores.DOI:10.5585/riae.v10i2.1735

  17. À propos de « La Gueule de l’emploi » About “La gueule de l'emploi” [The Job] Acerca de “La gueule de l'emploi” [Perfil Ideal

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    Géraldine Rieucau

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Cette contribution revient sur la diffusion en Octobre 2011 du documentaire « La Gueule de l’emploi », filmant une session collective de recrutement de commerciaux menée par un cabinet pour le compte d’une compagnie d’assurances. Au-delà des réactions relayées par la presse, condamnant le traitement des candidats ou défendant la profession de recruteur, ce documentaire pose la question centrale et trop souvent occultée de l’évaluation du travail à la porte de l’entreprise. De ce point de vue, les pratiques mises en exergue dans le documentaire ne sont pas justes car elles sont très éloignées des situations concrètes de travail et ne sont pas expliquées aux candidats.This article concerns the documentary “La gueule de l'emploi” [The Job], broadcast in October 2011. The film captures a group job interview session, run by a recruiting firm on behalf of an insurance company wishing to hire sales agents. Beyond the reactions relayed by the press, condemning the treatment of the applicants or defending the recruiters profession, this documentary poses the critical and often overlooked question of how to evaluate a worker before hiring. From this point of view, the practices highlighted in the film are not just because they are far from the actual work situations, and they are not explained to the candidates.Este artículo examina el documental “La gueule de l’emploi” [Perfil Ideal], transmitido en Octubre 2011. La película narra una sesión de contratación de representantes comerciales, llevada a cabo por un despacho privado en nombre de una compañía de seguros. Mas allá de las reacciones evocadas por la prensa que condenan el trato hacia los postulantes, o que defienden la profesión de reclutador, este documental plantea una cuestión tan central como frecuentemente ignorada : la evaluación de un trabajo antes de integrar la empresa. De este punto de vista, las prácticas destacadas en el documental no son

  18. Mídia, violência e alteridade: um estudo de caso Media, violence and otherness: a case study

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    Fabiana Pinheiro Ramos

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho é discutir algumas representações que circularam na mídia impressa a respeito do caso de um seqüestro de ônibus que ocorreu na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, em junho do ano 2000. O seqüestro foi transmitido ao vivo pela TV e teve um desfecho trágico, tendo recebido ampla cobertura nos meios de comunicação. Foram analisadas duas matérias de revistas semanais de circulação nacional e setenta matérias de um jornal de grande circulação em São Paulo e no resto do país. A discussão é centrada na figura do agente da violência - o criminoso, a partir da perspectiva da produção da alteridade. Os resultados apontam que a mídia, na maioria das vezes, contribui para a mitificação do fenômeno da violência e para a manutenção da concepção de que a violência é um problema individual de alguém que não sabe lidar com suas emoções e dificuldades, e que merece, portanto, ser excluído do convívio social.The objective of this paper is to discuss some representations that circulated on press media about the bus kidnapping case that occurred in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in June 2000. The kidnapping was aired live on TV with a big mass media coverage, and it had a tragic end. Our analysis comprised two reports of magazines of national circulation and seventy news reports of an important newspaper from São Paulo, read all over the country. The focus of the analysis is the figure of the agent of violence - the criminal, adopting the otherness production perspective. The results showed that media contribute to mystify the violence, and to sustain the conception that violence is an individual problem of someone who cannot deal with emotions and difficulties, and therefore deserves to be excluded from social ground.

  19. Microorganismos indicadores de la calidad del agua potable en cuba

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    Marlen Robert Pullés

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Los agentes patógenos transmitidos por el agua constituyen un problema mundial que demanda un urgente control. Las bacterias, virus y parásitos causan enfermedades que varían en severidad. La determinación de microorganismos en el agua de consumo y su concentración proporcionan herramientas de control, indispensables para la toma de decisiones. Los controles rutinarios de todos los microorganismos, potencialmente riesgosos para la salud, resultan difíciles de llevar a cabo, debido a que ello representa, varios días de análisis y costos elevados. Para hacer una evaluación sencilla, económica y fiable de la presencia de patógenos, la vigilancia de la calidad del agua se efectúa mediante indicadores de contaminación, aplicando diferentes enfoques técnicos, cada uno con sus cualidades, defectos y limitaciones. El objetivo de esta revisión fue analizar el enfoque actual existente a nivel nacional e internacional, en relación con los indicadores microbiológicos empleados para la evaluación del agua potable, como elementos clave, y a partir de estos, proponer un esquema de monitoreo en Cuba. Los resultados reflejaron, la alternativa de considerar, la aplicación de un esquema para monitoreo complementario en Cuba, que incluya como indicadores de contaminación del agua potable además de las bacterias, algunos agentes biológicos no considerados en la norma, como los virus y los parásitos. Asimismo indicaron la necesidad de establecer un valor de referencia y definir los microorganismos a emplear en los monitoreos de validación, operativo o verificación. Esta propuesta aportaría importante información para la actualización de la norma cubana sobre la base del conocimiento de los estándares internacionales más reconocidos.

  20. Epidemiology of human papillomavirus infections: new options for cervical cancer prevention Epidemiología de las infecciones por el papilomavirus humano: nuevas opciones para la prevención del cáncer cervical

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    F. Xavier Bosch

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available In the last two decades, the cervical cancer puzzle has become a coherent description that includes the identification of human papillomavirus (HPV as the sexually transmitted etiologic agent and the characterization of the major determinants of HPV acquisition. Triage studies have consistently shown that HPV testing is more sensitive that repeated cytology in identifying underlying high-grade lesions in women with atypical scamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS. Studies that reflect primary screening conditions have shown that the sensitivity of HPV tests is higher than standard cytology in detecting high-grade lesions whereas the specificity is similar only in women aged 30-35 and above. HPV vaccines have an intrinsic attraction as a preventive strategy in populations with limited resources. However, vaccines designed to widespread use are still in development and testing phases. Time is ripe for exploring in depth the clinical implications of current achievements and to devise novel strategies for the prevention of cervical cancer.En las ultimas dos décadas, el enigma del cáncer cervical (CaCu ha comenzado a ser dilucidado y actualmente se ha identificado a la infección por virus de papiloma humano (VPH como su agente etiológico transmitido sexualmente, y se han caracterizado los principales determinantes de infección por VPH. Estudios epidemiológicos han mostrado consistentemente que las pruebas de determinación de ADN de VPH son más sensibles que la citología repetida para la identificación de lesiones de alto grado en mujeres con diagnóstico de células escamosas atípicas de significado indeterminado (ASCUS. Diversos estudios que evalúan el tamizaje primario en CaCu, han mostrado que la sensibilidad de las pruebas de VPH es más alta que la citología estándar para detectar lesiones de alto grado, donde la especificidad es similar sólo en mujeres con edades entre 30 y 35 años o mayores. Las vacunas de VPH tienen

  1. Concepto y Representación de la Violencia de Género: Reflexiones sobre el Impacto en la Población Joven (Concept and Representation of Gender-based Violence: Reflections about the Impact on Young People

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    Belén Zurbano Berenguer

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    Full Text Available Recent studies and reports reveal that young people have a distorted concept of gender-based violence and their tolerance towards it does not decrease. There is a context of institutional concern about prevention and eradication of gender-based violence in Spain. In this context, this paper reflects on gender-based violence in order to compare the collective adolescent-young imaginary and social messages sent by the media on this problem.  We will analyze this concept based on theoretical feminist definitions, the legal national an international framework and data about the presentation of this problem on the media. We will conclude that gender-based violence is transmitted in a very simplistic and reductionist way, a way too far from feminist frameworks, so adolescents and young people find identifying and rejecting it difficult.  Los últimos estudios e informes revelan que la juventud tiene un concepto distorsionado de la violencia de género y sus niveles de tolerancia hacia las agresiones violentas por razón de género no disminuyen. En un contexto de preocupación institucional por la prevención y erradicación  de esta violencia, el presente trabajo reflexiona sobre el concepto de violencia de género con la finalidad de emprender una comparación entre el imaginario colectivo adolescente o joven y las conceptualizaciones y transmisiones sociales, en este caso por parte de los media, que se hacen de este problema. A partir de un estudio conceptual basado en las descripciones teóricas feministas de las violencias que sufren las mujeres, una revisión de los marcos legislativos definitorios del problema (tanto a nivel nacional como internacional y de datos sobre su representación en los medios de comunicación, se concluye que este problema es transmitido de modo simplista y reduccionista, muy alejado de los marcos de interpretación feministas, lo que dificulta su identificación y rechazo por parte de las personas jóvenes y

  2. Prevalencia de anticuerpos neutralizantes contra los serotipos del virus dengue en universitarios de Tabasco, México Prevalence of neutralizing antibodies to dengue virus serotypes in university students from Tabasco, Mexico

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    Gilma Guadalupe Sánchez-Burgos

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la seroprevalencia de anticuerpos neutralizantes de los serotipos del virus dengue en estudiantes universitarios de Tabasco, México, durante los meses de septiembre a noviembre del año 2005. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se determinó la presencia de IgG contra el virus en el suero de estudiantes que acudieron al centro clínico de la universidad; en los sueros positivos se determinaron los anticuerpos neutralizantes mediante el ensayo de reducción de placa lítica. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de IgG contra el dengue fue de 9.1%; de esta proporción, los anticuerpos neutralizantes fueron DENV-1 (20%, DENV-2 (100%, DENV-3 (4% y DENV-4 (68%. CONCLUSIONES: Este estudio muestra que el serotipo transmitido con mayor frecuencia en el estado de Tabasco es el DENV-2, aunque no ha sido el aislado con más frecuencia. La elevada prevalencia de anticuerpos neutralizantes contra el DENV-4, al parecer de reacción cruzada, podría explicar la baja circulación de este serotipo en Tabasco.OBJECTIVE: Determine the seroprevalence of neutralizing antibodies to dengue virus in students from the state university of Tabasco, Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A transversal study was conducted of serum collected from students between September and November, 2005. The sera were screened for anti-dengue IgG and those that had evidence of dengue antibodies were analyzed by a plaque reduction neutralization test. RESULTS: Prevalence of anti-dengue IgG was 9.1%. The frequency of neutralizing antibodies was 100% for DENV-2, 68% for DENV-4, 20% for DENV-1, and 4 % for DENV-3. CONCLUSIONS: We found that in this population, DENV-2 circulates more than DENV-3 despite the fact that DENV-3 is more frequently isolated. Unexpectedly, neutralizing antibodies against DENV-4 were frequently found even though this serotype is almost extinct; thus, it is probable that cross-immunity could suppress DEN-4 transmission, as has been suggested.

  3. La transición de los procesos de socialización

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    Yolanda Puyana Villamizar

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available El individuo es devenir, se construye en la sociedad y ese proceso de formación para vivir en ella se denomina socialización. Comprende el conjunto de estructuras de interacción que se producen en el encuentro del niño con la sociedad, hasta los nuevos conocimientos que internaliza el hombre durante el transcurso de su vida al hallarse con las instituciones sociales. La socialización es un proceso continuo con el cual el hombre aprende a adaptarse a la cotidianidad, presupone la existencia de un orden histórico establecido por otros hombres, transmitido de generación en generación, implica procesos de construcción de la identidad, de adquisición del lenguaje y de integración con la cultura. La construcción de la identidad se inicia desde antes del nacimiento, mientras el neonato se encuentra en el vientre materno recibiendo un sentimiento de afecto o rechazo, de placer o displacer, de acuerdo con el proyecto de vida que los padres tienen acerca de él. Cuando nace el niño se permanece en una relación simbiótica con la madre, forma un solo ser, es parte de ella, uno y otro satisfacen necesidades mutuas, el niño vive la primera experiencia afectiva, el amor a la diada, el narcicismo primario. La primera relación diádica o el objeto relacional primario como la denomina Lorenzer, producen una regulación pulsional que va a ser el fundamento del conocimiento y de la adquisición del lenguaje. En efecto, se produce una alternancia de placer y displacer, una satisfacción acompañada de una frustración, una demanda permanente del niño por el alimento y por el placer derivado de dicha satisfacción. Se inicia un proceso de regulación pulsional que va convirtiéndose en el punto de partida de las relaciones objetales; en la medida que el niño se diferencia de la madre, va reconociéndose así mismo como objeto distinto al ser amado, como alguien que está solo. Ese primer momento se llama de identidad primaria.

  4. Consultoria em patologia de partes moles: visão crítica de um consultor Consultation in soft tissue pathology: critical view of a consultant

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    Fred Ellinger

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Os autores revisaram 500 casos de lesões mesenquimais do arquivo de consultas da Faculdade de Medicina de Marília enviados a um deles (F. E., patologista consultor para avaliar a adequabilidade do envio de consultas. PROCEDIMENTOS: Foram avaliadas as informações contidas nos documentos que solicitavam as consultas, bem como o tipo de material enviado. RESULTADOS: Observou-se que há alto percentual de ausência de informações importantes, tais como nome do paciente, aspecto macroscópico da lesão, localização da lesão quanto à profundidade, informações clínicas, cirúrgicas e de exames complementares pertinentes, hipótese diagnóstica do patologista consultante e formulação de questões, dúvidas pelo mesmo. CONCLUSÕES: Concluiu-se que os patologistas consultantes podem melhorar muito a adequação do envio de suas consultas, e para tanto os autores propõem uma série de itens a serem transmitidos ao consultor, por ocasião do envio da consulta, para que esta possa ser realizada da melhor maneira possível, com real benefício para os pacientes.OBJECTIVE: The authors reviewed 500 cases of mesenchymal lesions from the private consultation files of one of them (F. E. to evaluate the adequacy of sending of consultations by referring pathologists. METHODOLOGY: The information contained in the documents requesting the consultation as well as the material sent were evaluated. RESULTS: It was observed that in high percentage of cases, there is absence of important information in the request such as: name of the patient, gross appearance of the lesion; depth of the lesion; clinical, surgical and pertinent laboratorial information; diagnosis of the referring pathologist and questions and doubts made by the referring pathologist. CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the referring pathologists could improve significantly the submission of the cases. To achieve this goal the authors propose a series of items in the form of a

  5. ¿CÓMO SE HACE UN ANÁLISIS DEL ENTORNO ECONÓMICO EMPRESARIAL?

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    Carlos Parodi Trece

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available La adecuada interpretación de la evolución de la economía constituye una herramienta útil para mejorarla toma de decisiones empresariales. El objetivo del artículo es explicar, con ejemplos aplicados a larealidad económica actual, cómo se hace un análisis del entorno económico y cómo este sirve para laplanificación estratégica empresarial. Para ello, previa explicación conceptual del marco general, sedefinen el producto interno bruto, la inflación y la brecha externa como indicadores de resultados, clavesen el «lenguaje» usado por los analistas. Son indicadores económicos, relacionados entre sí, que dependende la política económica interna y de choques exógenos, definidos estos últimos como eventos que estánfuera de las manos de los diseñadores de la política económica, pero que influyen en las tres variablesmencionadas, como, por ejemplo, la crisis financiera internacional. A continuación sigue la formalizaciónpor medio de las identidades macroeconómicas, para finalizar explicando «cómo va la economía» mediantelas mismas; así como, la relación entre el entorno económico interno con el externo. Acercar la economíaa la empresa debe ser una prioridad en un contexto cada vez más integrado, caracterizado por el hecho deque lo positivo y lo negativo de lo que ocurre en la economía mundial es transmitido, mediante diversoscanales, a las empresas ubicadas en distintos países. De ahí que las empresas deban ampliar su visión,pues el entorno económico no solo incluye lo que ocurre dentro del país, sino, cada vez con mayorrelevancia, el devenir de la economía mundial.

  6. Atitudes de estudantes universitários frente ao consumo de materiais pornográficos University students' attitudes towards pornographic material consumption

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    Valeschka Martins Guerra

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available A expansão do mercado de produtos pornográficos traz à tona a discussão acerca da influência dos valores transmitidos pela mídia no comportamento dos indivíduos. A questão da pornografia permanece sem o devido aprofundamento, pois o Brasil ainda é carente de pesquisas nesta área. Este estudo descreve a elaboração e validação de um instrumento de medida das atitudes frente ao consumo de materiais pornográficos, aplicada a 336 universitários e os dados submetidos à análise fatorial. Os 33 itens construídos confirmaram a existência de duas dimensões, que apresentam níveis de precisão adequados: a primeira, denominada "Efeitos positivos da pornografia", em que a expressão do sexo neste tipo de material é tida como favorável à vida sexual (alfa = 0,94; na segunda dimensão, "Efeitos nocivos da pornografia", esta expressão é percebida como prejudicial aos relacionamentos íntimos, associada ao vício e ao isolamento (alfa = 0,85.The expansion of the pornographic material market raises the question of the influence of the values transmitted by the media in people's behavior. Despite the apparent interest in sexuality by the society in general, Brazil lacks studies on this topic, which has not yet been deeply discussed. This study describes the elaboration and validation of a psychometric instrument for the measuring of attitudes towards the consumption of pornographic material, answered by 336 university students and submitted to a factor analysis. 33 items were built in order to cover two dimensions, presenting adequate reliability scores: (1 "Positive effects of pornography", expressing the idea that pornographic material is favorable to sexual life (alpha = 0.94 and (2 "Harmful effects of pornography", which expresses the idea that this same material is noxious to intimate relationships and it is associated to vice and isolation (alpha = 0.85.

  7. Los romanceamientos castellanos de la Biblia Hebrea compuestos en la Edad Media: manuscritos y traducciones

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    Pueyo Mena, F. Javier

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of 28 Hebrew lemmas and their translations into Castilian in the eleven medieval codices containing 15th century vernacular renderings of the Hebrew Bible into Old Spanish. The objective is to determine, through quantitative comparison of lexical coherence in the texts contained in each one of these manuscripts, how many translators were involved in the translations now preserved, either mixed or scattered in the various codices. We conclude that there are only six different 15th century translations from the Hebrew still stant: the complete Bible E3, the Pentateuch in E19, the complete Bible made up from the combination of the translations contained in the codices E7 and E5, the whole Bible that we call the Bible of the Marquis of Santillana (which is a combination of parts of the E4 codex and the BNE codex in its entirety, the Arragel Bible and the Former Prophets contained in the Oxford codex.Este trabajo presenta un análisis exhaustivo de 28 lemas hebreos y de sus correspondientes traducciones al castellano en los once códices medievales que contienen romanceamientos cuatrocentistas de la Biblia hebrea. El objetivo es determinar, mediante la comparación cuantitativa de la coherencia léxica de los textos transmitidos en cada uno de estos manuscritos, cuántos traductores participaron en las traducciones que ahora se conservan o bien mezcladas o bien diseminadas en los distintos códices. Se concluye que se preservan solamente seis traducciones diferentes del siglo xv hechas a partir del hebreo: la Biblia completa de E3, el Pentateuco de E19, la Biblia completa que supone la combinación de la traducción contenida en los códices E7 y E5, la Biblia completa que denominamos Biblia del Marqués de Santillana (y que es una combinación de partes del códice E4 y del códice completo de BNE, la Biblia de Arragel y los Profetas Anteriores contenidos en el códice de Oxford.

  8. FÉ E PRAGMATISMO NO SERTÃO

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    Emilio Tarlis Mendes Pontes

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El imaginario de los “campesinos” es muy impregnado por figuras místico-míticas que tienen una profunda influencia en la formación de su ethos social. Folclorificadas o reales, hacen influencia individual y socialmente - aunque no necesariamente consciente de ese poder – en una miríada de “devotos”, en el sentido lato, en el cotidiano representativo de su tierra/identidad: el “campo”. Esta participación se entrelaza entre diversas corrientes: eclesial, cultural, religioso, transcendental, etc, donde no siempre hacen un dialogo conceptual, fenomenal o institucional o no están de acuerdo y luchan cuando plantean cuestiones de los dominios de territorialidad religiosas, cuyos lideres y/o portadores de “vínculos sobrenaturales” dictan lo que seguir. Esta influencia es personal o de forma remota, transmitido de generación en generación, de manera inculturada o autóctonas y tiene su origen en la Heteronomía, que forjó el imaginario religioso de lo “campesino”. El poder de persuasión es explorado en varias áreas desde la política a la religión, del académico al social, del individuo a las masas. Ha sido canalizado en el trabajo social como para influir en las campañas y mítines electorales; en la identidad del “campesino” a una cultura líquida; en la solidificación del analfabetismo político en la educación contextualizada en regiones semiáridas; una fe esclarecida a una práctica religiosa irracional e irresponsable. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo discutir la íntima relación entre estos fenómenos citados manifiesto en cálidas demostraciones públicas o en acciones individuales, que constituyen la esencia del “campesino” y sus alrededores.

  9. Memoria histórica vivida y transmitida en torno a los terremotos de 1939-1960 en los habitantes del Gran Concepción – Chile

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    Víctor Andrés Concha Ramírez

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El artículo forma parte de una investigación mayor dirigida por Stefano Cavalli y Christian Lalive d`Epinay en el marco de la red internacional CEVI (Cambios y eventos en el transcurso de la vida. Una sección del estudio refiere a la importancia y selectividad otorgada a acontecimientos y procesos socio-históricos vividos y transmitidos. Se han encuestado 623 individuos de cinco grupos de edad pertenecientes a comunas del Gran Concepción (Chile. Desde los datos han surgido antecedentes relevantes en relación a los terremotos de 1939 en Chillán y 1960 en Valdivia y Concepción que serán analizados en este artículo. El tema resulta particularmente sensible en el tiempo presente, dadas las consecuencias vividas por una reciente catástrofe ocurrida el 27 de Febrero de 2010 en la región del Bio Bio. Palabras claves: Terremotos en Chile, Memoria Histórica, Memoria Colectiva___________________________Abstract:The article is part of a major research o survey lead by Stefano Cavalli y Christián Lalive d`Epinay in the framework of the international network CEVI (Changes and events life course. A section of the research refers to the importance and selectivity granted to events and processes socio-historical processes lived and transmitted. Were surveyed 623 individuals of five age groups belonging to the communes of the big Concepcion (Chile. From the data has been emerged relevant background in relation with earthquakes of 1939 in Chillán and 1960 Valdivia and Concepción that which will be to be analyzed in this article. The topic is particularly sensitive in the present tense, because the consequences experienced by a recent catastrophe occurred on February 27, 2010 in the region of Bio Bio.Keywords: Earthquake in Chile, historical memory, collective memory.

  10. Eficácia ofensiva e variabilidade de padrões de jogo em futebol

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    João Cláudio Machado

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo pretende caracterizar e comparar os padrões de jogo ofensivos realizados pelas equipes semifinalistas do Campeonato do Mundo FIFA 2010 - Espanha, Holanda, Alemanha e Uruguai. Através do instrumento de observação SoccerEye e do "software" de registo SoccerEye (v1.0, Março 2011, recolheram-se 1938 sequências ofensivas de 28 jogos (sete por equipe transmitidos por estações públicas de televisão. O instrumento de observação SoccerEye é constituído por sete critérios: 1 Início da fase ofensiva; 2 Desenvolvimento da Transição-Estado defesa/ataque; 3 Desenvolvimento da posse de bola; 4 Final da fase ofensiva; 5 Espacialização do terreno de jogo; 6 Centro do Jogo; e 7 Configuração Espacial de Interação. Para a análise sequencial dos dados utilizou-se o "software" SDIS-GSEQ (v5.0.77, 2010. Verificou-se que a seleção da Espanha, vencedora do Campeonato do Mundo FIFA 2010, tende a rematar à baliza adversária após passe curto positivo (z = 4,12 ou drible (z = 4,38, ambos os comportamentos realizados na zona central ofensiva (z = 3,94. A Espanha tende a marcar gols após uma ação do goleiro adversário (z = 5,95, que por sua vez resulta de um remate (z = 8,43 à baliza adversária. Conclui-se que a eficácia ofensiva das equipes semifinalistas no Campeonato do Mundo 2010 não se confina aos métodos e aos estilos de jogo utilizados, mas parece estar relacionada com a respetiva variação durante o mesmo jogo e/ou entre jogos diferentes, em resposta aos constrangimentos que o confronto com o adversário coloca.

  11. El ambulantaje en imágenes : una historia de representaciones de la venta callejera en la Ciudad de México (siglos XVIII-XX

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    Arnaud Exbalin

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo es un análisis de las representaciones del ambulantaje (comercio ambulante, trabajo en la vía pública en la Ciudad de México, a través de la pintura de castas del siglo XVIII, la fotografía de finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX y la fotografía de prensa de finales del siglo XX. Este ensayo observa las transformaciones que esta actividad ha tenido en las diferentes épocas de desarrollo de la ciudad de México, a través del análisis de los productores de la imagen y del imaginario alrededor de este tipo de comercio, transmitido por medio de la pintura de castas o de la fotografía. Los tres artículos que conforman este ensayo, intentan indagar de forma general cómo se ha representado el ambulantaje en cada época, qué rasgos de esta actividad se modifican y cuáles se mantiene en el paso de un período a otro, de qué forma el análisis de las representaciones de una temporalidad nos ayuda a entender las imágenes propagadas en los siguientes periodos. Los autores abordaron principalmente tres dimensiones de la representación del ambulantaje para cada periodo: la social, la territorial y la económica. A pesar de las diferentes fuentes y perspectivas de análisis, logramos identificar aspectos que permanecen constantes en este largo periodo y que nos permiten entender la dinámica del fenómeno social de este tipo de comercio en la ciudad de México, dentro de un marco histórico y tradicional. Por otro lado, es concluyente que el ambulantaje es una actividad que se adapta a las cambiantes condiciones del espacio público, y que esta adaptabilidad hace posible su realización en los diferentes momentos del desarrollo urbano de la ciudad.

  12. Miocardiopatía Chagásica con taquicardia ventricular: Hospital Obrero Nº 2 “Caja Nacional de Salud”

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    Dr. Raúl Arnez Terrazas

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La miocardiopatía chagásica es la inflamación del músculo cardiaco producida por el Trypanosoma cruzi. Los parásitos que se encuentran en los excrementos de la vinchuca (Tripanosoma infestans son transmitidos al organismo luego de la alimentación del vector. Afecta varias áreas del organismo humano como son los nervios periféricos y las paredes del intestino grueso entre otros, sin embargo el corazón es uno de los órganos que con mayor frecuencia es afectado una vez producida la infección. Otros mecanismos de infección son a través de transfusiones de sangre contaminada y por medio de la placenta al feto. Se describe el caso de un paciente de 53 años transferido del policlínico Nº 32 de la ciudad de Cochabamba con el diagnóstico de Insuficiencia Cardiaca Congestiva y bradicardia sinusal: El diagnóstico de bradicardia sinusal se realizó hace 2 años, donde se le propuso al paciente un implante de marcapasos, que este no realizó. Ingresó a salas de unidad de terapia intensiva con el diagnóstico de admisión de síndrome de taquicardia – bradicardia con antecedente de miocardiopatía chagásica. Al examen físico paciente presenta disnea, mareos y palpitaciones. Durante su internación el paciente presenta episodios de taquicardia sinusal de hasta 150 latidos por minuto y bradicardias sistólicas hasta 30 latidos por minuto, taquicardia ventricular y fibrilación auricular por lo que se considera como diagnóstico: miocardiopatía chagásica con taquicardia ventricular. Se decide implantar un marcapaso temporal y luego definitivo, se decide descontinuar la dosis de amiodarona, a la auscultación se presenta ritmo regular sin ruidos sobre agregados.

  13. A genética dos distúrbios do sono na infância e adolescência The genetics of sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence

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    Magda Lahorgue Nunes

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste artigo é revisar a literatura sobre a genética dos distúrbios do sono na infância e adolescência. FONTES DOS DADOS: As palavras-chave "sono" e "genética" foram usadas para pesquisar por artigos publicados nos últimos cinco anos no banco de dados MEDLINE. A seguir, seus resumos foram analisados. A pesquisa também incluiu artigos clássicos, com a primeira descrição dos genes. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: A recorrência familiar de muitos distúrbios do sono é um achado freqüente, mas loci genéticos foram descobertos para poucos deles. Descrevemos aqui distúrbios do sono transmitidos por herança genética e também aqueles que apresentam altos índices de recorrência familiar, apesar de nenhum gene específico haver sido encontrado. CONCLUSÕES: Apesar da maioria dos distúrbios do sono ainda não terem uma base molecular identificada, técnicas modernas são cada vez mais utilizadas para determinar a contribuição dos genes ao sono e aos seus distúrbios associados. A importância clínica destas descobertas pode estar relacionada com a melhoria de métodos diagnósticos, mas também como alvo para o desenvolvimento de medicações específicas.OBJECTIVE: To review the literature regarding the genetics of sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence. SOURCES: Articles published in the past 5 years were searched on MEDLINE using the keywords sleep and genetics. Abstracts were then analyzed. Classical articles with the first description of genes were also included. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: We often find familial recurrence in many sleep disorders. However, gene loci were discovered for only a few of them. We describe sleep disorders transmitted by genetic heritance and also those in that, although a gene was not found, familial recurrence is high. CONCLUSION: Although most of the sleep disorders do not have by now an identified molecular basis, modern techniques are being increasingly applied to determine the

  14. Molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 in Rio Grande, RS, Brazil Epidemiologia molecular do HIV-1 em Rio Grande, RS, Brasil

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    Ana Maria Barral de Martínez

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available We conducted a molecular epidemiological study to investigate HIV-1 strains in Rio Grande, southern Brazil, searching for an association with transmission mode and risk behavior. Patients (185 identified at an AIDS treatment reference Hospital, from 1994 to 1997, were included; from which 107 blood samples were obtained. Nested PCR was realized once for each sample; for amplified samples (69 HIV subtypes were classified using the heteroduplex mobility assay. Subtypes identified were B (75%, C (22% and F (3%. All infections with C were diagnosed after 1994. Comparing patients with B and C, no differences were detected regarding demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics; survival analysis did not reveal differences in HIV to AIDS evolution. A higher proportion of injecting drug users, IDU (not significant, pUm estudo de epidemiologia molecular foi conduzido para investigar subtipos de HIV-1 circulando em Rio Grande, RS, buscando uma associação com modos de transmissão e comportamentos de risco. Pacientes (185 identificados de 1994 a 1997, em um Hospital de referência para o tratamento da AIDS foram incluidos; amostras de sangue foram obtidas de 107. A reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR foi realizada uma única vez; nas amostras que amplificaram, (69 o subtipo foi classificado pelo ensaio de mobilidade do heteroduplex (HMA. Os subtipos de HIV identificados foram B (75%, C (22% e F (3%. As infecções com C foram diagnosticadas após 1994. Pacientes infectados com B e C não mostraram diferenças (características demográficas, clínicas e laboratoriais; a análise de sobrevida não mostrou diferenças na evolução HIV-AIDS. Maior proporção de usuários de drogas injetáveis (UDI (não significativa, p<0,07, foi identificada entre infectados com C. Este resultado sugere C ter sido introduzido nesta área através dos UDI, sendo transmitido pelos seus parceiros sexuais, a pessoas com outras práticas de risco.

  15. Ocorrência generalizada do Lettuce mottle virus em três regiões produtoras de alface comercial do Estado de São Paulo Occurrence of Lettuce mottle virus on three lettuce producing areas from São Paulo State

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    Renate Krause-Sakate

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Os sequivírus são vírus isométricos transmitidos por afídeos. Lettuce mottle virus (LeMoV, um provável sequivirus foi descrito no Brasil em 1982 e causa sintomas de mosaico semelhantes aos observados pelo Lettuce mosaic virus (LMV. Um levantamento para ocorrência do LeMoV nos campos de produção de alface de três diferentes regiões do Estado de São Paulo (Mogi das Cruzes, Campinas e Bauru foi realizado durante 2002 a 2005. RNA total foi extraído e utilizado na detecção, em RT-PCR, com oligonucleotídeos específicos para o LeMoV. Do total de 1362 amostras, 137 (10,05% foram positivas para o LeMoV. Infecção mista com o LMV foi verificada em 43 amostras (31,4%. Foi verificada a ocorrência do LeMoV nas três diferentes regiões analisadas, porém sua ocorrência foi baixa nas diferentes épocas do ano.Sequiviruses are isometric aphid-borne plant viruses. Lettuce mottle virus (LeMoV, a putative sequivirus was first described in Brazil on 1982 causing similar mosaic symptoms as Lettuce mosaic virus (LMV. A survey for the occurrence of LeMoV on open field conditions was carried out during 2002 to 2005 on Mogi das Cruzes, Campinas and Bauru in São Paulo state. Total RNA was extracted and used on RT-PCR with specific LeMoV primers. On 1362 samples tested, 137 (10,05% were positive for LeMoV. Mixed infections with LMV was observed on 43 samples (31,4%. The presence of LeMoV was observed in the three different regions, but with low incidence during the year.

  16. Efecto del extracto de paico (chenopodium ambrosioides, en parásitos gastrointestinales de gallos de pelea (gallus domesticus.

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    Paola Rodríguez

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available El uso empírico de las plantas como agentes de salud es ampliamente conocido en múltiplesculturas del mundo, conocimientos que son transmitidos de generación en generación. En la actualidad, las plantas medicinales y sus extractos, son utilizados con fines terapéuticos, instaurándose como una alternativa farmacológica, para diferentes patologías tanto en humanos como en animales. En la etnomedicina de algunas regiones de Latinoamérica, el paico (Chenopodium ambrosioides ha sido empleado en infusión de hojas y flores comocarminativo y digestivo, pero principalmente como antihelmíntico. Por lo tanto, el presenteestudio se realizó con el fin de evaluar el efecto antiparasitario del extracto de esta planta engallos de pelea (Gallus domesticus en un criadero de la ciudad de Tunja-Boyacá, ya que los propietarios de estas aves lo utilizan de manera artesanal como desparasitante natural. Para el trabajo se utilizaron 45 ejemplares, organizados en 3 grupos a los cuales, cada 15días y durante un mes, se les administró, por vía oral, 0,1 ml/ Kg de extracto de paico (grupoT2, 0.5ml/Kg de un medicamento comercial a base de Levamisol-Ivermectina (grupo T3 y0.5ml/ave de agua (grupo T1 control. Se recolectaron muestras de materia fecal con el objeto de determinar la presencia de huevos y/o larvas de parásitos, utilizando la técnica de Formol-Eter. Durante el estudio fueron identificados diferentes especies de ascaridia spp, heterakis gallinarum, eimeria sp, huevos y larvas de trichostrongylus. Posterior a la administracióndel tratamiento con extracto de paico se encontraron huevos de ascaridia galli, heterakis gallinarum, eimeria sp , y al suministrar la última dosis sólo se identificaron huevos de ascaridia galli e eimeria sp , lo que corrobora su efecto antiparasitario.

  17. Animal and human Ehrlichiosis/ Erliquiose nos animais e no homem

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    Odilon Vidotto

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Ehrlichiosis is a disease caused by gram negative obligate intracellular bacterial organisms belonging to the Rickettsiales Order, Anaplasmataceae Family, Genus Ehrlichia and Anaplasma. These organisms may parasite leukocytes, erythrocytes or platelets, leading to abnormalities in many organs. Clinical signs are variable depending on the severity of the infection, host immune response, affected organs, the specific Ehrlichia species involved, and the presence of coinfection with other Ehrlichiae or tickborne disease. The incidence of ehrlichiosis has increased over the last years in both animals and men. The etiological diagnosis is important for adequate epidemiological monitoring. Most tests currently being used have limitations. The recent use of molecular biology diagnostic techniques allow the characterization of the specie or species that are infecting a given patient.A erliquiose é uma doença causada por bactérias gram negativas estritamente intracelulares, pertencentes a Ordem Rickettsiales, Família Anaplasmataceae, Gêneros Ehrlichia e Anaplasma. As diferentes erlíquias podem parasitar leucócitos, eritrócitos e plaquetas levando a alterações em vários órgãos. Os sinais clínicos variam com a severidade da infecção, a resposta imunológica do hospedeiro, os órgãos atingidos, a espécie de erlíquia envolvida e a presenca de co-infecção com outras erlíquias ou outros microrganismos transmitidos pelo mesmo vetor. A incidência de erliquiose vem aumentando nos últimos anos tanto nos animais como no homem. O diagnóstico etiológico é importante para o monitoramento epidemiológico, porém a maioria dos testes usados rotineiramente apresenta limitações. A recente introdução de técnicas diagnósticas que empregam biologia molecular permitem caracterizar quais espécies de erlíquia estão infectando o paciente.

  18. Evaluation of the possible role of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae as mechanical vectors of nematodes and protists

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    Fabio Villani

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Nematodes and protists can be transmitted to humans in many ways and little concern has been given to the mechanical transmission by ants. This study aimed at analysing how the eggs of Ascaris lumbricoides and cysts of Entamoeba coli could be mechanically transmitted to the man by Formicidae. Through the experiments using nests of Tapinoma melanocephalum, Linepithema humile and Monomorium pharaonis reared in the laboratory allied to observations of some 17 ant species in an urban park area in Mogi das Cruzes (SP, it was found that L. humile was capable of carrying eggs of A. lumbricoides both in the field and laboratory conditions (1 worker, as well as was Camponotus rufipes (2, Solenopsis saevissima (1 and Acromyrmex niger (1. The cysts of Escherichia coli were found over three workers of C. rufipes. Although the frequency of the workers found transporting pathogens was low, the capacity of common household species in carrying pathogens like nematodes and protists was demonstrated.Os Nematoda e Protista podem ser transmitidos ao homem de diversas maneiras, mas pouca ênfase é dada para a transmissão mecânica por intermédio de formigas. Assim, esse trabalho procurou investigar a transmissão mecânica de ovos de Ascaris lumbricoides e cistos de Entamoeba coli pelos Formicidae. Através de experimentos com espécies mantidas em ninhos no laboratório (Tapinoma melanocephalum, Linepithema humile e Monomorium pharaonis e com 17 espécies de formigas de uma área antropizada na região de Mogi as Cruzes (SP, foi possível constar que os ovos A. lumbricoides foram transportados por L. humile, tanto no campo (1 operária como no laboratório (1 operária, por Camponotus rufipes (2, por Solenopsis saevissima (1 e por Acromyrmrex niger (1. Em três operárias de C. rufipes foram encontrados cistos de E. coli. Apesar da baixa incidência de transporte, as três primeiras espécies pelo fato de viverem muito próximas ao ser humano, podem levar para

  19. Ocorrência de raiva em ovinos no Rio Grande do Sul Occurrence of rabies in sheep in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Daniel R. Rissi

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Descreve-se a ocorrência de raiva em ovinos na região Central do Rio Grande do Sul em novembro de 2003. Foram afetados dois ovinos de raça mista, um macho de três meses e uma fêmea de 2,5 anos de idade que apresentaram sinais clínicos com evolução de cinco dias e caracterizados por dificuldade de locomoção, tremores musculares, decúbito lateral, convulsões, opistótono e febre. Histologicamente havia mielomeningoencefalite não-supurativa, associada a inclusões eosinofílicas intracitoplasmáticas (corpúsculos de Negri em neurônios nos dois ovinos afetados. Em um ovino em que o gânglio de Gasser foi examinado, havia ganglionite não-supurativa. As lesões concentravam-se predominantemente na substância cinzenta da medula espinhal, no tronco encefálico e no cerebelo. Antígeno viral foi detectado em seções selecionadas de ponte e bulbo submetidas ao teste de imuno-histoquímica utilizando anticorpo policlonal anti-ribonucleoproteína do vírus da raiva. Os casos ocorreram em meio a um surto de raiva bovina transmitida por morcegos e foram considerados, com bases epidemiológicas, como transmitidos da mesma forma, como ocorre na raiva endêmica de bovinos no Rio Grande do Sul.Cases of rabies in sheep occurring in November 2003, in central Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, are described. A 3-month-old male, and a 2.5-month-old female sheep were affected. Clinical signs were characterized by abnormal gait, trembling, lateral recumbency, convulsion, opisthotonus, and fever. Histological findings included a non-suppurative myelomeningoencephalitis associated with intracytoplasmic eosinophilic inclusion (Negri bodies in neurons. Lesions were predominantly observed in gray matter of the spinal cord, brainstem and cerebellum. There was non-suppurative Gasserian ganglionitis in one sheep in which this structure was examined. Immunohistochemistry using rabies virus ribonucleoprotein polyclonal antibody yelded positive result in brain

  20. MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING AND LEVELS OF ATTITUDE TOWARDS VIOLENCE IN ADOLESCENTS PRÁCTICA DE ARTES MARCIALES Y NIVELES DE ACTITUD HACIA LA VIOLENCIA EN ADOLESCENTES

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    Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available AbstractTraditionally, japanesse martial arts had, as well as technical and tactical lessons, discourses of peace and non-violence. Therefore, this study wants to prove whether the practitioners of these martial arts declare lower levels of attitude toward violence than non-practitioners. To this end, we administered he Brief Scale of Violence in Adolescents (Tejero-González, Balsalobre-Fernández and Ibanez-Cano, in press to two groups of boys and girls from 12 to 17 years of age: one group of judo, karate or jiujitsu (n = 57, and a control one (n = 57. Statistical analysis confirmed that martial arts practitioners declare significantly lower leves than the control group, both in general violence as gratuitous violence, but were not in violence linked to self-protection. Finally, we discuss the influence that factors such as years of practice or competitive orientation may have on the ability of the japanese martial arts to reduce levels of violence.Keywords: martial arts, judo, karate, jiujitsu, violence, adolescents.ResumenTradicionalmente, las artes marciales japonesas han transmitido de forma inseparable a sus enseñanzas técnico-tácticas un discurso de paz y rechazo de la violencia. Por ello, este estudio trata de comprobar si los practicantes de dichas artes marciales declaran menores niveles de actitud hacia la violencia que los no practicantes. Para tal fin, se administró la Escala Breve de Violencia en Adolescentes (Tejero-González, Balsalobre-Fernández e Ibáñez-Cano, en prensa a dos grupos de chicos y chicas de 12 a 17 años de edad: uno formado por practicantes de judo, karate  o jiujitsu (n=57, y otro control (n=57. El análisis estadístico confirma que los practicantes de artes marciales declaran niveles significativamente menores que los del grupo control, tanto en violencia general como en violencia gratuita, no siendo así en violencia vinculada a la autoprotección. Finalmente, se discute la influencia que algunos

  1. Aislamiento de Candida spp. y otras levaduras en el personal que labora en áreas críticas del Hospital San Juan de Dios

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    Pedro Carrillo-Dover

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Justificación y objetivos: Los pacientes internados en hospitales, principalmente aquellos que se encuentran severamente enfermos, son más susceptibles a las infecciones por hongos oportunistas, en comparación con la población general. El personal hospitalario puede ser fuente potencial de infección para estos pacientes, ya que normalmente actúa como portador de gérmenes, que eventualmente podrían ser transmitidos a los pacientes. Se describe, en esta investigación, el aislamiento de hongos levaduriformes a partir de las manos y la cavidad oral, en un grupo de 77 trabajadores del Hospital San Juan de Dios, en servicios donde se han reportado más casos de infecciones por este tipo de hongos. Métodos: Se realizó un hisopado de cavidad oral y manos de cada participante y se cultivaron placas con agar glucosado de Sabouraud (AGS y Mycosel. A los aislamientos de levaduras se les determinó la capacidad de crecimiento a 37°C, resistencia a la cicloheximida, producción de tubo germinativo, fosfolipasas y proteinasas y se determinó la sensibilidad in vitro al fluconazol por medio de método de microdilución en placa. Resultados: El 72,7% de los participantes resultaron positivos para el aislamiento de levaduras, la especie aislada con mayor frecuencia fue Candida parapsilosis, seguida de C. albicans y C. famata. La mayor positividad se obtuvo en el servicio de Cirugía 3 (83.3%, seguido de la UCI (71.4% y Neonatología (58%. Conclusión: Estos resultados instan a mejorar las acciones preventivas en el manejo de los pacientes, a ser más estrictos en las normas de higiene de manos y promover, en otros centros hospitalarios, la realización de este tipo de estudios, para disminuir los brotes nosocomiales por transmisión horizontal.

  2. Diagnóstico de baixa visão em crianças: sentimentos e compreensão de mães Diagnosis of low vision in children: feelings and comprehension of mothers

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    Mirela de Oliveira Figueiredo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Identificar os sentimentos e reações de mães perante ao diagnóstico de baixa visão do filho e a sua compreensão do diagnóstico. MÉTODOS: Este estudo caracteriza-se como uma pesquisa qualitativa. Foram entrevistadas 11 mães de crianças com baixa visão atendidas pelo Serviço de Estimulação Visual do Setor de Oftalmologia Hospital de Clínicas da Unicamp. Para a coleta dos dados foram utilizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas. Os tópicos principais da entrevista foram: sentimentos diante do diagnóstico e a compreensão do diagnóstico da baixa visão. RESULTADOS: As mães apresentaram medo de que o filho fique cego e compreensão não clara da baixa visão, interpretando o diagnóstico médico de acordo com a sua subjetividade. CONCLUSÕES: A maneira como o diagnóstico é transmitido para as famílias é de extrema importância. As condições culturais, econômicas e emocionais dos pais, na maioria das vezes podem impedir a compreensão clara do diagnóstico.PURPOSE: To identify mothers' feeling and reactions when facing the diagnosis of low vision and their comprehension of this diagnosis. METHODS: This study features a qualitative research. Eleven low vision children's mothers attended at the Visual Stimulation Service of Ophtalmology Sector of Unicamp Hospital were interviewed. Semi-strutured interviews were used to collect data. The main issues of the interview were: feelings when faced with the diagnosis and comprehension of this low vision diagnosis. RESULTS: The results revealed mothers' fear of blindness and a low comprehension of the meaning of low vision, and their interpretation of medical diagnosis according to their subjectivity. CONCLUSIONS: The way the diagnosis is transmitted to the families is extremely important. Parents cultural, economical and emocional background may often impair the diagnosis comprehension.

  3. Toyotismo y representación sindical. Dos culturas dentro de la misma contradicción

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    Osvaldo R. Battistini

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la incorporación del capital japonés en el sector automotriz argentino, se utilizan intensamente las técnicas japonesas de organización del trabajo. Este artículo tiene como propósito estudiar las relaciones laborales en una empresa de capitales japoneses en Argentina, con especial atención en la relación entre la implementación del sistema de producción y la acción sindical. Los resultados revelan que factores culturales y políticos impidieron a la empresa contar con una representación sindical en la planta que se adapte fácilmente a sus necesidades, esto fue resistido por el sindicato el cual impuso una representación controlada por un sindicato de rama. Sin embargo la puja por la representación gremial derivó en el abandono de resistencia a imposiciones de la empresa, la cual si bien no pudo imponer un sindicato propio, intentó permear a los representantes obreros con su cultura e intereses, quienes al filtrar esta pretensión desarrollaron una actitud reivindicativa propia que se inserta en misma lógica. En definitiva el proceso de construcción de legitimidad para los delegados de planta se inserta en una doble tensión. Por un lado si desarrollan una lógica cercana a la que plantea el sindicato corren el peligro de perder adherentes a los trabajadores, por otro lado, si adoptan patrones de comportamiento fieles a los valores transmitidos por la empresa se distanciarán definitivamente de la asociación gremial perdiendo respaldo y debilitando su capacidad de resistencia con la empresa. Se concluye que en cada formación económico-social la interacción entre los sujetos específicos de la relación capital- trabajo vigente adquiere particularidades que tienen relación con la evolución del proceso cultural y político que permea la relación de fuerzas en la empresa.

  4. A (in existência da sexualidade no curso de pedagogia: o currículo oculto em evidência

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    Andreza Marques de Castro Leão

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O currículo é importante instrumento, por meio do qual são delineados os aspectos principais a serem alcançados no contexto educacional. Ele pode ser real, isto é, ocorrer em sala de aula em decorrência do projeto pedagógico, bem como, ser oculto, sendo transmitido sem ser habitualmente mencionado pelos professores. A sexualidade embora não esteja integrada aos componentes do currículo formal, está presente nos ditos e interditos escolares, na maneira de agir, articular e falar da comunidade escolar, se expressando por meio do currículo oculto. Considerando isso, o presente estudo de natureza qualitativo e quantitativo teve por objetivo analisar a grade curricular de um curso de Pedagogia de uma Universidade Estadual localizada no interior do Estado de São Paulo, assim como, dar voz aos discentes do referido curso a fim de analisar se a sexualidade está presente de forma nítida no currículo formal. Para tanto, foi realizado um estudo documental do referido curso, mais precisamente do seu processo curricular nº 342/89, dos seus volumes I a IX, ou seja, do período que se estende de 1959 até 2009, bem como do programa curricular vigente até o ano de 2007. Além disso, empregou-se um questionário fechado contendo 20 questões o qual contou com a participação de 70 alunos de Pedagogia do período diurno e noturno da referida Universidade. Desde o seu curriculum inicial até o mais recente inexiste espaço para disciplinas de sexualidade, sendo que o ‘avanço’ que pode ser assinalado é a introdução de escassas disciplinas optativas que não mais existem no curso vigente. Nos dizeres da maioria dos discentes, a sexualidade não é um assunto abarcado no mencionado curso. Estes dados mostram que tanto o currículo real quanto o oculto não dão o devido espaço a este tema. Isto posto, é imprescindível que este curso, assim como os diferentes cursos de licenciatura, se atenham a necessidade da sexualidade e da educa

  5. Las políticas de justicia y paz en el reconocimiento a las víctimas del conflicto armado en Colombia

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    Yadira Esther Garcia Garcia

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available   Resumen La violencia ha sido un fenómeno imborrable y polémico que ha marcado la historia de las víctimas y ha dejado un legado bélico transmitido por la misma cultura de guerra. El generar terror y ejercer coerción a través de crímenes de lesa humanidad en estado de paz o guerra en los habitantes de una región específica se convierte en el modus operandi de los grupos terroristas. Frente a estas políticas de terror los grupos rebeldes le demuestran a toda una nación su inconformismo hacia las políticas de Estado. No obstante, esta violencia ha dejado huellas imborrables en el comportamiento y en la memoria de muchas personas, por tal motivo el presente artículo está encaminado principalmente a describir los hechos violentos ocurridos a causa de la violencia política de los grupos terroristas y los avances o acuerdo po­líticos que ha logrado el gobierno colombiano en el reconocimiento a las víctimas frente a los procesos de justicia y paz, justicia transicional y ley de víctimas y restitución de tierras.   Abstract Violence has been a lasting and controversial phenomenon that has marked the history of the victims , which has left them a war légalo transmitted by the same culture war . The generating terror and coercion through crimes against humanity in a state of peace or war on the people of a specific region, becomes the modus operandi of terrorist groups . Faced with these policies of terror rebel groups will demonstrate an entire nation his nonconformity to state policies . However, this violence has left indelible marks in behavior and in the memory of many people, for that reason this article is aimed mainly to describe the vi­olent events because of the political violence of terrorist groups and the progress or agreement politicians that the Colombian government has made in recognizing the victims against the processes of justice and peace , transitional justice and law victims and land restitution .

  6. Caracterização parcial de um Tymovirus isolado de tomateiros

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    Isabel Cristina Batista

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Um Tymovirus isolado de sementes de tomateiro (Solanum lycopersicum 'Paronset' com sintomas de necrose, denominado TyToRS08, foi caracterizado quanto ao círculo de hospedeiras, propriedades físico-químicas, sorológicas e moleculares. O vírus foi transmitido mecanicamente a partir de folhas, frutos e sementes infectadas. A gama de hospedeiras incluiu espécies de Amaranthaceae, Chenopodiaceae e Solanaceae, induzindo sintomas local e sistêmicos na maior parte das espécies, exceto para Nicotiana sylvestris, N. tabacum 'Samsun', 'White Burley' e 'Xanthi' que não manifestaram sintomas. Em tomateiros 'Alambra', 'Thomas', 'Diva', 'Romana' e 'Graziela', o vírus induziu sintomas de mosaico e necrose branca. A presença do vírus foi detectada, nas sementes infectadas de todas as cultivares avaliadas, porém não se notou em plântulas após a germinação destas sementes. Foi obtida uma preparação purificada com concentração de 1,04 mg mL-1, empregada na produção de um antissoro policlonal que reagiu em PTA-ELISA com um título de 1/32768. Utilizou-se um par de oligonucleotídeos degenerados, desenhados para anelar na ORF 1 de espécies de Tymovirus, que permitiu a amplificação por RT-PCR de fragmentos com cerca de 700 pb. Após o alinhamento e a análise das sequências, verificou-se que o isolado TyToRS08 possuía valores abaixo de 70% de identidade com as espécies de Tymovirus, indicando que pode se tratar de uma espécie distinta das descritas no gênero, com potencial epidemiológico, pela sua estabilidade e disseminação por sementes de tomate.

  7. Riesgo de transmisión de Leishmania (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae en Mérida Venezuela

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    Elsa Nieves

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La leishmaniasis es una enfermedad causada por la infección de un parásito protozoario del género Leishmania, transmitido por la picada de insectos hematófagos conocidos como flebotominos. El estudio tiene como objetivo determinar la presencia de flebotominos en los Distritos Sanitarios del estado Mérida y diseñar un mapa de riesgo de transmisión entomológico. Se utilizaron cuatro métodos de captura de flebotominos, los ejemplares se identificaron y se les determinó la infección natural por Leishmania. Se estimó la riqueza de especies, y se realizó un proceso analítico Jerárquico. Los resultados muestran la presencia de diversas especies de flebotominos en los Distritos Sanitarios del estado Mérida, siendo las especies de mayor frecuencia L. youngi, L. gomezi, L. ovallesi y L. walkeri. Se detectó 2,1% de infección natural con Leishmania, la cual se encontró en las 4 especies más frecuentes. Se presenta un mapa de riesgo de transmisión entomológico para el estado Mérida. El conocimiento de la situación actual de los vectores de Leishmania en el estado Mérida y el riesgo de transmisión son relevantes a la hora de considerar la prevención y posible surgimiento de nuevos brotes de leishmaniasis. Abstract (english The leishmaniasis is a disease caused by infection with a protozoan parasite of the genus Leishmania, transmitted by the bite of blood-sucking insects known as sandflies. The study aims to determine the presence of sandflies in Merida state health districts and design a map of entomological risk of transmission. Four methods capture sandflies were used, the specimens were identified and natural Leishmania infection was determined. The richness species was estimated and analityc Hierarchie procesess was performed. The results show the presence of various species of sandflies in Merida state health districts, L. youngi, L. gomezi, L. ovallesi and L. walkeri were most abundant species. The 2.1% of natural infection

  8. ENSEÑANZA DE LA HISTORIA: ¿PROBLEMA METODOLÓGICO O PROBLEMA CONCEPTUAL?

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    Luis Alberto Buttó

    2013-08-01

    ógicas escogidas como herramientas de instrumentación del proceso enseñanza-aprendizaje y apuntar a dilucidar con claridad el objetivo general perseguido con la enseñanza de la historia y el tipo de historia transmitido en los segmentos mencionados de la educación formal venezolana, asumiendo que el primer elemento -objetivo- condiciona al segundo: tipo de historia enseñada.

  9. Emerging arboviruses and public health challenges in Brazil.

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    Lima-Camara, Tamara Nunes

    2016-06-27

    Environmental modification by anthropogenic actions, disordered urban growth, globalization of international exchange and climate change are some factors that help the emergence and dissemination of human infectious diseases transmitted by vectors. This review discusses the recent entry of three arboviruses in Brazil: Chikungunya, West Nile, and Zika virus, focusing on the challenges for the Country's public health. The Brazilian population is exposed to infections caused by these three arboviruses widely distributed on the national territory and associated with humans. Without effective vaccine and specific treatment, the maintainance and integration of a continuos entomological and epidemiological surveillance are important so we can set methods to control and prevent these arboviruses in the Country. RESUMO A modificação do ambiente por ações antrópicas, o crescimento urbano desordenado, o processo de globalização do intercâmbio internacional e as mudanças climáticas são alguns fatores que vêm facilitando a emergência e disseminação de doenças infecciosas humanas transmitidas por vetores. Este comentário aborda a recente entrada de três arbovírus no Brasil, Chikungunya (CHIKV), West Nile (WNV) e Zika (ZIKV), com enfoque nos desafios para a Saúde Pública do País. Transmitidos por mosquitos vetores amplamente distribuídos no território nacional e associados ao homem, a população brasileira encontra-se exposta à infecção por esses três arbovírus. Na ausência de vacina eficaz e tratamento específico, são importantes a manutenção e integração de uma vigilância entomológica e epidemiológica contínua, a fim de direcionarmos métodos de controle e prevenção contra essas arboviroses no País.

  10. Idosos, Infecções Sexualmente Transmissíveis e aids: conhecimentos e percepção de risco

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    Nívea Maria Izidro de Brito

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: No contexto das doenças crônicas transmissíveis, a pandemia da aids vem gerando discussões em âmbito internacional sobre as formas de controlar seu avanço, inclusive na população idosa, a qual apresenta incidência considerável de casos. Objetivo: Investigar o conhecimento e verificar a percepção de risco de idosos quanto à contaminação por Infecções Sexualmente Transmissíveis (IST e HIV. Métodos: Trata-se de estudo descritivo de natureza quantitativa realizado com 55 idosos participantes de grupos em duas unidades de saúde da família interligadas à rede-escola. Resultados: A maioria dos idosos era entre 60–70 anos, sexo masculino, casados, católicos, com o nível fundamental incompleto. Além disso, 40% dos idosos citaram o uso do preservativo como principal método de prevenção às infecções sexuais, 21,9% responderam que o HIV é transmitido de uma pessoa para outra por meio do contato sexual e 38,2% citaram que a doença não tem cura. Sobre a percepção de risco, 76,4% referiram que não tinham nenhuma possibilidade de adquirir Infecções Sexualmente Transmissíveis ou HIV. Tal fator pode contribuir para que essa população se considere pouco vulnerável à contaminação ou não se perceba em risco, o que os torna susceptíveis ao perigo da infecção, favorecendo o aumento do índice de idosos infectados no cenário nacional. Conclusão: Cabe aos organismos governamentais e não governamentais investir em práticas educativas, onde idosos possam ser inseridos em um ambiente que aborde a sexualidade, proporcionando maior segurança e qualidade de vida aos nossos cidadãos.

  11. Vírus da mancha anular do cafeeiro (Coffee ringspot virus - CoRSV: influência na qualidade da bebida e na produção de grãos de café Coffee ringspot virus (CoRSV: influence on the beverage quality and yield of coffee beans

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    Alessandra de Jesus Boari

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A mancha anular do cafeeiro, causada pelo Coffee ringspot virus (CoRSV que é transmitido pelo ácaro Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes (Acari: Tenuipalpidae, tem sido observada em altas incidências em várias regiões cafeeiras do Estado de Minas Gerais. O CoRSV causa manchas cloróticas arrendondadas ou irregulares nas folhas, caules e frutos. Foi feita uma avaliação do efeito da infecção de frutos do cafeeiro pelo CoRSV na qualidade da bebida por meio de teste bioquímico e de degustação, e também na eventual perda de peso nos grãos. Testes revelaram que grãos provenientes de frutos de café infectados pelo CoRSV apresentavam menor teor de açúcares redutores e maior condutividade elétrica. Houve também depreciação na qualidade de bebida gerada pelos frutos infectados por meio do teste de degustação (teste de xícara. O peso médio dos grãos provenientes de frutos manchados foi cerca de 5% menor do que dos grãos de frutos sem sintomas.Coffee ringspot virus (CoRSV, transmitted by the tenuipalpid mite Brevipalpus phoenicis, has been found in high incidences in several regions of the state of Minas Gerais. It induces chlorotic spots on the leaves and fruits and may induce severe fall of the leaves with implication in the yield. An evaluation was made on the effects of CoRSV-infected coffee berries on the beverage quality as well as on the weight of the beans. Infected beans had less reducing sugars and presented an increase in the electrical conductivity. The quality of the beverage prepared from infected fruits was lower than that of healthy fruits. There was a reduction of about 5% in the weight of beans from infected fruits.

  12. Influencia de las vías de inmunización mucosales sobre la protección contra herpes simple tipo 2 con el AFCo1 como adyuvante

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    Osmir Cabrera1

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Las vacunas mucosales se han planteado como una estrategia prometedora para inducir protección mucosal. El virus herpes simple tipo 2 es uno de los patógenos más frecuentes en el humano transmitidos por vía sexual. Varios candidatos vacunales contra este patógeno se han evaluado, pero no han sido efectivos, por lo que aún no se cuenta con una vacuna profiláctica ni terapéutica. La gD2 es una glicoproteína recombinante y está reportada como uno de los antígenos de importancia vacunal contra este germen. Contamos con el cocleato derivado del proteoliposoma de Neisseria meningitidis serogrupo B (AFCo1 que ha mostrado capacidades adyuvantes por varias vías de inmunización. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la protección inducida en ratones por el AFCo1-gD2, administrada por diferentes vías mucosales. Se utilizaron ratones hembras C57BL6, los cuales fueron inmunizados por vía intranasal (IN, intravaginal (IVag o intrarrectal (IR con AFCo1-gD2 o gD2 sola. Se determinó la IgG anti gD2, la proliferación celular específica, la replicación viral en lavado vaginal, los signos de la enfermedad y la protección frente al reto viral. Se obtuvo respuestas significativas de IgG anti gD2 por todas las vías, aunque la IN mostró los valores más elevados. Se observó proliferación celular en células de animales inmunizados IN e IVag, pero no por vía IR. Se observó la mayor protección (100% en los animales inmunizados por vía IN. Se concluye que la vía nasal es la más prometedora en la inducción de protección contra este reto viral.

  13. Anuncios y estrategias de campaña en televisión: un balance de la elección intermedia de 2015 en México

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    Oniel Francisco Díaz Jiménez

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available En las campañas electorales profesionalizadas, los partidos políticos y los candidatos presentan sus propuestas ante el electorado y buscan maximizar votos, principalmente, a través de los medios de comunicación. En elecciones presidenciales, las estrategias y las tácticas de campaña se enfocan en las imágenes y las propuestas políticas de los candidatos que compiten por la Presidencia. Sin embargo, ¿qué ocurre en elecciones congresionales intermedias, donde los actores principales de la campaña son los partidos políticos y sus candidatos que compiten por cargos legislativos? Este trabajo realiza un análisis de contenido de los anuncios televisivos (spots de 30 segundos transmitidos por los partidos mexicanos durante las elecciones congresionales intermedias de 2015, con el fin de identificar sus estrategias de campaña. Los resultados muestran diferencias relevantes entre las campañas realizadas por las organizaciones nacionales de los partidos y las campañas de los candidatos individuales a nivel distrital. Sin embargo, también ponen a la vista que los anuncios de ataque fueron un componente central en las estrategias mediáticas de los partidos y los candidatos durante la campaña. / In professionalized election campaigns, political parties and candidates present their policy proposals to the electorate and seek to maximize votes, primarily through media appeals. In presidential elections, campaign tactics and strategies focus on the images and policy proposals of presidential candidates. However, what happens in congressional midterm elections, where the main campaigners are the political parties and their congressional candidates? This article analyzes the content of all television announcements (30-second spots broadcast by Mexican political parties during the 2015 mid-term congressional elections, in order to identify their campaign strategies. The results show relevant differences between the campaigns run by national

  14. Incidence and transplacental transmission of Neospora caninum in primiparous females from Bos indicus slaughtered in Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil / Incidência e transmissão transplacentária de Neospora caninum em fêmeas primíparas da raça Bos indicus abatidos em Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brasil

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    Sergio do Nascimento Kronka

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available To produce an epidemiological map of neosporosis in Brazil and identify the types of transmission of this disease, the present study evaluated the occurrence of Neospora caninum in Nelore cattle (Bos indicus in Presidente Prudent, west region of Sao Paulo state; its vertical transmission; and the early stage in which fetuses are infected. To achieve this, serum samples from 518 slaughtered pregnant heifers and their fetuses were tested by ELISA technique and fetal brain tissues subjected to PCR. One hundred and three heifers (19.88% had antibodies to N. caninum, as well as 38 (36.8% of fetuses from 4 months of gestation. The conventional PCR failed to detect N. caninum DNA. These findings show that neosporosis occurs in the area studied and that it may be transmitted the transplacental route, althought N. caninum had not detected in brain tissue from non-aborted fetuses. The use of nested PCR it would be applied to increase the sensitivy of test.Para produzir um mapa epidemiológico da neosporose no Brasil e identificar os tipos de transmissão dessa doença, o presente estudo avaliou a ocorrência de Neospora caninum em fêmea Nelore (Bos Indicus em Presidente Prudente, região oeste do Estado de São Paulo e o risco de infecção fetal nos estágios iniciais da gestação. Para a realização deste estudo, amostras de soro de 518 novilhas prenhas abatidas e seus fetos foram testadas pela técnica de ELISA e para avaliação de transmissão vertical, tecido cerebral fetal foi submetido à reação da polimerase em cadeia (PCR. Dessas novilhas, 103 (19,88% tinham anticorpos para N. caninum dos quais 38 (36,8% estavam no 4 mês de gestação. Esses achados mostram que a Neosporose ocorre na área estudada e que pode ser transmitido pela via placentária, embora o N. caninum não tenha sido detectado em tecido cerebral de fetos não abortado. O uso de nested PCR poderia ser aplicado como forma de aumentar a sensibilidade do teste.

  15. ROL DEL DOCENTE EN LA GESTIÓN UNIVERSITARIA CONTEMPORÁNEA

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    Yogledis Irma Navarrete Valero

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El docente de hoy tiene que estar convencido sobre el papel clave que le corresponde desempeñar en los tiempos actuales y sobre la importancia estratégica, para el futuro de su país, de la institución a la cual sirve. Deberá también estar familiarizado con el nuevo paradigma educativo. Su rol ya no es el del catedrático que simplemente dicta o imparte clases magistrales y luego califica los exámenes de sus alumnos. No es tampoco el del profesor que enseña y luego evalúa si sus alumnos son capaces de repetir lo que les ha enseñado, o de comprobar si asimilaron el conocimiento por él transmitido. Si hoy día lo importante es, como vimos antes, el aprendizaje, o mejor dicho los aprendizajes que los estudiantes realmente incorporan a su experiencia vital, de suerte que aprendan a aprender para que nunca dejen de seguir aprendiendo. Por tanto, los docentes universitarios como responsables de la formación de los estudiantes, deben asumir el rol de orientadores propiciando la autorrealización personal, profesional y laboral con estrategias y nuevas tecnologías de comunicación.PALABRAS CLAVE: gestión universitaria; rol docente; desarrollo profesionalROLE OF THE TEACHING STAFF IN THE CONTEMPORARY UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIONABSTRACTIt must be convinced on the key paper that it corresponds to him to carry out in the present times and on the strategic importance, for the future of its country, as the institution to which it serves. It will have to also be familiarized with the new educative paradigm. Its roll no longer is the one of the university professor who simply dictates or gives skillful classes and soon he describes the examinations as his students. He is not either the one of the professor who teaches and soon he evaluates if their students are able to repeat what he has taught to them, or to verify if they assimilated the knowledge by transmitted him. If nowadays the important thing is, as we saw before, the learning or rather the

  16. Técnicas moleculares para la detección e identificación de patógenos en alimentos: ventajas y limitaciones

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    Carolina Palomino-Camargo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos, ocasionadas por microorganismos patógenos, constituyen un grave problema de salud pública a nivel mundial. Los métodos microbiológicos utilizados comúnmente en la detección de estos patógenos, de origen alimentario, son laboriosos y consume mucho tiempo. Esta situación, aunada a la demanda por resultados inmediatos y a los avances tecnológicos, ha conducido al desarrollo de una amplia gama de métodos rápidos en las últimas décadas. En base a esto, la presente revisión describe las ventajas y limitaciones de los principales métodos moleculares utilizados en la detección e identificación de microorganismos patógenos transmitidos por alimentos. Para ello, se consideró la actualidad de la información consultada, el análisis objetivo de la temática y su alcance. La literatura reciente reporta un número significativo de técnicas moleculares, alternativas, sensibles y selectivas para la detección, enumeración e identificación de microorganismos patógenos en alimentos, siendo la reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR la plataforma más popular, mientras que la secuenciación de alto rendimiento se perfila como una técnica de gran aplicabilidad a futuro. Sin embargo, aun con todas las ventajas que ofrecen estas novedosas metodologías, no se deben pasar por alto sus limitaciones. Así, por ejemplo, los métodos moleculares no constituyen protocolos estandarizados, lo que dificulta su utilización en algunos casos. Por esta razón se debe trabajar arduamente para superar tales limitaciones y mejorar la aplicación de estas técnicas en matrices tan complejas como los sistemas alimenticios.

  17. Ser respetuoso es ser persona. El niño y la pedagogía moral de los nahuas del centro de México

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    Lorente Fernández, David

    2012-12-01

    diversas actividades cotidianas. A pesar de estar sometidos al respeto «mestizo» transmitido en el interior de las escuelas, entre los niños la moralidad nahua se impone como algo «dado» y constitutivo de la manera de ser serrana.

  18. Multiple non-metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors: Differential features Tumores del estroma gastrointestinal múltiples no metastásicos: Aspectos diferenciales

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    M. Díaz Delgado

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs are specific, generally KIT (CD117-positive, mesenchymal tumors of the digestive tract displaying KIT or PDGFRA gene mutations. Clinically, they tend to present as solitary tumors of the intestinal wall; more rarely, multiple tumors may occur in one or more organs. Objective: to review the morphological, immunohistochemical and molecular features of multiple, non-metastatic forms of GIST. Sources: review of the literature on Medline, and authors' own experience. Conclusions: multiples GISTs may occur in three different contexts: as spontaneous lesions (in both adults and children; due to familial GIST syndrome (autosomal dominant inheritance; or in association with specific syndromes (e.g. Carney's triad, Carney-Stratakis syndrome, type I neurofibromatosis. Outside these contexts, the existence of multiple GISTs is deemed to be the result of tumor metastasis, and therefore indicative of advanced-stage disease. Clinicians need to be aware of these variants, whose prognosis and treatment differ.Introducción: los tumores del estroma gastrointestinal (GIST son neoplasias mesenquimales del tubo digestivo que generalmente expresan el receptor KIT (CD117 y muestran mutaciones en los genes KIT o PDGFRA. Aunque la forma de presentación clínica habitual es como una neoplasia mural solitaria, excepcionalmente pueden presentarse formas múltiples en el mismo o diferente órgano. Objetivo: revisar las características morfológicas, inmunohistoquímicas y moleculares de las formas de GIST múltiples no metastásicos. Fuentes: revisión de la literatura en Medline y la propia experiencia. Conclusiones: los GIST múltiples pueden presentarse en tres contextos diferentes: lesiones espontáneas (del adulto o de la edad infantil; síndrome familiar propio (transmitido con herencia autosómica dominante; y lesiones asociadas a síndromes específicos (tríada de Carney, síndrome de Carney-Stratakis, y

  19. Television y bebidas alcohólicas y analcohólicas Television and drinking-alcoholic and nonalcoholic

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    Pedro Naveillan F.

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    Full Text Available Dadas las implicancias educativas de la televisión, se decidió estudiar la frecuencia y características de los eventos con bebidas alcohólicas y analcohólicas en la televisión chilena utilizando el método ideado por Garlington. El registro fue hecho por períodos de media hora, distribuidos aleatoriamente, para cada observador, voluntaria perteneciente a una comuna que se caracteriza por su bajo nivel sociocultural; ellas monitorearon durante una semana, de Lunes a Viernes todos los programas transmitidos desde las 20:00 a las 24:00 horas. Se observó que, en promedio, por cada canal se transmite un evento de bebida alcohólica cada 24 minutos 19 segundos y uno de bebida no alcohólica cada 37 minutos y medio; las imágenes de bebida alcohólicas se incrementan a partir de las 21:30 horas. Del total de eventos, 60,7% corresponden a bebidas alcohólicas y de éstos el 61,1% tiene carácter publicitario. Los eventos relacionados con bebidas alcohólicas ocurren principalmente en la casa, por amistad y en forma de escenas, los con no alcohólicas en lugares desportivos, por amistad y en escena de ingestión.In view of the educational impact of television, the frequency and characteristics of T.V. events associated both with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages were studied, according to Garlington's technique. The events in all the programs from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight, Monday through Friday, were registered by volunteers from an area of low socioeconomic status, in probabilisticably selected half an hour periods during a normal week. On the average the channels transmit an alcohol-related event every 24'19", and one non-alcoholic beverage associated event every 37'30". Alcohol drinking appears more often ofter 9:30 p.m. Of the total number of events, 60.7% are related to alcohol, 61.1% of these being advertisements. They take place mainly in the home or in a friendly atmosphere, under the guise of plays; non-alcoholic beverages were shown at

  20. Descobrindo o contemporâneo no tradicional: reavaliação do impacto das pedagogias indígena maia e ocidental moderna sobre a identidade e oSelf

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    Sheryl Ann Ludwig

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    Full Text Available Resumo Este trabalho compara o que é ensinado e aprendido – e não o que se pretende – em diferentes cenários educativos e dois momentos históricos. Considerando estudos etnográficos realizados nos Estados Unidos e na Guatemala, compara o “currículo oculto” (KOHLBERG, 1975 da escolarização ocidental formal – normas, valores e práticas transmitidos pelo conteúdo de conhecimento ensinado, e os padrões de interação, procedimentos de avaliação e estruturas de participação utilizados (PHILLIPS, 1983 - com estruturas similares em uma comunidade indígena maia da Guatemala. Analisa o que as crianças aprendem, o impacto sobre suas identidades e como esse aprendizado se conecta com os destinos sociais e ocupacionais futuros. Os cenários educacionais diferem quanto aos tipos de aprendizagem e de ensino que mantêm; produzem tipos diferentes de educandos com resultantes identidades e metas diversas. Tem sido afirmado que a escolarização moderna realmente interfere nos valores e práticas das assim chamadas culturas tradicionais, levando ao abandono das línguas, práticas e crenças tradicionais. Esse tipo de argumento ignora a flexibilidade das culturas tradicionais, relegando-as a um “presente” estático que não é característico das identidades dinâmicas que de fato se constroem no século XXI. Nós afirmamos o contrário: que as pedagogias tradicionais podem proteger a durabilidade da identidade cultural (SPINDLER, G; SPINDELER, L, 2000 e levar a uma acomodação mais bem-sucedida à modernidade (RUDOLPH, L; RUDOLPH, S, 1984. Ligamos esse argumento às pesquisas que estudam mitos a respeito do que a escolarização pode e não pode fazer para alcançar a mobilidade social e condições sociais melhores.

  1. Contribuição do monitor de eventos no diagnóstico de sintomas

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    Grupi Cesar J.

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o poder de contribuição do monitor de eventos sintomáticos no esclarecimento de sintomas. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 64 pacientes encaminhados para esclarecimento de sintomas e que já haviam sido submetidos à gravação com Holter. Foram monitorizados, durante 15 dias, com gravador com memória circular com capacidade de registrar uma derivação do ECG (CM5, antes e após ativado pelo paciente. Na vigência de sintomas, o paciente acionava um comando do gravador que provocava a retenção do sinal do ECG, que era, posteriormente, transmitido a uma central via telefone. RESULTADOS: Em dois pacientes não foi possível a realização completa da monitorização, nos restantes, sintomas que motivaram a indicação do exame foram: palpitações (67,7%, tonturas (32,3%, síncopes (29% e outros (30,6%. Em 85,5% dos pacientes houve relato de sintomas, sendo que em 62,2% houve registro de alterações eletrocardiográficas, relacionadas aos sintomas: taquicardia sinusal, 45,5%; extra-sístoles, 30,3%; taquiarritmia supraventricular, 21,2%; taquicardia ventricular, 3% e bloqueio atrioventricular, 3%. A 1ª transmissão motivada por sintoma ocorreu: 35,5% no 1º dia, 33,9% do 2° ao 5º, 12,9% do 6º ao 10º e 3,2% do 11º ao 15º. Nos pacientes onde a gravação com Holter não permitiu esclarecimento, o gravador de eventos registrou sintomas em 35,5%. CONCLUSÃO: Trata-se de método bem aceito pelos pacientes e capaz de produzir aumento significativo no esclarecimento de sintomas em relação ao Holter.

  2. Infecções intramamárias causadas por Staphylococcus aureus e suas implicações em paúde pública Staphylococcus aureus intramammary infections and its implications in public health

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    Helena Fagundes

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, são apresentados os principais problemas decorrentes das infecções intramamárias (mastites causadas por Staphylococcus aureus e as conseqüências para a saúde humana da veiculação de suas toxinas através do leite. o S. aureus destaca-se como um dos microorganismos mais importantes que podem ser transmitidos através dos alimentos. Assim, discute-se a possibilidade de veiculação de gastroenterite estafilocócica, não somente através do consumo de leite cru contaminado, mas também de leite tratado termicamente ou de derivados lácteos contendo enterotoxinas termoestáveis. São apresentados alguns aspectos relacionados ao potencial toxigênico das cepas de S. aureus, bem como as principais características das enterotoxinas estafilocócicas. Considerando que o S. aureus é um dos agentes de mastite mais freqüentemente observados, apresentam-se as principais medidas de controle de infecções estafilocócicas em rebanhos leiteiros, com vistas à prevenção da ocorrência de toxinas no leite de consumo.This article presents the main problems derived from the mammary infections (mastitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, and the consequences of the presence of its toxins in milk for human health. S. aureus is one of the most important microorganisms that can be transmitted through the food products. Hence, the possibility of transmission of stafilococal gastroenteritis by consumption of raw milk and heat-treated milk, containing heat-resistant enterotoxins, is discussed. Some aspects regarding the toxigenic potential of S. aureus strains and the main characteristics of stafilococal entorotoxins are presented. Taking into account that S. aureus is also one of the most prevalent agents of mastitis, considerations are made on the methods for the controlling of stafilococal infections in dairy cattle, in order to prevent the occurrence of toxins in milk and milk products.

  3. Aspectos epidemiológicos do câncer cervical Epidemiological aspects of cervical cancer

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    Antonio Aleixo Neto

    1991-08-01

    Full Text Available Foi efetuada revisão dos aspectos epidemiológicos do câncer cervical, um dos mais freqüentes em mulheres de países em desenvolvimento. No Brasil a incidência varia de 23,7/100.000, em Porto Alegre, a 83,2/100.000, em Recife. Nos Estados Unidos a incidência em 1978 foi de 6,8/100.000 entre as mulheres brancas e de 14,7/100.000 entre as negras. Várias observações sugerem a hipótese de que o câncer cervical esteja relacionado com algum aspecto da atividade sexual, possivelmente algum agente transmitido por via venérea. As evidências têm implicado o papilomavirus humano (HPV como o principal agente etiológico deste câncer. Vários trabalhos foram analisados quanto à validade desta hipótese etiológica, mostrando que há uma relação entre HPV e o câncer cervical. Foram analisados os fatores de risco mais conhecidos, tais como o comportamento sexual, o tabagismo e a contracepção, diante das várias possibilidades etiológicas existentes.A review concerning the epidemiological issues relating to cervical cancer, one of the most frequent in the women of developing countries, was undertaken in - Brazil, the incidence rate varies from 23.7/100,000 in Porto Alegre to 83.2/100,000 in Recife. In the United States, the 1978 incidence rate was 6.8/100,000 in white women and 14.7/100,000 among black women. Several studies have suggested the hypotheses that cervical cancer could be related to some venereal agent. The evidences have shown the human papillomavirus (HPV to be the main etiological agent. Several studies on the validity of such a hypotheses were realyzed and it became clear that there does infact exist a relationship between the HPV and cervical cancer. Finally, the better known risk factors, such as sexual behaviour, smoking and the contraception were studied in the light of the various etiological hypotheses.

  4. Caracterización molecular de un begomovirus del tomate en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, y búsqueda de fuentes de resistencia para el mejoramiento de la variedad Unapal Maravilla Molecular characterization of a begomovirus affecting tomato in the Cauca Valle - Colombia and identification of sources of resistance to improve the variety Unapal Maravilla

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    Full Text Available Se caracterizó un virus transmitido por la mosca blanca Bemisia tabaci al tomate en el Valle del Cauca como una variante del Virus del mosaico amarillo del tomate (Tomato yellow mosaic virus = ToYMV. Plantas de tomate (FLA 496-11-6-1-0, FLA 478-6-3-1-11, FLA 456-4 y FLA 653-3-1-0 de 20 días de edad se confinaron en jaulas individuales con 10 individuos virulíferos de B. tabaci (biotipo B por planta, en condiciones de invernadero. La infección por el virus se confirmó por el desarrollo de los síntomas y las pruebas moleculares de PCR e hibridación dot blot. Las características agromorfológicas se evaluaron en campo en un diseño de bloques completos al azar con tres repeticiones. Las líneas FLA 653-3-1-0, FLA 496-11-6-1-0 y FLA 478-6-3-1-11 desarrollaron síntomas muy leves; el ADN viral fue apenas detectable para algunos individuos y presentaron características del fruto y rendimientos deseables.A virus transmitted by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci to tomato was characterized in the Cauca Valley like a variant of Tomato yellow mosaic virus (ToYMV. Artificial whitefly-mediated inoculation in the greenhouse was done with 20 days-old tomato plants (FLA 496-11-6-1-0, FLA 478-6-3-1-11, FLA 456-4 y FLA 653-3-1-0 exposed to 10 viruliferous individuals of B. tabaci (biotype B per plant in individual insect-proof cages. The presence of the begomovirus was evaluated by symptoms development and was confirmed using dot blot hybridization and PCR. Agronomical characteristics were evaluated in the field in a completely randomized blocks design with 3 replications. The lines FLA 653-3-1-0, FLA 496-11-6-1-0 and FLA 478-6-3-1-11 developed mild symptoms, viral DNA was barely detectable in some individuals, and they showed characteristics of the fruit and desirable yield.

  5. Frequência de Lettuce big-vein associated virus e Mirafiori lettuce big-vein virus em Plantas de alface no Estado de São Paulo e transmissão através de extrato vegetal e solo Frequency of Lettuce big-vein associated virus and Mirafiori lettuce big-vein virus in symptomatic and assymptomatic lettuce plants and sap and soil transmission

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    Márcio Martinello Sanches

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    Full Text Available A presença de sintomas de 'big vein' ou engrossamento das nervuras em alface e a associação do Lettuce big-vein associated virus (LBVaV e Mirafiori lettuce big-vein virus (MLBVV foram verificadas por RT-PCR utilizando-se oligonucleotídeos específicos para ambos os vírus. Foram coletadas 366 plantas sintomáticas nas regiões de Bauru, Campinas e Mogi das Cruzes no estado de São Paulo nos meses de junho e setembro de 2004 e abril e julho de 2005, e 18 plantas assintomáticas na região de Mogi das Cruzes no mês de dezembro de 2004. Infecção mista do LBVaV e MLBVV foi detectada em 76,2% das plantas sintomáticas, em 11,5% somente o MLBVV foi detectado e em 6,6% somente o LBVaV. Nas plantas assintomáticas coletadas em dezembro na região de Mogi das Cruzes, em áreas de alta incidência da doença durante o inverno, foi detectada a presença de MLBVV em 9 amostras e LBVaV em 7 amostras. Quatro dessas amostras apresentaram infecção mista, indicando que o desenvolvimento de sintomas depende de fatores abióticos, como temperatura. A inoculação via extrato vegetal a partir de plantas de alface com infecção mista pelo MLBVV e LBVaV foi realizada a 16°C/ 10°C (dia/noite e fotoperíodo de 11 horas, verificando-se que o MLBVV foi transmitido para Nicotiana tabacum TNN, N. rustica, N. occidentalis, Chenopodium quinoa e para as cultivares de alface Trocadero e White Boston, enquanto o LBVaV foi transmitido apenas para a alface White Boston. Entretanto, nenhuma destas plantas apresentou sintomas da doença, com exceção de C. quinoa que apresentou sintomas de lesões locais. Plantio em solo proveniente de áreas com histórico da doença de Mogi das Cruzes permitiu a transmissão do LBVaV para alface cv. White Boston e do MLBVV para alface cv. Trocadero e White Boston, embora apenas a cv. White Boston tenha apresentado sintomas da doença. Em conjunto, estes resultados demonstram a dificuldade de transmissão de ambos os vírus, mesmo em

  6. Ocorrência do vírus do mosqueado do morangueiro no estado de São Paulo Occurrence of the strawberry mottle virus in São Paulo

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    Ana Maria B. Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Verificou-se a ocorrência de estirpes do vírus do grupo denominado mosqueado («strawberry mottle» em plantações de morangueiro no Estado de São Paulo. Variedades antigas, como a Dr. Morère. acham-se totalmente infetatas. sendo portadoras sem sintomas. Alguns clones novos plantados apenas por poucos anos em campo, já se acham parcialmente infetados, indicando que há transmissão da moléstia sob condições naturais. Sintomas de palidez das nervuras, mosqueado, paralisação no crescimento e encrespamento são apresentados por plantas de Fragaria vesca infetadas pelos vírus dêsse grupo. Numerosas espécies de plantas-teste habituais foram inoculadas com diferentes isolados do vírus, por meio do vetor, mas os resultados foram geralmente negativos. Afídios virulíferos, colonizados sôbre plantas novas de Cassia accidentalis, Chenopodiam quinoa, Leonotis nepaetifolia e Leonurus sibiricus. induziram o aparecimento de sintomas. Não se conseguiu retransmitir o vírus dessas espécies para F. vesca, existindo, portanto, dúvidas sôbre a verdadeira identidade do vírus que infetava tais plantas. O vírus do mosqueado não foi aparentemente transmitido pela semente. Também não se mostrou transmissível mecânicamente para Frogaria vesca. O virus obtido por inoculação com o vetor em Chenopodium quinoa e que se supõe ser o do mosqueado, pôde se transmitido mecânicamente de C. quinoa para C. quinoa. mas não para F. vesca. O pulgão Pentatrichopus fragaefolii mostrou-se eficiente vetor do mosqueado, conseguindo-se obter em média mais de 50% de infecção em infestações com 1 afidio por planta. Aphis gossypii também transmitiu o vírus do mosqueado, mas com muito menor eficiência. Não se conseguiu transmitir o mosqueado com uma espécie de Cuscuta que ocorre comumeute em Campinas. Em testes de transmissão por enxertia de fôlhas, os resultados foram muito fracos devido ao mau pegamento. O pulgão Pentatrichopus fragaefolii

  7. Spanish Editorial

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    Littera Aperta

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    Full Text Available Emprender la singladura de una nueva revista sobre estudios literarios y humanísticos es siempre un proyecto incierto, pero más, si cabe, en un contexto, como el actual, de crisis económica, desánimo colectivo y descrédito creciente de las Humanidades en la sociedad. Son malos tiempos para la lírica (“schlechte Zeit für Lyrik”, según escribió premonitoriamente Bertolt Brecht allá por los años ‘20 del pasado siglo y luego cantó con bastante más eco mediático el grupo Golpes Bajos por los ‘80. Sin embargo, estamos convencidos de que el desaliento, como el fuego, se expande si se le da fuelle: el optimismo, por su parte, tiene una virtud performativa. En cualquier caso, no se olvide que ya el adagio latino, transmitido por Ausonio, nos enseña que dimidium est facti coepisse: comenzar es la mitad de la acción. Queremos que Littera Aperta haga de su título seña de identidad, acogiendo un amplio espectro de metodologías analíticas, desde aproximaciones antiguas, marcadamente filológicas, hasta estrategias modernas y también postmodernas. Tradicionalmente, la filología ha pretendido establecer los textos y reconstruir su significado en su contexto histórico original, mientras que la crítica posmoderna estima que el significado de los textos no es otra cosa que un constructo cultural. Sin embargo, sostenemos que en la travesía crítica es posible surcar una ruta equidistante entre esas Escila y Caribdis: el análisis de los textos nos ayuda a construir teorías y, complementariamente, la duda metódica de la deconstrucción nos urge a probar la validez de las teorías mediante una lectura crítica de los textos. Admitamos, con Pierre Grimal, que los sistemas envejecen y quedan obsoletos, a veces con extrema rapidez y que solo los datos permanecen inmutables, como posesión para siempre, según Tucídides consideró a la Historia. Pero no es menos cierto que los sistemas, teorías y modelos nos ayudan a poner Orden en el

  8. A relação entre tecnologias sociais e economia solidária: um estudo de caso em uma cooperativa de catadores de resíduos

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    Rafaela Francisconi Gutierrez

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    Full Text Available As cooperativas de catadores de resíduos sólidos são empreendimentos, que por serem organizadas e realizadas solidariamente por seus trabalhadores e trabalhadoras, de forma coletiva e autogestionária, fazem parte do que se denomina, no Brasil, de Economia Solidária. Este trabalho tem por objetivo identificar aspectos da relação entre as tecnologias existentes nestas cooperativas e os valores da economia solidária. Para isto foi estudado o estágio atual de desenvolvimento de uma cooperativa de catadores, situada no município de São Carlos/SP, considerando os seguintes aspectos: processo de coleta, triagem e comercialização; organização do trabalho; tecnologias utilizadas e desenvolvidas e os apoios e parcerias existentes. Para a coleta de dados foi utilizada a técnica observacional e de entrevistas. Como resultado foi observado que os cooperados se apropriaram das tecnologias existentes. Quanto aos aspectos da economia solidária, eles possuem a propriedade coletiva dos meios de produção e fazem a gestão da cooperativa; não há divisão técnica do trabalho: todos os sócios aprendem e são capazes de exercer as diferentes atividades dentro da cooperativa; e os conhecimentos necessários para o desenvolvimento das atividades são transmitidos entre os cooperados.Palavras-chave | Adequação sócio-técnica; catadores de resíduos; cooperativas; economia solidária; tecnologias sociais.Código JEL | J21; 032; P13. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY: A CASE STUDY IN COOPERATIVE OF WASTE PICKERSAbstractThe cooperatives of recyclable solid waste projects, which are organized and conducted jointly by their workers, in a self-managed and collectively way, are part of what is called in Brazil, Solidarity Economy. This study aims at identifying aspects of the relationship between the existing technologies in these cooperatives and the values of solidarity economy. In order to do so we have studied the

  9. Discursos do poder, política educacional e os livros didáticos de leitura no Rio Grande do Sul (1930-1945 - Discourses of power, international politics, and reading educational books in Rio Grande do Sul (1930-1945

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    Berenice Corsetti, Elisabete Magda Klaus

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    Full Text Available Resumo Este trabalho trata da relação percebida entre os discursos pronunciados pelos dirigentes maiores da educação brasileira, no período de 1930 a 1945, os quais explicitaram os pressupostos da política educacional então vigente, e os manuais didáticos de leitura utilizados nas escolas primárias do Rio Grande do Sul. Buscou-se perceber o papel por eles desenvolvidos na construção do ideário legitimador do modelo sócio-econômico e político, à época, bem como do imaginário coletivo que respaldou a consolidação desse modelo. Através de categorias teóricas que sistematizaram as informações, percebemos o universo de valores transmitidos às crianças das escolas primárias, preparando-as para a sua inserção ordeira e disciplinada na sociedade de então. Palavras-chave: livros de leitura; Rio Grande do Sul; política educacional.   DISCOURSES OF POWER, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, AND READING EDUCATIONAL BOOKS IN RIO GRANDE DO SUL (1930-1945 Abstract This paper is about the connection that has been noticed relating the discourses pronounced by the most important leaders of the Brazilian education from 1930 to 1945, that clearly stated the presuppositions of the educational politics which were current on that time, and the reading educational manuals that were used at the primary schools in Rio Grande do Sul. We have tried to notice the role played by them on building up the legitimizing ideas of the political and socioeconomic model of that time and also the collective ideas which supported the consolidation of this model. Having as our base the theoretical categories that systematized the information, we noticed the universe of values that was transmitted to the children who studied in the primary schools, preparing them to become an orderly and disciplined part of the society of that time. Keywords: reading books; Rio Grande do Sul; educational politics.   DISCURSOS DE PODER, POLÍTICA EDUCATIVA Y LOS LIBROS DIDÁCTICOS DE

  10. ISOLAMENTO TÉRMICO DE RESIDÊNCIAS ATRAVÉS DA REUTILIZAÇÃO DE EMBALAGENS TETRA PAK

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    Jaquiel Salvi Fernandes

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    Full Text Available A reciclagem está presente na atualidade, não apenas pelo aspecto econômico, mas também pela questão ambiental. Não faz sentido jogar junto com o lixo orgânico materiais que possam ser reaproveitados ou transformados. Neste contexto também se encontram as embalagens de leite e/ou suco longa vida (Tetra Pak®, amplamente utilizadas pela população. Tais embalagens têm baixo valor comercial, e sua reciclagem é difícil e de custo muito elevado. Este trabalho de extensão universitária reutilizou estas embalagens, montando painéis com as dimensões do forro de residências selecionadas na cidade de Videira-SC, com o intuito de isolá-las termicamente. As caixinhas Tetra Pak possuem uma face aluminizada, a qual impede que o calor seja transmitido para o interior (ou exterior no caso do inverno da residência pelo processo de radiação, refletindo mais de 95% do calor. Com esta característica a caixa de leite se mostra perfeita para exercer a função de manta térmica, como uma alternativa às mantas convencionais, com a vantagem de ser uma solução ecológica e barata. Após a instalação, as casas que antes não possuíam forro passaram a registrar temperaturas internas menores no verão e maiores no inverno, além da prevenção contra goteiras e respingos. As famílias atendidas expressaram unanimidade de opinião, mostrando-se muito satisfeitas com o ambiente após a instalação, relatando o aumento da temperatura em dias mais frios e sua diminuição em dias mais quentes. Palavras-chave: painéis térmicos, reutilização, embalagens longa vida, extensão universitária. Thermal isolation of residences through reuse of Tetra Pak packaging Abstract: Nowadays recycling is present not only in economic but also in environmental issues. It makes no sense mixing together with organic waste the materials that can be reused or processed. Milk and long life juice cartons (Tetra Pak®, widely used by the population, are also included

  11. A amamentação nos manuais escolares de estudo do meio do 1º ciclo do ensino básico La lactancia en los libros de texto escolares del Estudio del Medio del 1º ciclo de la educación básica Breastfeeding in Environmental Studies textbooks used in the first cycle of basic education

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    Dulce Maria Pereira Garcia Galvão

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    Full Text Available Para conhecer como a amamentação é abordada às crianças do 1º Ciclo, e o que aprendem na escola sobre este tema, analisaram-se, do 1º ao 4º ano de escolaridade, 19 manuais escolares de Estudo do Meio, adoptados em 73 escolas públicas de seis agrupamentos de escolas da área educativa de Coimbra. Na análise dos conceitos transmitidos definiram-se, a priori, alguns considerados imprescindíveis para ensinar e explicar à criança noções básicas de amamentação. Apenas dois manuais do 3º ano incluíam, cada um, os conteúdos “Somos mamíferos. Alimentamo-nos das mamas das nossas mães após o nascimento” e “O natural é tomar leite materno logo depois do nascimento”. A análise dos manuais permitiu observar que existem diversas oportunidades de ensinar, esclarecer e ajudar a criança a aprender uma cultura da amamentação, pois este tema pode estar incluído em diversos capítulos das diferentes rubricas programáticas. No entanto, estas oportunidades são desperdiçadas e neste material didáctico várias imagens utilizadas promovem a alimentação artificial.Para conocer cómo se les presenta la lactancia a los niños del y lo que aprenden en la escuela sobre este tema, se analizaron, del 1º al 4º año de escolaridad, 19 libros de texto escolares del Estudio del Medio, adoptados en 73 escuelas públicas de seis grupos de escuelas del área educativa de Coimbra. En el análisis de los conceptos transmitidos se definieron, a priori, algunos considerados imprescindibles para enseñar y explicarle al niño nociones básicas de lactancia. Solo dos libros de texto del 3º año incluían, en cada caso, los contenidos “Somos mamíferos. Nos alimentamos del pecho de nuestras madres después de nacer” y “Lo natural es tomar leche materna después de haber nacido”. El análisis de los libros de texto permitió observar que existen diversas oportunidades de enseñar, aclarar e ayudar al niño a aprender una cultura de la

  12. Epizootic of ovine congenital malformations associated with Schmallenberg virus infection.

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    van den Brom, R; Luttikholt, S J M; Lievaart-Peterson, K; Peperkamp, N H M T; Mars, M H; van der Poel, W H M; Vellema, P

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    farms that had submitted lambs for post-mortem examination. This Schmallenberg virus was first reported in Germany and seems to be related to the Shamonda, Aino, and Akabane viruses, all of which belong to the Simbu serogroup of the genus Orthobunyavirus of the family Bunyaviridae. These preliminary findings suggest that the Schmallenberg virus is the most likely cause of this epizootic of ovine congenital malformations, which is the first such outbreak reported in Europe.

  13. Болезнь Шмалленберга: молекулярно-биологические особенности вируса и клиническая картина (обзор)

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    Спрыгин, А.; Кононов, А.; Бабин, Ю.; Мищенко, В.

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    Вирус болезни Шмалленберга по генетической характеристике предварительно принадлежит к семейству Bunyaviridae, роду Orthobunyavirus, серогруппе Симбу. Вирусный геном представлен тремя сегментами: S (короткий), M (средний) и L (длинный), а передача вируса происходит через укусы насекомых, главным образом мокрецов Culicoides spp. Заболевание характеризуется желудочно-кишечными расстройствами, повышением температуры тела и снижениюем удоев у взрослых животных (коровы, овцы, козы), рождением моло...

  14. Tahyna virus genetics, infectivity, and immunogenicity in mice and monkeys

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tahyna virus (TAHV is a human pathogen of the California encephalitis virus (CEV serogroup (Bunyaviridae endemic to Europe, Asia, and Africa. TAHV maintains an enzootic life cycle with several species of mosquito vectors and hares, rabbits, hedgehogs, and rodents serving as small mammal amplifying hosts. Human TAHV infection occurs in summer and early fall with symptoms of fever, headache, malaise, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, and nausea. TAHV disease can progress to CNS involvement, although unlike related La Crosse virus (LACV, fatalities have not been reported. Human infections are frequent with neutralizing antibodies present in 60-80% of the elderly population in endemic areas. Results In order to determine the genomic sequence of wild-type TAHV, we chose three TAHV isolates collected over a 26-year period from mosquitoes. Here we present the first complete sequence of the TAHV S, M, and L segments. The three TAHV isolates maintained a highly conserved genome with both nucleotide and amino acid sequence identity greater than 99%. In order to determine the extent of genetic relatedness to other members of the CEV serogroup, we compared protein sequences of TAHV with LACV, Snowshoe Hare virus (SSHV, Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV, and Inkoo virus (INKV. By amino acid comparison, TAHV was most similar to SSHV followed by LACV, JCV, and INKV. The sequence of the GN protein is most conserved followed by L, N, GC, NSS, and NSM. In a weanling Swiss Webster mouse model, all three TAHV isolates were uniformly neurovirulent, but only one virus was neuroinvasive. In rhesus monkeys, the virus was highly immunogenic even in the absence of viremia. Cross neutralization studies utilizing monkey immune serum demonstrated that TAHV is antigenically distinct from North American viruses LACV and JCV. Conclusions Here we report the first complete sequence of TAHV and present genetic analysis of new-world viruses, LACV, SSHV, and JCV with old

  15. [Prognostic factors in hantavirus infections].

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    Kaya, Selçuk

    2014-01-01

    The hantaviruses classified in Hantavirus genus of Bunyaviridae family, may cause two different types of clinical conditions, namely hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Mortality may reach up to 40% in these infections. Hantavirus subtypes (Sin Nombre, Hantaan, Seoul, Puumala, Dobrava, etc) with different virulences represent one of the most significant factors affecting the mortality. Additionally, many other factors including age, gender, humoral immune response, genetic factors, patient's clinical and laboratory findings, transfusion, mechanical ventilation requirement, antiviral treatment and immunotherapy administered to the patient are prognostically important. Increasing age had an unfavorable effect on mortality. While the disease is commonly observed in the male gender, mortality rate is higher in the female gender. The higher the emergent neutralizing antibody response, the virus spread, the number of the infected cells and the cytotoxic T lymphocyte-mediated injury will be lower. The requirement for dialysis is reported to be higher with a poorer prognosis in individuals with HLA-B8, -DR3, -DQ2 alleles, and those with HLA-B27 allele usually experience a milder clinical course. Clinically, the risk of mortality increases in patients with multiple, central nervous system hemorrhage, sepsis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and secondary infection. The presence of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the requirement for mechanical ventilation, the presence of dyspnea and hemoconcentration in HPS are reported to be the most important prognostic factors associated with death. The correlation of severity and the transfusion requirement with mortality was demonstrated. High serum levels of white blood cells, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine phophokinase (CPK), C-reactive protein (CRP), prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), D-dimer and INR (International

  16. Heat Shock Protein 70 Family Members Interact with Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus and Hazara Virus Nucleocapsid Proteins and Perform a Functional Role in the Nairovirus Replication Cycle

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    Surtees, Rebecca; Dowall, Stuart D.; Shaw, Amelia; Armstrong, Stuart; Hewson, Roger; Carroll, Miles W.; Mankouri, Jamel; Edwards, Thomas A.

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    ABSTRACT The Nairovirus genus of the Bunyaviridae family contains serious human and animal pathogens classified within multiple serogroups and species. Of these serogroups, the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) serogroup comprises sole members CCHFV and Hazara virus (HAZV). CCHFV is an emerging zoonotic virus that causes often-fatal hemorrhagic fever in infected humans for which preventative or therapeutic strategies are not available. In contrast, HAZV is nonpathogenic to humans and thus represents an excellent model to study aspects of CCHFV biology under conditions of more-accessible biological containment. The three RNA segments that form the nairovirus genome are encapsidated by the viral nucleocapsid protein (N) to form ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes that are substrates for RNA synthesis and packaging into virus particles. We used quantitative proteomics to identify cellular interaction partners of CCHFV N and identified robust interactions with cellular chaperones. These interactions were validated using immunological methods, and the specific interaction between native CCHFV N and cellular chaperones of the HSP70 family was confirmed during live CCHFV infection. Using infectious HAZV, we showed for the first time that the nairovirus N-HSP70 association was maintained within both infected cells and virus particles, where N is assembled as RNPs. Reduction of active HSP70 levels in cells by the use of small-molecule inhibitors significantly reduced HAZV titers, and a model for chaperone function in the context of high genetic variability is proposed. These results suggest that chaperones of the HSP70 family are required for nairovirus replication and thus represent a genetically stable cellular therapeutic target for preventing nairovirus-mediated disease. IMPORTANCE Nairoviruses compose a group of human and animal viruses that are transmitted by ticks and associated with serious or fatal disease. One member is Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

  17. Genomic analysis reveals Nairobi sheep disease virus to be highly diverse and present in both Africa, and in India in the form of the Ganjam virus variant.

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    Yadav, Pragya D; Vincent, Martin J; Khristova, Marina; Kale, Charuta; Nichol, Stuart T; Mishra, Akhilesh C; Mourya, Devendra T

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    Nairobi sheep disease (NSD) virus, the prototype tick-borne virus of the genus Nairovirus, family Bunyaviridae is associated with acute hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in sheep and goats in East and Central Africa. The closely related Ganjam virus found in India is associated with febrile illness in humans and disease in livestock. The complete S, M and L segment sequences of Ganjam and NSD virus and partial sequence analysis of Ganjam viral RNA genome S, M and L segments encoding regions (396 bp, 701 bp and 425 bp) of the viral nucleocapsid (N), glycoprotein precursor (GPC) and L polymerase (L) proteins, respectively, was carried out for multiple Ganjam virus isolates obtained from 1954 to 2002 and from various regions of India. M segments of NSD and Ganjam virus encode a large ORF for the glycoprotein precursor (GPC), (1627 and 1624 amino acids in length, respectively) and their L segments encode a very large L polymerase (3991 amino acids). The complete S, M and L segments of NSD and Ganjam viruses were more closely related to one another than to other characterized nairoviruses, and no evidence of reassortment was found. However, the NSD and Ganjam virus complete M segment differed by 22.90% and 14.70%, for nucleotide and amino acid respectively, and the complete L segment nucleotide and protein differing by 9.90% and 2.70%, respectively among themselves. Ganjam and NSD virus, complete S segment differed by 9.40-10.40% and 3.2-4.10 for nucleotide and proteins while among Ganjam viruses 0.0-6.20% and 0.0-1.4%, variation was found for nucleotide and amino acids. Ganjam virus isolates differed by up to 17% and 11% at the nucleotide level for the partial S and L gene fragments, respectively, with less variation observed at the deduced amino acid level (10.5 and 2%, S and L, respectively). However, the virus partial M gene fragment (which encodes the hypervariable mucin-like domain) of these viruses differed by as much as 56% at the nucleotide level. Phylogenetic

  18. Arbovirosis y operación ATALANTA: riesgo para viajeros y medidas de prevención y control

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    JF. Plaza Torres

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    Full Text Available El término arbovirosis se utiliza para definir a un grupo de enfermedades producidas por virus, que tiene en común la utilización de artrópodos como vectores para su transmisión. Se han reconocido más de 500 arbovirus pertenecientes en su mayoría a 5 familias: Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Reoviridae y Rhabdoviridae. Pese a su naturaleza mayoritariamente zoonótica, al menos un 25% de ellas afectan al hombre, siendo responsables de enfermedades como la fiebre amarilla, dengue o la fiebre de Chikungunya. Desde enero de 2009 un contingente militar se encuentra desplegado en el Golfo de Adén y en el Océano Indico integrado en la operación EU NAVFOR-ATALANTA de lucha contra la piratería y protección del tráfico mercante del Programa mundial de alimentos para Somalia. Las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores, en especial la malaria y diversas arbovirosis (dengue, Chikungunya, fiebre del Valle del Rift, fiebre del Nilo occidental se consideran un importante problema de salud pública en el area de operaciones (sobre todo en zonas rurales y/o costeras. Los vectores de estas enfermedades se encuentran ampliamente distribuidos por toda esta región, con tasas de infestación muy altas y que se incrementa de año en año. Por todo ello nos planteamos este trabajo cuyos objetivos son: conocer las características epidemiológicas de las principales arbovirosis que pueden afectar a las tropas españolas desplegadas en la operación Atalanta: fiebre del Valle del Rift, fiebre de O´nyong Nyong, fiebre del Nilo occidental, fiebre hemorrágica del Congo, fiebre amarilla, enfermedad de Sindbis, fiebre de Chikungunya y Dengue. Así mismo se pretende analizar las principales medidas para la prevención de estas enfermedades realizadas por el contingente español allí desplegado: educación sanitaria, control ambiental, protección frente a mosquitos.

  19. Hantavirus del nuevo mundo: Ecología y epidemiología de un virus emergente en latinoamérica The New-World Hantaviruses: Ecology and epidemiology of an emerging virus in Latin America

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    Henry Puerta

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    Full Text Available Los hantavirus son un grupo de patógenos emergentes (familia Bunyaviridae; género Hantavirus identificados como agentes etiológicos de la Fiebre Hemorrágica con Síndrome Renal (FHSR en Europa y Asia y el Síndrome Cardiopulmonar por Hantavirus (SCPH en las Américas. La FHSR está relacionada con roedores de las subfamilias Murinae y Arvicolinae y el SCPH con roedores de las subfamilias Sigmodontinae y Arvicolinae. Desde la identificación del SCPH en los EE.UU. en 1993, muchos casos de SCPH y un número cada vez mayor de hantavirus y sus roedores reservorios han sido identificados en Centro y Sud América. Estudios epidemiológicos han demostrado diferencias notables en las seroprevalencias de anticuerpos en humanos y roedores reservorios que oscilan entre el 1% y más del 40%. Hasta ahora han sido notificados en toda América más de 1500 casos de SCPH y aproximadamente más de 15 variantes de hantavirus genética y serológicamente distintos asociados a roedores sigmodontinos. Las formas clínicas leves-autolimitadas, moderadas y graves de la enfermedad, los antecedentes de transmisión persona a persona y una incidencia mayor de manifestaciones clínicas extrapulmonares que se diferencian de la enfermedad clásica descrita por primera vez en EE.UU., son aspectos importantes sobre la epidemiología de los hantavirus y el SCPH en Latinoamérica; sin embargo, la historia completa de los hantavirus está aún por escribirse, debido a la naturaleza dinámica de estos virus y sus patologías, y a la complejidad de los factores que intervienen en su aparición, establecimiento y diseminación en poblaciones humanas y animales. Latinoamérica continúa representando la porción del continente con una oportunidad única y desafiante para el estudio de la relación de los hantavirus con sus huéspedes reservorios naturales y las interacciones virus-roedor-humano. Probablemente más hantavirus podrían ser descritos en el futuro, y ser

  20. Serosurvey for tick-borne diseases in dogs from the Eastern Amazon, Brazil Pesquisa Sorológica por doenças transmitidas por carrapatos em cães da Amazônia oriental, Brasil

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    maior (40,3% do que os cães urbanos (21,1%. Esse primeiro estudo sobre agentes transmitidos por carrapatos entre cães da Amazônia oriental brasileira indica que estes animais estão expostos a vários agentes. Estes incluem Babesia principalmente na área urbana, Riquétsias do grupo da Febre Maculosa principalmente nas áreas rurais, e Erliquia em cães de ambas as áreas, rural e urbana.

  1. A INSTITUCIONALIZAÇÃO DA EDUCAÇÃO NO INÍCIO DO SÉCULO XX : O ADVENTO DA FORMAÇÃO DE PROFESSORES

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    Leny Cristina Soares Souza Azevedo

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, propomos analisar os saberes e práticas incorporadas às memórias pessoais e sociais de dois depoentes que estiveram na Escola Normal de Campinas nas primeiras décadas do século XX. Com base nas associações feitas através dos depoimentos (ex-aluna e ex-professor, buscamos compreender as contradições e a especificidade dos mecanismos que produziram as memórias e a História da primeira escola pública de formação de professores em Campinas/SP. Destacam-se nessa pesquisa o diálogo entre as entrevistas feitas com os depoentes, os documentos que testemunham a época – legislações, textos escritos em jornais, fotografias dentre outros que apresentam uma sucessão de acontecimentos e registram a organização do espaço escolar, as condições materiais da escola e a metodologia de trabalho desenvolvido. Esse intrincado percurso vivenciado nos anos 30 aponta a construção do debate sobre a necessidade de um sistema público de ensino (gratuito, democrático e laico, vinculado ao discurso do compromisso do Estado com a formação de professores primários. Os valores transmitidos nesse momento foram portadores e fizeram parte de um projeto de nação a ser construído por meio da educação escolar no sentido de aprimorar a docência como uma prática experimental e científica, associada à profissionalização. No rastro dos dados coletados são evidenciadas as configurações, tempos e linguagens que permeiam o projeto de crescimento e desenvolvimento do país, considerando a educação como propulsora do progresso e instrumento de reconstrução nacional, em conformidade com as aspirações de promoção e ascensão social. Estiveram presentes na “Normal de Campinas”, movimentos contraditórios, que ora exaltavam o poder da formação de professores nessas escolas, ora denunciavam seus problemas e suas deficiências. Face a essas considerações, torna-se imprescindível ressituar, no contexto educacional, o c

  2. Further molecular characterization of weed-associated begomoviruses in Brazil with an emphasis on Sida spp Caracterização molecular adicional de begomovírus associados a plantas daninhas no Brasil, com ênfase em Sida spp

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    Full Text Available Begomoviruses are whitefly-transmitted, single-stranded DNA viruses that are often associated with weed plants. The aim of this study was to further characterize the diversity of begomoviruses infecting weeds (mostly Sida spp. in Brazil. Total DNA was extracted from weed samples collected in Viçosa (Minas Gerais state and in some municipalities of Alagoas state in 2009 and 2010. Viral genomes were amplified by RCA, cloned and sequenced. A total of 26 DNA-A clones were obtained. Sequence analysis indicated the presence of 10 begomoviruses. All viral isolates from Blainvillea rhomboidea belonged to the same species, Blainvillea yellow spot virus (BlYSV , thereby suggesting that BlYSV may be the only begomovirus present in this weed species. Four isolates represent new species, for which the following names are proposed: Sida yellow blotch virus (SiYBV, Sida yellow net virus (SiYNV, Sida mottle Alagoas virus (SiMoAV and Sida yellow mosaic Alagoas virus (SiYMAV. Recombination events were detected among the SiYBV isolates and in the SiYNV isolate. These results constitute further evidence of the high species diversity of begomoviruses in Sida spp. However, the role of this weed species as a source of begomoviruses infecting crop plants remains to be determined.Begomovírus são vírus de DNA circular fita simples transmitidos por mosca branca, os quais são frequentemente associados com plantas daninhas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar a diversidade de begomovírus infectando plantas daninhas (principalmente Sida spp. no Brasil. DNA total foi extraído a partir de plantas daninhas coletadas em Viçosa (Minas Gerais e em alguns municípios do estado de Alagoas em 2009 e 2010. Os genomas virais foram amplificados por RCA, clonados e sequenciados. Um total de 26 clones de DNA-A foram obtidos. A análise das sequências indicou a presença de dez diferentes begomovírus. Todos os isolados originários de Blainvillea rhomboidea pertencem a uma

  3. Estratégias de acesso ao Ensino Superior entre jovens universitários com experiência de trabalho na infância/ Strategies of access to the higher education among young college students with work experience during the childhood

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    Andrea Abreu Astigarraga

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    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda o modus operandi de jovens egressos do Ensino Superior, oriundos da zona rural, com experiência de trabalho na infância e que acessaram os cursos elitizados da Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú, Sobral, Ceará. A pesquisa autobiográfica dialogada foi relevante, tendo em vista que, em suas histórias de vida, as estratégias pessoais e familiares preponderaram diante do contexto de pobreza, subsistência, desde a infância, no Ensino Fundamental, passando pela adolescência, no Ensino Médio, à juventude, na Universidade. As principais estratégias verificadas em suas narrativas estão relacionadas com o capital social (relações interpessoais, os saberes e os valores transmitidos pela família. Verifica-se a urgência de políticas públicas de inclusão no Ensino Superior, para atender a uma demanda considerável de pessoas que não têm acesso a ela ou a acessam com muitas dificuldades, principalmente na UVA que, por ser universidade de âmbito estadual, não aplica as novas políticas “democráticas” do Ensino Superior, tais como ENEM e PROUNI. Os resultados da pesquisa poderão ser aplicados tanto no âmbito micro quanto no macro. O micro espaço da sala de aula pode sofrer grande influência no processo ensino-aprendizagem, quando se conhecem as estratégias escolares utilizadas pelos alunos. A administração central da universidade, visando ao planejamento estratégico de instâncias administrativas, tais como Pró-Reitoria de Graduação, Assuntos Estudantis, Iniciação Científica e Pesquisa, também poderá beneficiar-se deste estudo para a avaliação institucional. This article deals with the modus operandi of the egressed students of higher education, native from the rural area, with work experience in their childhood and that had access to the best courses at Vale do Acaraú University, Sobral, Ceará. The discussed autobiographical research was relevant bearing in mind that, in their life history

  4. Tradición, (retradución e reformulación na General Estoria e na Estoria de Troya afonsinas á luz dun testemuño indirecto do séc. XIV

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available O processo de conformação da General Estoria, nomeadamente da Estoria de Troya integrada na segunda parte da compilação afonsina, pode-se rastejar a partir de dois testemunhos indirectos do século XIV: o ms. 10.146 da Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid (que transmite um dos testemunhos da Historia Troyana Polimétrica e o ms. 558 da Biblioteca de Menéndez Pelayo de Santander (a Historia Troiana “bilingue”. O presente trabalho centra-se neste último exemplar, um manuscrito híbrido inicialmente redigido em castelhano sob o patrocínio de Pedro I de Castela (ca. 1365-1369, mas que pouco tempo depois iria ser completado em galego no seio da corte nobiliária corunhesa dos Andrade (ca. 1369-1373. Através de uma análise parcial da interpolação da General Estoria (especialmente GE1 e GE2 contida neste testemunho, oferecemos várias conclusões (de caráter discursivo e ideológico vinculadas com o processo de compilatio e ordinatio de uma das grandes “estorias unadas” da grão crónica universal afonsina, dado que o texto transmitido pola Historia Troiana reflecte um estádio discursivo anterior dos materiais troianos que finalmente teriam chegado a se compendiar na obra de Afonso X.Le processus de conformation de la General Estoria, plus précisément de l’Estoria de Troya intégrée dans la deuxième partie de la compilation alphonsine, peut être recherché à partir de deux témoignages manuscrits indirects du XIVe siècle : le ms. 10.146 de la Bibliothèque Nationale de Madrid (qui transmet l’un des témoignages de l’Historia Troyana Polimétrica et le ms. 558 de la Bibliothèque de Menéndez Pelayo de Santander (l’Historia Troiana “bilingue”. L’article présenté se concentre sur ce dernier exemplaire, un manuscrit hybride rédigé en castillan d’abord sous les auspices du roi Pedro I de Castille (ca. 1365-1369, mais qui fut complété peu de temps après en galicien au sein de la cour nobiliaire des Andrade

  5. Garaje para la Universidad de California

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    Lin, T. Y.

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    presencia de grietas. Esta disposición en el trazado de los cables del pretensado asegura la impermeabilización del hormigón e introduce ventajas económicas, ya que hace innecesaria toda capa de impermeabilización. Como el edificio se halla rodeado en tres de sus fachadas por otros tantos muros de contención, se ha sacado partido de esta circunstancia para arriostrar los forjados sobre estos muros y transmitir sobre ellos los efectos del viento y sísmicos, en una dirección, mientras que, en la normal a ella, estos efectos son transmitidos al terreno por el intermedio de los soportes. La mayoría de los elementos estructurales, a excepción de las losas para forjados, han sido prefabricados y pretensados en un taller situado a unos 80 km de distancia de la obra. Muchos de los elementos cuentan con armaduras complementarias para el postensado después de haber sido colocados en obra.

  6. Plantas medicinais usadas para a saúde bucal pela comunidade do bairro Santa Cruz, Chapada dos Guimarães, MT, Brasil Medicinal plants used for oral health in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso State, Brazil

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    Aneliza Meireles Borba

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Em Mato Grosso, populações tradicionais recorrem ao uso de espécies vegetais como alternativa terapêutica. Na cidade de Chapada dos Guimarães, o bairro Santa Cruz se destaca por abrigar famílias nascidas em áreas urbanas ou rurais que conservam esses conhecimentos transmitidos por gerações. Esta pesquisa tem como objetivo o levantamento das plantas medicinais utilizadas pela comunidade local, indicações terapêuticas, preparos e modos de uso visando a manutenção e recuperação da saúde bucal. Foram entrevistados 40 residentes, através de abordagem qualitativa, usando entrevista semi-estruturada. As espécies catalogadas foram depositadas para identificação no UFMT/Herbário Central. Foram citadas 87 espécies pertencentes a 48 famílias utilizadas na saúde bucal, encontradas no bioma Cerrado ou cultivadas nas residências. Conforme as afecções bucais citadas, as espécies utilizadas são: para erupção dentária: camomila (Matricaria chamomilla L.; candidíases, estomatites, gengivites e afta: açafrão (Crocus sativus L.; dor de dente: arnica-da-serra (Brickelia brasiliensis (Spreng. Robinson. A folha foi a parte da planta mais usada e o chá, por decocção, modo de preparo mais comum. Pessoas idosas, líderes comunitários, parteiras e benzedeiras entrevistados apresentaram um maior conhecimento sobre o assunto. Constatou-se que a comunidade utiliza espécies vegetais, nativas do cerrado ou exóticas, com finalidade terapêutica para manutenção e recuperação da saúde bucal, sendo uma alternativa tradicional, econômica e atuante.In the State of Mato Grosso, traditional populations turn to the use of many plant species as a therapeutic alternative. In the city of Chapada dos Guimarães, the Santa Cruz neighborhood is well known for harboring families from urban and rural communities who preserve this knowledge passed down through many generations. The objective of this research was to survey the medicinal plants used

  7. Diálogo sobre a poesia oral na Cabília: entrevista de Mouloud Mammeri a Pierre Bourdieu

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    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste diálogo, Pierre Bourdieu e o etnólogo, escritor e poeta argelino Mouloud Mammeri (1917-1989 exploram e explicam as bases sociais, os usos e o sentido da poesia oral na sociedade e história cabilas. Como filho do penúltimo amusnaw (sábio; bardo de sua tribo, Mammeri estava posicionado de maneira única para situar esse mestre das palavras que atuou na função tradicional de mediador e transportador do conhecimento e manteve-se como a encarnação viva da tamusni (a filosofia prática da excelência berbere, em relação com o marabuto (depositário das sagradas escrituras do Corão e com os camponeses (que compõem seu público principal. Torná-se amusnaw graças a uma eleição e isso requer um duplo aprendizado: primeiro, por osmose em um meio saturado de comércio e disputas verbais (no treinamento de guerra, na assembléia da vila, nos mercados e nas peregrinações e, depois, por meio de um treinamento explícito com um poeta-mestre que orienta uma série de exercícios e provas. Esse processo requer não apenas o domínio de uma variedade de técnicas verbais e de um cânone oratório, mas também implica absorver e encarnar a sabedoria. Jogando com a multidimensionalidade da linguagem, adaptando-a com flexibilidade diante das especificidades de cada situação e público, o bardo cabila era continuamente testado e suas habilidades culturais infinitamente refinadas, até o ponto em que ele não apenas dominasse as regras do ofício, mas também jogasse com elas, trangredindo-as no espírito da tradição a fim de inventar novas figuras retóricas e extrair o máximo de "rendimento" da linguagem. A tamusni emerge assim não apenas como um corpo de conhecimento inerte, desligado da vida e transmitido por si mesmo, mas como uma "ciência prática", constantemente revivida pela e para a prática. O poeta é o porta-voz do grupo que, por meio de seu discernimento cultural e uso técnico da linguagem, aperfeiçoa os valores espec

  8. Estrés alimentario y salud laboral vs. estrés laboral y alimentación equilibrada

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    Full Text Available Si bien el estrés laboral es una realidad experimentada cada jornada por muchos trabajadores, debemos reconocer que algunas profesiones y actividades laborales generan más estrés (distrés que otras: así, los trabajos de dirección, nocturnos, monótonos, de servicios comunitarios, de industria pesada y minería, de construcción, etc. La mayor acumulación de estrés laboral puede alterar los patrones de conducta de quienes lo sufren. De manera muy especial, los hábitos alimentarios y las conductas asociadas a ellos pueden verse seriamente afectados por el estrés laboral (ingestas inadecuadas o extemporáneas, o pueden, "sensu contrario", ser desencadenantes de formas de estrés originadas por alteraciones o desórdenes dietéticos. Por eso no extraña que el aparato digestivo se convierta en órgano diana de patologías asociadas al estrés propio de ambientes y ritmos laborales insanos y vitandos. El estrés laboral puede alterar el apetito y el hambre y, como consecuencia, la correcta conducta alimentaria y la nutrición que, inexorable e involuntariamente, sigue a ésta. En determinadas circunstancias, hay disociación entre el apetito (sensación primariamente psíquica y el hambre (sensación básicamente orgánica. Y es que el apetito, como estado mental, puede verse modificado por diferentes situaciones emocionales (muy frecuentemente, por el estrés laboral, o a través de variaciones químicas y vasculares y de impulsos transmitidos al mesencéfalo desde diversos órganos, donde el estrés podría desempeñar también un papel relevante. La nutrición depende esencialmente de la alimentación; pero, a su vez, una fuente importante de estrés la constituye la forma en que nos alimentamos, porque si lo hacemos erróneamente podemos contraer enfermedades. Si nuestras células no reciben los aportes nutritivos adecuados, se produce una gran carga de estrés debida a esta demanda interna insatisfecha.Although occupational stress is a

  9. Morte súbita dos citros: suscetibilidade de seleções de limão-cravo e uso de interenxertos Citrus sudden death: susceptibility of rangpur lime selections and the use of interstocks

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    Jorgino Pompeu Junior

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A morte súbita dos citros é uma doença que afeta cultivares de laranjas e tangerinas enxertadas nos limões-Cravo e Volkameriano. Ela foi observada em plantas com dois a seis anos de idade que, após mostrarem sintomas gerais de declínio, entraram em colapso e morreram. A retirada da casca dos porta-enxertos suscetíveis revela o amarelecimento na região cambial, sendo esse o sintoma-diagnóstico da doença e que precede os sintomas da copa. As plantas enxertadas nas tangerinas Cleópatra e Sunki, no trifoliata e no citrumelo Swingle, não mostram sintomas da doença. A transmissão por borbulha e a evolução espacial sugerem que a morte súbita dos citros seja causada por patógeno transmitido por vetor alado. Com o objetivo de selecionar porta-enxertos tolerantes à doença, laranjeiras Valência enxertadas em 254 porta-enxertos foram plantadas em maio de 2003 e 2004 em solos onde foram erradicados pomares afetados pela morte súbita dos citros e próximos a pomares afetados pela doença. Em novembro de 2006, o sintoma-diagnóstico da doença estava presente em dez seleções de limão-Cravo: Santa Barbara red lime, Borneo red lime, Limão-Cravo Taquaritinga, Rangpur India C-26-1, Rangpur rose lemon, Rangpur Kusaie lime, Rangpur red lime D-33-40, Rangpur Egyptian lime, Rangpur lemon India e Japanshe citroen. A presença de interenxerto de trifoliata ou de tangerina Cleópatra, entre o limão-Cravo e a laranja Valência, não impediu a manifestação da doença.Citrus sudden death (CSD or morte súbita dos citros affects sweet orange cultivars and some mandarin trees grafted on Rangpur lime and Volkamer lemon rootstocks. The disease was observed in trees with ages ranging from two to six years; after showing general decline symptoms, the affected trees suddenly collapse and die. Trees on Cleopatra and Sunki mandarins, 'Swingle' citrumelo and trifoliate orange showed no symptoms of CSD. Cambial yellowing in the rootstock can be observed

  10. O que a saúde tem a ver com rádio comunitária?: uma análise de uma experiência em Nova Friburgo - RJ What does health have to do with community radio?: an analysis of an experience in Nova Friburgo - State of Rio de Janeiro

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    Alfredo de Oliveira Neto

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O campo da Comunicação e Saúde no Brasil vem se desenvolvendo e se fortalecendo a cada Conferência Nacional de Saúde (CNS. No relatório final da XII CNS, em 2003, torna-se claro o reconhecimento das rádios comunitárias como instrumento de divulgação e produção de temas relacionados ao SUS. O objetivo foi analisar as relações que se estabelecem entre profissionais de saúde, ouvintes/usuários e comunicadores envolvidos com uma rádio comunitária, de modo a entender como são constituídos os nexos entre um programa de rádio sobre saúde e os imaginários desses sujeitos. Para tal, uma abordagem metodológica qualitativa, fazendo-se uso da etnografia e do estudo de recepção. O campo se constituiu de um programa sobre saúde, o Bloco Mulher Saúde, transmitido pela rádio comunitária Rádio Comunidade FM 104,9 no município de Nova Friburgo, RJ. As discussões foram divididas em categorias analíticas. A comunicação comunitária pode contribuir como mediador político-cultural ampliando as possibilidades de expressão das demandas sobre saúde; existe a manutenção e reprodução do linguajar técnico hegemônico em saúde pelos médicos ao participarem de uma rádio comunitária; a comunicação comunitária pode auxiliar na construção de estratégias para ampliar o controle social no SUS.The field of Communication and Health in Brazil has been developing and getting stronger after each National Health Conference (NHC. In the final report of the XII NHC, in 2003, there was clear recognition that community radio is an instrument for the dissemination and treatment of issues related to the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS. This study seeks to analyze the relationships that are established between health professionals, listeners/users and popular communicators as a means of understanding the nexus between a radio program on health and the imaginations of the listeners. A qualitative methodological approach was used of

  11. Representações de gestantes sobre o uso de plantas medicinais Representations of pregnant women on the use of medicinal plants

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    M. Rangel

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa insere-se no campo da etnofarmacologia e utiliza, como fonte de dados, informações de gestantes usuárias, ou não, de fitoterápicos. O objetivo foi o de analisar representações formadas sobre o uso de plantas medicinais por gestantes em tratamento ambulatorial. Na perspectiva metodológica, assinala-se a natureza qualitativa do estudo e o emprego da análise de conteúdo, na perspectiva bardiniana. O levantamento de dados foi feito com um grupo de gestantes que usava e um grupo que não usava fitoterápicos. As análises permitiram identificar as categorias da concepção e dos motivos do uso, ou não, das plantas, verificando-se, com o grupo de usuárias, que o seu conhecimento vem sendo transmitido de geração a geração, principalmente através da informação verbal. Pôde-se, então, observar que esse conhecimento, embora aceito, pode levar ao uso inadequado ou ineficaz. No grupo que não usava fitoterápicos, pôde-se perceber desconhecimento da fitoterapia, ou a compreensão das plantas como perigosas, prejudiciais ao feto. Nas conclusões, verificaram-se dificuldades de identificação e administração segura das plantas e um certo grau de mistificação, além do uso de substâncias ineficazes e potencialmente tóxicas, destacando-se, então, o valor do diálogo entre médico e pacientes, com atenção ao possível uso medicinal de plantas.The present ethnopharmacological study evaluated information by pregnant women using phytotherapy or not. Its aim was to analyze representations on the use of medicinal plants by pregnant women under outpatient care. As regards methodology, the qualitative nature of the study and the content analysis underlie the bardinian approach. Data were collected from two groups: phytotherapy-user and non-user pregnant women. Categories related to the concept and the reason of plant use or non-use were identified. In the users group, knowledge has been transmitted over generations, mainly

  12. Adolescência, sexualidade e mídia: uma breve revisão da literatura nacional e internacional Adolescencia, sexualidad y medios de comunicación: una breve revisión de la literatura nacional e internacional Adolescence, sexuality and media: a brief revision of national and international literature

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    Raquel de Barros Pinto Miguel

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo identificar a produção existente acerca dos temas adolescência, sexualidade e mídia. Para tanto foram realizados levantamentos em bases de dados internacionais e nacionais, utilizando termos descritores relacionados ao assunto. Nas referências encontradas foram identificados os temas mais investigados por seus autores, estando entre eles: papel informativo da mídia, o conteúdo sexual veiculado pela mídia, sua influência na sexualidade do adolescente e relação entre mídia e a preservação do paradigma dominante. Os veículos midiáticos mais explorados nos estudos são a televisão e as revistas. Foi possível também identificar autores de relevância, tanto no âmbito nacional quanto internacional, bem como livros e periódicos de referência na área. Constatou-se a exígua produção acerca desta temática, principalmente quando comparado ao número de trabalhos abordando os temas adolescência e sexualidade, em especial em âmbito nacional.Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo identificar la producción existente respecto a los temas adolescencia, sexualidad y medios de comunicación. Para ello, fueron realizados levantamientos en bases de datos internacionales y nacionales, utilizando términos descriptivos relacionados al asunto. En las referencias encontradas fueron identificados los temas más investigados por sus autores. Entre ellos están: rol informativo de los medios, el contenido sexual transmitido por los medios, su influencia en la sexualidad del adolescente y la relación entre los medios y la preservación del paradigma dominante. Los medios más explorados en los estudios fueron la televisión y las revistas. Fue posible también identificar autores de relevancia, tanto en el ámbito nacional como en el internacional, bien como libros y revistas de referencia en el área. Se constató la escasa producción sobre esta temática, principalmente cuando comparada al número de trabajos que

  13. Reflexiones conceptuales y metodológicas sobre análisis y producción audiovisual en sociología

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    María-José Aguilar-Idáñez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Lo audiovisual ha merecido poca atención en la investigación social, aún en campos de conocimiento especialmente “iconizado” donde las representaciones sociales se construyen fundamentalmente a partir de los discursos visuales transmitidos en la mediapolis. La imagen ha sido generalmente utilizada en sociología para ilustrar textos y no tanto como documento para analizar e interpretar. Es necesario integrar los documentos audiovisuales como fuentes primarias de investigación ya que sin ellos es imposible analizar y comprender numerosos fenómenos de las sociedades contemporáneas. Este potencial analítico-comprensivo de las fuentes audiovisuales deriva de su naturaleza discursiva y los mecanismos de producción de sentido que incorporan. En este artículo reflexionamos sobre algunos aspectos del análisis y la producción audiovisual como herramienta conceptual y metodológica de la sociología: el uso de fuentes visuales en la investigación; las implicaciones multidisciplinares del análisis del discurso visual para establecer cómo se construye el significado (cómo es visualizado un hecho social y cómo pueden construirse otras formas de visualidad; o la imagen audiovisual en la construcción de la alteridad. Pero lo audiovisual, además de fuente y herramienta analítica en la tarea sociológica, constituye también una importante herramienta de intervención social en nuestro campo. En este sentido, la producción audiovisual es el aspecto quizás más novedoso que podemos incorporar en nuestro quehacer sociológico. La sociología visual ha abordado casi siempre problemas asociados al poder en los que ahora podemos plantearnos intervenir construyendo otras formas de visualidad desde los actores-sujetos que están en situación de subalteridad. La producción audiovisual sociológica puede construirse como un espacio específico alternativo de intervención social que contribuya a transformar la realidad incorporando la

  14. Vida em Santidade: modos de ser santo em uma comunidade messiânico-milenarista do sertão baiano (Pau de Colher, 1934-1938 - DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2010v8n18p170

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    Filipe Pinto Monteiro

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available A proposta do artigo é analisar o fenômeno peculiar da honraria santoral na comunidade messiânico-milenarista de Pau de Colher (Casa Nova, sertão da Bahia, 1934-1938. A partir de um recorte histórico-cultural e teológico, a investigação será encaminhada no sentido de esclarecer a atuação de uma liderança religiosa, popular e carismática atada a modelos de santidade gestados durante o período medieval no ocidente cristão e transmigrados para o Novo Mundo após os descobrimentos. O texto apresenta documentação inédita e estabelece uma discussão - a partir de obras clássicas e outras referências garimpadas ao longo da pesquisa - em torno da manifestação de santos católicos no interior baiano na década de 30 do século XX. O movimento de Pau de Colher, através da pregação de seus líderes, instituiu um diálogo com uma tradição que remonta às origens do cristianismo; fez crer na ressurreição de personagens como São José, o Carpinteiro e Santa Maria, a Imaculada -, figuras privilegiadas em nosso estudo -; e re-atualizou um conjunto de credos e valores transmitidos pelas mãos de missionários itinerantes e de beatos errantes durante a história do Brasil, revelando um intenso hibridismo entre catolicismo popular e eclesiástico. Palavras-chave: Pau de Colher; santos; sertão; catolicismo; religiosidade popular.   Abstract The aim of this paper is to analyze the peculiar phenomenon of the honor saints in the messianic-millenarian community of Pau de Colher (Casa Nova, interior of Bahia, 1934-1938. From a cultural-historical and theological approach, the research will be directed towards clarifying the role of religious, popular and charismatic leadership tied to models of holiness gestated during the medieval period in the Christian West and transmigrated to the New World after the discoveries. The paper presents unpublished documentation and provides a discussion - from classical works and other references panned

  15. Distribución de Lutzomyia longipalpis en el Chaco Argentino, 2010 Distribution of Lutzomyia longipalpis in the Chaco region, Argentina, 2010

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    Oscar D. Salomón

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El riesgo de leishmaniasis visceral (LV urbana epidémica se registró por primera vez en la Argentina en el año 2004, por presencia del vector Lutzomyia longipalpis en la provincia de Formosa, la provincia de Misiones registra casos de LV humana, LV canina y vector en el año 2006, y la provincia de Corrientes en el verano 2008-2009. En la provincia de Santiago del Estero los casos de LV humana y LV canina en el año 2008 estuvieron asociados posiblemente a vectores secundarios. Por ello, para conocer la distribución del riesgo en la región del Chaco, entre enero y abril del 2010 se realizó la búsqueda sistemática del vector de LV en 30 localidades de las provincias de Formosa, Chaco y en la ciudad de Reconquista, Santa Fe (224 trampas/noche. Se comprobó la presencia de Lu. longipalpis, por primera vez, en las localidades de Resistencia y Puerto Antequera (Chaco. En Clorinda y Puerto Pilcomayo (Formosa se obtuvieron las trampas con más ejemplares, 158 y 241 Lu. longipalpis trampa/sitio/noche respectivamente. Los resultados muestran que el vector de la LV urbana epidémica continúa dispersándose en el territorio argentino, habiendo ingresado a la provincia de Chaco. La notificación de casos esporádicos en la región chaqueña, transmitidos por vectores secundarios, como Lu. migonei, podría aumentar también debido a la vigilancia intensificada, y a la dispersión del parásito asociada al tránsito de perros infectados, sintomáticos o asintomáticos.The appearance of the vector of visceral leishmaniasis (VL Lutzomyia longipalpis in the province of Formosa in 2004 was associated with urban epidemic risk for the first time in Argentina. During 2006, vectors, canine and human cases of VL were reported in the province of Misiones, and in summer 2008-2009, in the province of Corrientes. In Santiago del Estero province in 2008, cases of human and canine VL were associated with secondary vectors. Therefore, with the aim to know the

  16. Candidatus Phytoplasma brasiliense associado ao superbrotamento do hibisco (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. no Estado de São Paulo Candidatus Phytoplasma brasiliense associated with hibiscus witches' broom in the State of São Paulo-Brazil

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    Eliane Gonçalves da Silva

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Plantas de hibisco com superbrotamento e definhamento seguido de morte têm sido observadas nos municípios de São Paulo, Campinas e Piracicaba. Como os sintomas são sugestivos daqueles induzidos por fitoplasmas, o presente trabalho buscou identificar o possível fitoplasma associado com a doença. Assim, 14 plantas sintomáticas de hibisco foram coletadas em Piracicaba (SP e submetidas ao PCR duplo com os primers P1/Tint-R16F2n/R2 e ao exame em microscópio eletrônico de transmissão. A identificação foi realizada por análise de RFLP com as enzimas de restrição BfaI, DraI, HaeIII, HhaI, HpaII, MboI, MseI, RsaI e TaqI. Testes de transmissão foram conduzidos com enxertia de ramos e uso de Cuscuta subinclusa. Os resultados de nested-PCR revelaram a presença consistente de fitoplasmas em todas as plantas sintomáticas e foram confirmados pela observação de corpúsculos pleomórficos no floema, através da microscopia eletrônica. A análise de RFLP mostrou que o fitoplasma encontrado em hibisco pertence ao grupo 16SrXV, o mesmo grupo do Candidatus Phytoplasma brasiliense. O fitoplasma foi transmitido de planta doente para sadia, tanto pela enxertia como pela C. subinclusa, demonstrando ser o agente do superbrotamento do hibisco.Ornamental hibiscus have been affected by shoot proliferation and decline followed by death in several cities in São Paulo State, especially São Paulo, Campinas and Piracicaba. As the symptoms are suggestives of those induced by phytoplasmas, the present work aimed to identify the possible phytoplasma associated with the disease. Fourteen symptomatic hibiscus were sampled in Piracicaba, submitted to nested-PCR with the primers P1/Tint-R16F2n/R2 and processed by transmission electron microscopy. The identification was made by RFLP analyses with the restriction enzymes BfaI, DraI, HaeIII, HhaI, HpaII, MboI, MseI, RsaI, and TaqI. Transmission assays were performed by grafting and Cuscuta subinclusa. The presence

  17. Guinea pigs experimentally infected with vaccinia virus replicate and shed, but do not transmit the virus Cobaias infectadas experimentalmente com vírus vaccínia replicam e excretam, porém não transmitem o vírus

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    Juliana Felipetto Cargnelutti

    2012-06-01

    secreções nasais (1 a 9 dias pós-inoculação - pi, desenvolveram viremia (1 a 10 dias pi e soroconverteram ao VACV. Apesar da replicação e excreção viral, o vírus não foi transmitido a sentinelas por contato direto, indireto (aerossóis ou por água e alimentos contaminados com fezes deliberadamente contaminadas com o vírus. Esses resultados demonstram que, apesar de replicar e excretar o vírus, as cobaias não transmitem o VACV nas condições estudadas. Esses achados tornam pouco provável a participação de espécies relacionadas na manutenção e transmissão do VACV na natureza.

  18. Parent-to-offspring transfer of sublethal effects of copper exposure: Metabolic rate and life-history traits of Daphnia Transferencia paterno-filial de efectos subletales de la exposición al cobre: Tasa metabólica y rasgos de historia de vida en Daphnia

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    MAURICIO A FERNÁNDEZ-GONZÁLEZ

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In ecological communities, pollution driven perturbations exert immediate effects on sensitive individuals, but these effects may be transmitted among interacting organisms and spread over the community through several paths. This makes the assessment and prediction of ecological consequences of pollution difficult. The propagation of perturbation effects among organisms can be horizontal among organisms that coexist in space and time, and vertical among organism that belong to different generations. The latter process is poorly understood, in particular in planktonic organisms facing metal pollution. In this study we evaluate the vertical transfer of effects driven by sublethal copper stress on the heartbeat rate, somatic growth and fertility of Daphnia pulex. In order to evaluate this, we performed a factorial experiment in which parental and filial generations were exposed to both copper-enriched and control media. We found that parental exposure to copper exerted a significant effect on the heartbeat rate, somatic growth and fertility of offspring, revealing a transgenerational effect in D. pulex. This response may be explained by a higher resource investment on repair/detoxification processes in the parental generation, allocating fewer resources to offspring quality. Our results suggest that responsiveness of organisms to stress is dependent on parental history.En las comunidades ecológicas, las perturbaciones producidas por los contaminantes ejercen efectos inmediatos en los individuos sensibles, pero estos efectos podrían ser transmitidos entre los organismos interactuantes y extenderse sobre la comunidad a través de múltiples vías. Esto hace difícil la evaluación y predicción de las consecuencias ecológicas de la contaminación. La propagación de los efectos de una perturbación entre los organismos puede ser horizontal, entre organismos que coexisten espacial y temporalmente, y vertical, entre organismos que pertenecen a

  19. Desempenho de rede de sensores sem fio em casa de vegetação Performance of wireless sensor network in a greenhouse

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    Barbara Teruel

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A potência de sinal é um importante parâmetro a ser considerado em um projeto de implantação de rede de sensores sem fio no meio agrícola. Este trabalho tem como objetivo coletar dados de qualidade de sinal transmitido entre uma estação base e um nó sensor situado no interior de uma casa de vegetação, localizada no campo experimental da Faculdade de Engenharia Agrícola - UNICAMP, com o auxílio de ferramentas computacionais. Após a implantação do nó sensor foram realizados experimentos com vista a se verificar alcance e qualidade do sinal de acordo com sua potência. Através desses ensaios foi possível concluir que uma potência de sinal com valor de -12,2 dBm é suficiente para manter a transmissão entre a estação base e nó sensor. Testes também foram realizados com uma potência de sinal de -9,2 dBm e mostraram que a rede possuía qualidade classificada "muito alta" porém, através do teste de duração da bateria, nota-se que existe economia de energia ao se utilizar a potência de sinal de -12,2 dBm. Foi avaliada a influência que o valor da potência de sinal tem sobre a qualidade do sinal de transmissão e recepção, o gasto de bateria e o alcance do sinal.The signal strength is an important parameter to be considered in a project to establish network of wireless sensors in an agricultural environment. This work aims to collect quality data signals transmitted between a base station and a sensor node located inside a greenhouse, which is an experimental field located in the College of Agricultural Engineering - UNICAMP, with the help of computational tools. After sensor node deployment, experiments were performed in order to check range and signal quality. Through these experiments, it was concluded that a radiofrequency power value of -12.2 dBm is sufficient to maintain transmissions between base station and the sensor. Tests were also performed to a radiofrequency power of -9.2 dBm, and showed that the network

  20. Variabilidade genética entre isolados de Colletotrichum gossypii do algodoeiro Genetic variability among the isolates of Colletotrichum gossypii of cotton

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    Yeshwant R. Mehta

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O algodoeiro é atacado por Colletotrichum gossypii (CG e C. gossypii var. cephalosporioides (CGC. Ambos os patógenos são transmitidos pela semente e sua distinção morfológica é extremamente difícil e inconsistente. Tentativas foram feitas no presente trabalho para verificar a variabilidade genética entre CG e CGC através de RAPD-PCR, ERIC- e REP-PCR e PCR-RFLP da região ITS rDNA. Foram utilizados 53 isolados coletados de sementes e folhas de plantas de diferentes cultivares nos estados do Paraná, São Paulo, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, e Paraiba, entre 1999 e 2003. Baseado em testes de patogenicidade, vinte e um isolados foram classificados como CG e 32 como CGC. Os resultados obtidos por RAPD-PCR, utilizando-se oito primers, revelaram dois grupos distintos sendo que o primeiro foi formado por 94% dos isolados de sementes e o segundo por 95% dos isolados de folhas. Na análise de ERIC- e REP-PCR, resultados semelhantes a RAPD foram obtidos, sendo que o primeiro grupo foi formado por 93% dos isolados provenientes das sementes e o segundo por 78% dos isolados provenientes das folhas. Quando o produto de amplificação da região ITS rDNA foi digerido com oito enzimas de restrição, um perfil de bandas semelhante para todos os isolados foi obtido. Resultados de RAPD, ERIC- e REP-PCR demonstraram que existem diferenças genéticas entre os isolados provenientes das sementes e aqueles provenientes de parte aérea, e esses dois grupos foram claramente distintos. Estudos futuros devem ser realizados utilizando outras técnicas moleculares para a obtenção de marcadores capazes de distinguir entre isolados de CG e CGC.Cotton is attacked by Colletotrichum gossypii (CG and C. gossypii var. cephalosporioides (CGC. Both the pathogens are transmitted by seed and their morphological distinction is extremely difficult and inconsistent. In the present study, attempts were made to verify the genetic variability among 53 isolates of CG and CGC using