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  1. Characterization of the Bhanja Serogroup Viruses (Bunyaviridae): a Novel Species of the Genus Phlebovirus and Its Relationship with Other Emerging Tick-Borne Phleboviruses

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    Matsuno, Keita; Weisend, Carla; Travassos da Rosa, Amelia P. A.; Anzick, Sarah L.; Dahlstrom, Eric; Porcella, Stephen F.; Dorward, David W.; Yu, Xue-Jie; Tesh, Robert B.

    2013-01-01

    Bhanja virus (BHAV) and its antigenically close relatives Forecariah virus (FORV), Kismayo virus (KISV), and Palma virus (PALV) are thought to be members of the family Bunyaviridae, but they have not been assigned to a genus or species. Despite their broad geographical distribution and reports that BHAV causes sporadic cases of febrile illness and encephalitis in humans, the public health importance of the Bhanja serogroup viruses remains unclear, due in part to the lack of sequence and biochemical information for the virus proteins. In order to better define the molecular characteristics of this group, we determined the full-length sequences of the L, M, and S genome segments of multiple isolates of BHAV as well as FORV and PALV. The genome structures of these Bhanja viruses are similar to those of viruses belonging to the genus Phlebovirus. Functional domains and amino acid motifs in the viral proteins that are conserved among other known phleboviruses were also identified in proteins of the BHAV group. Phylogenetic and serological analyses revealed that the BHAVs are most closely related to the novel emerging tick-borne phleboviruses severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus and Heartland virus, which have recently been implicated as causing severe acute febrile illnesses associated with thrombocytopenia in humans in China and the United States. Our results indicate that the Bhanja serogroup viruses constitute a single novel species in the genus Phlebovirus. The results of this study should facilitate epidemiological surveillance for other, similar tick-borne phleboviruses that may represent unrecognized causes of febrile illness in humans. PMID:23325688

  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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    Hornak, Katherine E; Lanchy, Jean-Marc; Lodmell, J Stephen

    2016-01-01

    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. PMID:27428993

  4. The Role of Phlebovirus Glycoproteins in Viral Entry, Assembly and Release.

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    Spiegel, Martin; Plegge, Teresa; Pöhlmann, Stefan

    2016-01-01

    Bunyaviruses are enveloped viruses with a tripartite RNA genome that can pose a serious threat to animal and human health. Members of the Phlebovirus genus of the family Bunyaviridae are transmitted by mosquitos and ticks to humans and include highly pathogenic agents like Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) as well as viruses that do not cause disease in humans, like Uukuniemi virus (UUKV). Phleboviruses and other bunyaviruses use their envelope proteins, Gn and Gc, for entry into target cells and for assembly of progeny particles in infected cells. Thus, binding of Gn and Gc to cell surface factors promotes viral attachment and uptake into cells and exposure to endosomal low pH induces Gc-driven fusion of the viral and the vesicle membranes. Moreover, Gn and Gc facilitate virion incorporation of the viral genome via their intracellular domains and Gn and Gc interactions allow the formation of a highly ordered glycoprotein lattice on the virion surface. Studies conducted in the last decade provided important insights into the configuration of phlebovirus Gn and Gc proteins in the viral membrane, the cellular factors used by phleboviruses for entry and the mechanisms employed by phlebovirus Gc proteins for membrane fusion. Here, we will review our knowledge on the glycoprotein biogenesis and the role of Gn and Gc proteins in the phlebovirus replication cycle. PMID:27455305

  5. The Role of Phlebovirus Glycoproteins in Viral Entry, Assembly and Release

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    Martin Spiegel

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Bunyaviruses are enveloped viruses with a tripartite RNA genome that can pose a serious threat to animal and human health. Members of the Phlebovirus genus of the family Bunyaviridae are transmitted by mosquitos and ticks to humans and include highly pathogenic agents like Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV as well as viruses that do not cause disease in humans, like Uukuniemi virus (UUKV. Phleboviruses and other bunyaviruses use their envelope proteins, Gn and Gc, for entry into target cells and for assembly of progeny particles in infected cells. Thus, binding of Gn and Gc to cell surface factors promotes viral attachment and uptake into cells and exposure to endosomal low pH induces Gc-driven fusion of the viral and the vesicle membranes. Moreover, Gn and Gc facilitate virion incorporation of the viral genome via their intracellular domains and Gn and Gc interactions allow the formation of a highly ordered glycoprotein lattice on the virion surface. Studies conducted in the last decade provided important insights into the configuration of phlebovirus Gn and Gc proteins in the viral membrane, the cellular factors used by phleboviruses for entry and the mechanisms employed by phlebovirus Gc proteins for membrane fusion. Here, we will review our knowledge on the glycoprotein biogenesis and the role of Gn and Gc proteins in the phlebovirus replication cycle.

  6. Differential Use of the C-Type Lectins L-SIGN and DC-SIGN for Phlebovirus Endocytosis.

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    Léger, Psylvia; Tetard, Marilou; Youness, Berthe; Cordes, Nicole; Rouxel, Ronan N; Flamand, Marie; Lozach, Pierre-Yves

    2016-06-01

    Bunyaviruses represent a growing threat to humans and livestock globally. The receptors, cellular factors and endocytic pathways used by these emerging pathogens to infect cells remain largely unidentified and poorly characterized. DC-SIGN is a C-type lectin highly expressed on dermal dendritic cells that has been found to act as an authentic entry receptor for many phleboviruses (Bunyaviridae), including Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), Toscana virus (TOSV) and Uukuniemi virus (UUKV). We found that these phleboviruses can exploit another C-type lectin, L-SIGN, for infection. L-SIGN shares 77% sequence homology with DC-SIGN and is expressed on liver sinusoidal endothelial cells. L-SIGN is required for UUKV binding but not for virus internalization. An endocytosis-defective mutant of L-SIGN was still able to mediate virus uptake and infection, indicating that L-SIGN acts as an attachment receptor for phleboviruses rather than an endocytic receptor. Our results point out a fundamental difference in the use of the C-type lectins L-SIGN and DC-SIGN by UUKV to enter cells, although both proteins are closely related in terms of molecular structure and biological function. This study sheds new light on the molecular mechanisms by which phleboviruses target the liver and also highlights the added complexity in virus-receptor interactions beyond attachment. PMID:26990254

  7. Inhibition of sandfly fever Sicilian virus (Phlebovirus) replication in vitro by antiviral compounds.

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    Crance, J M; Gratier, D; Guimet, J; Jouan, A

    1997-01-01

    Sandfly fever Sicilian virus (SFSV) was used in our laboratory to screen antiviral substances active toward viruses of the Bunyaviridae family. Antiviral activity was estimated by the reduction of the cytopathic effect of SFSV on infected Vero cells. Cytotoxicity was evaluated by determining the inhibition of Trypan blue exclusion. The specificity of action of each tested compound was estimated by the selectivity index (CD50/ED50). Selectivity indices of human recombinant interferon-alpha (IFN alpha) (Roferon and Introna), iota-, kappa- and lambda- carrageenans, fucoidan and 6-azauridine were much higher than that of ribavirin, the only antiviral substance which has been previously investigated for its inhibitory effects on Phlebovirus infections. Other compounds showed significant antiviral activity: glycyrrhizin, suramin sodium, dextran sulphate and pentosan polysulphate. All these compounds caused a concentration-dependent reduction in the virus yield. Ribavirin, 6-azauridine and IFN alpha have been shown to inhibit a late step of the virus replicative cycle, whereas glycyrrhizin and suramin sodium were active at an early step and the sulphated polysaccharides inhibited adsorption of SFSV on the cells. The antiviral compounds selected in this study as specific inhibitors of in vitro replication of SFSV are promising candidates for the chemotherapy of haemorrhagic fevers caused by viruses of the Bunyaviridae family. The combination of IFN alpha and ribavirin, which showed a synergistic antiviral effect, should be evaluated for the treatment of these infections. PMID:9403935

  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. PREVALENCE OF ARBOVIRUS ANTIBODIES AGAINST THE FAMILY Bunyaviridae IN WATER BUFFALOES

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    Alexandre Rosário Casseb

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The State of Pará comprises 26% of Brazilian Amazon region where a large diversity of arboviruses has been described. This study sought to assess the prevalence and distribution of haemagglutination-inhibition antibodies against antigens of nine different types of arbovirus of the Bunyaviridae family, where eight were Orthobunyavirus: Guaroa virus, Maguari virus, Tacaiuma virus, Utinga virus, Belem virus, Caraparu virus, Oropouche virus and Catu virus, and one Phlebovirus: Icoaraci virus in sera samples of water buffaloes in Pará State, Brazil. For all Arboviruses investigated there were antibodies, with the exception of Belem virus. Antibodies to Maguari virus were more prevalent (7.33%. The water buffaloes of the present study showed variable levels of antibodies in monotypic and heterotypic reactions that may indicate there are movements from most bunyavirus studied in domestic buffaloes in the state of Pará, and the Maguari virus presents the largest circulation. Therefore, further studies are needed to investigate the role of water buffalo in the maintenance and dispersal of arboviruses, as well as whether these viruses can cause disease in that species, especially in cases of birth defects and abortions.

  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. [Molecular epidemiology of phlebovirus in four provinces in Morocco].

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    Es-Sette, N; Ajaoud, M; Charrel, R N; Lemrani, M

    2016-08-01

    Sandflies are vectors of protozoa, viruses, and bacteria. To investigate the transmission of phleboviruses, a total of 8753 sandflies were collected in four foci of leishmania. A total of 16 distinct species were morphologically identified. Nested-PCR and cell culture screening for phleboviruses, using an assay targeting the polymerase gene, showed positive results for 19 pools of sandflies. Sequencing of the corresponding products confirmed the results and allowed identification of Toscana virus exclusively. Corresponding sandfly species originated from four different foci, and were different from those commonly reported in the literature. Sequence analysis shows that the Moroccan Toscana viruses belong to genotype B and appear close to the Toscana viruses isolated in France and Spain. This study reported the existence of the virus in the north, center and south of the country. The abundance and diversity of sandflies in Morocco, Mediterranean climate, would support the continuous circulation of Toscana virus in our country, posing a potential risk of emergence of these arboviruses. PMID:27193286

  12. 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

    2016-01-01

    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. PMID:27294949

  13. 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

  14. 布尼亚病毒科概述%An overview of Bunyaviridae

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    王颖; 邵柏; 于长友; 方绍庆; 刘明杰; 孙宝杰

    2012-01-01

    Bunyaviridae is one of the most important vector-borne viruses which are spread by medical arthropods and rodents including mosquitoes, sandflies, midges, rats and others, with mammals such as the human being as its host. It turned out that the "tick bite event" occurring in Henan, Shandong and other places in 2010 was human infectious diseases caused by a new Bunyaviridae spread by its tick vector. Diseases caused by the virus, if severe enough, may lead to multiple organ failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation and even death with a mortality of about 10%. In the present article, an overview is made of the studies done both at home and abroad on the pathogenicity of Bunyaviridae and the diseases, infections and the immune response associated with the virus to provide a theoretical basis for the detection and prevention of diseases caused by Bunyaviridae.%布尼亚病毒科是媒传疾病中重要的病毒科之一,传播媒介囊括了医学节肢动物和啮齿动物,如蚊虫、白蛉、蠓、鼠等,宿主动物为哺乳动物,如人类等.2010年在河南、山东等地出现的“蜱虫叮咬事件”是由蜱作为传播媒介,病原体为新型布尼亚病毒的传染疾病,该病严重者可致多脏器功能衰竭、弥漫性血管内凝血,甚至死亡,病死率高达10%.为给布尼亚病毒所致疾病的检测和防治提供理论依据,现就布尼亚病毒科病毒病原学、所致疾病及感染和免疫应答方面的国内外研究做一综述.

  15. Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) is not a competent vector of Cache Valley virus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Orthobunyavirus)

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    We investigated the susceptibility of Culicoides sonorensis to Cache Valley virus (CVV) (family Bunyaviridae, genus Orthobunyavirus) infection and the potential that it could be a vector or site of virus reassortment. CVV is native to the New World and causes disease in livestock. Infected blood mea...

  16. 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.

  17. 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

    2016-08-01

    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. PMID:27215299

  18. 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

  19. 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

    2013-12-01

    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.

  20. 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

    2013-10-01

    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.

  1. Genomic and phylogenetic characterization of viruses included in the Manzanilla and Oropouche species complexes of the genus Orthobunyavirus, family Bunyaviridae.

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    Ladner, Jason T; Savji, Nazir; Lofts, Loreen; Travassos da Rosa, Amelia; Wiley, Michael R; Gestole, Marie C; Rosen, Gail E; Guzman, Hilda; Vasconcelos, Pedro F C; Nunes, Marcio R T; J Kochel, Tadeusz; Lipkin, W Ian; Tesh, Robert B; Palacios, Gustavo

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    A thorough characterization of the genetic diversity of viruses present in vector and vertebrate host populations is essential for the early detection of and response to emerging pathogenic viruses, yet genetic characterization of many important viral groups remains incomplete. The Simbu serogroup of the genus Orthobunyavirus, family Bunyaviridae, is an example. The Simbu serogroup currently consists of a highly diverse group of related arboviruses that infect both humans and economically important livestock species. Here, we report complete genome sequences for 11 viruses within this group, with a focus on the large and poorly characterized Manzanilla and Oropouche species complexes. Phylogenetic and pairwise divergence analyses indicated the presence of high levels of genetic diversity within these two species complexes, on a par with that seen among the five other species complexes in the Simbu serogroup. Based on previously reported divergence thresholds between species, the data suggested that these two complexes should actually be divided into at least five species. Together these five species formed a distinct phylogenetic clade apart from the rest of the Simbu serogroup. Pairwise sequence divergences among viruses of this clade and viruses in other Simbu serogroup species complexes were similar to levels of divergence among the other orthobunyavirus serogroups. The genetic data also suggested relatively high levels of natural reassortment, with three potential reassortment events present, including two well-supported events involving viruses known to infect humans. PMID:24558222

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 新型布尼亚病毒及其检测研究进展%An overview of Bunyaviridae and detection

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    董雪; 王秋雨; 李欣; 刘娜

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    近年来在河南、山东等地出现的“蜱虫叮咬事件”是由蜱作为传播媒介,病原体为新型布尼亚病毒的传染疾病,该病严重者可致多脏器功能衰竭、弥漫性血管内凝血,病死率高达10%。布尼亚病毒是媒传疾病中重要的病毒类群之一,传播媒介囊括了医学节肢动物和啮齿动物,如蚊虫、白蛉、蠓、鼠等,宿主动物为哺乳动物。本文综述了新型布尼亚病毒病原学、所致疾病、感染和免疫应答以及检测的国内外研究进展,为该病毒感染的早期快速诊断、对症治疗和疾病预防等工作提供参考。%It turned out that the “tick bite event” occurring in Henan, Shandong and other places of China in recent year was human infectious diseases caused by a new Bunyaviridae spread by its tick vector. Diseases caused by the virus, if severe enough, may lead to multiple organ failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation and even death with a mortality of about 10%. Bunyaviridae is one of the most important vector-borne viruses which are spread by medical arthropods and rodents including mosquitoes, sandflies, midges, rats and others, with mammals such as the human being as its host. This review was focused on the research progress at home and abroad on etiology of Novel Bunia virus, caused-disease, infection immune response and its detection to provide reference for early and rapid diagnosis of Bunia virus and its prevention.

  5. [Taxonomic status of the Burana virus (BURV) (Bunyaviridae, Nairovirus, Tamdy group) isolated from the ticks Haemaphysalis punctata Canestrini et Fanzago, 1877 and Haem. concinna Koch, 1844 (Ixodidae, Haemaphysalinae) in Kyrgyzstan].

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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; Aristova, V A; Botikov, A G

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    Complete genome sequence of the Burana virus (BURV) was determined using the next-generation sequencing approach (ID GenBank KF801651). The prototype strain of BURV LEIV-Krg760 was originally isolated from the ticks Haemaphysalis punctata Canestrini et Fanzago, 1877 (Ixodidae, Haemaphysalinae), collected from cows in Tokmak wildlife sanctuary, eastern part of the Chu valley (43 degrees 10' N, 74 degrees 40' E) near Burana village, Kirgizia, in April 1971. Molecular genetics and phylogenetic analyses showed that the BURV belonged to the Nairovirus genus, Bunyaviridae and is related to Tamdy virus (TAMV) that is also associated with the ixodidae ticks of pasture biocenosis in Central Asia. Previous studies showed that TAMV is the prototypic virus of new phylogenetic Tamdy group in the Nairovirus genus. Thus, BURV was classified as a new virus of the Tamdy group, Nairovirus, Bunyaviridae. PMID:25549462

  6. 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

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    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. PMID:16320007

  7. 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

  8. 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

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    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

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    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

  13. 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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    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

  14. Quantitative Real-Time PCR Detection of Rift Valley Fever Virus and Its Application to Evaluation of Antiviral Compounds

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    Garcia, Stephan; Crance, Jean Marc; Billecocq, Agnes; Peinnequin, Andre; Jouan, Alain; Bouloy, Michele; Garin, Daniel

    2001-01-01

    The Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), a member of the genus Phlebovirus (family Bunyaviridae) is an enveloped negative-strand RNA virus with a tripartite genome. Until 2000, RVFV circulation was limited to the African continent, but the recent deadly outbreak in the Arabian Peninsula dramatically illustrated the need for rapid diagnostic methods, effective treatments, and prophylaxis. A method for quantifying the small RNA segment by a real-time detection reverse transcription (RT)-PCR using Ta...

  15. Rift Valley Fever Virus Incorporates the 78 kDa Glycoprotein into Virions Matured in Mosquito C6/36 Cells

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    Weingartl, Hana M.; Zhang, Shunzhen; Marszal, Peter; McGreevy, Alan; Burton, Lynn; Wilson, William C.

    2014-01-01

    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 antibod...

  16. Presence of Viral RNA and Proteins in Exosomes from Cellular Clones Resistant to Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection

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    Ahsan, Noor A.; Sampey, Gavin C.; Lepene, Ben; Akpamagbo, Yao; Barclay, Robert A.; Iordanskiy, Sergey; Hakami, Ramin M.; KASHANCHI, FATAH

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    Rift Valley Fever Virus (RVFV) is a RNA virus that belongs to the genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae. It infects humans and livestock and causes Rift Valley fever. RVFV is considered an agricultural pathogen by the USDA, as it can cause up to 100% abortion in cattle and extensive death of newborns. In addition, it is designated as Category A pathogen by the CDC and the NIAID. In some human cases of RVFV infection, the virus causes fever, ocular damage, liver damage, hemorrhagic fever, and...

  17. Valores, contravalores y sentimientos, transmitidos por los medios de comunicación y su percepción reflexiva

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    Bartolomé Crespo, Donaciano

    1997-01-01

    Esta investigación se refiere a la percepción de valores, antivalores y sentimientos encarnados y manifiestos en imágenes, palabras y sonidos autopresentados o mediados. Si en el pasado se han estudiado preferentemente los medios y sus mensajes, la preocupación actual mayoritaria sería investigar lo que pasa dentro del sujeto, cómo reacciona, cuáles son sus sentimientos. No hay duda que la reflexión sobre valores y propios sentimientos que suscitan la escucha, visionado o lectura de...

  18. Valores, Contravalores y Sentimientos, transmitidos por los medios de comunicación y su percepción reflexiva

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    Bartolomé Crespo, Donaciano

    1997-01-01

    This research deals with the perception of values, antivalues and feelings incarnated and manifested in images, words and sounds self introduced or mediated. If in the past media and their messages have been studied, the current concern of the majority would be to investigate what happens inside the individual, how he or she reacts, what are his /her feelings. There is no doubt that the reflection about values an own feelings that listening, looking or reading news create, is a very attractiv...

  19. Emergence of a new lineage of Cache Valley virus (Bunyaviridae: Orthobunyavirus) in the Northeastern United States.

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    Armstrong, Philip M; Andreadis, Theodore G; Anderson, John F

    2015-07-01

    Cache Valley virus (CVV; Family Bunyavidae, Genus Orthobunyavirus) is a mosquito-borne zoonosis that frequently infects humans and livestock in North and Central America. In the northeastern United States, CVV transmission is unpredictable from year-to-year and may derive from the periodic extinction and reintroduction of new virus strains into this region. To evaluate this possibility, we sequenced and analyzed numerous CVV isolates sampled in Connecticut during an 18-year period to determine how the virus population may change over time. Phylogenetic analyses showed the establishment of a new viral lineage during 2010 that became dominant by 2014 and appears to have originated from southern Mexico. CVV strains from Connecticut also grouped into numerous sub-clades within each lineage that included viruses from other U.S. states and Canada. We did not observe the development and stable persistence of local viral clades in Connecticut, which may reflect the episodic pattern of CVV transmission. Together, our data support the emergence of a new lineage of CVV in the northeastern United States and suggest extensive dispersal of viral strains in North America. PMID:25962774

  20. [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

    2014-03-01

    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.

  1. 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).

  2. 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

    2013-09-01

    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.

  3. Sequence of rice hoja blanca tenuivirus RNA-2.

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    De Miranda, J R; Muñoz, M; Wu, R; Hull, R; Espinoza, A M

    1996-01-01

    The sequence of rice hoja blanca tenuivirus RNA-2 is analysed and compared to its counter-part in rice stripe tenuivirus. The RNA encodes two proteins, in an ambisense arrangement. The 94 kD pc2, located in the complementary sense RNA, has several features typical of viral membrane (glyco)proteins, and also has regions of local homology to the glycoproteins of the Phleboviruses (Bunyaviridae). The 23 kD pv2 lies in the viral sense RNA and has two small conserved domains that are almost exclusively found in retro-viral membrane glycoproteins. Its genome location is analogous to the NSm protein of several of the Bunyaviridae species, which is thought to have a membrane-related function. The two open reading frames are separated by a large intergenic region which, in common with the other tenuivirus ambisense RNA segments, has a short region that is highly conserved between RStV and RHBV. The significance of these results with respect to the virus structure and gene expression is discussed. PMID:8883360

  4. De los males transmitidos al tercer milenio el fracaso de las prisiones y la falsa seguridad ofrecida en colombia. las promesas incumplidas de la constitucion del 91

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    Martínez, Mauricio

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    Este artículo formula una exposición clara sobre el problema penitenciario en Colombia desde dos perspectivas: la diacrónica, que da cuenta de la discusión teórica y académica que originó la ciencia criminológica contemporánea y la sincrónica, que explica las razones del fracaso histórico que ha representado para Colombia el paso a la justicia penal. Reúne además el estudio, elementos y daos de análisis cuantitativo en los que fundamenta el diagnóstico. Así mismo, presenta en su desarrollo ...

  5. 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

    2008-01-01

    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...

  6. 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

    2008-01-01

    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.

  7. Evaluation of the eastern cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus as an amplifying vertebrate host for Cache Valley virus (Bunyaviridae) in Indiana.

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    Blackmore, Carina G M; Grimstad, Paul R

    2008-01-01

    To evaluate the importance of eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus) as amplifying hosts for Cache Valley virus (CVV), we tested hunter-provided blood samples from northern Indiana for specific neutralizing (N) antibodies against this mosquito-borne bunya-virus. Samples were collected during the winter of 1994-95. Two seronegative eastern cottontails, captured in July 1995, were also infected with CVV by subcutaneous inoculation, and two others were infected by allowing CVV-infected mosquitoes to feed on them. The results indicate that eastern cottontails probably are not important amplifying hosts for CVV. The prevalence of N antibodies against CVV was low (6.0%, n=82) among the hunter-killed animals. Low viremia (<1.8 log10 plaque-forming units/ml) of short duration (1-3 days) were seen in three of four experimentally infected eastern cottontails. The viremias were insufficient for infecting Coquillettidia perturbans, a mosquito species commonly found naturally infected with CVV. PMID:18263839

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Surface Display of Rice Stripe Virus NSvc2 and Analysis of Its Membrane Fusion Activity

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    Shu-ling Zhao; Xue-juan Dai; Jian-sheng Liang; Chang-yong Liang

    2012-01-01

    Rice stripe virus (RSV) infects rice and is transmitted in a propagative manner by the small brown planthopper.How RSV enters an insect cell to initiate the infection cycle is poorly understood.Sequence analysis revealed that the RSV NSvc2 protein was similar to the membrane glycoproteins of several members in the family Bunyaviridae and might induce cell membrane fusion.To conveniently study the membrane fusion activity of NSvc2,we constructed cell surface display vectors for expressing Nsvc2 on the insect cell surface as the membrane glycoproteins of the enveloped viruses.Our results showed that NSvc2 was successfully expressed and displayed on the surface of insect Sf9 cells.When induced by low pH,the membrane fusion was not observed in the cells that expressed NSvc2.Additionally,the membrane fusion was also not detected when co-expressing Nsvc2 and the viral capsid protein on insect cell surface.Thus,RSV NSvc2 is probably different from the phlebovirus counterparts,which could suggest different functions.RSV might enter insect cells other than by fusion with plasma or endosome membrane.

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

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    Sakamoto, Joyce M; Ng, Terry Fei Fan; Suzuki, Yasutsugu; Tsujimoto, Hitoshi; Deng, Xutao; Delwart, Eric; Rasgon, Jason L

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    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. PMID:27602290

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

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    Marcio Hedil

    2016-07-01

    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.

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

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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 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. PMID:27455310

  17. [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.

  18. 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.

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

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    Weingartl, Hana M; Zhang, Shunzhen; Marszal, Peter; McGreevy, Alan; Burton, Lynn; Wilson, William C

    2014-01-01

    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. PMID:24489907

  20. 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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    FAB Coutinho

    1999-08-01

    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.

  1. 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

    2010-01-01

    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...

  2. Molecular epidemiology of Rift Valley fever virus based on genetic analysis of the virus isolates recovered in 1944-2008 from distinct geographic regions

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    Full text: Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an emerging mosquito-borne viral zoonosis caused by a RNA virus named Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), a Phlebovirus member of the Bunyaviridae family. Historically the disease was present in Africa and Madagascar where outbreaks occur at irregular intervals when heavy rains facilitate the breeding of vector competent mosquito vectors. The occurrence of the first confirmed outbreaks of RVF in 2000-2001 among humans and livestock outside Africa, in the Arabian Peninsula, carries the implication of further spread of infection into non-endemic areas since the virus is capable of utilizing a wide range of mosquito vectors. This work undertook investigation of the molecular epidemiology of the disease (1944-2008) with special reference to South Africa where the first documented outbreak of RVF occurred in 1951 and the most recent in 2008. A total of 149 isolates of RVF recovered over a period of 65 years from various hosts and during endemic and epidemic periods of disease in 15 African countries, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia were characterised by partial genomic sequencing of a 535-nucleotide segment of the G2 glycoprotein coding region of the M segment and the genetic relatedness determined using MEGA software. Pair-wise comparison of RVF isolates revealed divergences ranging from 0-5.6% at the nucleotide level, corresponding to 0-2.8% at the amino acid level. Most isolates are compartmentalized geographically and belong to one of 16 genotypes within three main lineages. Isolates from South Africa collected over 57 years belong to one of 4 genotypes. The 2008 South African isolates were closely related to isolates from the recent east African outbreak in 2006 and a 2003 Mauritanian isolate. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that circulation of RVFV is highly compartmentalized but with favourable climatic conditions a single genotype can rapidly spread from endemic areas over vast distances to cause outbreaks in susceptible human and

  3. 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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    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Generation of a Single-Cycle Replicable Rift Valley Fever Vaccine.

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    Murakami, Shin; Terasaki, Kaori; Makino, Shinji

    2016-01-01

    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. The virus carries a tripartite, single-stranded, and negative-sense RNA genome, designated as L, M, and S RNAs. RVFV spread can be prevented by the effective vaccination of animals and humans. Although the MP-12 strain of RVFV is a live attenuated vaccine candidate, MP-12 showed neuroinvasiveness and neurovirulence in young mice and immunodeficiency mice. Hence, there is a concern for the use of MP-12 to certain individuals, especially those that are immunocompromised. To improve MP-12 safety, we have generated a single-cycle, replicable MP-12 (scMP-12), which carries L RNA, S RNA encoding green fluorescent protein in place of a viral nonstructural protein NSs, and an M RNA encoding a mutant envelope protein lacking an endoplasmic reticulum retrieval signal and defective for membrane fusion function. The scMP-12 undergoes efficient amplification in the Vero-G cell line, which is a Vero cell line stably expressing viral envelope proteins, while it undergoes single-cycle replication in naïve cells and completely lacks neurovirulence in suckling mice after intracranial inoculation. A single-dose vaccination of mice with scMP-12 confers protective immunity. Thus, scMP-12 represents a new, promising RVF vaccine candidate. Here we describe protocols for scMP-12 generation by using a reverse genetics system, establishment of Vero-G cells, and titration of scMP-12 in Vero-G cells.

  8. 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.

  9. 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%.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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    Juan de Dios Murillo

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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.

  12. 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.

  13. MP-12 virus containing the Clone 13 deletion in the NSs gene prevents lethal disease when administered after Rift Valley fever virus infection in hamsters

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    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV; Bunyaviridae, Phlebovirus causes a range of illnesses that include retinitis, fulminant hepatitis, neurologic disease, and hemorrhagic fever. In hospitalized individuals, case fatality rates can be as high as 10-20%. There are no vaccines or antivirals approved for human use to prevent or treat severe RVFV infections. We previously tested the efficacy of the MP-12 vaccine strain and related variants with NSs truncations as a post-exposure prophylaxis in mice infected with wild-type pathogenic RVFV strain ZH501. Post-exposure efficacy of the rMP12-C13type, a recombinant MP-12 vaccine virus which encodes an in-frame truncation removing 69% of the NSs protein, resulted in 30% survival when administering the virus within 30 minutes of subcutaneous ZH501 challenge in mice, while the parental MP-12 virus conferred no protection by post-exposure vaccination. Here, we demonstrate uniform protection of hamsters by post-exposure vaccination with rMP12-C13type administered 6 h post-ZH501 infection while no efficacy was observed with the parental MP-12 virus. Notably, both the MP-12 and rMP12-C13type viruses were highly effective (100% protection when administered 21 days prior to challenge. In a subsequent study delaying vaccination until 8, 12 and 24 h post-RVFV exposure, we observed 80, 70 and 30% survival, respectively. Our findings indicate that the rapid protective innate immune response elicited by rMP12-C13type may be due to the truncated NSs protein, suggesting that the resulting functional inactivation of NSs plays an important role in the observed post-exposure efficacy. Taken together, the data demonstrate that post-exposure vaccination with rMP12-C13type is effective in limiting ZH501 replication and associated disease in standard pre-exposure vaccination and post-challenge treatment models of RVFV infection, and suggest an extended post-exposure prophylaxis window beyond that initially observed in mice.

  14. 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

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

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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.

  16. 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

    2016-01-01

    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

  17. 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

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

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    Olga A Lihoradova

    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

  19. Oligomerization of Uukuniemi virus nucleocapsid protein

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    Katz Anna

    2010-08-01

    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

  20. Role of Culex and Anopheles mosquito species as potential vectors of rift valley fever virus in Sudan outbreak, 2007

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    Galal Fatma H

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Rift Valley fever (RVF is an acute febrile arthropod-borne viral disease of man and animals caused by a member of the Phlebovirus genus, one of the five genera in the family Bunyaviridae. RVF virus (RVFV is transmitted between animals and human by mosquitoes, particularly those belonging to the Culex, Anopheles and Aedes genera. Methods Experiments were designed during RVF outbreak, 2007 in Sudan to provide an answer about many raised questions about the estimated role of vector in RVFV epidemiology. During this study, adult and immature mosquito species were collected from Khartoum and White Nile states, identified and species abundance was calculated. All samples were frozen individually for further virus detection. Total RNA was extracted from individual insects and RVF virus was detected from Culex, Anopheles and Aedes species using RT-PCR. In addition, data were collected about human cases up to November 24th, 2007 to asses the situation of the disease in affected states. Furthermore, a historical background of the RVF outbreaks was discussed in relation to global climatic anomalies and incriminated vector species. Results A total of 978 mosquitoes, belonging to 3 genera and 7 species, were collected during Sudan outbreak, 2007. Anopheles gambiae arabiensis was the most frequent species (80.7% in White Nile state. Meanwhile, Cx. pipiens complex was the most abundant species (91.2% in Khartoum state. RT-PCR was used and successfully amplified 551 bp within the M segment of the tripartite negative-sense single stranded RNA genome of RVFV. The virus was detected in female, male and larval stages of Culex and Anopheles species. The most affected human age interval was 15-29 years old followed by ≥ 45 years old, 30-44 years old, and then 5-14 years old. Regarding to the profession, housewives followed by farmers, students, shepherd, workers and the free were more vulnerable to the infection. Furthermore, connection between

  1. 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.

  2. Oropuche virus: A virus present but ignored

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    Salim Mattar V.

    2015-09-01

    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.

  3. Rift Valley Fever Virus MP-12 Vaccine Is Fully Attenuated by a Combination of Partial Attenuations in the S, M, and L Segments

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    Hill, Terence E.; Smith, Jennifer K.; Zhang, Lihong; Juelich, Terry L.; Gong, Bin; Slack, Olga A. L.; Ly, Hoai J.; Lokugamage, Nandadeva; Freiberg, Alexander N.

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    ABSTRACT Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic disease endemic to Africa and characterized by a high rate of abortion in ruminants and hemorrhagic fever, encephalitis, or blindness in humans. RVF is caused by Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV; family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus), which has a tripartite negative-stranded RNA genome (consisting of the S, M, and L segments). Further spread of RVF into countries where the disease is not endemic may affect the economy and public health, and vaccination is an effective approach to prevent the spread of RVFV. A live-attenuated MP-12 vaccine is one of the best-characterized RVF vaccines for safety and efficacy and is currently conditionally licensed for use for veterinary purposes in the United States. Meanwhile, as of 2015, no other RVF vaccine has been conditionally or fully licensed for use in the United States. The MP-12 strain is derived from wild-type pathogenic strain ZH548, and its genome encodes 23 mutations in the three genome segments. However, the mechanism of MP-12 attenuation remains unknown. We characterized the attenuation of wild-type pathogenic strain ZH501 carrying a mutation(s) of the MP-12 S, M, or L segment in a mouse model. Our results indicated that MP-12 is attenuated by the mutations in the S, M, and L segments, while the mutations in the M and L segments confer stronger attenuation than those in the S segment. We identified a combination of 3 amino acid changes, Y259H (Gn), R1182G (Gc), and R1029K (L), that was sufficient to attenuate ZH501. However, strain MP-12 with reversion mutations at those 3 sites was still highly attenuated. Our results indicate that MP-12 attenuation is supported by a combination of multiple partial attenuation mutations and a single reversion mutation is less likely to cause a reversion to virulence of the MP-12 vaccine. IMPORTANCE Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a mosquito-transmitted viral disease that is endemic to Africa and that has the potential to

  4. CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF THE CRIMEAN-CONGO HEMORRHAGIC FEVERVIRUS GLYCOPROTEINS

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    Sliwa, Mariam

    2009-01-01

    Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a worldwide tick-borne disease that originally belongs to the Bunyaviridae family, the genus Nairovirus. In addition to infection from ticks, humans become infected if any contact with infected blood or tissue material occurs. To study the disease, several methods such as real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Immunofluorescence assay are used for detection of the virus. All viruses in Bunyaviridae consists of three...

  5. Antigenic drift, antigenic shift and interferon antagonists: how bunyaviruses counteract the immune system.

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    Weber, Friedemann; Elliott, Richard M

    2002-09-01

    Members of the Bunyaviridae family are amongst the most widespread viruses in the world. They can be found on every inhabited continent at virtually every latitude, and are able to infect a wide range of arthropods, plants and mammals including humans. More than 300 named viruses are contained within the family Bunyaviridae (Virus Taxonomy: Seventh Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2000) 599), and several members cause significant disease in humans or domestic animals. Despite being recognised as an emerging threat, relatively little is known about their virulence mechanisms. Here, we try to summarise the current state of knowledge about how the viruses of the Bunyaviridae succeed in establishing infection in the face of a powerful immune system. PMID:12297332

  6. Early Bunyavirus-Host Cell Interactions

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    Amelina Albornoz

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    Full Text Available The Bunyaviridae is the largest family of RNA viruses, with over 350 members worldwide. Several of these viruses cause severe diseases in livestock and humans. With an increasing number and frequency of outbreaks, bunyaviruses represent a growing threat to public health and agricultural productivity globally. Yet, the receptors, cellular factors and endocytic pathways used by these emerging pathogens to infect cells remain largely uncharacterized. The focus of this review is on the early steps of bunyavirus infection, from virus binding to penetration from endosomes. We address current knowledge and advances for members from each genus in the Bunyaviridae family regarding virus receptors, uptake, intracellular trafficking and fusion.

  7. The Andes Hantavirus NSs Protein Is Expressed from the Viral Small mRNA by a Leaky Scanning Mechanism

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    Vera-Otarola, Jorge; Solis, Loretto; Soto-Rifo, Ricardo; Ricci, Emiliano P.; Pino, Karla; Tischler, Nicole D.; Ohlmann, Théophile; Darlix, Jean-Luc; López-Lastra, Marcelo

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    The small mRNA (SmRNA) of all Bunyaviridae encodes the nucleocapsid (N) protein. In 4 out of 5 genera in the Bunyaviridae, the smRNA encodes an additional nonstructural protein denominated NSs. In this study, we show that Andes hantavirus (ANDV) SmRNA encodes an NSs protein. Data show that the NSs protein is expressed in the context of an ANDV infection. Additionally, our results suggest that translation initiation from the NSs initiation codon is mediated by ribosomal subunits that have bypa...

  8. Identification of novel viruses using VirusHunter--an automated data analysis pipeline.

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    Guoyan Zhao

    Full Text Available Quick and accurate identification of microbial pathogens is essential for both diagnosis and response to emerging infectious diseases. The advent of next-generation sequencing technology offers an unprecedented platform for rapid sequencing-based identification of novel viruses. We have developed a customized bioinformatics data analysis pipeline, VirusHunter, for the analysis of Roche/454 and other long read Next generation sequencing platform data. To illustrate the utility of VirusHunter, we performed Roche/454 GS FLX titanium sequencing on two unclassified virus isolates from the World Reference Center for Emerging Viruses and Arboviruses (WRCEVA. VirusHunter identified sequences derived from a novel bunyavirus and a novel reovirus in the two samples respectively. Further sequence analysis demonstrated that the viruses were novel members of the Phlebovirus and Orbivirus genera. Both Phlebovirus and Orbivirus genera include many economic important viruses or serious human pathogens.

  9. 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, ...

  10. Use of bacterial expression cloning to define the amino acid sequences of antigenic determinants on the G2 glycoprotein of Rift Valley fever virus.

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    K. Keegan; Collett, M S

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    Four distinct antigenic determinants along the G2 glycoprotein encoded by the M segment RNA of the Phlebovirus Rift Valley fever virus were localized. These epitopes were defined by four monoclonal antibodies, three of which were capable of neutralizing virus infectivity; one was nonneutralizing. Immunoprecipitation by these monoclonal antibodies of either denatured or native antigen characterized the epitopes as having linear or higher order structure. Molecular cloning of G2 glycoprotein-co...

  11. Negative -strand tospoviruses and tenuiviruses carry a gene for a suppressor of gene silencing at analogous genomic positions

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    Bucher, E.C.; Sijen, T.; Haan, de P.; Goldbach, R.W.; Prins, M.W.

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    Posttranscriptional silencing of a green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgene in Nicotiana benthamiana plants was suppressed when these plants were infected with Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), a plant-infecting member of the Bunyaviridae. Infection with TSWV resulted in complete reactivation of GF

  12. 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

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    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

  13. Complete Genome Sequence of Seoul Virus Strain Tchoupitoulas.

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    Miles, Rory W; Lewandowski, Kuiama; Atkinson, Barry; Pullan, Steven T; Lloyd, Graham; Bailey, Daniel

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    Seoul virus (genus Hantavirus; family Bunyaviridae) is an emerging pathogen associated with cases of acute kidney injury in several countries across the globe. We report here the whole-genome sequence of the Tchoupitoulas strain of Seoul virus isolated in New Orleans, LA. PMID:27284149

  14. 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 that...

  15. 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

  16. Complete Genomic Sequence of Issyk-Kul Virus.

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

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    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.

  17. Disease: H00389 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available ndrome (HFRS) is a group of diseases caused by hantaviruses which are members of family Bunyaviridae. HFRS i...s characterized by renal failure, hemorrhages, and shock and is caused by the serotypes Hantaan, Seoul, Puum...ala, and Dobrava-Belgrade viruses. The serotype Puumala virus also causes nephrop

  18. Brus Laguna virus, a Gamboa bunyavirus from Aedeomyia squamipennis collected in Honduras.

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    Calisher, C H; Lazuick, J S; Sudia, W D

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    A virus isolate from Aedeomyia squamipennis collected in Honduras in 1967 was identified as a member of the Gamboa serogroup (family Bunyaviridae, genus Bunyavirus). This is the ninth Gamboa serogroup virus and the eighth shown to be a distinct serotype. PMID:2903690

  19. Towards understanding TSWW particle assembly: analysis of the intracellular behavior of the viral structural proteins

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    Ribeiro, D.M.O.G.

    2007-01-01

    At the onset of the studies presented in this thesis, it was already known that the assembly of the enveloped particle of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV; family Bunyaviridae) in the infected plant cell was featured by a number of interesting phenomena. This process involves enwrapment of the viral

  20. Transmissão por mãos contaminadas e ausência de transmissão embrionária do vírus do amarelo letal do mamoeiro Transmission by contaminated hands and absence of embryonary seed transmission of papaya lethal yellowing virus

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    Armando C. M. Saraiva; Waldelice O. de Paiva; Francisco A.C. Rabelo Filho; J. Albérsio A. Lima

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    O vírus do amarelo letal do mamoeiro ("Papaya lethal yellowing virus", PLYV) é responsável por uma das principais doenças do mamoeiro (Carica papaya) no Nordeste brasileiro. O PLYV pode ser transmitido por solo, água, instrumentos de corte contaminados e por inoculação mecânica em condições experimentais. Na presente pesquisa, avaliou-se a transmissão do PLYV por mãos contaminadas e sua presença em embriões de sementes de frutos infetados. O PLYV foi transmitido por mãos contaminadas, e mãos ...

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

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    Lic. Emilio Fernández Peña

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    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).

  2. Phylogenetic analysis of a newfound bat-borne hantavirus supports a laurasiatherian host association for ancestral mammalian hantaviruses

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    Witkowski, P. T.; Drexler, J. F.; Kallies, R.; Lickova, M; Bokorova, S.; Mananga, G. D.; Szemes, T.; Leroy, Eric; Kruger, D H; Drosten, C.; Klempa, B.

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    Until recently, hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae) were believed to originate from rodent reservoirs. However, genetically distinct hantaviruses were lately found in shrews and moles, as well as in bats from Africa and Asia. Bats (order Chiroptera) are considered important reservoir hosts for emerging human pathogens. Here, we report on the identification of a novel hantavirus, provisionally named Makokou virus (MAKV), in Noack's Roundleaf Bat (Hipposideros ruber) in Gabon, Central Africa. Ph...

  3. Hantaviruses: Rediscovery and New Beginnings

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    Yanagihara, Richard; Gu, Se Hun; Arai, Satoru; Kang, Hae Ji; Song, Jin-Won

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    Virus and host gene phylogenies, indicating that antigenically distinct hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus) segregate into clades, which parallel the molecular evolution of rodents belonging to the Murinae, Arvicolinae, Neotominae and Sigmodontinae subfamilies, suggested co-divergence of hantaviruses and their rodent reservoirs. Lately, this concept has been vigorously contested in favor of preferential host switching and local host-specific adaptation. To gain insights into ...

  4. 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

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    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.

  5. CRIMEAN CONGO HEMORRHAGIC FEVER - AN ARTICLE REVIEW

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    Khan Najam Ali; Jaiswal Anushree; Choudhray Reenu; Abid Mohammad; Kishore Kamal

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    Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) caused by negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus in the genus Nairovirus, family Bunyaviridae. (CCHF) is a tick-borne infectious disease characterized by fever, malaise, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore throat, muscle aches, hemorrhage and thrombocytopenia. CCHF has the most extensive geographic range of the medically significant tick-borne viruses occurring in Africa, Europe and Asia & found recently in India (Ahmadabad) in 2011,become a s...

  6. 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...

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

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    Chinikar, Sadegh; Shah-Hosseini, Nariman; Bouzari, Saeid; Shokrgozar, Mohammad Ali; MOSTAFAVI, Ehsan; Jalali, Tahmineh; Khakifirouz, Sahar; Groschup, Martin H; Niedrig, Matthias

    2016-01-01

    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 ...

  8. Gene S characterization of Hantavirus species Seoul virus isolated from Rattus norvegicuson an Indonesian island

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    Dian Perwitasari; Ima Nurisa Ibrahim; Andi Yasmon

    2014-01-01

    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:Pad...

  9. Classical swine fever virus replicated poorly in cells from MxA transgenic pigs

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    Zhao, Yicheng; Wang, Tiedong; Yao, Li; Liu, Bo; Teng, Chunbo; Ouyang, Hongsheng

    2016-01-01

    Background In addition to their value as livestock, pigs are susceptible to classical swine fever virus (CSFV) and can serve as reservoirs for CSFV, allowing it to develop into an epizootic. CSFV, a pestivirus of the Flaviviridae family, has a single-stranded RNA genome. Recent research has indicated that the human MxA protein inhibits the life cycles of certain RNA viruses, such as members of the Bunyaviridae family, the Flaviviridae family and others. Results To produce pigs with antiviral ...

  10. Serological Screening Suggests Presence of Schmallenberg Virus in Cattle, Sheep and Goat in the Zambezia Province, Mozambique

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    Blomström, A-L; Stenberg, H; Scharin, I; Figueiredo, J; Nhambirre, O; Abilio, A P; Fafetine, J; Berg, M.

    2014-01-01

    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a novel Orthobunyavirus within the family Bunyaviridae belonging to the Simbu serogroup. Schmallenberg virus infects ruminants and has since its discovery in the autumn 2011 been detected/spread to large parts of Europe. Most bunyaviruses are arboviruses, and SBV has been detected in biting midges in different European countries, suggesting that they may play a role in the transmission of the virus. It is not known how SBV was introduced to Europe and if SBV is pr...

  11. Sanidade, transmissão via semente e patogenicidade de fungos em sementes de Cedrela fissilis procedentes da região sul do Brasil

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    Marília Lazarotto

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198050986617Pesquisas relacionadas à patologia de sementes de espécies florestais nativas, especialmente aquelas mais aprofundadas, são escassas. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a sanidade das sementes de cedro através de dois métodos de detecção, avaliar a transmissão de fungos associados às sementes para as plântulas e avaliar a patogenicidade de fungos associados às sementes e transmitidos para as plântulas. Para tanto, sementes de seis procedências, dentre os estados do Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina e Paraná, foram utilizadas. Estas foram submetidas a testes de sanidade, pelos métodos do papel-filtro e batata-dextrose-ágar (BDA, a teste de transmissão via sementes para as plântulas e a teste de patogenicidade de isolados de Rhizoctonia sp., patógeno escolhido por ser o mais frequente nos testes de sanidade e transmitido via semente. Os fungos encontrados em ambos os testes foram: Pestalotia sp., Rhizoctonia sp., Penicillium sp., Phomopsis sp., Rhizopus sp., Aspergillus sp. e Fusarium sp. Ambos os métodos podem ser utilizados para teste de sanidade em sementes de cedro. Os fungos transmitidos via semente para plântula foram Fusarium sp. e Rhizoctonia sp., sendo que, estes causaram danos nas raízes e posterior tombamento. Foi identificado um isolado de Rhizoctonia sp. patogênico para plântulas de cedro, causando os mesmos sintomas relatados no teste de transmissão.

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

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    Müller, Felipe de Matos

    2010-01-01

    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

  13. 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

  14. Development and implementation of a selective change-driven vision sensor for high speed movement analysis

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    Zuccarello, Pedro Diego

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    Un sistema de vision artificial esta compuesto, en su forma más basica, por un sensor VLSI, habitualmente fabricado en tecnología CMOS o CCD, y una etapa de procesado. En la gran mayoría de los sistemas de visión artificial implementados hoy en día la etapa sensora del sistema consiste en un sensor de imágenes tradicional. Este tipo de sensores trabajan bajo unos principios muy simples y conocidos: el nivel de iluminación del entorno es muestreado y transmitido a intervalos de tiempo regulare...

  15. A relação de intermedicalidade nos Índios Truká, em Cabrobó - Pernambuco

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    Hítalo Thiago Gomes Vieira; Jacqueline Eyleen de Lima Oliveira; Rita de Cássia Maria Neves

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: Os conhecimentos tradicionais indígenas de saúde fundamentam-se em uma abordagem holística, cujo princípio é a harmonia de indivíduos, famílias e comunidades com o universo que os rodeia. Um dos desafios que antecede a atuação dos profissionais de saúde é o respeito à diferença, em que os conhecimentos e tecnologias da Biomedicina não devem ser transmitidos verticalmente, tornando-se imprescindível o reconhecimento da diversidade social e cultural dos povos indígenas. OBJETIVO: Id...

  16. La identidad de género : masculino versus femenino

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    Gallegos Argüello, María del Carmen

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene como finalidad analizar las características que definen el concepto de identidad y los elementos constitutivos de la identidad femenina y masculina que se han transmitido culturalmente a través de los procesos de socialización. Los sujetos construyen su actuar a partir de las referencias culturales que van aprendiendo a través de su proceso formativo. La diferencia sexual se da por la transmisión de ideas y valores distintos para cada individuo, por su...

  17. 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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    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...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Ideal de belleza femenino en los medios de comunicación y alteraciones de la conducta alimentaria. Influencia y posibles soluciones

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    Sánchez-Carracedo, David; López-Guimerà, Gemma; Fauquet Ars, Jordi

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    La investigación ha mostrado que la exposición constante a mensajes e imágenes relacionadas con el ideal de belleza femenino, el control del peso y la figura corporal transmitidos por los medios de comunicación, es un factor de riesgo bien establecido para el desarrollo de insatisfacción corporal, las preocupaciones por el peso, el inicio de conductas no saludables de control del peso y los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria en mujeres. En esta comunicación se presentarán los resultados de...

  20. ¿Acaso basta traducirse para entenderse?1 Un ejemplo de inconsciente de escuela: el Greenwood Dictionary of World History

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    Christin, Olivier

    2014-01-01

    La traducción es un instrumento irremplazable para el intercambio de ideas en muchos aspectos de la comunicación humana. Sin embargo, existen factores que pueden interferir para que el mensaje original no sea cabalmente transmitido. Aunado a ello, el uso del inglés como lengua obligada en el ámbito académico, puede provocar variaciones en los matices que pueden llegar a reducir el significado de conceptos originalmente complejos. Democracia por ejemplo, puede entenderse de maneras distintas a...

  1. Incidencias del Sistema Global de la Información Electrónica en el periodismo contemporáneo

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    Flores Vivar, Jesús Miguel

    1999-01-01

    La implantación de Internet y los Sistemas de Información dentro de los medios, está concibiendo una nueva forma de trabajo en el entorno periodístico. Por un lado, los Sistemas de Información permiten homogeneizar y optimizar la información que la propia empresa produce, estableciéndose, un continuo flujo de conocimientos. Estos conocimientos, a su vez, son transmitidos a los usuarios, componentes de la Sociedad de la información, a través de las redes telemáticas. El resultado deriva en el ...

  2. Sistema OXPHOS: integración funcional de dos genomas

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    Latorre Pellicer, Ana

    2014-01-01

    Tesis doctoral inédita leída en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Bioquímica. Fecha de lectura: 26/06/2014 El DNA mitocondrial (mtDNA) es peculiar por muchos aspectos: es circular, extranuclear y poliploide, no tiene intrones, es transmitido uniparentalmente (no cumple las reglas mendelianas), no sufre recombinación y tiene su propio código genético. Si se valora la transcendencia del mtDNA por el tamaño genómico, podría ser considerado casi ...

  3. Sanidade, transmissão via semente e patogenicidade de fungos em sementes de Cedrela fissilis procedentes da região sul do Brasil

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    Marília Lazarotto; Marlove Fátima Brião Muniz; Rafael Beltrame; Álvaro Figueiredo dos Santos; Caciara Gonzatto Maciel; Solon Jonas Longhi

    2012-01-01

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198050986617Pesquisas relacionadas à patologia de sementes de espécies florestais nativas, especialmente aquelas mais aprofundadas, são escassas. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a sanidade das sementes de cedro através de dois métodos de detecção, avaliar a transmissão de fungos associados às sementes para as plântulas e avaliar a patogenicidade de fungos associados às sementes e transmitidos para as plântulas. Para tanto, sementes de seis procedências, de...

  4. El virus de la lengua azul como modelo para el estudio de los orbivirus

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    Rodríguez-Sánchez, B.; Sánchez-Cordón, P.J.; Gómez-Villamandos, J.C.; Pedrera, M.; Risalde, M.A.; Molina, V.; Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J. M.; Ruiz-Villamor, E.

    2008-01-01

    Al género Orbivirus pertenecen tres virus transmitidos a través de vector, que afectan al ganado domestico y a animales de vida libre (Lengua Azul, Peste Equina Africana y Enfermedad Hemorrágica Epizoótica de los Ciervos), y que han causado en las dos últimas décadas, especialmente el virus de la Lengua Azul (vLA), pérdidas económicas cuantiosas en prácticamente toda Europa y en los países del sur y el este del Mediterráneo. Es importante, por tanto, profundizar en el conocimiento sobre los m...

  5. Determinación de la capacidad de transmisión de fitoplasmas en dos morfoespecies de la familia Cicadellidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorryncha) de Bogotá D.C.

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    Perilla Henao, Laura Margarita

    2013-01-01

    Los fitoplasmas son bacterias fitopatógenas que carecen de pared celular, especializadas en la colonización intracelular del floema de plantas, son transmitidos por insectos vectores del suborden Auchenorryncha (Hemiptera) y están entre los seres vivos con menor tamaño. Los fitoplasmas forman un grupo monofilético en la clase Mollicutes que causan alteraciones morfológicas y fisiológicas en plantas ornamentales, hortícolas, maderables, frutales y cultivos en todo el mundo. No existen métodos...

  6. Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 : basic guidelines

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    World Wide Web Consortium

    2008-01-01

    Este documento especifica las buenas prácticas para la entrega de contenidos Web para dispositivos móviles. El objetivo principal es mejorar la experiencia del usuario de la Web cuando accede desde este tipo de dispositivos. Las recomendaciones se refieren a los contenidos transmitidos y no a los procesos mediante los cuales se crea, ni a los dispositivos o las aplicaciones del usuario al que se entrega. Estas buenas prácticas están dirigidas principalmente a los creadores, mantenedores y ope...

  7. La institucionalización de la maternología en España durante la Segunda República y el franquismo The institutionalization of maternology in Spain during Second Republic and the Franco period

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    Carmen COLMENAR ORZAES

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    Desde principios del siglo XX se desarrolló en España una campaña de divulgación socioeducativa, dirigida a las mujeres, mediante la cual se les trató de inculcar que la misión principal de sus vidas, por su propia naturaleza, era la maternidad. Dicha campaña integraba un discurso médico, amparado por un Estado patriarcal, que culpabilizaba a las mujeres de la mortalidad infantil, a causa de su ignorancia en las prácticas de crianza. El mensaje transmitido, a través de diversos medios de difu...

  8. Métodos de representación en la pintura figurativa

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    Carroggio de Molina, Alberto, 1946-

    2012-01-01

    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...

  9. SADA-Sat : Sistema de Adquisición y Almacenamiento de Datos Ambientales por Protocolo SDI-12 con transmisión satelital

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    Díaz, Bruno; Díaz, Emanuel; Pereyra, Hugo; Mercado, Gustavo; Diedrichs, Ana

    2014-01-01

    El artículo describe el diseño e implementación de un sistema de adquisición automática de datos ambientales cuyos datos son transmitidos por comunicación satelital. El sistema ha sido desarrollado para su uso en ambientes agrestes, de difícil acceso y con escasos medios de comunicación tradicional. Los datos ambientales se digitalizan a través de un circuito específico cercano al sensor y se envían mediante el protocolo bus serie inspirado en SDI-12 a la plataforma colectora de datos (DCP...

  10. Estudo de vulnerabilidades em aplicações web e o seu reflexo em domínios Portugueses

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    Monteiro, Nuno Miguel da Silva

    2015-01-01

    Muito se tem falado sobre revolução tecnológica e do aparecimento constante de novas aplicações Web, com novas funcionalidades que visam facilitar o trabalho dos utilizadores. Mas será que estas aplicações garantem que os dados transmitidos são tratados e enviados por canais seguros (protocolos)? Que garantias é que o utilizador tem que mesmo que a aplicação utilize um canal, que prevê a privacidade e integridade de dados, esta não apresente alguma vulnerabilidade pondo em caus...

  11. Charlie and the chocolate factory: adaptación y traducción

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    Ana María Castro Ortíz

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    Full Text Available 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.

  12. Implementación en VHDL de generadores de números pseudo-aleatorios (PRNG'S) criptográficamente seguros

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    Grau Segura, Manuel

    2009-01-01

    La tecnología RFID está atrayendo un enorme interés y se ha convertido en una tecnología con un despliegue y crecimiento muy amplio y elevado, debido a la enorme importancia que están cobrando los Sistemas de Autentificación Automáticos. La gran ventaja de esta tecnología radica en que transmite la información sin necesidad de contacto físico, los datos son transmitidos por radio frecuencia entre un transmisor (Transponder) y un lector. El principal problema de esta tecnología es la necesidad...

  13. Generación de cuadrados latinos de orden 256 utilizando un grafo de reemplazos

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    Gallego Sagastume, Ignacio

    2015-01-01

    Los cuadrados Latinos (LSs) son estructuras algebraicas con aplicaciones en criptografía. Si los LSs son aleatorios y uniformemente distribuidos, pueden ser usados como claves para algoritmos de encriptación simétricos. En el contexto de un protocolo de comunicación seguro, debe generarse un nuevo LS cada cierta cantidad de tiempo o cantidad de datos transmitida para no correr el riesgo de que un atacante lo deduzca y pueda así descifrar los mensajes transmitidos. El tiempo y recursos requeri...

  14. Lenguaje y valores sociales en la publicidad impresa. Análisis de los valores manifiestos en el léxico de los anuncios de XL Semanal durante 2012

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    Gutiérrez Guerrero, María Dolores

    2015-01-01

    Esta tesis enmarcada dentro de las Ciencias de la Comunicación estudia los valores sociales presentes en el texto de los anuncios publicitarios. La novedad de la presente investigación es que analiza los valores transmitidos a través del léxico utilizado por la publicidad impresa. Mediante dicho análisis se determinan qué valores se utilizan y en qué medida. Como los medios de comunicación de masas son un factor de cambio social y los mensajes publicitarios que se emiten transmiten dete...

  15. Comparação de três receptores GPS para uso em agricultura de precisão Comparison of three GPS receiver for precision agriculture uses

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    Marcelo C. C. Stabile; Luiz A. Balastreire

    2006-01-01

    Diversos equipamentos que se utilizam dos sinais transmitidos pelo Sistema de Posicionamento Global (GPS) têm sido empregados na Agricultura de Precisão. Neste estudo, foi feita uma comparação de três receptores comerciais no intuito de verificar suas acurácias. As principais qualidades medidas foram a repetibilidade dos dados e a estabilidade do sistema. O estudo foi conduzido em campo aberto, na área experimental da ESALQ/USP, com três linhas paralelas de 50 m espaçadas 10 m entre si. A col...

  16. “De frente pro crime”: cultura organizacional e socialização dos peritos ingressantes no departamento de criminalística do instituto-geral de perícias do Rio Grande do Sul

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    Neusa Rolita Cavedon

    2010-01-01

    A pesquisa objetivou verificar como determinados aspectos da cultura organizacional do Departamento de Criminalística são transmitidos aos neófitos, por meio do curso de formação de peritos; quem são esses ingressantes; qual a significação que o curso e as futuras atividades a serem desenvolvidas possuem para eles. Os dados foram obtidos mediante o fazer etnográfico, tendo por técnicas a observação participante, realizada com a presença da pesquisadora no módulo Local de Crime contra a Vida, ...

  17. Integración de secuencias discursivas. El caso de los mitos y leyendas de ascendencia maya en Chiapas (México), vinculadas a la creación del hombre y su entorno

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    Cruz Coutiño, José Antonio

    2008-01-01

    Ubica socio-etnográficamente a la provincia de Chiapas (México), con base en información estadística de los años 2005 a 2007; describe la cosmología y la cosmogonía de los mayas clásicos y posclásicos, y define al mito desde la lengua, la cultura y la ideología, pero sobre todo, caracteriza los relatos míticos tradicionales, transmitidos oralmente, como unidades discursivas, macroestructuras semánticas y macroactos de habla , de acuerdo con las propuestas metodológicas de Teun A. Van Dijk. S...

  18. Manejo de plántulas de mango (Mangifera indica L.) Obtenidas in vitro para estudios de sanidad vegetal

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    Martha Elena López-Estrada; María Concepción Acosta-Rodríguez; Gabriel Otero-Colina; Alejandro Casimiro Michel-Aceves; David Heriberto Noriega-Cantú

    2008-01-01

    A partir de embriones inmaduros de mango se obtuvieron plántulas in vitro libres de contaminantes externos y transmitidos por semilla; luego se trasplantaron a suelo usando sólo materiales esterilizados. Se sembraron embriones de mango de 45 a 60 días de edad en medio B5 modificado; cuando las plántulas alcanzaron 10 cm de altura se trasplantaron a suelo + perlita expandida en recipientes de plástico especialmente diseñados y ahí se regaron con solución nutritiva universal. En la etapa in vi...

  19. 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...

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

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    Ordanis Nerza González Agüero

    2008-01-01

    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...

  1. 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...

  2. Detection and quantification of potato mop-top virus (pmtv) in colombia using qrt-pcr

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    García Bastidas, Nevar Alirio; Gutiérrez Sánchez, Pablo Andrés; Marín Montoya, Mauricio Alejandro

    2014-01-01

    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 pru...

  3. Detección y cuantificación del Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) en Colombia mediante qRT-PCR

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    Nevar García Bastidas; Pablo Gutiérrez Sánchez; Mauricio Marín Montoya

    2013-01-01

    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 pru...

  4. Sensibilidad a fungicidas de las especies de Fusarium responsables de la pudrición de la mazorca de maíz.

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    Pérez Rodríguez, Jaime

    2014-01-01

    Una de las enfermedades más importantes en México y en todos los países donde se cultiva maíz, es la pudrición de la mazorca. Además de reducir el rendimiento del cultivo, esta enfermedad afecta las cualidades físicas, fisiológicas y fitosanitarias de las semillas. Los agentes causales reportados responsables de la pudrición de la mazorca, corresponden al género Fusarium (hongos transmitidos por semilla). Una forma fácil y accesible de manejar a estos patógenos es con el uso de fungicidas apl...

  5. Sorologia e sobrevivência do vírus do amarelo letal do mamoeiro Serology and surviving characteristics of Papaya lethal yellowing virus

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    Ana Lúcia Lopes do Nascimento; José Albersio de Araujo Lima; Aline Kelly Queiroz do Nascimento; Maria de Fátima Barros Gonçalves

    2010-01-01

    O vírus do amarelo letal do mamoeiro (Papaya lethal yellowing virus, PLYV) é responsável por uma das principais doenças do mamoeiro (Carica papaya) no Nordeste brasileiro. O PLYV pode ser transmitido através do solo, água, instrumento de corte e mãos contaminadas. A presente pesquisa teve como objetivo estudar as características biológicas, sorológicas e físicas de um isolado do vírus e avaliar sua sobrevivência em tecido seco infetado. O PLYV foi detectado por "Enzyme linked immunosorbent as...

  6. Modernidad y contextualidad regional : el caso de Emilio Duhart

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    Camplá Lehmann, José R.

    2013-01-01

    Es recurrente lo transmitido en la mayoría de los escritos y por los estudiosos, en el sentido de que el Movimiento Moderno tanto en Latinoamérica como particularmente en Chile, ha sido un movimiento de carácter exógeno, con un alto contenido de desarraigo, sin considerar factores sociales, culturales ni territoriales y que en nuestro país ha sido impuesto como un acto de imitación sin más. Esta tesis pretende dar a conocer a través de la muestra de algunas obras realizadas desde las décadas ...

  7. Sobre um projeto extracurricular de matemática para a pré-escolar e o primeiro ciclo no ensino básico

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    Videira, Maria Adelaide Duarte Carreira Leite

    2012-01-01

    Tese de doutoramento em Ciências (área de especialização em Matemática) A premissa central na base deste trabalho assenta no princípio da conveniência – melhor, na convicção da necessidade – de se começar, desde muito cedo, isto é, desde os 5/6 anos, a estimular na mente infantil o pensamento lógico-abstrato, por via de conceitos e algoritmos matemáticos, transmitidos da mesma forma natural pela qual os juvenis de diferentes espécies animais adquirem os comportamentos e as técn...

  8. El caso de los Vecinos Autoconvocados de Berazategui

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    García, Sandra

    2012-01-01

    El artículo analiza cómo a partir de la apropiación y el uso de Internet, por parte de la Asamblea de “Vecinos Autoconvocados por la Vida. No a la Subestación Rigolleau”, los agentes pudieron reconfigurar percepciones y prácticas de ciudadanía relacionadas específicamente a demandas por un medioambiente sano sin contaminación electromagnética, que no son transmitidos por los medios hegemónicos. De allí nuestro interés en proponer una lectura posible del discurso de estos actores, quienes a pa...

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

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    Figueiredo Pina, Helena

    2014-01-01

    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...

  10. 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.

  11. 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

    2010-01-01

    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 ...

  12. 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.

  13. 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].

  14. 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

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     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...

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Ecological studies of enzootic Venezuelan equine encephalitis in north-central Venezuela, 1997-1998.

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    Salas, R A; Garcia, C Z; Liria, J; Barrera, R; Navarro, J C; Medina, G; Vasquez, C; Fernandez, Z; Weaver, S C

    2001-01-01

    From 1997-1998, we investigated the possible continuous circulation of epizootic Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) virus suggested by a 1983 subtype IC interepizootic mosquito isolate made in Panaquire, Miranda State, Venezuela. The study area was originally covered by lowland tropical rainforest but has been converted into cacao plantations. Sentinel hamsters, small mammal trapping, mosquito collections, and human serosurveys were used to detect active or recent virus circulation. Six strains of subtype ID VEE virus were isolated from hamsters that displayed no apparent disease. Four other arboviruses belonging to group A (Togaviridae: Alphavirus), two Bunyamwera group (Bunyaviridae), and three Gamboa group (Bunyaviridae) arboviruses were also isolated from hamsters, as well as 8 unidentified viruses. Venezuelan equine encephalitis-specific antibodies were detected in 5 small mammal species: Proechimys guairae, Marmosa spp., and Didelphis marsupialis. Mosquito collections comprised of 38 different species, including 8 members of the subgenus Culex (Melanoconion), did not yield any virus isolates. Sera from 195 humans, either workers in the cacao plantation or nearby residents, were all negative for VEE virus antibodies. Sequences of 1,677 nucleotides from the P62 gene of 2 virus isolates indicated that they represent a subtype ID lineage that is distinct from all others characterized previously, and are unrelated to epizootic VEE emergence. PMID:11425168

  19. Laboratory diagnosis of Zika infection imported cases

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    Alves, Maria João; Zé-Zé, Líbia

    2016-01-01

    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 ...

  20. Anorexia nervosa e transmissão psíquica transgeracional

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    Élide Dezoti Valdanha

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O estudo investigou a transmissão psíquica em três gerações de mulheres de uma família - avó, mãe e filha, esta última com diagnóstico de anorexia nervosa. Utilizou-se como estratégia metodológica o estudo de caso familiar e o enfoque da transmissão psíquica para análise dos dados. Perceberam-se dificuldades e sofrimentos decorrentes de conteúdos psíquicos transmitidos sem elaboração na sucessão intergeracional, fomentando relações truncadas e conflagradas, veladas por segredos familiares e empobrecimento subjetivo.

  1. Dengue : etiologia, patogénese e suas implicações a nível global

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    Nunes, Juliana da Silva

    2011-01-01

    A doença causada pelo vírus do Dengue tornou-se uma das principais doenças infecciosas emergentes a nível mundial, sendo agora considerada uma epidemia global e registada em mais de 120 países. Tal facto põe em risco grande parte da população mundial. O vírus do Dengue pertence ao grupo das arboviroses, referente a família Flaviviridae, género Flavivírus, possui quatro serotipos geneticamente e antigenicamente distintos (1-4). Transmitido ao homem através da picada de mosquitos hematófa...

  2. 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.

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

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    Mónica Maisterrena González

    2014-07-01

    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.

  4. As deficiências auditivas relacionadas às alterações do DNA mitocondrial.

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    Carvalho Maria F. P. de; Ribeiro Fernando A. Quintanilha

    2002-01-01

    A deficiência auditiva é sintoma comum que pode apresentar várias etiologias, entre elas as causadas por alterações genéticas. As mutações genéticas podem ocorrer em genes nucleares e mitocondriais. A mitocôndria, uma organela intracelular, tem o seu próprio genoma (DNA), que é uma molécula circular e é transmitido exclusivamente pela mãe. As mutações do DNA mitocondrial são transmitidas pela linhagem materna, mas podem ocorrer mutações espontâneas. O fenótipo, ou expressão clínica, da mutaçã...

  5. As deficiências auditivas relacionadas às alterações do DNA mitocondrial. Hearing loss related to mitochondrial DNA changes

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    Maria F. P. de Carvalho; Fernando A. Quintanilha Ribeiro

    2002-01-01

    A deficiência auditiva é sintoma comum que pode apresentar várias etiologias, entre elas as causadas por alterações genéticas. As mutações genéticas podem ocorrer em genes nucleares e mitocondriais. A mitocôndria, uma organela intracelular, tem o seu próprio genoma (DNA), que é uma molécula circular e é transmitido exclusivamente pela mãe. As mutações do DNA mitocondrial são transmitidas pela linhagem materna, mas podem ocorrer mutações espontâneas. O fenótipo, ou expressão clínica, da mutaçã...

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

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    Ordanis Nerza González Agüero

    2008-01-01

    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.

  7. 23-F: La noche de los transistores en la pantalla. La ficción audiovisual y la radio en el 23-F

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    Diego Pérez, Natalia

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    Este proyecto se basa en los hechos ocurridos el 23 de febrero de 1981, cuando se produjo el asalto al Congreso de los Diputados y tuvo lugar el intento de Golpe de Estado. La radio fue el único medio de comunicación que pudo emitir lo que estaba pasando. Por otro lado, en los últimos años se han hecho series y una película sobre este acontecimiento, la ficción también puede ser información. En este trabajo se analizará la función de la radio aquel día y cómo la ficción ha transmitido ese pap...

  8. KinMTool: Una Herramienta Multimedia para la enseñanza de máquinas herramienta

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    Roberto Pérez Rodríguez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se aborda el desarrollo de un software multimedia educativo de apoyo al proceso de enseñanza - aprendizaje de la asignatura Máquinas Herramienta, lo cual es de importancia para la formación de los egresados de la carrera de Ingeniería Mecánica. KinMTool integra los contenidos del tema cinemática de las máquinas herramienta y los presenta de una forma amena valiéndose de diversos recursos multimedia, lo que favorece a los estudiantes la aprensión de los conocimientos transmitidos. La multimedia permitió la mejora en la calidad de los contenidos impartidos, así como la autogestión del aprendizaje al ritmo de cada estudiante.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. Até onde vai a convergência?: assistindo à tv norte-americana no Brasil

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    Pedro Peixoto Curi

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    Full Text Available Programas de TV norte-americanos podem ser assistidos de qualquer lugar enquanto são transmitidos ou baixados pela internet horas depois. Espectadores fazem isso usando diferentes ferramentas e redes sociais, discutindo o que viram. No Brasil, não é diferente, mas esse mercado global não parece tão inclusivo. Alguns programas possuem paratextos que fãs estrangeiros não conseguem alcançar. Sentindo que estão perdendo parte da história, fãs brasileiros tentam criar novas formas de interagir com esses universos e com outros fãs. Este trabalho procura mostrar como espectadores brasileiros interagem com produtos transmidiáticos e entre eles em um consumo global, com elementos locais.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Relação entre apresentação clínica, carga viral e a titulação de anticorpos na peritonite infecciosa felina

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    Mota, Ana Luísa Deodato Ribeiro

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    Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária A Peritonite Infecciosa Felina (PIF) é uma doença sistémica, mais frequente em animais jovens e gatos provenientes de gatis, provocada pelo Coronavírus Felino (FCoV), um vírus RNA cadeia simples sentido positivo com envelope. A proteína S viral permite a diferenciação entre os dois serótipos do FCoV. O vírus é transmitido por via fecal-oral, atinge os enterócitos, onde se multiplica. O modo peculiar de replicação viral f...

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

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    Sergio Luis Funari

    2003-12-01

    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.

  17. Cytoadherence capabilities of Plasmodium berghei ANKA and NK65 infected red blood cells in different malaria models

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    Albuquerque, Maria Inês Sousa de, 1988

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    A malária é uma doença infecciosa responsável por mais de 225 milhões de infecções e 781 000 mortes por ano, a grande maioria de crianças até aos 5 anos de idade [1]. O seu impacto faz-se sentir não só a nível social, mas também a nível económico, sendo umas das causas da perpetuação do ciclo de pobreza que é vivido nos países afectados por esta doença [2]. A malária é causada por um parasita eucariota intracelular, do género Plasmodium, transmitido através da picada de um mosquito do género ...

  18. Tifus Exantemático: enfermedad reemergente en el Perú

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    Cecilia Morón C

    1999-01-01

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Atitudes de estudantes universitários frente ao consumo de materiais pornográficos University students' attitudes towards pornographic material consumption

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    Valeschka Martins Guerra; Fernando Cezar B. de Andrade; Mardonio Rique Dias

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    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...

  1. 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.

  2. Préstamos del catalán en el léxico español

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    Prat Sabater, Marta

    2003-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada La investigación desarrollada en esta tesis doctoral, bajo el título de Préstamos del catalán en el léxico español, constituye un estudio diacrónico de los préstamos léxicos transmitidos entre dos lenguas románicas en una dirección concreta, en general, poco considerada: palabras del catalán que a lo largo de la historia han llegado a integrarse en el vocabulario español o en alguna de sus variedades dialectales (especia...

  3. Distribuição espacial da meleira do mamoeiro em zonas de trópico úmido e trópico semi-árido Spatial patterns of papaya sticky disease in brazilian semi arid and rain forest regions

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    Carlos A. Vidal; Francisco F. Laranjeira; Antônio S. Nascimento; Tuffi C. Habibe

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    O vírus da meleira, transmitido por Bemisia tabaci, é um dos maiores problemas da cultura do mamoeiro (Carica papaya), sendo responsável por perdas de até 100% na produção. Com o objetivo de compreender melhor sua epidemiologia e gerar subsídios para estudos da influência de fatores culturais e bioecológicos na dinâmica da doença, avaliou-se a distribuição espacial de plantas afetadas pela meleira em zonas de Trópico Úmido e Trópico Semi-árido, em 15 plantios comerciais em Eunápolis-BA e Petr...

  4. Ciberespaço, vigilância e privacidade: o caso Google Street View

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    Elisianne Campos de Melo Soares

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    O Google Street View é um serviço de mapeamento fotográfico de ruas criado pela multinacional Google em 2007. Em maio de 2010, Google admitiu que os veículos utilizados para a captura de imagens coletaram, inadvertidamente, dados pessoais (sobretudo mensagens de e-mail e vídeos transmitidos através de redes wi-fi privadas. Tendo em vista o problema de um possível atentado à vida privada e à segurança do tratamento de dados pessoais, pretende-se fazer uma breve análise do presente caso, trazendo à discussão algumas ideias tais como as de controle e vigilância no ciberespaço.

  5. Viajes del andalusí Ibn Ŷubayr al Oriente

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    Maíllo Salgado, Felipe

    2005-04-01

    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.…

  6. Linguagem verbal e não verbal na malha discursiva

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    Elisa Guimarães

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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.

  7. Estudios sobre la transmisión por "moscas blancas" (Homoptera: aleyrodidae de virus asociados con el "cuero de sapo" en yuca (Manihot esculenta Crantz

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    Angel S. Juan C.

    1987-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudios realizados en la zona endémica al "cuero de sapo" (Quilcacé, Cauca, encaminados a determinar la presencia de vectores de la enfermedad mostraron la existencia de dos virus asociados con "moscas blancas". El primero denominado "agente mosaico" fue transmitido por Bemisia tuberculata, el segundo asintomático, por Aleurotrachelus socialis. El 3.3% de la población de B. tuberculata utilizada transmitió el "agente mosaico" al clón M Col 2063 (Secundina y no a M Col 113: el 2.4 % de A. socialis transmitió el asintomático al clón Secundina y el 4.7% a M Col 113. El "agente mosaico", no fue identificado, pero si se demostró que el asintomático presente era CsXV; este sería el primer registro de un potexvirus transmitido por "moscas blancas". El papel de los dos virus en la etiología del “cuero de sapo” continúa en estudio.Whiteflies collected from a frogskin infested field in Quilcacé (Cauca were caged individually on M Col 2063 (Secundina and M Col 113 plants. It was possible to identify the species (Aleurotrachelus socialis, Trialeurodes variabilis and Bemisia tuberculata from pupae present on over 50% of the plants. A. socialis was found most f frequently and B. tuberculata the least com mom of the species. A. socialis was associated with the transmission of both CsXV and a serologically related strain, identified on the basis of symptoms produced on Nicotiana bentamiana, B. tuberculata was associated with the transmission of a mosaic agent to Secundina. The identify of the mosaic agent is unknown.

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. An update on crimean congo hemorrhagic fever

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    Suma B Appannanavar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF is one of the deadly hemorrhagic fevers that are endemic in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. It is a tick-borne zoonotic viral disease caused by CCHF virus of genus Nairovirus (family Bunyaviridae. CCHF not only forms an important public health threat but has a significant effect on the healthcare personnel, especially in resource-poor countries. India was always a potentially endemic area until an outbreak hit parts of Gujarat, taking four lives including the treating medical team. The current review is an attempt to summarize the updated knowledge on the disease particularly in modern era, with special emphasis on nosocomial infections. The knowledge about the disease may help answer certain questions regarding entry of virus in India and future threat to community.

  11. Detection of Orthobunyavirus in mosquitoes collected in Argentina.

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    Tauro, L B; Batallan, G P; Rivarola, M E; Visintin, A; Berrón, C I; Sousa, E C; Diaz, L A; Almiron, W R; Nunes, M R; Contigiani, M S

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    Bunyamwera virus (BUNV) (Bunyaviridae, genus Orthobunyavirus, serogroup Bunyamwera) is considered an emerging pathogen for humans and animals in American countries. The CbaAr-426 strain of BUNV was recovered from mosquitoes Ochlerotatus albifasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) collected in Córdoba province (Argentina), where serological studies detected high seroprevalences in humans and animals. Molecular detection of Orthobunyavirus was performed in mosquitoes collected in Córdoba province. Seventeen mosquito pools of Oc. albifasciatus, Ochlerotatus scapularis and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) showed positive results; four of these positive pools, all of Oc. scapularis, were sequenced. All amplicons grouped with BUNV in the Bunyamwera serogroup. The findings highlight the circulation of BUNV in Córdoba province and represent the first report of BUNV-infected Oc. scapularis mosquitoes in Argentina. PMID:25991544

  12. Possible involvement of eEF1A in Tomato spotted wilt virus RNA synthesis.

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    Komoda, Keisuke; Ishibashi, Kazuhiro; Kawamura-Nagaya, Kazue; Ishikawa, Masayuki

    2014-11-01

    Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is a negative-strand RNA virus in the family Bunyaviridae and propagates in both insects and plants. Although TSWV can infect a wide range of plant species, host factors involved in viral RNA synthesis of TSWV in plants have not been characterized. In this report, we demonstrate that the cell-free extract derived from one of the host plants can activate mRNA transcriptional activity of TSWV. Based on activity-guided fractionation of the cell-free extract, we identified eukaryotic elongation factor (eEF) 1A as a possible host factor facilitating TSWV transcription and replication. The RNA synthesis-supporting activity decreased in the presence of an eEF1A inhibitor, suggesting that eEF1A plays an important role in RNA synthesis of TSWV. PMID:25151062

  13. Geographic distribution of Bhanja virus.

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    Hubálek, Z

    1987-01-01

    A review on the geographic distribution, vectors and hosts of Bhanja virus (Bunyaviridae) is based on reports about: isolations of the virus; antibody surveys. Bhanja virus has been isolated in 15 countries of Asia, Africa and Europe, and antibodies against it have been detected in 15 additional countries. Vector range includes ticks of the family Ixodidae (subfam. Amblyomminae; not subfam. Ixodinae): 13 species of 6 genera (Haemaphysalis, Dermacentor, Hyalomma, Amblyomma, Rhipicephalus and Boophilus) yielded the virus. Bhanja virus has only rarely been isolated from vertebrates (Atelerix, Xerus, Ovis, Bos; possibly bats), though antibodies have been detected frequently in a wide range of mammals (Ruminantia being the major hosts), in several species of birds (Passeriformes, Galliformes) and even reptiles (Ophisaurus apodus). Natural foci of the Bhanja virus infections are of the boskematic type (sensu Rosický), associated closely with pastures of domestic ruminants infested by ticks in the regions of tropical, subtropical and partly temperate climatic zones. PMID:3108117

  14. The Major Cellular Sterol Regulatory Pathway Is Required for Andes Virus Infection

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    Riblett, Amber M.; Didigu, Chukwuka A.; Wilen, Craig B.; Malani, Nirav; Male, Frances; Lee, Fang-Hua; Bushman, Frederic D.; Cherry, Sara; Doms, Robert W.; Bates, Paul; Briley, Kenneth

    2014-01-01

    The Bunyaviridae comprise a large family of RNA viruses with worldwide distribution and includes the pathogenic New World hantavirus, Andes virus (ANDV). Host factors needed for hantavirus entry remain largely enigmatic and therapeutics are unavailable. To identify cellular requirements for ANDV infection, we performed two parallel genetic screens. Analysis of a large library of insertionally mutagenized human haploid cells and a siRNA genomic screen converged on components (SREBP-2, SCAP, S1P and S2P) of the sterol regulatory pathway as critically important for infection by ANDV. The significance of this pathway was confirmed using functionally deficient cells, TALEN-mediated gene disruption, RNA interference and pharmacologic inhibition. Disruption of sterol regulatory complex function impaired ANDV internalization without affecting virus binding. Pharmacologic manipulation of cholesterol levels demonstrated that ANDV entry is sensitive to changes in cellular cholesterol and raises the possibility that clinically approved regulators of sterol synthesis may prove useful for combating ANDV infection. PMID:24516383

  15. The major cellular sterol regulatory pathway is required for Andes virus infection.

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    Josiah Petersen

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The Bunyaviridae comprise a large family of RNA viruses with worldwide distribution and includes the pathogenic New World hantavirus, Andes virus (ANDV. Host factors needed for hantavirus entry remain largely enigmatic and therapeutics are unavailable. To identify cellular requirements for ANDV infection, we performed two parallel genetic screens. Analysis of a large library of insertionally mutagenized human haploid cells and a siRNA genomic screen converged on components (SREBP-2, SCAP, S1P and S2P of the sterol regulatory pathway as critically important for infection by ANDV. The significance of this pathway was confirmed using functionally deficient cells, TALEN-mediated gene disruption, RNA interference and pharmacologic inhibition. Disruption of sterol regulatory complex function impaired ANDV internalization without affecting virus binding. Pharmacologic manipulation of cholesterol levels demonstrated that ANDV entry is sensitive to changes in cellular cholesterol and raises the possibility that clinically approved regulators of sterol synthesis may prove useful for combating ANDV infection.

  16. 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.

  17. 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].

  18. 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.

  19. Detection of Hantaan virus RNA from anti-Hantaan virus IgG seronegative rodents in an area of high endemicity in Republic of Korea.

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    No, Jin Sun; Kim, Won-Keun; Kim, Jeong-Ah; Lee, Seung-Ho; Lee, Sook-Young; Kim, Ji Hye; Kho, Jeong Hoon; Lee, Daesang; Song, Dong Hyun; Gu, Se Hun; Jeong, Seong Tae; Kim, Heung-Chul; Klein, Terry A; Song, Jin-Won

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    Hantaan virus (HTNV), of the family Bunyaviridae, causes hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in humans. Although the majority of epidemiologic studies have found that rodents are seropositive for hantavirus-specific immunoglobulin, the discovery of hantavirus RNA in seronegative hosts has led to an investigation of the presence of HTNV RNA in rodents captured in HFRS endemic areas. HTNV RNA was detected in seven (3.8%) of 186 anti-HTNV IgG seronegative rodents in Republic of Korea (ROK) during 2013-2014. RT-qPCR for HTNV RNA revealed dynamic virus-host interactions of HTNV in areas of high endemicity, providing important insights into the epidemiology of hantaviruses. PMID:26917012

  20. 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.

  1. 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。

  2. Evidence for Culicoides obsoletus group as vector for Schmallenberg virus in Denmark

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    Rasmussen, Lasse Dam; Kristensen, Birgit; Kirkeby, Carsten;

    to transient clinical symptoms including fever, diarrhea and loss of milk production. However, a more significant consequence of infection in pregnant animals is the production of severe congenital malformations in newborn animals, especially lambs. The virus is a member of the Orthobunyavirus genus within...... the Bunyaviridae family and is closely related to Shamonda and Akabane viruses. These viruses are transmitted by insect vectors (including biting midges (Culicoides sp.) and mosquitoes). To determine whether these insects may act as vectors for SBV, biting midges (Culicoides spp.) caught in October 2011...... be accounted for due to the residue of a blood meal and no ruminant actin mRNA could be detected either. These results strongly suggest that SBV has replicated within specimens of the C. obsoletus group and indicates that these biting midges can act as vectors for this virus. To date (end of March), no cases...

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

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    Claine F

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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

  4. 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. 

  5. Complete Genome Sequencing of Four Geographically Diverse Strains of Batai Virus

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    Groseth, Allison; Matsuno, Keita; Dahlstrom, Eric; Anzick, Sarah L.; Porcella, Stephen F.

    2012-01-01

    Batai virus (BATV) is a widely distributed but poorly studied member of the Orthobunyavirus genus in the family Bunyaviridae and is of particular interest as a known participant in natural reassortment events. Both research and surveillance efforts on this and other related viruses have been hampered by the lack of available full-length sequence data covering all three genomic segments. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of four BATV strains (MM2222, Chittoor/IG-20217, UgMP-6830, and MS50) isolated from various geographical locations. Based on these data, we have determined that strain MS50 is in fact unrelated to BATV and likely represents as a novel genotype in the genus Orthobunyavirus. PMID:23166251

  6. Thrips transmission of tospoviruses.

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    Rotenberg, Dorith; Jacobson, Alana L; Schneweis, Derek J; Whitfield, Anna E

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    One hundred years ago, the disease tomato spotted wilt was first described in Australia. Since that time, knowledge of this disease caused by Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and transmitted by thrips (insects in the order Thysanoptera) has revealed a complex relationship between the virus, vector, plant host, and environment. Numerous tospoviruses and thrips vectors have been described, revealing diversity in plant host range and geographical distributions. Advances in characterization of the tripartite interaction between the virus, vector, and plant host have provided insight into molecular and ecological relationships. Comparison to animal-infecting viruses in the family Bunyaviridae has enabled the identification of commonalities between tospoviruses and other bunyaviruses in transmission by arthropod vectors and molecular interactions with hosts. This review provides a special emphasis on TSWV and Frankliniella occidentalis, the model tospovirus-thrips pathosystem. However, other virus-vector combinations are also of importance and where possible, comparisons are made between different viruses and thrips vectors. PMID:26340723

  7. 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.

  8. 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

    2012-01-01

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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    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.

  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

    2009-11-01

    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. 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

    2009-11-01

    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.

  13. 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

    2011-01-01

    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

  14. An assembly model of Rift Valley fever virus

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    Mirabela eRusu

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV is a bunyavirus endemic to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula that infects humans and livestock. The virus encodes two glycoproteins, Gn and Gc, which represent the major structural antigens and are responsible for host cell receptor binding and fusion. Both glycoproteins are organized on the virus surface as cylindrical hollow spikes that cluster into distinct capsomers with the overall assembly exhibiting an icosahedral symmetry. Currently, no experimental three-dimensional structure for any entire bunyavirus glycoprotein is available. Using fold recognition, we generated molecular models for both RVFV glycoproteins and found significant structural matches between the RVFV Gn protein and the influenza virus hemagglutinin protein and a separate match between RVFV Gc protein and Sindbis virus envelope protein E1. Using these models, the potential interaction and arrangement of both glycoproteins in the RVFV particle was analyzed, by modeling their placement within the cryo-electron microscopy density map of RVFV. We identified four possible arrangements of the glycoproteins in the virion envelope. Each assembly model proposes that the ectodomain of Gn forms the majority of the protruding capsomer and that Gc is involved in formation of the capsomer base. Furthermore, Gc is suggested to facilitate intercapsomer connections. The proposed arrangement of the two glycoproteins on the RVFV surface is similar to that described for the alphavirus E1-E2 proteins. Our models will provide guidance to better understand the assembly process of phleboviruses and such structural studies can also contribute to the design of targeted antivirals.

  15. Search for tick-borne pathogens in the Svalbard Archipelago and Jan Mayen

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    Jana Elsterová

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    Full Text Available The tick species Ixodes uriae, parasitizing seabirds in the Arctic, may transmit many pathogens including various arboviruses, Borrelia spirochetes and Babesia apicomplexans. These pathogens may pose an important additional stress to seabirds, which are already stressed by environmental changes such as pollutants and decreased food availability. Here, we present the results of the first screening for arboviruses of the genera Flavivirus, Alphavirus, Orthobunyavirus, Phlebovirus and Orbivirus, as well as Borrelia spirochetes and Babesia apicomplexans from Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Using polymerase chain reaction technology with genus-specific primers, we tested 89 ticks collected on Jan Mayen, Bjørnøya and Spitsbergen between 2008 and 2012. We did not detect any of the screened tick-borne pathogens. Nevertheless, these pathogens may be introduced to Svalbard and Jan Mayen by migratory birds in the near future. The increasing numbers of ticks appearing in the studied areas make this introduction even more likely. Such an introduction would have serious impact on seabird ecology as well as on human public health. Therefore, continuous careful surveillance and monitoring of possible tick-borne pathogen introductions is important.

  16. 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

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    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.

  17. 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.

  18. LA RACIONALIDAD ECONÓMICA EN NUEVA PERSPECTIVA

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    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.

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

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    Tales Vilela Santeiro

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    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.

  20. 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".

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Fuentes hagiográficas referentes a Prudencio de Armentia, obispo de Tarazona

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    Igartua Ugarte, Nora

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available The author analyzes the controversial hagiographical sources relative to Prudencio of Armentia, bishop of Tarazona. They're several documents of literary character that narrate Prudencio's life, although certain textual variants don't correspond the mentioned religious figure. In this study the author tries to answer some questions linked to the reliability of these sources: which is the hagiographical value of each of these testimonies in connection with the prelate of Tarazona, how old are they and which way have they been transmitted through the time.

    La autora analiza las controvertidas fuentes hagiográficas relativas a Prudencio de Armentia, obispo de Tarazona. Son varios los documentos de carácter literario que narran la vida de Prudencio, aunque hay determinadas variantes textuales que no corresponden al citado personaje religioso. En el presente estudio se pretende responder a diversas cuestiones relacionadas con la fiabilidad de estas fuentes: cuál es el valor hagiográfico de cada uno de estos testimonios en relación con el prelado turiasonense, qué antigüedad poseen y cómo se han transmitido a lo largo del tiempo.

  5. Sexo oral e HIV entre homens que fazem sexo com homens Oral sex and HIV among men who have sex with men

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    Sergio Luis Funari

    2003-12-01

    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.Sexual transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV continues to pose a public health problem worldwide. Men who have sex with men are still at differential risk of infection. Although there is evidence to claim that HIV can be transmitted by oral sex, the perception of this risk is ambiguous and relates paradoxically to behavior change. New models of risk perception must be developed in various areas of knowledge to obtain a fuller understanding of this phenomenon.

  6. 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.

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

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    Ítalo A. Sherlock

    1976-02-01

    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.

  8. 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.

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

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    William Araujo Rezende

    2016-01-01

    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.

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

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    Carmen Martínez Rojo

    2014-06-01

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Educación inclusiva y diversidad funcional: Conociendo realidades, transformando paradigmas y aportando elementos para la práctica

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    Leidy Evelyn Díaz-Posada

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación documental cuyo objetivo fue poner en evidencia indicadores relacionados con las realidades y la puesta en práctica de la educación inclusiva así como las transformaciones en el tiempo respecto al uso del lenguaje para referirse a la población con diversidad funcional y la detección de experiencias exitosas de inclusión para esta población. Se encontró que el enfoque que promueve la adopción del término “Diversidad Funcional”, como sustitutivo de “discapacidad”, es tendencia a nivel internacional en tanto se propone como una corriente de lenguaje y pensamiento que contribuye a la transformación de representaciones sociales desfavorables que hasta hoy se han transmitido con relación al objeto de estudio. Por su lado, se realiza una conceptualización de la educación inclusiva, acompañada de la identificación de sus factores determinantes y de pautas para la generación de contextos y procesos inclusivos de calidad, desde una perspectiva práctica.

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

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    Lemos Leandro Borges

    2003-01-01

    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.

  14. 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

    2011-10-01

    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.

  15. 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.

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

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    Dilia Castillo

    2007-10-01

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. Relación del Virus del Oeste del Nilo con las Aves Silvestres

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    Diego Soler-Tovar

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El Virus del Oeste del Nilo (VON es un Flavivirus que produce una encefalomielitis y puede afectar aves y mamíferos; los efectos varían desde poco notorios hasta la muerte, y en su difusión es importante la participación de especies animales como las aves donde es transmitido a través de mosquitos vectores. El VON se conoce de Uganda desde 1937 y está ampliamente distribuido en África, el oriente y la región sur y tropical de Eurasia. En el Hemisferio Occidental, el VON fue la primera causa de enfermedad en poblaciones de aves y humanos en Nueva York en 1999 y la epizootia ha continuado hasta ahora. La presencia del virus en Norteamérica junto con un número relativamente grande de aves migratorias susceptibles al agente, hacen de este virus de especial atención por su posible impacto sobre la fauna silvestre, los animales domésticos y el hombre en Sudamérica. La infección y mortalidad de aves normalmente precede a las epidemias en humanos y por lo tanto el monitoreo de aves es una herramienta preventiva efectiva que debe ser considerada seriamente.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. La herbolaria en los mercados tradicionales

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    Anna Paola Bellucci S.

    2002-01-01

    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.

  2. Pathogenicity of seed-borne and seedling fungi of groundnut cv. Tatu/ Patogenicidade de fungos associados às sementes e plântulas de amendoim cv. Tatu

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    Débora Cristina Santiago

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Seeds and seedlings of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea cv. Tatu were investigated under laboratory and green house conditions to detect and identify any seed-borne pathogenic fungi present, besides determining the pathogenicity and the seed damages. The fungi detected were Aspergillus niger, Fusarium oxysporum, Cercospora arachidicola, Rhizopus sp., Penicillium sp., Cladosporium sp. and Phoma sp.. The most frequently isolated fungi were Aspergillus niger and Penicillium sp.. These fungi were transmitted by seeds and caused damping-off before and after seedling emergence.Sementes e plântulas de amendoim (Arachis hypogaea cv. Tatu foram avaliadas em condições de laboratório e casa de vegetação com o objetivo de detectar e identificar a presença de fungos patogênicos associados às sementes, além de determinar a patogenicidade e os danos por eles causados. Os fungos detectados foram Aspergillus niger, Fusarium oxysporum, Cercospora arachidicola, Rhizopus sp., Penicillium sp., Cladosporium sp. e Phoma sp.. Os fungos mais freqüentes foram A. niger e Penicillium sp.. Estes fungos foram transmitidos através das sementes e causaram tombamento de pré e pósemergência nas plântulas.

  3. 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.

  4. Las industrias informativas: ¿tienen futuro?

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    Robert Picard

    2014-01-01

    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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

    2008-06-01

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. [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 redes sociales en sus hijos, pudiendo contribuir al mantenimiento y a futuras recaídas del TCA.

  9. Exposición humana a disruptores endocrinos

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    A. Rivas

    2004-01-01

    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.

  10. 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

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    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.

  11. 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

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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.

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

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    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

  13. Jatobal virus antigenic characterization by ELISA and neutralization test using EIA as indicator, on tissue culture

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    Full Text Available A virus antigenic characterization methodology using an indirect method of antibody detection ELISA with virus-infected cultured cells as antigen and a micro virus neutralisation test using EIA (NT-EIA as an aid to reading were used for antigenic characterization of Jatobal (BeAn 423380. Jatobal virus was characterized as a Bunyaviridae, Bunyavirus genus, Simbu serogroup virus. ELISA using infected cultured cells as antigen is a sensitive and reliable method for identification of viruses and has many advantages over conventional antibody capture ELISA's and other tests: it eliminates solid phase coating with virus and laborious antigen preparation; it permits screening of large numbers of virus antisera faster and more easily than by CF, HAI, or plaque reduction NT. ELISA and NT using EIA as an aid to reading can be applicable to viruses which do not produce cytopathogenic effect. Both techniques are applicable to identification of viruses which grow in mosquito cells.A caracterização antigênica do vírus Jatobal (BeAn 423380 foi efetuada utilizando uma técnica de ELISA para deteccão de anticorpos que utiliza culturas celulares infectadas como antígeno e um micro teste de neutralização para vírus que utiliza o método imunoenzimático como auxiliar para a leitura dos resultados (NT-EIA. O vírus Jatobal foi caracterizado como um Bunyaviridae, gênero Bunyavirus, pertencente ao sorogrupo Simbu. A técnica de ELISA, utilizando culturas celulares infectadas como antígeno, trata-se de método sensível e confiável na identificação de agentes virais, possuindo muitas vantagens sobre ELISA convencionais e outros testes: elimina a preparação laboriosa de antígenos para o revestimento em fase sólida; permite que se teste de forma mais rápida e fácil que por CF, HAI e neutralização por redução de plaques um grande número de antisoros de vírus. ELISA e NT-EIA podem ser utilizados para a classificação de vírus que não produzem

  14. Metagenomic analysis of fever, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia syndrome (FTLS in Henan Province, China: discovery of a new bunyavirus.

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    Full Text Available Since 2007, many cases of fever, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia syndrome (FTLS have emerged in Henan Province, China. Patient reports of tick bites suggested that infection could contribute to FTLS. Many tick-transmitted microbial pathogens were tested for by PCR/RT-PCR and/or indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA. However, only 8% (24/285 of samples collected from 2007 to 2010 tested positive for human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA, suggesting that other pathogens could be involved. Here, we used an unbiased metagenomic approach to screen and survey for microbes possibly associated with FTLS. BLASTx analysis of deduced protein sequences revealed that a novel bunyavirus (36% identity to Tehran virus, accession: HQ412604 was present only in sera from FTLS patients. A phylogenetic analysis further showed that, although closely related to Uukuniemi virus of the Phlebovirus genus, this virus was distinct. The candidate virus was examined for association with FTLS among samples collected from Henan province during 2007-2010. RT-PCR, viral cultures, and a seroepidemiologic survey were undertaken. RT-PCR results showed that 223 of 285 (78.24% acute-phase serum samples contained viral RNA. Of 95 patients for whom paired acute and convalescent sera were available, 73 had serologic evidence of infection, with 52 seroconversions and 21 exhibiting a 4-fold increase in antibody titer to the virus. The new virus was isolated from patient acute-phase serum samples and named Henan Fever Virus (HNF virus. Whole-genome sequencing confirmed that the virus was a novel bunyavirus with genetic similarity to known bunyaviruses, and was most closely related to the Uukuniemi virus (34%, 24%, and 29% of maximum identity, respectively, for segment L, M, S at maximum query coverage. After the release of the GenBank sequences of SFTSV, we found that they were nearly identical (>99% identity. These results show that the novel bunyavirus (HNF virus is strongly correlated

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

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    Inaia Phoenix

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    Full Text Available 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.

  16. 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. PMID:27223297

  17. 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

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    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.

  18. 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

    2016-05-01

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Deep sequencing of pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus discloses five RNA segments related to emaraviruses.

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    Elbeaino, Toufic; Digiaro, Michele; Uppala, Mangala; Sudini, Harikishan

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    The sequences of five viral RNA segments of pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus (PPSMV), the agent of sterility mosaic disease (SMD) of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan, Fabaceae), were determined using the deep sequencing technology. Each of the five RNAs encodes a single protein on the negative-sense strand with an open reading frame (ORF) of 6885, 1947, 927, 1086, and 1,422 nts, respectively. In order, from RNA1 to RNA5, these ORFs encode the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (p1, 267.9 kDa), a putative glycoprotein precursor (p2, 74.3 kDa), a putative nucleocapsid protein (p3, 34.6 kDa), a putative movement protein (p4, 40.8 kDa), while p5 (55 kDa) has an unknown function. All RNA segments of PPSMV showed the highest identity with orthologs of fig mosaic virus (FMV) and Rose rosette virus (RRV). In phylogenetic trees constructed with the amino acid sequences of p1, p2 and p3, PPSMV clustered consistently with other emaraviruses, close to clades comprising members of other genera of the family Bunyaviridae. Based on the molecular characteristics unveiled in this study and the morphological and epidemiological features similar to other emaraviruses, PPSMV seems to be the seventh species to join the list of emaraviruses known to date and accordingly, its classification in the genus Emaravirus seems now legitimate. PMID:24685674

  1. [Serological monitoring of arbovirus infections in the estuary of the Kuban River (the 2006-2007 data)].

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    L'vov, D K; Shchelkanov, M Iu; Kolobukhina, L V; L'vov, D N; Galkina, I V; Aristova, V A; Morozova, T N; Proshina, E S; Kulikov, A G; Kogdenko, N V; Andronova, O V; Pronin, N I; Shevkoplias, V N; Fontanetskiĭ, A S; Vlasov, N A; Nepoklonov, E A

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    Solid-phase enzyme immunoassay, neutralization test, and the hemagglutination-inhibition test were used to study the sera from human beings (152 samples), agricultural animals (n = 77), hares (n = 3), and wild birds (n = 69), collected in 2006-2007 in the Kuban River estuary (Temryuk District, Krasnodar Territory). There were specific antibodies against viruses of West Nile (WH), tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) (Flaviviridae, Flavivirus), Sindbis (Togaviridae, Alphavirus), the antigenic complex of California, Batai (Bunyaviridae, Orthobunyavirus), Dhori (Orthomyxoviridae, Thogotovirus). The findings suggest the presence of arboviruses from 6 transmitting mosquitoes and ticks in the study area and human infection by the viruses of the antigenic complex of California (20-47%), Batai (3-15%), West Nile (3-12%), Dhori (2%). The index agricultural animals (horses, cattle) were observed to have specific antibodies to the viruses of WN (8-15%), TBE (0-2%), Sindbis (2-9%), the antigenic complex of California (27-54%). Out of the representatives of the wild fauna, virus-neutralizing antibodies to Sindbis virus were found in European hares (Lepus europaeus), California complex virus in gulls (Larus argentatus) and terns (Sterna hirundo), WN and Sindbis viruses in herons (Ardea purpurea), and WN and California complex viruses in bald-coots (Fulica atra). PMID:18756814

  2. The high genetic variation of viruses of the genus Nairovirus reflects the diversity of their predominant tick hosts

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    The genus Nairovirus (family Bunyaviridae) contains seven serogroups consisting of 34 predominantly tick-borne viruses, including several associated with severe human and livestock diseases [e.g., Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and Nairobi sheep disease (NSD), respectively]. Before this report, no comparative genetic studies or molecular detection assays had been developed for this virus genus. To characterize at least one representative from each of the seven serogroups, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) primers targeting the L polymerase-encoding region of the RNA genome of these viruses were successfully designed based on conserved amino acid motifs present in the predicted catalytic core region. Sequence analysis showed the nairoviruses to be a highly diverse group, exhibiting up to 39.4% and 46.0% nucleotide and amino acid identity differences, respectively. Virus genetic relationships correlated well with serologic groupings and with tick host associations. Hosts of these viruses include both the hard (family Ixodidae) and soft (family Argasidae) ticks. Virus phylogenetic analysis reveals two major monophyletic groups: hard tick and soft tick-vectored viruses. In addition, viruses vectored by Ornithodoros, Carios, and Argas genera ticks also form three separate monophyletic lineages. The striking similarities between tick and nairovirus phylogenies are consistent with possible coevolution of the viruses and their tick hosts. Fossil and phylogenetic data placing the hard tick-soft tick divergence between 120 and 92 million years ago suggest an ancient origin for viruses of the genus Nairovirus

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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    Nicole E. Eastep

    2012-03-01

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Phylogenetic analysis of a newfound bat-borne hantavirus supports a laurasiatherian host association for ancestral mammalian hantaviruses.

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    Witkowski, Peter T; Drexler, Jan F; Kallies, René; Ličková, Martina; Bokorová, Silvia; Mananga, Gael D; Szemes, Tomáš; Leroy, Eric M; Krüger, Detlev H; Drosten, Christian; Klempa, Boris

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    Until recently, hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae) were believed to originate from rodent reservoirs. However, genetically distinct hantaviruses were lately found in shrews and moles, as well as in bats from Africa and Asia. Bats (order Chiroptera) are considered important reservoir hosts for emerging human pathogens. Here, we report on the identification of a novel hantavirus, provisionally named Makokou virus (MAKV), in Noack's Roundleaf Bat (Hipposideros ruber) in Gabon, Central Africa. Phylogenetic analysis of the genomic l-segment showed that MAKV was the most closely related to other bat-borne hantaviruses and shared a most recent common ancestor with the Asian hantaviruses Xuan Son and Laibin. Breakdown of the virus load in a bat animal showed that MAKV resembles rodent-borne hantaviruses in its organ distribution in that it predominantly occurred in the spleen and kidney; this provides a first insight into the infection pattern of bat-borne hantaviruses. Ancestral state reconstruction based on a tree of l gene sequences of all relevant hantavirus lineages was combined with phylogenetic fossil host hypothesis testing, leading to a statistically significant rejection of the mammalian superorder Euarchontoglires (including rodents) but not the superorder Laurasiatheria (including shrews, moles, and bats) as potential hosts of ancestral hantaviruses at most basal tree nodes. Our data supports the emerging concept of bats as previously overlooked hantavirus reservoir hosts. PMID:27051047

  13. Conserved Endonuclease Function of Hantavirus L Polymerase.

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    Rothenberger, Sylvia; Torriani, Giulia; Johansson, Maria U; Kunz, Stefan; Engler, Olivier

    2016-01-01

    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. PMID:27144576

  14. 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

    2011-01-01

    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].

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

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    Virginie Bondu

    2015-02-01

    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.

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    Ioni Oliveira Santos

    2013-01-01

    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.

  17. Phylogeographic analysis of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome patients using multiplex PCR-based next generation sequencing.

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    Kim, Won-Keun; Kim, Jeong-Ah; Song, Dong Hyun; Lee, Daesang; Kim, Yong Chul; Lee, Sook-Young; Lee, Seung-Ho; No, Jin Sun; Kim, Ji Hye; Kho, Jeong Hoon; Gu, Se Hun; Jeong, Seong Tae; Wiley, Michael; Kim, Heung-Chul; Klein, Terry A; Palacios, Gustavo; Song, Jin-Won

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    Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases caused by RNA viruses pose a critical public health threat. Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a powerful technology to define genomic sequences of the viruses. Of particular interest is the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) to perform phylogeographic analysis, that allows the detection and tracking of the emergence of viral infections. Hantaviruses, Bunyaviridae, cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in humans. We propose to use WGS for the phylogeographic analysis of human hantavirus infections. A novel multiplex PCR-based NGS was developed to gather whole genome sequences of Hantaan virus (HTNV) from HFRS patients and rodent hosts in endemic areas. The obtained genomes were described for the spatial and temporal links between cases and their sources. Phylogenetic analyses demonstrated geographic clustering of HTNV strains from clinical specimens with the HTNV strains circulating in rodents, suggesting the most likely site and time of infection. Recombination analysis demonstrated a genome organization compatible with recombination of the HTNV S segment. The multiplex PCR-based NGS is useful and robust to acquire viral genomic sequences and may provide important ways to define the phylogeographical association and molecular evolution of hantaviruses. PMID:27221218

  18. What Do We Know about How Hantaviruses Interact with Their Different Hosts?

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    Ermonval, Myriam; Baychelier, Florence; Tordo, Noël

    2016-01-01

    Hantaviruses, like other members of the Bunyaviridae family, are emerging viruses that are able to cause hemorrhagic fevers. Occasional transmission to humans is due to inhalation of contaminated aerosolized excreta from infected rodents. Hantaviruses are asymptomatic in their rodent or insectivore natural hosts with which they have co-evolved for millions of years. In contrast, hantaviruses cause different pathologies in humans with varying mortality rates, depending on the hantavirus species and its geographic origin. Cases of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) have been reported in Europe and Asia, while hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndromes (HCPS) are observed in the Americas. In some cases, diseases caused by Old World hantaviruses exhibit HCPS-like symptoms. Although the etiologic agents of HFRS were identified in the early 1980s, the way hantaviruses interact with their different hosts still remains elusive. What are the entry receptors? How do hantaviruses propagate in the organism and how do they cope with the immune system? This review summarizes recent data documenting interactions established by pathogenic and nonpathogenic hantaviruses with their natural or human hosts that could highlight their different outcomes. PMID:27529272

  19. Conserved Endonuclease Function of Hantavirus L Polymerase

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    Sylvia Rothenberger

    2016-05-01

    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.

  20. Virus like particle-based vaccines against emerging infectious disease viruses.

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    Liu, Jinliang; Dai, Shiyu; Wang, Manli; Hu, Zhihong; Wang, Hualin; Deng, Fei

    2016-08-01

    Emerging infectious diseases are major threats to human health. Most severe viral disease outbreaks occur in developing regions where health conditions are poor. With increased international travel and business, the possibility of eventually transmitting infectious viruses between different countries is increasing. The most effective approach in preventing viral diseases is vaccination. However, vaccines are not currently available for numerous viral diseases. Virus-like particles (VLPs) are engineered vaccine candidates that have been studied for decades. VLPs are constructed by viral protein expression in various expression systems that promote the selfassembly of proteins into structures resembling virus particles. VLPs have antigenicity similar to that of the native virus, but are non-infectious as they lack key viral genetic material. VLP vaccines have attracted considerable research interest because they offer several advantages over traditional vaccines. Studies have shown that VLP vaccines can stimulate both humoral and cellular immune responses, which may offer effective antiviral protection. Here we review recent developments with VLP-based vaccines for several highly virulent emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases. The infectious agents discussed include RNA viruses from different virus families, such as the Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Caliciviridae, Coronaviridae, Filoviridae, Flaviviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, Paramyxoviridae, and Togaviridae families. PMID:27405928

  1. 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

    2015-09-01

    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.

  2. 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. PMID:25692281

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Viruses and virus-like particles identified in ostrich gut contents

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    H.J. Els

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    Full Text Available Samples of either gut content from ostriches showing symptoms of enteritis, or allantoic fluid of eggs inoculated with ostrich isolates, were examined for the presence of viral agents by direct negative-contrast electron microscopy. Only a few virus types could be identified with certainty, namely a circovirus (1 sample, a coronavirus (1 sample, a member of either the toga- or bunyaviridae (1 sample, enterovirus (16 samples and paramyxovirus (26 samples. A large number of samples contained structures resembling myxovirus particles that were interpreted as fringed membranous particles of non-viral origin. An unusual observation of probable single-strand nucleocapsid helices, possibly originating from digested plant material and which were identified in a number of small intestine samples, is reported. This is the 1st report of a spectrum of viruses and virus-like particles occurring in enteric samples from ostriches in South Africa. The low incidence and variety of viruses reported here contribute to the multifactorial origin and complexity of enteric disease in ostriches as well as in other birds and mammalian species.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Transmissibilidade e efeito de Acremonium strictum em sementes de milho Transmissibility and effect of Acremonium strictum in maize seeds

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    Full Text Available Acremonium strictum é patogênico ao milho e a outras culturas, podendo causar podridão de sementes, podridão de colmos e a morte de plântulas. Trata-se de um fungo que pode interferir no vigor, estande e produtividade final das plantas. Além disso, pode ser disseminado e transmitido à progênie via sementes, ainda que não sejam conhecidas as proporções reais em que isso ocorre. Neste trabalho, avaliou-se o efeito de A. strictum nas qualidades fisiológica e sanitária de sementes e plântulas, no crescimento vegetativo e na sanidade (taxas de infecção e de transmissão de plantas de milho em seu estádio inicial de desenvolvimento. As taxas de infecção e de transmissão do fungo foram avaliadas usando-se a técnica da restrição hídrica, previamente desenvolvida para infectar as sementes. O meio MA (extrato de malte-ágar, suplementado com manitol para obter o potencial de água de -1,4 MPa, foi o substrato utilizado na inoculação das sementes. Observou-se que a germinação das sementes de milho foi reduzida por A. strictum em períodos de contato com a colônia fúngica acima de 72 horas. O vigor e a viabilidade potenciais das sementes de milho não foram afetados pela presença de A. strictum. Após 28 dias da semeadura, a incidência de A. strictum reduziu o crescimento vegetativo de plantas de milho. O fungo A. strictum, oriundo de sementes inoculadas, foi transmitido às plantas jovens de milho.Acremonium strictum is pathogenic to seeds, stalk and seedlings of maize. It is a fungus that can interfere in the vigor, stand and final productivity of plants. In addition, it can be disseminated and transmitted through seeds to the progeny, although the real proportions of that are not well known. This study reports the effects of A. strictum on maize seeds and seedlings quality (germination, vigor, healthness, some vegetative growth parameters and also sanity (infection and transmission rates of young maize plants. The

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Broadcast yourself: ¿oxímoron o confusión entre medios? Broadcast Yourself: Oxymoron or Media Mistake?

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    José Luis Fernández

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el hecho de que Internet ofrezca la posibilidad de seleccionar los contenidos que construirían radios individualizadas. Cada usuario de la Red podría ahora seleccionar contenidos radiofónicos reemplazando a las emisoras de radio tradicionales que siempre han transmitido en modelo «broadcasting». Se exponen resultados previos de nuestras investigaciones que permiten comparar la radio todavía existente con algunas de las ofertas presentes en la Red. La comparación permite en las conclusiones establecer la presencia de dos procedimientos de escucha de radio en la Red: el habitual, que permite la coexistencia entre escucha y práctica social paralela (trabajo, conducción de automóviles, etc. y el propio de Internet, frente en la web de la emisora, que obliga a la atención visual además de la sonora. Resulta inevitable considerar a este último como una pérdida, frente la independencia visual que la radio siempre ha permitido. This article analyses the possibility offered by the Internet to select radio content to build customized radios. Each internet user could select radio content, replacing the traditional radio stations that have always broadcasted. Previous results from our investigations are presented to allow us to compare the still-existing traditional radio to some of the offers on the Internet. Such a comparison will allow us to determine two different ways of listening to the radio on the Internet: the usual one, which allows the coexistence of listening and any parallel social practice (work, driving, etc., and another one, appropriate to the internet, that adds visual attention to hearing. It is unavoidable to consider this as a loss compared to the visual independence that radio has always allowed.

  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. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

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    Lorita Marlena Freitag Pagliuca

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    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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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    C Medrano Samaniego

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    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

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    César Cabezas

    2015-01-01

    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.

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

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    César Cabezas

    2015-03-01

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Assimetria de transmissão de preço na comercialização da uva fina de mesa no Paraná: 1997 a 2011

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    Alexandre Florindo Alves

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O Paraná se destaca como um dos principais produtores de uva fina de mesa no Brasil, tendo como característica a presença de pequenos e médios produtores. O presente estudo objetiva analisar a assimetria na transmissão de preço entre os níveis produtor, atacado e varejo da uva fina de mesa no Paraná, no período de janeiro de 1997 a outubro de 2011. A metodologia empregada para verificar como ocorre a transmissão de preços entre os agentes foi o Vetor Autorregressivo (VAR. O modelo utilizado para mensurar Assimetria de Transmissão de Preços (ATP foi baseado na metodologia desenvolvida por Grififth e Piggott (1994. Os principais resultados foram: na análise de transmissão de preço ao varejo, o atacado apresentou um coeficiente de elasticidade maior do que o nível do produtor; o sentido unicausal atacado-varejo do teste de Granger é uma evidência de presença de informações assimétricas; e os acréscimos dos preços são transmitidos com mais rapidez do que os decréscimos, que, junto aos resultados do teste t de Griffith e Piggott (1994, comprova a existência de assimetria na transmissão de preços.

  14. Ensino Religioso: espaço dos catecismos

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    Sergio Rogerio Junqueira

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    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

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    José Jara Rascon

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    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

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

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    Monferrán, M. C.

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    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.

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

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    Oscar D. Salomón

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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. ‘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

  4. ‘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

  5. 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

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    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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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    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

  11. Purple coneflower viruses: species diversity and harmfulness

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    Dunich A. A.

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    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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. PMID:7149110

  14. Serological survey of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in cattle in Berat and Kolonje, Albania

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    ARTA LUGAJ

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    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.

  15. Bovine epizootic encephalomyelitis caused by Akabane virus in southern Japan

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    Tanaka Shogo

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Akabane virus is a member of the genus Orthobunyavirus in the family Bunyaviridae. It is transmitted by hematophagous arthropod vectors such as Culicoides biting midges and is widely distributed in temperate to tropical regions of the world. The virus is well known as a teratogenic pathogen which causes abortions, stillbirths, premature births and congenital abnormalities with arthrogryposis-hydranencephaly syndrome in cattle, sheep and goats. On the other hand, it is reported that the virus rarely induces encephalomyelitis in cattle by postnatal infection. A first large-scale epidemic of Akabane viral encephalomyelitis in cattle occurred in the southern part of Japan from summer to autumn in 2006. The aim of this study is to define the epidemiological, pathological and virological properties of the disease. Results Nonsuppurative encephalomyelitis was observed in cattle that showed neurological symptoms such as astasia, ataxia, opisthotonus and hypersensitivity in beef and dairy farms by histopathological analysis. Akabane viral antigen and genome were consistently detected from the central nervous system of these animals, and the virus was isolated not only from them but also from the blood samples of clinically healthy calves in the epidemic area. The isolates were classified into genogroup I a containing the Iriki strain, which caused encephalitis of calves almost twenty years ago in Japan. Most of the affected cattle possessed the neutralizing antibody against Akabane virus. Seroconversion of the cohabitated and sentinel cattle in the epidemic area was also confirmed during an outbreak of the disease. Conclusion The ecological and epidemiological data we have obtained so far demonstrated that the Akabane virus is not endemic in Japan. No evidence of Akabane virus circulation was observed in 2005 through nation-wide serological surveillance, suggesting that a new strain belonging to genogroup I a invaded southern Japan

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

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    Sadegh Chinikar

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    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.

  17. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever: an overview

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    Virat J. Agravat

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    Full Text Available Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF is an acute, highly-contagious and life-threatening vector borne disease. The CCHF virus causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with a case fatality rate of 10-40%. CCHF virus isolation and/or disease has been reported from more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, South eastern Europe and Middle east. Jan 2011 marks first ever reports of outbreak of CCHF in India, total 5 cases were detected of CCHF from Gujarat. CCHF has recently in news again, 6 human cases and 32 animal samples test positive for CCHF from Kariyana village of Amreli district (Gujarat state July 2013. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV, member of genus Nairovirus in the family Bunyaviridae. Numerous genera of ixodid ticks serve both as vector and reservoir for CCHFV. Human infections occurred through tick bites, direct contact with blood or tissue of infected livestock, or nosocomial infections. Human infections begin with nonspecific febrile symptoms, but progress to a serious hemorrhagic syndrome with a high case fatality ratio. The most definitive way of diagnosis is the demonstration of virus or viral genome in sera samples. Hospitalization in special care unit with constant effort to prevent haemorrhagic complication along with laboratory monitoring is cornerstone for treatment of CCHF. Till date there is no FDA approved drug or definitive treatment for CCHF, ribavirin is tried by many physician need to be evaluated further. Current article is an effort to update existing knowledge about CCHF by due focus on various aspects especially prevention of this zoonotic disease. Much of the real life queries about this disease are elaborated after extensive literature research. [Int J Res Med Sci 2014; 2(2.000: 392-397

  18. 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

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    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.

  19. The consequences of reconfiguring the ambisense S genome segment of Rift Valley fever virus on viral replication in mammalian and mosquito cells and for genome packaging.

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    Benjamin Brennan

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV, family Bunyaviridae is a mosquito-borne pathogen of both livestock and humans, found primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The viral genome comprises two negative-sense (L and M segments and one ambisense (S segment RNAs that encode seven proteins. The S segment encodes the nucleocapsid (N protein in the negative-sense and a nonstructural (NSs protein in the positive-sense, though NSs cannot be translated directly from the S segment but rather from a specific subgenomic mRNA. Using reverse genetics we generated a virus, designated rMP12:S-Swap, in which the N protein is expressed from the NSs locus and NSs from the N locus within the genomic S RNA. In cells infected with rMP12:S-Swap NSs is expressed at higher levels with respect to N than in cells infected with the parental rMP12 virus. Despite NSs being the main interferon antagonist and determinant of virulence, growth of rMP12:S-Swap was attenuated in mammalian cells and gave a small plaque phenotype. The increased abundance of the NSs protein did not lead to faster inhibition of host cell protein synthesis or host cell transcription in infected mammalian cells. In cultured mosquito cells, however, infection with rMP12:S-Swap resulted in cell death rather than establishment of persistence as seen with rMP12. Finally, altering the composition of the S segment led to a differential packaging ratio of genomic to antigenomic RNA into rMP12:S-Swap virions. Our results highlight the plasticity of the RVFV genome and provide a useful experimental tool to investigate further the packaging mechanism of the segmented genome.

  20. La Crosse virus infectivity, pathogenesis, and immunogenicity in mice and monkeys

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    Murphy Brian R

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    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.

  1. 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

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    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.

  2. Genetic Diversity and Reassortment of Hantaan Virus Tripartite RNA Genomes in Nature, the Republic of Korea.

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    Jeong-Ah Kim

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    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.

  3. 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 infections. PMID

  4. Novel camelid antibody fragments targeting recombinant nucleoprotein of Araucaria hantavirus: a prototype for an early diagnosis of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.

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    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

  5. 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

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    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. PMID:25701819

  8. Pathogenicity and immunogenicity of the reassortant attenuated strain R566 of Rift Valley fever virus in sheep

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    Full text: Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is an emerging zoonosis producing exploding outbreaks in ruminants, and humans cases, in Africa, Madagascar and the Arabic Peninsula. The Rift Valley Fever Virus (RVFV) is a Phlebovirus which possesses a single strand RNA genome composed of 3 separate segments, allowing the generation of reassortants by exchange of segments between parental strains. Here we show that the reassortant strain R566, selected to accumulate attenuation markers on all 3 segments, is both immunogenic and non-pathogenic after experimental inoculation to Sahelian sheep. Increasing doses of the R566 strain, ranging from 101 to 106 plaque forming units (pfu) were administered subcutaneously to six groups of four animals kept in a mosquitoes-proof facility in Senegal. As low as 104, and higher doses, was enough to induce RVFV neutralizing antibodies (Nab) titers higher than 1/10 in all four animals. These Nab became detectable 21 days after inoculation, whereas no clinical signs were detected with any of these doses. Three non-inoculated animals kept in contact as sentinels remained seronegative during the all observation period, indicating that seroconversion was the result of R566 inoculations. In order to examine the pathogenicity of the R566 strain, the minimal dose inducing Nab, i.e. 104, was inoculated to seven pregnant ewes during the first, second, third and fifth month of gestation. This vaccine regimen was immunogenic, non pathogenic, and non abortogenic in all 7 animals. All the pregnant ewes which received the R566 attenuated strain delivered healthy lambs and developed RVFV Nab titres>1/10, three weeks after inoculation. Nab titers decreased progressively below 1/10 after an average period of 120 days. All three lambs born from ewes inoculated at the fourth and fifth month of gestation quickly acquired colostral antibodies. Our study highlight the safety and immunogenicity of the live attenuated strain R566. These properties make R566 a promising

  9. Rift Valley fever virus seroprevalence in human rural populations of Gabon.

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    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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    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. 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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    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.

  12. Emerging arboviruses and public health challenges in Brazil.

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    Lima-Camara, Tamara Nunes

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    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. PMID:27355468

  13. 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

    2015-06-01

    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

  14. 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

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    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.

  15. Condiciones para la transmision del hantavirus en zona andina de Río negro, Argentina

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    Gabriel Talmon

    2014-10-01

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

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    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.

  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

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    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. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

    2014-12-01

    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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Detection, transmission, pathogenicity and chemical treatment of fungi in Ceiba speciosa seeds Detecção, transmissão, patogenicidade e controle químico de fungos em sementes de paineira (Ceiba speciosa

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    Marília Lazarotto

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to evaluate fungus association, transmission and pathogenicity, besides chemical seed treatment in Ceiba speciosa seeds from different regions of southern Brazil. Seven seed samples were used to do the germination test, fungus detection by blotter test and potato-dextrose-agar (PDA, fungus transmission and pathogenicity tests; besides, chemical seed treatments were tested. Germination ranged from 0 to 59,5%. The following fungi were associated in the seeds: Fusarium sp., Alternaria sp., Colletotrichum sp., Curvularia sp. and Pestalotia sp.; in addition, Fusarium sp. was found in all the samples. Alternaria sp. and Fusarium sp. were transmitted by seeds. The isolates of Alternaria sp., Colletotrichum sp. and Fusarium sp., were pathogenic to seedlings and seeds. The seed treatment with methyl tiophanate and the combination captan + methyl tiophanate reduced Fusarium sp. incidence.Neste trabalho avaliou-se a incidência, transmissão, patogenicidade de fungos e a eficiência do tratamento químico no controle dos mesmos em sementes de paineira (Ceiba speciosa oriundas de diferentes locais do sul do Brasil. Para tanto, utilizaram-se sete 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 e tratamento químico das sementes. A germinação variou de 0 a 59,5%. Foram detectados os seguintes fungos associados às sementes: Fusarium sp., Alternaria sp.,Colletotrichum sp., Curvularia sp. e Pestalotia sp.; sendo que Fusarium sp. foi encontrado em todas as amostras. Ambos os métodos de detecção, PF e BDA, foram eficientes na detecção da maior parte dos fungos. Alternaria sp. e Fusarium sp. foram transmitidos via sementes. Os isolados de Alternaria sp., Colletotrichum sp. e Fusarium sp. foram patogênicos às plântulas e os tratamentos das sementes com tiofanato met

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

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    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Overdressed and Underexposed or Underdressed and Overexposed?

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    Lori G. Beaman

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Judges and public policy makers have transmitted conflicting messages in relation to women’s bodies and have made normative judgements about how women are to appear in public. Women who have been judged to be wearing too much are called to undress as they are seen as interfering with the rights of others or being oppressed. Women judged to be wearing too little are urged to clothe themselves to avoid being seen as inviting sexual assault or dressing like always sexually available prostitutes. Juxtaposing these two situations together, the oddness of judicial and public regulation of women’s clothing becomes more starkly exposed. This paper examines the shifting nature of equality discourse and the naming of women’s oppression; the near-disappearance of patriarchy as an explanatory framework; and the quagmire of women’s agency. The concluding section proposes shifting the focus from differences between women's experiences to similarity in order to facilitate critical inquiry, dialogue and strategic action that might re-constitute women’s equality in new ways. Los jueces y los responsables políticos han transmitido mensajes contradictorios en relación a las mujeres y han hecho juicios normativos acerca de cómo las mujeres deben aparecer en público. Las mujeres que han sido criticadas por vestir en exceso son llamadas a desvestirse ya que son vistas como una interferencia en los derechos de otros o como oprimidas. Las mujeres juzgadas por vestir mínimamente, por su parte, son llamadas a vestirse para evitar ser vistas como una invitación al asalto sexual o como prostitutas siempre sexualmente disponibles. Yuxtaponiendo estas dos situaciones a la vez, la extravagancia de la regulación judicial y pública de la vestimenta de las mujeres se expone más crudamente. Este artículo examina la naturaleza cambiante del discurso de igualdad y el nombramiento de la opresión de las mujeres, la casi desaparición del patriarcado como un marco

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

    2011-10-01

    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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. Detecção, transmissão e patogenicidade de fungos em sementes de angico-vermelho (Parapiptadenia rigida Detection, transmission and pathogenicity of fungi on seeds of Parapiptadenia rigida ("angico-vermelho"

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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."Angico-vermelho" (Parapiptadenia rigida (Benth. Brenan is a native species of great ecological and economic importance for the recovery of degraded areas. This study evaluated the incidence, the transmission and the pathogenicity of fungi associated with "angico-vermelho" seeds from different provenances of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Thus, we used three samples of seeds, with which germination and sanity tests were carried out by adopting the methods of filter paper (FP, plating on potato dextrose agar (PDA, transmission and pathogenicity of fungi. Germination of "angico-vermelho" seeds ranged from 63-91%. The fungi considered potentially pathogenic and found associated with "angico-vermelho" seeds were: Alternaria sp.; Botrytis sp.; Fusarium sp.; Cladosporium sp. and Pestalotia sp.. Fusarium sp. was detected in all samples according to the FP method and was

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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    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 .

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

    2016-06-01

    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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  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. 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.

  8. Occurrence of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts in raw water from the Atibaia river, Campinas, Brazil Ocorrência de oocistos de Cryptosporidium e cistos de Giardia em águas do Rio Atibaia, Campinas, Brasil

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    Regina Maura Bueno FRANCO

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia duodenalis are waterborne parasites that have caused several outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease associated with drinking water. Due to the lack of studies about the occurrence of these protozoa in water in the Southeast of Brazil, an investigation was conducted to verify the presence of cysts and oocysts in superficial raw water of the Atibaia River. The water samples were submitted to membrane filtration (3.0 mum and elution was processed by (1 scraping and rinsing of membrane (RM method and (2 acetone-dissolution (ADM method. Microbiologic and chemical parameters were analyzed. Aliquots of the pellets were examined by immunofluorescence (Merifluor, Meridian Diagnostics, Cincinnati, Ohio. All water samples were positive for Cryptosporidium and Giardia, in spite of the high turbidity. Higher recovery rates occurred in samples treated by the RM method than by the ADM technique. The goal for future work is the assessment of viability of cysts and oocysts to determine the public health significance of this finding.Cryptosporidium parvum e Giardia duodenalis são parasitos transmitidos pela água e têm causado muitos surtos de doenças gastrointestinais associados à ingestão de água. Devido à falta de estudo sobre a ocorrência destes protozoários na água, no Sudeste do Brasil, uma investigação foi conduzida para verificar a presença de cistos e oocistos na água superficial do rio Atibaia. As amostras de água foram submetidas à filtração em membrana e a eluição foi processada por: (1 lavagem e raspagem da membrana (RM e (2 dissolução em acetona (ADM. Parâmetros microbiológicos e químicos foram analisados. Alíquotas do sedimento foram examinadas por imunofluorescência. Todas as amostras de água foram positivas, a despeito da alta turbidez. Maior taxa de recuperação ocorreu em amostras tratadas pelo RM que por ADM. A meta em futuros trabalhos é determinar a viabilidade de cistos e

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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    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.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.

  12. 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

  13. La familia y la cultura: una conexión innovadora para el cuidado de la salud Family and culture: An innovative connection for health care

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    Luz Dary Mejía

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Caracterizar los artículos publicados en base de datos CUIDEN desde el año 2000 a 2009 que estudian la relación familia y cultura. Metodología: La revisión sistemática partió de 288 artículos. Solo 24 analizaron la temática y se ajustaron a los criterios de inclusión. Resultados: 66.7% fueron investigaciones; 20.5% revisiones de tema; 8.3% experiencias y trabajos de campo, y 4.2% reflexiones. El análisis se agrupó en tres categorías emergentes: la familia y la cultura como guía en el cuidado de la salud; la familia como factor de riesgo para sus miembros y la familia frente a los problemas de salud. Conclusión: Es un tema emergente en la literatura. Se hace evidente la relación familia y cultura en el cuidado popular vivido, construido, compartido y transmitido por la familia de generación en generación según la cultura.Objective: To characterize the articles published in CUIDEN database from 2000 to 2009 to study the relationship between family and culture. Methodology: The systematic review started with 288 papers. Only 24 items analyzed the issue and adjusted the criteria for inclusion. Results: 66.7% was research; 20.5% reviews of subject; 8.3% were experiences and fieldwork and 4.2% were reflections. The analysis was grouped into three emergent categories: family and culture as a guide for health care; the family as a risk factor for their members and the family from health problems. Conclusion: It is an emerging topic in Literature. It makes clear the relationship between family and culture. This can be seen in the popular care lived, built, shared and transmitted from the family from generation to generation according to the culture.

  14. 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

    2011-03-01

    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

    2007-12-01

    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

  17. Spanish Editorial

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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

  18. Differential expression of tomato spotted wilt virus-derived viral small RNAs in infected commercial and experimental host plants.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Viral small RNAs (vsiRNAs in the infected host can be generated from viral double-stranded RNA replicative intermediates, self-complementary regions of the viral genome or from the action of host RNA-dependent RNA polymerases on viral templates. The vsiRNA abundance and profile as well as the endogenous small RNA population can vary between different hosts infected by the same virus influencing viral pathogenicity and host response. There are no reports on the analysis of vsiRNAs of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV, a segmented negative stranded RNA virus in the family Bunyaviridae, with two of its gene segments showing ambisense gene arrangement. The virus causes significant economic losses to numerous field and horticultural crops worldwide. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV-specific vsiRNAs were characterized by deep sequencing in virus-infected experimental host Nicotiana benthamiana and a commercial, susceptible host tomato. The total small (s RNA reads in TSWV-infected tomato sample showed relatively equal distribution of 21, 22 and 24 nt, whereas N. benthamiana sample was dominated by 24 nt total sRNAs. The number of vsiRNA reads detected in tomato was many a magnitude (~350:1 higher than those found in N. benthamiana, however the profile of vsiRNAs in terms of relative abundance 21, 22 and 24 nt class size was similar in both the hosts. Maximum vsiRNA reads were obtained for the M RNA segment of TSWV while the largest L RNA segment had the least number of vsiRNAs in both tomato and N. benthamiana. Only the silencing suppressor, NSs, of TSWV recorded higher antisense vsiRNA with respect to the coding frame among all the genes of TSWV. SIGNIFICANCE: Details of the origin, distribution and abundance of TSWV vsiRNAs could be useful in designing efficient targets for exploiting RNA interference for virus resistance. It also has major implications toward our understanding of the differential processing of vsi

  19. The two envelope membrane glycoproteins of Tomato spotted wilt virus show differences in lectin-binding properties and sensitivities to glycosidases

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    Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV, Genus: Tospovirus, Family: Bunyaviridae) is a major constraint to the production of several different crops of agronomic and horticultural importance worldwide. The amino acid sequence of the two envelope membrane glycoproteins, designated as GN (N-terminal) and GC (C-terminal), of TSWV contain several tripeptide sequences, Asn-Xaa-Ser/Thr, suggesting that the proteins are N-glycosylated. In this study, the lectin-binding properties of the viral glycoproteins and their sensitivities to glycosidases were examined to obtain information on the nature of potential oligosaccharide moieties present on GN and GC. The viral proteins were separated by sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and probed by affinoblotting using a battery of biotinylated lectins with specificity to different oligosaccharide structures. GC showed strong binding with five mannose-binding lectins, four N-acetyllactosamine-binding lectins and one fucose-binding lectin. GN was resolved into two molecular masses and only the slow migrating form showed binding, albeit to a lesser extent than GC, with three of the five mannose-binding lectins. The N-acetyllactosamine- and fucose-specific lectins did not bind to either molecular mass form of GN. None of the galactose-, N-acetylgalactosamine-, or sialic acid-binding lectins tested showed binding specificity to GC or GN. Treatment of the denatured virions with endoglycosidase H and peptide:N-glycosidase F (PNGase F) resulted in a significant decrease in the binding of GC to high mannose- and N-acetyllactosamine-specific lectins. However, no such differences in lectin binding were apparent with GN. These results indicate the presence of N-linked oligosaccharides of high mannose- and complex-type on GC and possibly high mannose-type on GN. Differences in the extent of binding of the two envelope glycoproteins to different lectins suggest that GC is likely to be more heavily N-glycosylated than

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

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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.

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

    2011-07-01

    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

  4. [Hantavirus infection: two case reports from a province in the Eastern Black Sea Region, Turkey].

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    Kaya, Selçuk; Yılmaz, Gürdal; Erensoy, Sükrü; Yağçı Çağlayık, Dilek; Uyar, Yavuz; Köksal, Iftihar

    2010-07-01

    Hantaviruses which are the members of Bunyaviridae, differ from other members of this family since they are transmitted to humans by rodents. More than 200.000 cases of hantavirus infections are reported annually worldwide. Hantaviruses can lead to two different types of infection in humans, namely, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). HFRS is the most common type of hantavirus infection in Europe and Asia and the most common virus types are Dobrava, Puumala, Hantaan and Seoul. A total of 25 hantavirus suspected cases have been reported from the Western Black Sea region of Turkey and 12 of these were confirmed serologically as "Puumala" subtype. Serological tests such as indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA), are used for diagnosis and typing of the hantaviruses, however, since cross-reactions are common between the subtypes, the results of these tests should be confirmed by other methods. In this report two cases with hantavirus infection defined serologically were presented. Two male patients, 55 and 50 years old, respectively, living in Giresun province of Eastern Black Sea region, Turkey, were admitted to the State Hospital with the complaints of fever, sweating and diarrhoea without blood or mucus. Since thrombocytopenia and renal failure were detected in these two cases, they were transferred to the University Hospital. Presence of fever, thrombocytopenia and renal failure, with no laboratory findings of a bacterial infection and no growth of microoorganisms in the clinical specimens, admittance of the patients during summer and history of being present in the fields, necessitated to rule out leptospirosis, Crimean Kongo hemorrhagic fever and hantavirus infection which were all endemic in our area. Further investigation of the serum samples at the National Reference Virology Laboratory by IFA (Hantavirus Mosaic-1, Euroimmun, Germany) revealed hantavirus IgM and IgG antibodies ≥ 1:100 titer and the results

  5. 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.

  6. Número mais provável de Salmonella isoladas de carcaças de frango resfriadas Most probable number of Salmonella isolated from refrigerated broiler carcasses

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    Full Text Available A Salmonella permanece um importante problema na avicultura e, considerando os patógenos transmitidos por alimentos, aparece como um dos agentes principais em surtos de toxinfecções alimentares. Para auxiliar na avaliação de riscos em adquirir infecção alimentar via carne de frangos que sofreram cocção inadequada, ou através de contaminação cruzada a partir desses animais, torna-se importante determinar a extensão de contaminação por patógenos em carne crua. No presente trabalho, foram analisadas 180 carcaças de frangos resfriadas, adquiridas em varejos, para pesquisa de Salmonella com determinação do número de células da bactéria. Foi utilizado o método do número mais provável (NMP nos ágares para isolamento verde brilhante com novobiocina (BGN e xilose-lisina tergitol 4 (XLT4. Os resultados mostraram 12,2% de ocorrência de Salmonella nas carcaças de frangos resfriadas e a média de NMP de Salmonella por mL, na leitura pelo ágar XLT4 foi de 2,7 células e no ágar BGN foi de 1,3 células. Os sorovares de Salmonella isolados das carcaças de frangos no estudo foram S. Enteritidis, S. Agona, S.Rissen, S. Heidelberg e S. Livingstone. A análise dos resultados demonstrou existir um número variável de células de Salmonella contaminando as carcaças de frango resfriadas que estão à venda ao consumidor.Salmonella in poultry remains an important worldwide problem, and among foodborne pathogens, the Salmonella appears as one of the most important outbreaks agents. To assess the risks of acquiring infection via undercooked poultry or cross contamination from chickens, it is important to determine the extent of the contamination on raw poultry with this pathogen. In this study, 180 refrigerated broiler carcasses, obtained from local stores, were assessed to recover Salmonella by the most probable number (MPN method to quantify bacterias cells onto brilliant green agar with novobiocin (BGN and xylose lysin tergitol 4 agar

  7. O terramoto de Lisboa de 1755: tremores e temores

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Con anterioridad al gran terremoto de 1755 ya se habían registrado en Portugal temblores de tierra de intensidad bastante significativa. En la actualidad, las cartas sismotectónicas enseñan que tanto la región de la Gran Lisboa, como la costa sur atlántica y costa algarvia son las que presentan mayor peligrosidad sísmica. Los temblores de tierra fueron desde siempre un asunto de preocupación para la población portuguesa que habitaba estas regiones, provocando temores y fobias que fueron transmitidos de generación en generación. En el presente trabajo se procura identificar las señales de cambios o de continuidad en la población portuguesa y las reacciones ante los efectos de los terremotos que desde tiempos remotos afectaran al país. Particular atención es atribuida a las interpretaciones de raíz escatológica, las primeras que surgieron y que gradualmente fueran sustituidas en el siglo XVII por explicaciones que invocaban la existencia de causas primeras (divinas y causas segundas (naturales en la discusión de este tipo de fenómenos. Va a ser con el terremoto de Lisboa, en 1755, cuando la experimentación surge como medio de explicación, inicialmente apenas en términos retóricos, para después, a partir del siglo XIX, en términos científicos, sustentar la aparición y desarrollo de la propia sismología. En Portugal, mientras exista un copioso acervo bibliográfico en lo que concierne a las referidas explicaciones, una actitud pragmática ante los terremotos ha prevalecido siempre, en el sentido de que es siempre más importante mitigar sus efectos, particularmente los efectos en la salud pública en lo que se refiere al terremoto de Lisboa, que determinar sus causas exactas.ABSTRACT: Before the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755 the continental part of Portugal had already experienced strong, catastrophic tremors; present day seismotectonic maps show that indeed the metropolitan area of the capital city, as well as

  8. Detection of PMTV Using Polyclonal Antibodies Raised Against a Capsid-Specific Peptide Antigen / Detección de PMTV Utilizando Anticuerpos Policlonales Contra un Péptido Antigénico Derivado de la Cápside Viral

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    Yuliana Gallo García

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    Full Text Available Potato mop-top virus (PMTV; genus Pomovirus;family Virgaviridae is the causing agent of the spraing disease in potato (Solanum tuberosum. PMTV is transmitted by Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea (Sss. This disease has a widespread distribution in potato growing regions around the world. The possibility of obtaining strain specific antibodies at low cost can greatly increase the sensitivity and use of serological tests in seed certification programs, plant breeding and quarantine regulations to avoid dissemination of this injurious virus. This work presents an alternative procedure for the production of PMTV specific antibodies useful in serological test such as ELISAand lateral flow. In contrast to standard methods requiring theisolation of viral particles or expression of recombinant capsid, this method uses peptides mimicking the N-terminal region of PMTV capsid protein as antigen for the production of specific polyclonal antibodies. The antibodies were tested against bait plants grown in soil infested with viruliferous Sss, as well as potato plants obtained from naturally Sss infested fields in Colombia. PMTV was detected in 9/14 and 24/28 foliage samples of N. benthamiana and S. phureja, respectively. In the case of field plants, the virus wasdetected in eight out of 12 root tissues evaluated. The minimumpeptide concentration detected by ELISA was of the order of 0.1 nM. / Potato mop-top virus (PMTV; género Pomovirus; familia Virgaviridae es transmitido por Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea (Sss, agente causal de la sarna polvosa de la papa. Esta enfermedad tiene una amplia distribución en las regiones cultivadoras de papa alrededor del mundo. La posibilidad de obtener anticuerpos específicos contra cepas de este virus, puede incrementar la sensibilidad y la utilización de pruebas serológicas en programas de certificación de semilla, mejoramiento genético y regulaciones cuarentenarias que eviten su diseminaci

  9. Implications of the Structural Change in Dairy Products Trade on Milk Price Paid to Producers in Chile Implicancias del Cambio Estructural en el Mercado de Productos Lácteos Sobre el Precio de Leche Pagado a Productor en Chile

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    2008-06-01

    Corrección de Error (VEC y análisis de cointegración. Los resultados demuestran que el precio doméstico, y los precios CIF (Cost, Insurance, Freight y FOB (Free On Board están cointegrados, lo que implica que fluctuaciones en los precios de importación y exportación son transmitidos al mercado doméstico. Antes de 2001 el precio CIF era la referencia relevante para los movimientos del precio doméstico, mientras que a partir de 2001 el precio FOB se transformó en la referencia y CIF dejó de ser significativo. Los parámetros del modelo sugieren que la relación de cointegración entre CIF y el precio doméstico para el primer período de análisis (1990-2000 es más robusta que la relación entre FOB y el precio doméstico para el segundo período (2001-2007/3. El coeficiente de elasticidad precio para el vector FOB-precio doméstico tiene un intervalo de confianza amplio, lo cual no permite concluir de manera robusta la dirección y magnitud del efecto del precio FOB sobre el precio pagado a productor en Chile a partir del año 2001.

  10. As deficiências auditivas relacionadas às alterações do DNA mitocondrial. Hearing loss related to mitochondrial DNA changes

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    Maria F. P. de Carvalho

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available A deficiência auditiva é sintoma comum que pode apresentar várias etiologias, entre elas as causadas por alterações genéticas. As mutações genéticas podem ocorrer em genes nucleares e mitocondriais. A mitocôndria, uma organela intracelular, tem o seu próprio genoma (DNA, que é uma molécula circular e é transmitido exclusivamente pela mãe. As mutações do DNA mitocondrial são transmitidas pela linhagem materna, mas podem ocorrer mutações espontâneas. O fenótipo, ou expressão clínica, da mutação mitocondrial vai depender da quantidade de DNA mitocondrial mutante existente na célula, situação conhecida como heteroplasmia. A mitocôndria tem a função de disponibilizar energia para as células sob a forma de ATP (trifosfato de adenosina. Os órgãos que requerem grande quantidade de energia são mais comumente acometidos em casos de mutações do DNA mitocondrial, como células nervosas, musculares, endócrinas, ópticas e auditivas. Como a cóclea é grande consumidora de energia, uma mutação no DNA mitocondrial de células ciliadas causa deficiência auditiva do tipo neurossensorial, bilateral, simétrica e progressiva. As deficiências auditivas causadas por mutações no DNA mitocondrial correspondem a 0,5% a 1% de todas as deficiências auditivas de origem genética. Foi realizada uma extensa revisão bibliográfica, a fim de estudar as deficiências auditivas causadas por alterações no DNA mitocondrial. A deficiência auditiva pode se apresentar na forma isolada (forma não sindrômica, como nos casos de hiper-sensibilidade aos antibióticos aminoglicosídeos e presbiacusia, ou associada a outras doenças (forma sindrômica, como na síndrome de Kearns-Sayre e diabete e surdez de herança materna.Hearing loss is a common symptom that may be manifested by many etiologies and it is frequently associated to genetic problems. Genetic mutations may occur in nuclear or mitochondrial genes. Mitochondria are

  11. Colostro humano: fonte natural de probióticos? Human colostrum: a natural source of probiotics?

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    Franz R. Novak

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: o presente trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de obter dados sobre a microbiota do colostro humano, visando correlacioná-la com a possibilidade de que seja uma fonte natural de probióticos, que seriam transmitidos da mãe para o filho durante a amamentação natural. MÉTODOS: foram estudados, em 70 amostras de colostro humano ordenhado, os seguintes microorganismos: mesófilos, termodúricos, psicrotróficos, proteolíticos, proteolíticos-psicrotróficos, lipolíticos, bolores e leveduras, Staphylococcus aureus, coliformes totais, coliformes fecais, Streptococcus do Grupo D e bactérias lácticas. RESULTADOS: as análises microbiológicas revelaram a ocorrência de diversos grupos clássicos de microorganismos: mesófilos, 68,6%; termodúricos, 38,6%; psicrotróficos, 8,6%; proteolíticos, 15,7%; proteolíticos-psicrotróficos, 1,4%; lipolíticos, 4,3%; bolores e leveduras, 11,4%; Staphylococcus aureus, 44,3%; coliformes totais, 7,2%; e bactérias lácticas, 37,2%. Demonstrou-se, assim, uma microbiota bastante diversificada, não tendo sido identificados microorganismos termodúricos-psicrotróficos, coliformes fecais e Streptococcus do grupo D em nenhuma das amostras. CONCLUSÕES: a avaliação conjunta dos resultados revela a ocorrência de uma microbiota rica em bactérias lácticas que poderiam funcionar como probióticos, se disponibilizados para os bebês nos primeiros dias pós-parto.OBJECTIVE: the aim of the present study was to obtain data on the microbiota of human colostrum, and to correlate it with a possible source of probiotics transferred from mother to infant during breastfeeding. METHODS: 70 samples of milked human colostrum were analyzed as to the presence of mesophylic, thermoduric, psychrotrophic, proteolytic, proteolytic-psychrotrophic, lipolytic microorganisms, molds and yeasts, Staphylococcus aureus, total coliforms, fecal coliforms, Group D Streptococcus species and lactic acid bacteria. RESULTS: the

  12. Análise da distribuição espaço-temporal de dengue e da infestação larvária no município de Tupã, Estado de São Paulo Analysis on the spatial-temporal distribution of dengue and larval infestation in the municipality of Tupã, State of São Paulo

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    Gerson Laurindo Barbosa

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O vírus da dengue é transmitido pela picada do mosquito Aedes aegypti e, o atual programa de controle não atinge o objetivo de impedir sua transmissão. Este trabalho objetivou analisar a relação entre a distribuição espaço-temporal de casos de dengue e os indicadores larvários no município de Tupã, de janeiro de 2004 a dezembro de 2007. MÉTODOS: Foram construídos indicadores larvários por quarteirão e totalidade do município. Utilizou-se o método cross-lagged correlation para avaliar a correlação entre casos de dengue e indicadores larvários. Foi utilizado estimador kernel para análise espacial. RESULTADOS: A correlação cruzada defasada entre casos de dengue e indicadores larvários foi significativa. Os mapas do estimador Kernel da positividade de recipientes indicam uma distribuição heterogênea, ao longo do período estudado. Nos dois anos de transmissão, a epidemia ocorreu em diferentes regiões. CONCLUSÕES: Não ficou evidenciada relação espacial entre infestação larvária e ocorrência de dengue. A incorporação de técnicas de geoprocessamento e análise espacial no programa, desde que utilizados imediatamente após a realização das atividades, podem contribuir com as ações de controle, indicando os aglomerados espaciais de maior incidência.INTRODUCTION: The dengue virus is transmitted by the bite of the mosquito Aedes aegypti and the current control program has not met the target of preventing its transmission. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between the spatial-temporal distribution of dengue cases and the larval indices in the municipality of Tupã between January 2004 and December 2007. METHODS: Larval indices were built up block by block and for the entire municipality. We used the cross-lagged correlation method to assess the correlation between dengue cases and larval indices. The kernel estimator was used for spatial analysis. RESULTS: The cross-lagged correlation

  13. Estrés alimentario y salud laboral vs. estrés laboral y alimentación equilibrada

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    Juan José Díaz Franco

    2007-12-01

    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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. A influência do ambiente familiar e escolar na aquisição e no desenvolvimento da linguagem: revisão de literatura Family and school environment influences on language acquisition and development: literature review

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    Ramilla Recla Scopel

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: o termo linguagem é definido como organizado sistema de símbolos, com propriedades particulares que desempenham a função de codificação, estruturação e consolidação dos dados sensoriais, o que permite que experiências sejam comunicadas e seus conteúdos transmitidos. O desenvolvimento da linguagem depende não somente das condições biológicas inatas de cada indivíduo, como também sofre influência de fatores ambientais presentes nos meios em que as crianças estão inseridas, como por exemplo, a família e a escola. OBJETIVO: descrever e analisar as produções científicas relevantes para o entendimento da influência do ambiente familiar e escolar na aquisição e desenvolvimento da linguagem em crianças por meio de revisão da literatura. CONCLUSÃO: as produções científicas apresentadas apontam a relevância da estimulação no âmbito familiar e escolaridade dos pais, porém pôde-se perceber a carência de estudos que relacionassem o desenvolvimento infantil com o ambiente escolar. Outro fator que chamou atenção foi a falta de estudos que correlacionem vocabulário e fonologia com os fatores ambientais escolares e familiares. A partir da revisão da literatura abrem-se novas perspectivas de trabalhos a serem realizados na Fonoaudiologia para que as lacunas existentes possam ser preenchidas com novos conhecimentos sobre desenvolvimento infantil.BACKGROUND: the term language is defined as organized system of symbols, with properties, that has a role in encoding, consolidation and structuring sensory data, allowing for experiments to be reported and their contents communicated. Language development depends not just on the innate biological conditions of each individual, but is also influenced by environmental factors in the environments where children are inserted, such as family and school. PURPOSE: to describe and analyze scientific studies relevant to understanding the influence of family and school environment

  17. 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

    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.Justification and aim: Critically ill patients are more susceptible than the general population to opportunistic fungal infections. Health workers could be a potential infectious focus to these patients. Thus in

  18. 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

  19. Implicaciones en la salud humana de la gastroenteritis aguda por norovirus como producto de la contaminación hídrica

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    Brenda Delgadillo Espinoza

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available En julio del 2010, un brote de gastroenteritis Aguda surgió entre los residentes de la ciudad principal de la Región Norte de Costa Rica: Ciudad Quesada. Esta investigación se llevó a cabo para explorar y caracterizar el brote en esa zona rural. Los datos de vigilancia y los registros médicos de los pacientes fueron analizados para elaborar un estudio descriptivo entre el 08 de julio y 14 de julio del 2010 en el Cantón de San Carlos. Una hoja de datos (Ficha Colectiva de Investigación VE 0.2 fue aplicada para obtener información de los pacientes. Con el fin de detectar la presencia de enteropatógenos, una prueba de ELISA fue aplicada a las muestras de heces tomadas. Las muestras de agua también se analizaron para detectar bacterias y coliformes fecales en el sistema de distribución. Un total de 352 casos fueron confirmados en la región estudiada con la presencia de síntomas frecuentes entre los casos confirmados; estos síntomas fueron diarrea (94,2%, náuseas (92,7% y vómitos (91,7%. La edad media de los pacientes fue de 29 años (15,8 y el 50,8% correspondió a sujetos del sexo femenino. El grupo de edad más afectado es el representado por los lactantes de 1 a 4 años (tasa de ataque 18,2 / 1000 habitantes La zona con más afectación fue el área central de Ciudad Quesada. En cinco de cada seis pruebas de heces fue posible aislar el norovirus. Por otra parte, en las pruebas aplicadas al agua solo se identifica la presencia de Escherichia coli. Los resultados sugieren que el norovirus fue transmitido por agua contaminada con materia fecal. Este es el primer brote documentado que ha sido causado por este virus en la región norte del país. Se recomienda mejorar la vigilancia de la calidad del agua, promover el uso de agua potable entre los residentes, generar un plan de educación que fomente prácticas seguras de manejo y distribución de agua; así como campañas de sensibilización en comunidades rurales como ésta en temas

  20. Rol de los cereales de invierno y su sistema de manejo en la dinámica poblacional de Delphacodes kuscheli, insecto vector del MRCV Role of winter cereals and their management system in the population dynamics of Delphacodes kuscheli, the MRCV vector insect

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    G.T. Boito

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available El Mal de Río Cuarto es la enfermedad virósica más importante del maíz en la Argentina. El virus pertenece al género Fijivirus (Reoviridae. Es transmitido en forma persistente propagativa por Delphacodes kuscheli Fennah (Hemíptera- Delphacidae. Varios cultivos son reservorios naturales del virus y hospedantes del vector. El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar el rol de la avena, cebada, centeno, triticale y trigo (pastoreados y no pastoreados en la dinámica poblacional de D. kuscheli. El ensayo se realizó dentro del área endémica de la enfermedad, bajo un diseño en franjas en 1998, 1999 y 2000. Se estudió la variación del número de individuos en el tiempo, utilizando como unidad de muestreo los individuos colectados semanalmente en cien golpes de red. Éstos fueron clasificados en ninfas y adultos (macrópteros y braquípteros. Los resultados muestran la importancia del manejo sobre las poblaciones del vector, ya que éstas son mayores en los cultivos pastoreados. La avena registró el mayor número de individuos, seguida por trigo y cebada. El momento del pico poblacional de adultos macrópteros en avena es diferente a los otros cultivos evaluados. La tasa de crecimiento poblacional de ninfas y adultos braquípteros fue mayor en avena, mientras que no se registraron diferencias entre los otros cultivos.The Mal de Río Cuarto is the most important disease in maize in Argentina. The virus belongs to the Genus Fijivirus (Reoviridae. It is transmitted in a persistent propagative manner by Delphacodes kuscheli Fennah (Hemíptera- Delphacidae. Several grain crops are virus reservoirs and insect vector hosts. The objective of this work was to study the role of grazed and non grazed oat, barley, wheat, rye and triticale in the population dynamics of Delphacodes kuscheli. The experimental plots were sown in the endemic MRC area under a strip design during the 1998, 1999 and 2000 seasons. Vector insect populations were evaluated weekly

  1. 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

  2. Etiología y efecto en genotipos del pardeamiento y la brotación anormal asociado con fitoplasmas en tubérculos de papa Etiology and effect in genotypes of browning and abnormal sprout associated to phytoplasmas in potato tubers

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    Margarita Díaz-Valasis

    Full Text Available La punta morada de la papa afecta el rendimiento y la calidad de los tubérculos por el pardeamiento y la brotación anormal asociados con ésta. Esta enfermedad es considerada de origen fitoplásmico, aunque los postulados de Koch no han sido debidamente probados. Esta investigación intenta determinar la etiología del pardeamiento y la brotación anormal en papa; para ello, se transmitieron mediante injerto, aislamientos procedentes de 19 genotipos de papa de campo con cuatro variedades: Sangema que tuvo 52.63% de transmisión, Michoacán que tuvo 42.1%, Norteña con 31.57% y NAU-6 que alcanzó 65.2%. Los esquejes de papas de invernadero con síntomas de punta morada transmitidos por semilla-tubérculo, indujeron síntomas de "popotillo" en jitomate; sin embargo, al volver a injertar en papa no se observaron síntomas en el follaje, tampoco pardeamiento en los tubérculos y no se detectó fitoplasma mediante la técnica de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa. El porcentaje de transmisión para la punta morada de la papa en invernadero fue de 37%. El pardeamiento y la brotación anormal en los tubérculos fueron inducidos por un patógeno infeccioso, trasmitido hasta por seis injertos sucesivos en invernadero. El porcentaje de detección de fitoplasma con polimerasa en follaje y tubérculo de las variedades utilizadas NAU-6, Norteña, Michoacán y Alpha fue de 37.5, 10, 35.7 y 28.6 respectivamente. En chile manzano y mixquic, éste fue de 70.83% y 66.6%, en tomate no se registraron fitoplasmas. Las plantas de chile, puede actuar como hospedante intermediario en la transmisión del patógeno involucrado con esta enfermedad.Potato purple top affects yield and tubers quality by browning and the abnormal sprout associated with it. This disease is considered of phytoplasmic origin, although Koch postulates have not been properly proven. This investigation tries to determine etiology for browning and abnormal sprouting in potato; taking this into

  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

    2010-09-01

    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. Transmissão experimental do Grapevine virus B pela cochonilha Pseudococcus longispinus Targioni-Tozzetti (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae Transmission of the Grapevine virus B by the mealybug Pseudococcus longispinus Targioni-Tozzetti (Hemiptera:Pseudococcidae in Brazil

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    Hugo Kuniyuki

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Em São Paulo, existem dois isolados do Grapevine virus B (GVB, sorologicamente semelhantes e sintomatologicamente distintos, que causam a doença denominada fendilhamento cortical ("grapevine corky bark", GCB. Na literatura estrangeira existem relatos de que o GVB pode ser transmitido por cochonilhas brancas. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi o de verificar a transmissibilidade do GVB de videira infectada para videira sadia através da cochonilha da espécie Pseudococcus longispinus. Os dois isolados do vírus foram testados: o isolado comum (GVB-C e o isolado Itália (GVB-I. A confirmação de infecção foi feita através da análise visual de sintomas, ELISA e RT-PCR. Em todos os testes de inoculação experimental, os primeiros sintomas da virose foram notados com, aproximadamente, 8 a 12 meses após a exposição às cochonilhas. Plantas sadias da variedade LN-33, mantidas ao redor de uma planta infectada com o GVB-C e altamente infestada pela P. longispinus, tornaram-se infectadas com incidência de 54,2%, após 4 anos. Empregando-se inoculação experimental com cochonilhas virulíferas, plantas da indicadora LN-33 apresentaram infecção de 46,2% e 40,0% para o GVB-C e GVB-I, respectivamente, após 3 anos de observações. Apesar desta espéciede cochonilhaocorrer de maneira eventual nos vinhedos do Estado de São Paulo, precauções devem ser tomadas em áreas onde são mantidos clones sadios de variedades de copa e de porta-enxerto de videira, visto que esses insetos, além de possuírem grande número de plantas hospedeiras, também podem transmitir outros importantes vírus da videira.In the State of São Paulo, Brazil, there are two isolates of Grapevine virus B (GVB associated with grapevine corky bark disease (GCB. Although serologically similar, they induce distinct reaction on some grape varieties. They are called GVB-C for common isolate and GVB-I for isolate obtained from the variety Italia. The objective of this work was

  5. Evolução fatal da co-infecção doença de Chagas/Aids: dificuldades diagnósticas entre a reagudização da miocardite e a miocardiopatia chagásica crônica Fatal evolution of Chagas'disease/Aids co-infection: diagnostic difficulties between myocarditis reactivation and chronic chagasic myocardiopathy

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    Eros Antonio de Almeida

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available A doença de Chagas é uma parasitose causada pelo protozoário Trypanosoma cruzi, transmitido por insetos triatomíneos. A doença ocorre desde o sul dos Estados Unidos da América do Norte até a Argentina, sendo que, aproximadamente, 14 milhões de pessoas devam estar infectados na América Latina, predominantemente na forma crônica da doença. A reagudização da doença de Chagas pode ocorrer em imunossuprimidos, como tem sido observado em pacientes com aids. Verificou-se descompensação cardíaca em um destes casos, com grave disfunção ventricular e arritmias sendo considerada a possibilidade de reagudização da doença de Chagas no miocárdio, uma vez que o xenodiagnóstico foi positivo. Face a gravidade foi tratado especificamente para o Trypanosoma cruzi com benznidazol, porém sem completar o tempo estipulado para este fim, vindo a falecer em conseqüência de complicações da cardiopatia. A necropsia apresentou os estigmas habituais da cardiopatia chagásica crônica como miocardite fibrosante e redução do número de neurônios no tubo digestório, não sendo encontradas formas amastigotas do Trypanosoma cruzi em nenhum dos tecidos examinados. Assim, não ficou demonstrada a reagudização da doença de Chagas, mas sim evolução natural da cardiopatia chagásica crônica.Chagas disease is a type of parasitosis caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, and it is transmitted by triatomine insects. This disease is found between the southern United States to Argentina and approximately 14 million people in Latin America are believed to be infected, predominantly with the chronic form of the disease. Reactivation of Chagas disease can occur among immunosuppressed patients, as has been observed among AIDS patients. In one such case, we observed cardiac decompensation with severe ventricular dysfunction and arrhythmias. This case was thought to be reactivation of Chagas disease in the myocardium, since the xenodiagnosis was

  6. Photosynthetic pigments content, photosynthesis rate and chloroplast structure in young plants of Mikania laevigata Schultz Bip. ex Baker grown under colored netsTeores de pigmentos fotossintéticos, taxa de fotossíntese e estrutura de cloroplastos de plantas jovens de Mikania laevigata Schultz Bip. ex Baker cultivadas sob malhas coloridas

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    Anacleto Ranulfo dos Santos

    2011-12-01

    menores teores de clorofila a e b e o menor teor de carotenóides, enquanto aquelas cultivadas sob malha azul tiveram a maior concentração de clorofilas a e b. A menor densidade de cloroplastos foi encontrada nas plantas cultivadas a pleno sol. Nos tratamentos com 50% de sombreamento, foram verificados cloroplastos mais alongados. Com relação à taxa de fotossíntese potencial, não foi observada nenhuma diferença significativa entre plantas crescidas sob as malhas vermelha, cinza e azul, fato que leva a acreditar que o espectro diferenciado transmitido pelas malhas coloridas não interferiu no aparelho fotossintético do guaco.

  7. Transmissão do Cowpea mild mottle virus pela mosca branca Bemisia tabaci biótipo B para plantas de feijão e soja Transmission of the Cowpea mild mottle virus by whitefly Bemisia tabaci biotype B for plants of beans and soy

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    Julio Massaharu Marubayashi

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A necrose da haste da soja é causada por um vírus do gênero Carlavirus transmitido pela mosca branca Bemisia tabaci, também infectante de feijão e identificado como Cowpea mild mottle virus (CpMMV. Neste trabalho foram realizados testes para determinação do número de moscas-brancas B. tabaci biótipo B necessários para transmissão do vírus em feijoeiro e soja. Na sequência foram realizados dois outros testes, com 10 insetos por planta. Avaliaram-se períodos de acesso à aquisição (PAA de 'Jalo' para 'Jalo', e o efeito de períodos de acesso à inoculação (PAI. Foram visualmente constatados sintomas típicos do carlavírus como mosaico, clareamento de nervuras, necrose sistêmica e redução de crescimento. Houve transmissão do vírus para 'BT-2' de feijão e 'BRS-132' de soja com apenas um inseto por planta, sendo mais eficaz nesta última espécie. A taxa de transmissão do vírus foi maior com o aumento do número de insetos por planta. E o PAA foi determinado após 15' de tempo para aquisição, e o PAI com 5 min e aumentando os períodos de acesso a aquisição e inoculação aumentou-se a taxa de transmissão.The stem necrosis of soybean is caused by a virus of the Carlavirus and transmitted for the whitefly Bemisia tabaci, also infectad of beans and identified as Cowpea mild mottle virus (CpMMV. In this work biotype B for transmission of the virus in beans and soy had been carried through tests for determination of the number of necessary whiteflys B. tabaci. In the sequence two other tests had been carried through, with 10 insects for plant. Periods of access to the acquisition (PAA of 'Jalo' for 'Jalo', and the effect of periods of access to the inoculation (PAI had been evaluated increase. Visually typical symptoms of carlavirus had been evidenced as mosaic, veinclearing, sistemic necrosis and reduction of growth. It had transmission of the virus for 'BT-2' of beans and 'BRS-132' of soy with only one insect for plant

  8. Proposta de uma metodologia para o ensino da estrutura e função das proteínas na disciplina Bioquímica

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    George Sabino

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available A Bioquímica é uma disciplina fundamental para uma formação superior crítica e reflexiva do estudante da área biológica e da saúde. A Bioquímica é uma ciência ampla, a qual lida com assuntos complexos e abstratos, o que muitas vezes dificulta seu entendimento pelos alunos e acaba contribuindo para um alto percentual de reprovação na disciplina. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi desenvolver uma metodologia de ensino/aprendizagem para minimizar as dificuldades de entendimento do conteúdo didático, explorar as potencialidades de aplicação desse conteúdo e facilitar o estudo da estrutura e função das proteínas na disciplina Bioquímica. METODOLOGIA: Com o intuito de introduzir e contextualizar conceitos bioquímicos a respeito da estrutura e função das proteínas, cinco estratégias foram propostas: confecção de modelos de biomoléculas com materiais de baixo custo; uso do corpo como ferramenta pedagógica para a fixação de conceitos básicos; elaboração de um roteiro de procedimentos de laboratório com substâncias reagentes do dia a dia para demonstração prática do conteúdo teórico; contextualização do tema em relação ao cotidiano do aluno e sua futura prática profissional; e uso da internet de forma complementar ao processo de ensino/aprendizagem iniciado em sala de aula. A metodologia proposta foi realizada em uma turma de 35 alunos do 2o período de graduação de enfermagem e os resultados foram avaliados através da percepção do professor e do preenchimento, pelos alunos, de um questionário elaborado especificamente para este estudo. RESULTADOS E DISCUSSÃO: Foram gastos 150 minutos para a realização das estratégias elaboradas na metodologia. Na opinião do professor, o conteúdo pôde ser transmitido de uma forma fácil e os alunos se mostraram abertos e interessados com a exposição. Dos dezoito alunos que responderam ao questionário, todos foram unânimes em elogiar os modelos elaborados

  9. Transition from diffusive to localized regimes in surface corrugated waveguides

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    Garcia-Martin, A.; Saenz, J. J. [Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain); Nieto-Vesperinas, M. [Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

    2001-03-01

    rugosa de la guia de onda crece, se observa una transicion desde el regimen de difusion al de localizacion. Esto establece una analogia con la conduccion de electrones en nanocables, y asi podemos introducir un concepto analogo al de la resistencia electrica. Predecimos un comportamiento oscilatorio de diferentes magnitudes caracteristicas del transporte (recorrido libre medio elastico, longitud de localizacion, enhanced bakckscattering) en funcion de la longitud de onda. El analisis de los coeficientes de transmision (speckle transmitido) muestra que, a medida que la longitud de la zona rugosa aumenta, hay una marcada tendencia al acoplamiento con el modo mas bajo. Esto demuestra la existencia de una clara anisotropia en la propagacion de las ondas, la cual esta ausente en el caso de guias con desorden de volumen. La estadistica de los coeficientes de reflexion es analizada usando Teoria de Matrices Aleatorias (RMT) para deducir analiticamente las densidades de probabilidad en el regimen de localizacion, las cuales seran posteriormente comparadas con calculos numericos exactos del acoplamiento de modos en reflexion para el caso de guias de onda con desorden de superficie. Mostrando que las distribuciones en reflexion son independientes del regimen de transporte, en contraposicion con la transicion de regimen observada para el caso de la transmision. A pesar de la marcada anisotropia, el analisis de las distribuciones de probabilidad tanto en reflexion como en transmision confirman las predicciones obtenidas por medio de RMT para desorden de volumen.

  10. 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.

  11. Comparação de três receptores GPS para uso em agricultura de precisão Comparison of three GPS receiver for precision agriculture uses

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    Marcelo C. C. Stabile

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Diversos equipamentos que se utilizam dos sinais transmitidos pelo Sistema de Posicionamento Global (GPS têm sido empregados na Agricultura de Precisão. Neste estudo, foi feita uma comparação de três receptores comerciais no intuito de verificar suas acurácias. As principais qualidades medidas foram a repetibilidade dos dados e a estabilidade do sistema. O estudo foi conduzido em campo aberto, na área experimental da ESALQ/USP, com três linhas paralelas de 50 m espaçadas 10 m entre si. A coleta de dados foi feita no dia 25-9-2002, totalizando seis repetições da comparação dos três sistemas. Os dados foram coletados simultaneamente, de acordo com a melhor configuração da constelação de satélites, sendo que os três sistemas apresentaram resultados distintos. O GPS "A" (oito canais, sem correção diferencial apresentou a maior variabilidade e a menor repetibilidade, com desvios de quase 10 m numa mesma linha. O sistema "B", com sinal de correção diferencial (DGPS "B", 12 canais, apresentou acurácia superior ao "A", com desvios de, no máximo, 6 m, mas com repetibilidade significativa. O GPS "C" (12 canais, com algoritmo otimizado apresentou a maior acurácia e desvio máximo de 2 m. Assim, os dois últimos sistemas são adequados para a aplicação dos conceitos da Agricultura de Precisão.Several brands of equipment have been used with global positioning systems (GPS in Precision Agriculture. The quality of these different receivers varies according to their capabilities in terms of accuracy and repeatability. In this study, three commercial systems were tested to compare their accuracies. This study focused on measuring the stability of the receiver and the repeatability of data. The study was conducted in the experimental area of ESALQ/USP. It consisted of three parallel 50-meter lines spaced 10 meters apart. Data collection was done on 9-25-2002 with a total of six replications. Data was collected simultaneously and the

  12. 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

  13. Diálogo sobre a poesia oral na Cabília: entrevista de Mouloud Mammeri a Pierre Bourdieu

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    Pierre Bourdieu

    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

  14. Composition and Bioactive Properties of Yerba Mate (llex paraguariensis A. St.-Hil.: A Review Composición y Propiedades Bioactivas de la Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis A. St.-Hil.: Una Revisión

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    Kellie P Burris

    2012-06-01

    la yerba mate se ha cultivado y consumido por siglos en América del Sur, su popularidad en los Estados Unidos ha aumentando debido a la demanda por bebidas saludables y alimentos más naturales y por los potenciales beneficios para la salud de la yerba mate (antioxidante, antimicrobiano, acción contra la obesidad y diabetes, digestivo, estimulante. La yerba mate también se ha investigado como agente de prevención y causa de algunos tipos de cáncer, causando controversia entre investigadores. Investigaciones recientes han ampliado el espectro de uso de la yerba mate como agente antimicrobiano, protección de cultivos y acción contra patógenos transmitidos por alimentos. Resultados prometedores para el uso de esta planta en la salud humana y animal han llevado a esta revisión. Esta revisión se centró en la composición de la yerba mate, y el efecto que el cultivo y el procesamiento puede tener sobre sus propiedades.

  15. LACTANCIA MATERNA: Una revisión de la evaluación de esta práctica a través del tiempo. El caso de algunas comunidades indígenas en Colombia Breastfeeding: a review of its evolution through time. The case of some indigenous communities in Colombia

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    Fabiola Becerra Bulla

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La lactancia materna es una función innata de todo mamífero y el hombre como tal no es la excepción; el presente artículo se basa en una revisión de fuentes secundarias relacionadas con la evolución histórica de la práctica de la lactancia materna en diferentes contextos y momentos históricos. Realiza una aproximación a la información de tipo histórico que existe sobre dicha práctica, desde la civilización egipcia y en la Europa antes de Cristo, hasta el siglo XX, haciendo mención a las evidencias sobre los conocimientos y creencias en torno a la lactancia materna. Posteriormente se presenta un panorama del contexto colombiano desde la preconquista, la Colonia y la Independencia, hasta nuestros días; no obstante, es preciso y de gran importancia resaltar la continuidad de esta práctica bajo la influencia de la cultura indígena colombiana, motivo por el cual al final del mismo se señalan las características de las prácticas de la alimentación al seno y alimentación complementaria en algunas comunidades indígenas colombianas. Se parte del hecho de que la alimentación al pecho ha sido durante centenares de años una práctica eminentemente biocultural porque, además de ser un proceso biológico, es un comportamiento determinado por la cultura el cual sido transmitido de madres a hijas a través de generaciones.Breastfeeding is an innate function of all mammalians, and humans are not an exception. This article reviews secondary sources related to the evolution of breastfeeding in different contexts and historical moments. Thus, breastfeeding has been since centuries ago an eminently biocultural practice because, besides being a biological process, it is a behavior determined by culture that has been transmitted from mother to daughters through generations. This article carries out an approximation to hystorical information about this practice, since the Egyptian civilization and in Europe before Christ until the twentieth

  16. A comunicação na abordagem preventiva do câncer do colo do útero: importância das influências histórico-culturais e da sexualidade feminina na adesão às campanhas Communication in the prevention of cervix uteri cancer: the importance of historical cultural influences and of feminine sexuality in the adhesion to campaigns

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    Luciana Maria Britto da Cruz

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    Full Text Available Considerando que o câncer cérvico-uterino ainda se apresenta como problema de saúde pública no Brasil e que os programas governamentais de prevenção existentes para esse câncer não alcançaram a meta estimada, visto que a cobertura e o número de atendimentos nas campanhas não atingiram um quarto do estimado na primeira campanha; e, na segunda, o alcance foi inferior à primeira, este artigo se propôs a levantar questões referentes a não adesão de muitas mulheres às campanhas. Para isso, foram ressaltadas a relevância epidemiológica para a abordagem do tema; a importância do corpo para a mulher; e as influências histórico-culturais no comportamento preventivo das mulheres. Dessa forma, foi realizado um estudo teórico descritivo, usando como fonte principal de informações dados do Ministério da Saúde e do Instituto Nacional do Câncer (INCA e como fonte de apoio livros, artigos científicos, periódicos e dissertações que abordam a temática proposta. A fim de discutir possibilidades estratégicas que possam ser eficazes para uma maior adesão feminina às campanhas preventivas, foi considerada a importância da forma de abordagem dos profissionais de saúde, salientando para que atuem correspondendo aos valores culturais apresentados pelas mulheres. Além disso, ressaltou-se a linguagem utilizada nas campanhas de prevenção do câncer do colo do útero, atentando para o fato de que conceitos transmitidos podem endossar valores culturais de abordagem do feminino que dificultam a identificação e a adesão de muitas mulheres.Cervix uteri cancer is still a public health problem in Brazil, but the governmental prevention programs that exist for this type of cancer have not reached the estimated index of covering. The number of people assisted in the campaigns has not reached one quarter of what was estimated in the first campaign and in the second one the number was even inferior. In light of this situation, this article

  17. Aula virtual y presencial en aprendizaje de comunicación audiovisual y educación Virtual and Real Classroom in Learning Audiovisual Communication and Education

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    Josefina Santibáñez Velilla

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El modelo mixto de enseñanza-aprendizaje pretende utilizar las tecnologías de la información y de la comunicación (TIC para garantizar una formación más ajustada al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES. Se formularon los siguientes objetivos de investigación: Averiguar la valoración que hacen los alumnos de Magisterio del aula virtual WebCT como apoyo a la docencia presencial, y conocer las ventajas del uso de la WebCT y de las TIC por los alumnos en el estudio de caso: «Valores y contravalores transmitidos por series televisivas visionadas por niños y adolescentes». La investigación se realizó con una muestra de 205 alumnos de la Universidad de La Rioja que cursaban la asignatura de «Tecnologías aplicadas a la Educación». Para la descripción objetiva, sistemática y cuantitativa del contenido manifiesto de los documentos se ha utilizado la técnica de análisis de contenido cualitativa y cuantitativa. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran que las herramientas de comunicación, contenidos y evaluación son valoradas favorablemente por los alumnos. Se llega a la conclusión de que la WebCT y las TIC constituyen un apoyo a la innovación metodológica del EEES basada en el aprendizaje centrado en el alumno. Los alumnos evidencian su competencia audiovisual en los ámbitos de análisis de valores y de expresión a través de documentos audiovisuales en formatos multimedia. Dichos alumnos aportan un nuevo sentido innovador y creativo al uso docente de series televisivas.The mixed model of Teaching-Learning intends to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs to guarantee an education more adjusted to European Space for Higher Education (ESHE. The following research objectives were formulated: 1 To find out the assessment made by teacher-training college students of the virtual classroom WebCT as an aid to face-to-face teaching. 2 To know the advantages of the use of WebCT and ICTs by students in the case study:

  18. 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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    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

  19. 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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    S.S. Tavares

    2012-06-01

    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

  20. 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

  1. Garaje para la Universidad de California

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    Lin, T. Y.

    1964-06-01

    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.

  2. Método do rolo de papel toalha modificado para a detecção de Sclerotinia sclerotiorum em sementes de feijão Modification of the paper towel seed health test for the detection of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in bean seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris L.

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    João José Dias Parisi

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available O mofo branco do feijoeiro, causado pelo fungo Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib. de Bary, é uma das principais doenças da cultura. O patógeno pode ser disseminado por sementes infectadas, que têm um importante papel na infestação de novas áreas de plantio e no estabelecimento da doença no início do ciclo da cultura. Este trabalho apresenta uma adaptação do método do rolo de papel toalha, originalmente desenvolvido para a detecção de Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, com o objetivo de detectar a presença de S. sclerotiorum em sementes de feijão. Neste método, as sementes foram incubadas por 7 dias a 20 ºC em rolos de papel toalha para germinação, sendo mantidas sob condições de 100% de umidade relativa. Após esse período, as plântulas infeccionadas e as sementes mortas, circundadas por micélio característico de S. sclerotiorum, foram transportadas para caixas tipo gerbox, sobre duas folhas de papel de filtro umedecido. Após 3 a 4 dias de incubação a 20 ºC e sob regime de 12 horas de luz por 12 horas de escuro, os escleródios foram observados nas sementes e plântulas. O método foi relativamente rápido, simples e barato, além de apresentar a vantagem de possibilitar a detecção simultânea de S. sclerotiorum e de outros importantes patógenos transmitidos por sementes de feijão, como C. lindemuthianum, Macrophomina phaseolina e Rhizoctonia solani.White mold, caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib. is one of the most damaging diseases of beans. Dissemination of the pathogen by infected seeds is important because it can infest new planting areas and the disease may establish in the beginning of the crop cycle. The present work describes an adaptation of the seed health test using the germination paper towel method, originally developed for the detection of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, for assessing the presence of S. sclerotiorum in bean seeds. The test consisted of placing bean seeds in germination paper

  3. Bioprotetores e fungicidas químicos no tratamento de sementes de soja Bioprotectors and chemical fungicides in the treatment of soybean seeds

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    Liliane Marcia Mertz

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Na cultura da soja existem, diversos patógenos que causam prejuízos à qualidade das sementes. O tratamento de sementes oferece garantia adicional ao estabelecimento da lavoura a custos reduzidos, sendo utilizado, principalmente, com a finalidade de permitir a germinação de sementes infectadas, controlar patógenos transmitidos pela semente e proteger a semente dos fungos do solo. O aumento significativo do tratamento de sementes de soja com fungicidas demanda soluções alternativas, como o uso de bioprotetores, no intuito de reduzir a utilização de pesticidas sintéticos, os riscos aos operadores e os possíveis prejuízos a inoculação com bactérias do gênero Bradyrhizobium. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficácia do tratamento de sementes de soja com bioprotetores e fungicidas químicos na sanidade de sementes e emergência de plantas. Foram testados os agentes biológicos Biotrich (Trichoderma spp., HFF turfa fértil e Bacillus pumilus e os fungicidas químicos carbendazin + thiram, carboxin + thiram e difenoconazole + metalaxyl. A avaliação do desempenho dos produtos foi realizada em laboratório, onde foi avaliada a sanidade das sementes por meio do teste de papel filtro; casa-de-vegetação, onde foi avaliava a emergência em areia e, em campo, onde foi avaliada a emergência e a estatura de plantas. De acordo com os resultados deste trabalho, os fungicidas químicos, especialmente do grupo dos benzimidazóis associados a um fungicida de contato (thiram, garantem um estande adequado de plantas, mesmo com a semeadura coincidindo com períodos de estiagem. Já o tratamento de sementes de soja com protetores biológicos, não oferece proteção às sementes no solo, causando redução acentuada na germinação e emergência de plantas.Several pathogens can damage the soybean seed quality. Seeds treatment offers additional assurance to the establishment of farming at reduced costs, used mainly with the purpose of

  4. Sorologia e sobrevivência do vírus do amarelo letal do mamoeiro Serology and surviving characteristics of Papaya lethal yellowing virus

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    Ana Lúcia Lopes do Nascimento

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O vírus do amarelo letal do mamoeiro (Papaya lethal yellowing virus, PLYV é responsável por uma das principais doenças do mamoeiro (Carica papaya no Nordeste brasileiro. O PLYV pode ser transmitido através do solo, água, instrumento de corte e mãos contaminadas. A presente pesquisa teve como objetivo estudar as características biológicas, sorológicas e físicas de um isolado do vírus e avaliar sua sobrevivência em tecido seco infetado. O PLYV foi detectado por "Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay" (ELISA indireto e isolado em mudas de mamoeiro, através da inoculação mecânica. A sobrevivência do PLYV em folhas e raízes secas de mamoeiro infetado foi avaliada por sorologia e inoculação em plantas sadias. A presença do vírus foi detectada em folhas e raízes de mamoeiro secas, indicando que o vírus pode permanecer ativo em restos de cultura por até 120 dias. A purificação do PLYV permitiu a obtenção de 309.5 mg de vírus/kg de folha e o anti-soro obtido mostrou-se altamente específico, com títulos de 1:128 em dupla difusão em Agar e 1:1.024.000 em Elisa indireto. Estudos das propriedades físicas do PLYV em mamoeiro revelaram um ponto de inativação térmica (PIT em torno de 80 ºC, um ponto máximo de diluição (PMD de ac. 10-6 e uma longevidade in vitro (LIV acima de 50 dias.The Papaya lethal yellowing virus (PLYV is responsible for one of the most important disease of papaya (Carica papaya in the Northeast of Brazil. The PLYV can be transmitted through the soil, irrigation water, agriculture tools and contaminated hands. The present research had the objective to characterize biologically, serologically and physically a PLYV isolate and evaluates how long it survives in infected dried tissues. The PLYV was identified by indirect enzyme linked immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA, isolated in young papaya plants by mechanical inoculations and maintained at green house conditions for virus purification. Approximately 309.5 mg

  5. Malformaciones venosas orofaciales de bajo flujo: esclerosis endoluminal con láser de diodo Low-flow orofacial venous malformations: endoluminal sclerosis with a diode laser

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    M. Puche Torres

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las anomalías vasculares son procesos frecuentes que se localizan en más del 50% de los casos en la región de la cabeza y el cuello. Las técnicas clásicas de tratamiento, tales como la cirugía y la esclerosis química, han dado paso a modernas técnicas menos invasivas, tales como el láser Nd:YAG. Por otra parte, se ha utilizado con éxito el láser de diodo (980 nm para el tratamiento de varices mediante esclerosis endoluminal. Nuestra propuesta es la utilización del láser de diodo (l 980 nm para provocar una esclerosis por fotocoagulación intralesional de las malformaciones venosas de bajo flujo dada la capacidad de este láser de ser transmitido por fibra óptica. Objetivo: Exponer nuestros resultados en el tratamiento de malformaciones venosas de bajo flujo (MVBF orofaciales mediante la terapéutica de esclerosis endoluminal con láser de diodo. Material y métodos: Revisamos 84 pacientes que presentaban MVBF orofaciales tratados con láser de diodo. Describimos la técnica de realización y se muestran los resultados postoperatorios a corto plazo. Resultados: Tras un periodo de seguimiento no inferior a 12 meses se constató curación en el 95,24% aplicando una o dos sesiones y solamente en 4 casos se objetivó recidiva. Concluimos que la técnica de esclerosis endoluminal con láser de diodo de MVBF en el área orofacial se constituye como una nueva técnica de tratamiento, mínimamente invasiva, ambulatoria, y que permite la resolución de los casos sin tener que recurrir a cirugías más agresivas y con excelentes resultados funcionales y estéticos.Background: Vascular anomalies are common processes that involve the head and neck region in more than 50% of the cases. Traditional treatment options such as surgery and chemical sclerosis have given way to modern less-invasive techniques, including Nd:YAG laser treatment. On the other hand, 980 nm laser diode has been successfully used for the endovenous sclerosis

  6. Vermelho, verde e amarelo: tudo era uma vez Red, green and yellow: everything was once upon a time

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    Adélia Bezerra de Meneses

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Os contos de fada, transmitidos de pais a filhos, pela voz, foram se constituindo num patrimônio precioso de cultura, veiculando experiência humana - e podendo significar para a criança um momento inaugural de "organização da experiência" que a literatura propicia. A proposta, aqui, é um estudo comparativo dos contos Chapeuzinho Vermelho, de Perrault, Fita Verde no Cabelo, de Guimarães Rosa, e Chapeuzinho Amarelo, de Chico Buarque, levando-se em conta que os autores brasileiros estabelecem um inevitável diálogo com o texto-matriz do século XVII. Com efeito, embora as três narrativas enfoquem a questão do crescimento da criança, são apontadas as visões diferentes que elas veiculam: 1. abordagem moralizante e pedagógica do conto de Perrault (os perigos da desobediência infantil, a questão da iniciação sexual; 2. viés metafísico do conto de Guimarães Rosa (confronto com a finitude e a morte, passagem do plano psicológico ao plano metafísico; 3. enfoque da eficácia simbólica da poesia, no conto de Chico Buarque (vitória sobre o medo infantil, mediante o poder da palavra. E tudo levando em conta o que diz Goethe, em sua Teoria das cores: "Quando o artista se deixa levar pelo sentimento, algo de colorido se anuncia".Fairytales, orally passed down from parents to children, have become a precious cultural asset over time, conveying human experience and perhaps even representing an inaugural moment of "organizing experience" for children, a possibility offered by literature. Our proposal here is to carry out a comparative study of the tales Little Red Riding Hood by Perrault, Fita Verde no Cabelo [Green Ribbon in her Hair] by Guimarães Rosa and Chapeuzinho Amarelo [Little Yellow Riding Hood] by Chico Buarque, considering that both Brazilian authors have established an inevitable dialogue with the source text, which dates from the 17th century. Indeed, though all three narratives focus on the issue of child growth, the

  7. 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

  8. Diversidade inter- e intra-específica e uso de análise multivariada para morfologia da mandioca (Manihot esculenta Crantz: um estudo de caso Inter- and intraspecific diversity and use of multivariate analysis for the morphology of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz: a case study

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    Nivaldo Peroni

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available A agricultura itinerante, caracterizada por ciclos de uso e pousio, é uma técnica utilizada por muitos agricultores no mundo, assim como por agricultores tradicionais da região de Cananéia (SP. Estes agricultores herdaram toda um gama de conhecimentos transmitidos oralmente sobre a agricultura praticada por povos indígenas desde o período pré colonial. A mandioca é o principal cultivo neste sistema, o que a torna um organismo chave para entender as especificidades do sistema agrícola itinerante. Foram obtidas informações sobre as espécies cultivadas no sistema itinerante, e mais especificamente sobre as etnovariedades de mandioca. Entrevistas com os agricultores permitiram caracterizar o sistema utilizado, demonstrando que na propriedade estudada podem ser cultivadas até 62 etnovariedades pertencentes a 15 espécies diferentes, mostrando a grande diversidade tanto inter como intra específica. O objetivo principal foi aferir a identificação feita pelo agricultor das etnovariedades de mandioca (Manihot esculenta Crantz cultivadas intra-roça e a divergência morfológica entre elas. Através da avaliação de 21 caracteres morfológicos avaliados in situ, em uma roça de agricultores tradicionais da comunidade de Ariri (Cananéia, e utilizando análise de componentes principais (PCA e análise de agrupamento, foi possível agrupar as etnovariedades em grupos coerentes com a classificação local. Além disso a metodologia empregada mostrou grande eficiência com dados tomados em condições não experimentais.Shifting cultivation, or slash-and-burn agriculture, is a technique used by many farmers all over the world and also by traditional farmers of Cananéia (SP. These farmers have inherited a set of skills and knowledges, orally transferred through generations, about the agriculture carried out by indigenous people, since Brazil's pre-colonialist period. Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz is the main crop in this system

  9. O ato de comer e as pessoas com Síndrome de Down El acto de comer y las personas con Sindrome de Down Eating act and people with Down Syndrome

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    Andréa Giaretta

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se do relato de experiência vivida durante a disciplina de Projetos Assistenciais de Enfermagem e de Saúde do Curso de Mestrado em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina de cunho interdisciplinar, realizado com pessoas com Síndrome de Down com foco tanto na sua racionalidade quanto no seu imaginário. Buscou-se construir junto com estas pessoas e seus familiares uma sistematização nutricional individualizada que contribuísse para sua independência pessoal na prática cotidiana do ato de comer. Os postulados do Interacionismo Simbólico guiaram esta prática e se interligaram com os instrumentos metodológicos da escuta e da observação sensível, além das atividades lúdicas. Evidenciou-se que o primeiro significado do ato de comer é construído pela sua família e reforçado pelo seu convívio social.Eso es un relato de una experiencia vivida en la disciplina de Proyectos Asistenciales de Enfermaría y de Salud del Curso de Maestría en Enfermaría de la Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina con característica interdisciplinario, hecho con personas con el Síndrome de Down, con la atención tanto para la racionalidad cuanto para el imaginario. Se ha buscado construir juntamente a las personas con el Síndrome de Down y sus familiares una sistematización de nutrición individualizada que contribuyese para su independencia personal en la práctica cotidiana del acto de comer. Los postulados del Interaccionismo Simbólico condujeron la práctica y interconectáronse con los instrumentos metodológicos de la escucha y de la observación sensible, además de las actividades lúdicas. Fue evidenciado que el primer significado del acto de comer es transmitido por sus familias y reforzado por el convivir social.This is en experience report lived in the Health and Nursing Assistance Projects of the Post-Graduate Nursing Master Degree of the Federal University of Santa Catarina as an interdisciplinary subject, and it was

  10. Epidemiología molecular de la rabia urbana en Colombia, 1994-2004. La rabia en ecosistemas silvestres como amenaza para la población humana

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    Jorge Boshell

    2004-03-01

    por vacunación en 1997 y los virus transmitidos pertenecieron a una única variante genética (variante genética colombiana I. La tercera epizootia, aunque ha disminuido notablemente su magnitud debido a los intensos programas de vacunación y control en la zona, continúa siendo un grave problema de salud pública y en la actualidad los zorros silvestres además de los perros actúan como reservorios y transmisores. Los virus transmitidos en la región Caribe pertenecen a una única variante genética (variante genética colombiana II. Mediante análisis filogenéticos computarizados se llegó a determinar que esta variante ha circulado en Colombia desde los años 1960 y es la variante ancestral a partir de la cual evolucionó la variante genética colombiana I. Un tercer grupo de virus de la rabia que fue caracterizado, corresponde a variantes genéticas características de quirópteros.

    Estas variantes representan una gran amenaza para las poblaciones humanas sin importar el lugar que habiten en el país. Recientemente, alrededor de 14 muertes humanas fueron atribuidas a rabia transmitida por quirópteros en una comunidad indígena del departamento del Chocó.

    En el presente trabajo se destaca y discute la importancia de las técnicas de virología molecular aplicadas a la vigilancia epidemiológica de la rabia.

     

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    1. TORDO N, CHARLTON K., WANDELER A. Rhabdoviruses: rabies. In: Topley & Wilson´s Microbiology and Microbial Infections. L.H. Collier Editors. Arnold. London. 1998: 666-692.

  11. Arboviruses pathogenic for domestic and wild animals.

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    The objective of this chapter is to provide an updated and concise systematic review on taxonomy, history, arthropod vectors, vertebrate hosts, animal disease, and geographic distribution of all arboviruses known to date to cause disease in homeotherm (endotherm) vertebrates, except those affecting exclusively man. Fifty arboviruses pathogenic for animals have been documented worldwide, belonging to seven families: Togaviridae (mosquito-borne Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalilitis viruses; Sindbis, Middelburg, Getah, and Semliki Forest viruses), Flaviviridae (mosquito-borne yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, Murray Valley encephalitis, West Nile, Usutu, Israel turkey meningoencephalitis, Tembusu and Wesselsbron viruses; tick-borne encephalitis, louping ill, Omsk hemorrhagic fever, Kyasanur Forest disease, and Tyuleniy viruses), Bunyaviridae (tick-borne Nairobi sheep disease, Soldado, and Bhanja viruses; mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever, La Crosse, Snowshoe hare, and Cache Valley viruses; biting midges-borne Main Drain, Akabane, Aino, Shuni, and Schmallenberg viruses), Reoviridae (biting midges-borne African horse sickness, Kasba, bluetongue, epizootic hemorrhagic disease of deer, Ibaraki, equine encephalosis, Peruvian horse sickness, and Yunnan viruses), Rhabdoviridae (sandfly/mosquito-borne bovine ephemeral fever, vesicular stomatitis-Indiana, vesicular stomatitis-New Jersey, vesicular stomatitis-Alagoas, and Coccal viruses), Orthomyxoviridae (tick-borne Thogoto virus), and Asfarviridae (tick-borne African swine fever virus). They are transmitted to animals by five groups of hematophagous arthropods of the subphyllum Chelicerata (order Acarina, families Ixodidae and Argasidae-ticks) or members of the class Insecta: mosquitoes (family Culicidae); biting midges (family Ceratopogonidae); sandflies (subfamily Phlebotominae); and cimicid bugs (family Cimicidae). Arboviral diseases in endotherm animals may therefore be classified as: tick

  12. New ecological aspects of hantavirus infection: a change of a paradigm and a challenge of prevention--a review.

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    2005-03-01

    In the last decades a significant number of so far unknown or underestimated pathogens have emerged as fundamental health hazards of the human population despite intensive research and exceptional efforts of modern medicine to embank and eradicate infectious diseases. Almost all incidents caused by such emerging pathogens could be ascribed to agents that are zoonotic or expanded their host range and crossed species barriers. Many different factors influence the status of a pathogen to remain unnoticed or evolves into a worldwide threat. The ability of an infectious agent to adapt to changing environmental conditions and variations in human behavior, population development, nutrition, education, social, and health status are relevant factors affecting the correlation between pathogen and host. Hantaviruses belong to the emerging pathogens having gained more and more attention in the last decades. These viruses are members of the family Bunyaviridae and are grouped into a separate genus known as Hantavirus. The serotypes Hantaan (HTN), Seoul (SEO), Puumala (PUU), and Dobrava (DOB) virus predominantly cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), a disease characterized by renal failure, hemorrhages, and shock. In the recent past, many hantavirus isolates have been identified and classified in hitherto unaffected geographic regions in the New World (North, Middle, and South America) with characteristic features affecting the lungs of infected individuals and causing an acute pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus outbreaks in the United States of America at the beginning of the 10th decade of the last century fundamentally changed our knowledge about the appearance of the hantavirus specific clinical picture, mortality, origin, and transmission route in human beings. The hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) was first recognized in 1993 in the Four Corners Region of the United States and had a lethality of more than 50%. Although the causative virus was first termed in

  13. A relação entre tecnologias sociais e economia solidária: um estudo de caso em uma cooperativa de catadores de resíduos

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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

  14. Soroprevalência e perfil imunofenotípico de células linfóides T em indivíduos soropositivos para o vírus linfotrópico de células T humanas Seroprevalence and immunophenotypic profile of T lymphocyte cells in human T lymphotropic virus seropositive individuals

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    Full Text Available O vírus linfotrópico de células T humana (HTLV é transmitido por transfusões, uso compartilhado de agulhas contaminadas, aleitamento e contato sexual. A prevalência varia de acordo com a região geográfica, grupo racial e população estudada. Cerca de 1% a 4% dos indivíduos infectados desenvolvem algum tipo de doença em decorrência da infecção. É reconhecida a associação entre o HTLV-I e leucemia de células T do adulto e paraparesia espástica tropical (PET. Embora a maioria dos portadores permaneça assintomática, existem evidências de comprometimento funcional da resposta imune celular. Os objetivos desse trabalho foram avaliar a prevalência de soropositividade para HTLV-I/II na população de doadores de sangue do HEMOCE e analisar o perfil imunofenotípico de células linfóides circulantes em 26 doadores soronegativos, 11 soropositivos para HTLV-I sintomáticos e 24 assintomáticos, comparando-os entre si. A prevalência da soropositividade para HTLV-I/II foi de 0,66%. No grupo de indivíduos contaminados pelo HTLV-I houve predomínio do sexo feminino e a maior média de idade. O grupo soropositivo apresentou menor valor de hemoglobina e o grupo sintomático evidenciou contagem de neutrófilos significativamente mais elevada. A contagem média de linfócitos não diferiu entre os grupos. A análise imunofenotípica mostrou que os valores médios de células CD3+, CD4+, CD8+ e relação CD4/CD8 não diferiram significativamente entre os grupos. Uma elevação de células CD8+ no grupo soropositivo foi observada embora não alcançasse significância estatística. A ativação de linfócitos CD8+ está envolvida na patogênese das doenças associadas ao HTLV-I. A definição do valor preditivo desse achado requer confirmação posterior.Human T lymphotropic virus (HTLV can be transmitted by transfusions of cellular blood products, shared use of contaminated syringes, breast feeding and sexual intercourse. The prevalence of

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

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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 vectores selváticos, principalmente del género Haemagogus spp. (1-5. La infección con el virus puede ser asintomática o cursar con fiebre moderada en 40% a 65% de los pacientes, hasta convertirse en una infección fatal fulminante caracterizada por postración, daño hepático, renal, cardíaco y choque en 35-60% de los casos; la letalidad en casos graves varía entre 20% y 50%.(1-2.

    Aunque el virus puede ser detectado mediante técnicas serológicas (MAC-ELISA o virológicas (aislamiento viral en células o en ratón (1,6, estos sistemas no ofrecen ninguna información acerca del origen epidemiológico de las cepas analizadas, ni ponen en evidencia relaciones genéticas inter-cepa; por esta razón y para mejorar la sensibilidad de la clasificación viral, hemos realizado un análisis filogenético de las cepas del virus fiebre amarilla que han circulado en nuestro país y que han generado brotes epidémicos durante el último año.

    Se procesaron 20 muestras de pacientes (incluyendo suero y tejido hepático con diagnóstico previo de fiebre amarilla, obtenidas entre el 1º de junio de 2003 y el 20 de enero de 2004 y 4 muestras obtenidas entre 1954 y 1973, las cuales fueron tratadas con Trizol LS para la extracción del ARN; mediante RT-PCR utilizando iniciadores previamente reportados (6, se amplificaron

  16. Quel pouvoir des sites Internet d’information concernant l’EZLN sur la sphère politique mexicaine et l’opinion publique internationale ?

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    alcanzado a los contestatarios y utopistas del mundo entero porque ha sido transmitido por unos medios de información de « nueva generación ». Y del mismo modo, la audiencia conseguida por el movimiento neozapatista en el ámbito estrictamente mexicano indudablemente ha sido lo que ha infundido el temor y el estupor en los dirigentes mexicanos, y lo que ha provocado la conmoción en las altas esferas políticas del país. Por eso se puede hablar de influencia real, y en cierto modo, de poder.This study seeks to analyse the influence of websites upon the Mexican political sphere and international public opinion with respect to the EZLN. Such a spread of information concerning the Neo-Zapatista mouvement and the personality of its charismatic leader, Sub-Commander Marcos, are probably the cause of the national and international success. The « Walk for Indigenous Dignity » has succeeded thanks to the media. The solidarity felt towards the EZLN by all those world-wide fighting for social justice and cultural diversity in resistence to the New World Order is also a consequence thereof. The message given out by Chiapaneca rebellion has reached today the protesters and Utopians world-wide because it has been relayed by the « New Generation » media. And by the same means the success obtained by the Neo-Zapatista mouvement on a strictly national level is most certainly at the root of the fear and stupor that have struck the Mexican leaders and of the upheaval caused in the highest political circles of the country. This explains why it is possible to talk about real influence and, to a certain extent, power.

  17. Assédio moral no trabalho e suas representações na mídia jornalística Acoso moral en el trabajo y sus representaciones en el medio periodístico Representations of workplace psychological harassment in print news media

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os discursos sobre assédio moral veiculados na mídia jornalística impressa. PROCEDIMENTOS METODOLÓGICOS: Estudo documental referente ao assédio moral no trabalho, no qual foram analisadas as matérias jornalísticas veiculadas em três jornais de grande circulação do estado de São Paulo, no período de 1990 a 2008. A partir da metodologia de análise do discurso foram reconhecidas as práticas discursivas que configuram o fenômeno do assédio moral na sociedade atual, as explicações para sua ocorrência e a repercussão para a saúde dos trabalhadores. ANÁLISE DOS RESULTADOS: O surgimento do tema nos veículos de comunicação deu-se por meio da divulgação de livros, de produções acadêmicas e de legislações. Ocorreu em editorias que tratam de assuntos gerais e, posteriormente, migrou para as editorias de emprego e/ou de caráter econômico-financeiro. Os discursos de natureza indenizatória, de precaução empresarial e as estratégias de enfrentamento são amplamente difundidos. A promoção da saúde se esvai pela lógica patrimonial. Há um espaço permissivo nas organizações para prática do assédio moral, potencializando os conflitos para atingir as metas e resultados. Indiferença, constrangimentos, desqualificações e ridicularizações foram comuns nas matérias. CONCLUSÕES: As explicações sobre o assédio tendem a uma interpretação psicológica do fenômeno, acentuando o caráter individualista e minimizando uma abordagem coletiva. Os discursos banalizam o assédio ao criarem caricaturas para os atores envolvidos. O conteúdo psicológico e a estigmatização produzem sentido na sociedade, contribuindo para naturalizar o assédio moral no trabalho e banalizar a violência no trabalho.OBJETIVO: Analizar los discursos sobre el acoso moral transmitidos en el medio periodístico impreso. PROCEDIMIENTOS METODOLÓGICOS : Estudio documental concerniente al acoso moral en el trabajo, en el cual

  18. Genealogia feminina: diálogo silencioso entre gerações - Female genealogy: silent dialogue between generations

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    perspectiva de nuevos enfoques parala Historia dela Educación. Considera a la memoria, tanto como un recurso, así como una presencia en los objetos y en la cultura material. Analiza un objeto guardado y transmitido de generaciones en generaciones, para ser usado por las mujeres de una misma familia a la hora del parto. Discute sobre el tema de la formación humana en espacios de relaciones familiares en modalidades no escolarizadas y cuestiona lo que las hermanas se enseñan unas a otras, que aprendizajes surgen en las relaciones entre mujeres que son vecinas, amigas, primas, tías, sobrinas, hijas, madres, abuelas.Palabras-clave: historia de la educación, tradición, memoria.GÉNÉALOGIE FEMININ: DIALOGUE ENTRE LES GENERATIONSRésuméLa méthodologie de cet article, développé le long des lignes de l'histoire culturelle, une approche biographique narrative. Parmi les autres concepts, il aborde la tradition, l'innovation, la généalogie féminine dans la perspective de nouvelles façons de se concentrer sur l'histoire de l'éducation. Il considère la mémoire à la fois comme un discours et une présence dans les objets et la culture matérielle. Analisé un objet stocké et doué de génération en génération, pour être utilisé par les femmes d'une même famille au moment de l'accouchement. Il problématise tle sujet de la formation humaine dans des espaces de relations familiales et dans les modes non-scolarisés, et demande à ce que les sœurs enseignent l'autre, ce qui se produit apprentissages dans les relations entre les femmes qui sont des voisins, des amis, cousins, cousines, sœurs, nièces. Mots-clé: histoire de l'éducation, de la tradition, la mémoire.

  19. Frequency of antibodies to Babesia bigemina, B. bovis, Anaplasma marginale, Trypanosoma vivax and Borrelia burdgorferi in cattle from the northeastern region of the state of Pará, Brazil Freqüência de anticorpos para Babesia bigemina, B. bovis, Anaplasma marginale, Trypanosoma vivax e Borrelia burgdorferi em bovinos do nordeste do Estado do Pará, Brasil

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    , por meio do ensaio de imunoadsorção enzimática (ELISA, a freqüência de anticorpos para Babesia bigemina, B. bovis, Anaplasma marginale, Trypanosoma vivax e Borrelia burgdorferi em bovinos da região nordeste do Estado do Pará, Brasil. Amostras de soro de 246 vacas dos municípios de Castanhal e São Miguel do Guamá foram usadas. ELISAs com antígeno bruto foram utilizados para detector anticorpos contra todos os agentes, exceto para A. marginale, para o qual um ELISA indireto com proteína principal de superfície 1a (MSP1a foi usado. As freqüências de bovinos soropositivos foram: B. bigemina - 99,2%; B. bovis - 98,8%; A. marginale - 68,3%; T. vivax - 93,1% and B. burgdorferi -54,9% As freqüências de bovinos soropositivos para B. bovis e B. bigemina sugerem uma alta taxa de transmissão desses organismos por carrapatos, na região estudada, a qual pode ser classificada com sendo de estabilidade enzoótica para os hemoparasitos. A baixa freqüência de bovinos soropositivos para A. marginale pode ser atribuída a uma menor sensibilidade do ELISA com antígeno recombinante, ou uma menor taxa de inoculação da riquétsia pelos carrapatos, quando comparada àquelas observadas para Babesia sp. A alta freqüência de bovinos soropositivos para T. vivax indica que esse hemoprotozoário é prevalente em rebanhos do nordeste do Estado do Pará. O percentual de animais com anticorpos homólogos para B. burgdorferi indica a presenças deste espiroquetídeo transmitido por carrapatos na população de bovinos da região estudada.

  20. Fungos associados às sementes de ipê-amarelo (Tabebuia serratifolia e ipê-roxo (Tabebuia impetiginosa: incidência, efeito na germinação e transmissão para as plântulas Fungi associated to the seeds of ipê-amarelo (Tabebuia serratifolia and ipê-roxo (Tabebuia impetiginosa: incidence, germination effect and seedlings transmission

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivos fazer um levantamento dos fungos presentes em oito amostras de sementes de ipê-amarelo (Tabebuia serratifolia e ipê-roxo (T. impetiginosa coletadas nas regiões de Piracicaba, Mogi-Guaçu e sul de Minas Gerais (Lavras, Ijaci e Itumirim e determinar os possíveis prejuízos na produção de mudas dessas espécies. O método utilizado para o teste de sanidade foi o de papel de filtro e, para o de germinação, utilizou-se caixa tipo gerbox com substrato de papel à temperatura de 30ºC sob regime de luz constante. As sementes, tanto no teste de sanidade quanto no de germinação, foram subdivididas sendo uma parte submetidas à assepsia superficial com hipoclorito de sódio e a outra não. Avaliou-se a transmissão dos fungos através de lesões encontradas nas plântulas, durante o teste de germinação. Foram identificados e quantificados dezesseis fungos: Cladosporium sp., Alternaria alternata, Epicoccum sp., Phoma sp., Geotrichum sp., Penicillium sp., Trichothecium sp., Phomopsis sp., Drechslera sp., Aspergillus spp., Curvularia sp., Fusarium spp., Macrophomina phaseolina, Nigrospora sp., Lasiodiplodia theobromae e Septoria sp. De maneira geral, a assepsia proporcionou redução drástica na incidência de todos os fungos, em ambas espécies, com uma taxa média de 90%, podendo-se inferir que a maioria dos fungos estava contaminando as sementes. Os fungos não interferiram diretamente na porcentagem de plântulas normais e a assepsia reduziu a germinação em 64%, demonstrando ser fitotóxica. Na transmissão observou-se, em média, 17% e 10% de plântulas com sintomas, nas amostras sem assepsia e com assepsia, respectivamente. Os fungos mais freqüentes transmitidos pelas sementes de ipê-amarelo e roxo foram: Alternaria alternata, Fusarium spp., Aspergillus spp., Phoma sp. e Phomopsis sp.The aim of this research was to check out what kind of fungi was present in eight samples of ipê-amarelo seeds

  1. Malaria infection and the anthropological evolution Infecção por Malária e evolução antropológica

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    Sergio Sabbatani

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    malária exerceu papel biológico chave, influenciando até o desenvolvimento antropológico. Os Plasmódios causadores da malária desenvolveram dois tipos de evolução, segundo um ponto de vista biológico, e filogenético. Em particular, os Plasmódios vivax, malariae, e ovale poderiam ter coevoluído com a espécie humana ou ter atingido esta durante as fases mais antigas da evolução do gênero HOMO. Por outro lado, o Plasmódio falciparum teria sido transmitido aos humanos por macacos num período mais recente, provavelmente entre o fim da Idade Mesolítica e o início da Neolítica. Os Autores mostram evidências biomoleculares, tanto diretas como indiretas, de infecção por malária, observada em indivíduos enterrados, reportando ao Mundo Antigo, e trazidas à luz no decorrer de escavações arqueológicas em alguns sítios relevantes Mediterrâneos. Nesta revisão da literatura, os autores organizam evidências modernas. Confirmam o papel da malária ao afetar a evolução das populações no Mediterrâneo. As pessoas que moram nas várias regiões do Mediterrâneo foram progressivamente influenciadas pela malária, ao longo do avanço desta doença. Além disso, as populações afetadas desenvolveram adaptações culturais, alimentares, e de comportamento, contribuindo para uma redução no risco da doença. Entretanto, pode ser que ambas modificações (as biológicas e as dos hábitos usadas pelos Plasmódios da malária, favoreceram a emergência de grupos de pessoas com maior resistência contra a malária. Todos estes fatores considerados reduziram o impacto demográfico, influenciando de uma maneira favorável o desenvolvimento em geral, e o crescimento da civilização.

  2. Transmissão de begomovírus de plantas daninhas para tomateiros pela mosca-branca Begomovirus transmission from weeds to tomato by the whitefly

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    Full Text Available Dentre numerosas enfermidades do tomateiro (Lycopersicon esculentum, destacam-se as viroses causadas por begomovírus, os quais são transmitidos pelo vetor Bemisia tabaci biótipo B. Na Chapada da Ibiapaba-CE, os begomovírus têm sido encontrados em várias áreas onde o tomateiro é cultivado, causando sérios danos à produção. Este trabalho teve por objetivos investigar a transmissão de begomovírus a partir de tomateiros infectados para plantas daninhas e verificar seu retorno das plantas daninhas para o tomateiro. Mudas sadias de tomateiro 'Santa Clara' e das plantas daninhas bredo-de-espinho (Amaranthus spinosus, caruru-de-mancha (Amaranthus viridis, mentrasto (Ageratum conyzoides e picão-preto (Bidens pilosa foram submetidas à inoculação por dois métodos: com o inseto vetor e por enxertia. Após 15 dias, realizou-se a extração do DNA de amostras foliares dos tomateiros e das espécies daninhas inoculadas. A PCR realizada com oligonucleotídeos degenerados e específicos para begomovírus revelou que na transmissão com o vetor as quatro espécies de plantas daninhas foram infectadas com o begomovírus do tomateiro, enquanto que, por enxertia, apenas o picão-preto foi infectado. O retorno do vírus das plantas daninhas para o tomateiro foi também observado nos dois casos. Percentuais de 70, 50, 20 e 12,5% de transmissão para os tomateiros ocorreram quando o vetor adquiriu o vírus em mentrasto, bredo-de-espinho, picão-preto e caruru-de-mancha, respectivamente. Na enxertia, a transmissão viral para os tomateiros ocorreu apenas quando se empregaram seções de bredo-de-espinho e de picão-preto infectados. As espécies daninhas investigadas demonstraram ser hospedeiras alternativas do begomovírus de tomate da região e, em condiçõs de campo e na presença do vetor, podem constituir importantes fontes do begomovírus para a hortaliça.The viruses caused by begomovirus are considered the most important virus diseases

  3. Taxa de absorção atmosférica sobre as cidades de Botucatu-SP e Rio de Janeiro-RJ Atmospheric absorption ratio on the cities of Botucatu-SP and Rio de Janeiro-RJ

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    Nelson Veissid

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O segundo satélite da Missão Espacial Completa Brasileira (SCD2/MECB foi colocado em órbita em 23 de Outubro de 1998 e carrega a bordo um experimento de células solares. Célula solar de silício é um dispositivo semicondutor, que pode medir a intensidade da radiação visível e parte da radiação infravermelha (400-1100 nm. O experimento permite medir simultaneamente a insolação direta e parte da radiação solar que é refletida pela Terra para o espaço. Os dados do experimento célula solar são transmitidos em tempo real pela telemetria do satélite e recebidos pela estação terrestre em Cuiabá, MT-Brasil (16°S; 56°W. Este fato limita a cobertura espacial para um círculo sobre a América do Sul. O albedo planetário é obtido dentro desta cobertura e seus valores podem ser agrupados em períodos temporais (anual, sazonal ou mensal, ou podem ser estudados para várias localizações (latitude e longitude durante a vida do satélite. O coeficiente de transmissão atmosférica ou índice de claridade (Kt, medido em estações meteorológicas na superfície da Terra, junto com o valor medido simultaneamente do albedo planetário, permite calcular o coeficiente de absorção atmosférica (Ka. O método desenvolvido neste trabalho para avaliar Ka considera que o albedo planetário é composto por duas partes: uma refletividade local e uma refletividade não local. Considerando este novo conceito, é definida uma taxa de absorção atmosférica (denominada Ra que é a razão entre Ka e a potência de irradiância solar líquida, que não atravessou a atmosfera (100%-Kt. A taxa de absorção atmosférica assim definida é independente da cobertura de nuvens. O histograma de freqüência de Ra mostra os valores de 0,86±0,07 e 0,88±0,09 sobre as cidades de Botucatu-SP e do Rio de Janeiro-RJ, durante os anos de 1999 até 2006, respectivamente.The second satellite of the Brazilian Complete Space Mission (SCD2/MECB was launched on

  4. Um estudo sobre os significados de consumo associados ao corpo feminino em peças publicitárias de suplementos alimentares A study on the meanings of consumption associated to the female body on dietary supplements' ads

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo buscou analisar os significados atribuídos aos corpos femininos e transferidos através de propagandas de suplementos alimentares. O corpo se transformou em objeto de pesquisa de pesquisadores interessados em explorar a construção de significados de consumo de diversas áreas. Sua expressão como mercadoria já foi apontada por pesquisadores como Malysse 2007 que propôs a objetificação do corpo e Goldenberg 2007 que construiu o conceito de corpo como capital. Segundo MacCracken 2003 , a publicidade atua na transferência de significados, desde o mundo culturalmente constituído até os indivíduos. As nove peças publicitárias coletadas foram analisadas com base no método de análise do discurso publicitário proposto por Pinto 2002 . As funções de mostração construção do universo do discurso , de interação estabelecimento de vínculos socioculturais e de sedução distribuição de afetos positivos e negativos serviram como direção para que os pesquisadores buscassem compreender as formas de transferência de significado do corpo feminino através das peças publicitárias de suplementos alimentares. Alguns componentes do discurso publicitário foram comuns a todas as peças coletadas e evidenciaram o corpo como um objeto que pode ser modificado, ter suas medidas alteradas a partir do que é transmitido como desejável um corpo sem gordura, magro e firme . Entretanto, puderam ser diferenciadas quatro categorias de discurso de transferência de significado do corpo. A primeira categoria de peças publicitárias coloca o corpo como objeto de poder e o supervaloriza como objeto. Nessa categoria, a interação com os indivíduos é baseada no status que o corpo pode oferecer ao sujeito e as emoções envolvidas tratam de elevar a auto-estima do indivíduo. A segunda categoria congrega peças publicitárias que apresentam o corpo como local da ação do produto. A interação, nesse caso, é baseada em técnica e

  5. Una aportación al estudio del cuento fang de Guinea Ecuatorial en lengua española / A CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY ABOUT THE FANG TALES FROM EQUATORIAL GUINEA IN SPANISH LANGUAGE

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    María Teresa Abaga Envó

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Una lectura sobre los estudios narratológicos revela que el acto narrativo es un hecho consustancial al ser humano. “Somos el homo sapiens, porque somos el homo narrans”, diría el académico José María Merino (2002: 57. De las estructuras narrativas, el cuento oral tradicional se alza como la forma más antigua. Tan antigua y presente en todos los pueblos que componentes semánticos y formales se repiten en relatos de distintas culturas. Tales aspectos constituyen el objeto de análisis de este repertorio de cuentos fantásticos de Guinea Ecuatorial transmitidos en lengua española. En dicho entorno, el cuento oral fang se manifiesta como un arte viviente. No es un evento pensado sólo para niños; toda la comunidad participa de esta “fiesta” que se verá enaltecida por la presencia del canto. Dada la escasa proliferación de estudios del relato oral africano y en particular del guineano, se hace imperativo partir de estudios occidentales, lo cual nos desliza hacia el terreno del comparativismo. Sin embargo, no siempre dichos estudios son confirmados en esta investigación que concluye con las siguientes tesis: el criterio verdad y ficción al que se recurre para delimitar ciertas narraciones tradicionales europeas queda difuminado; uso irregular de las fórmulas de abertura y cierre; la asignación del fin lúdico de los cuentos fantásticos se acompaña del didáctico y la pretendida universalización del método estructuralista formal de Vladimir Propp, expuesta en Morfología del cuento (1987, se vislumbra inoperante, pues quedan reducidas las treinta y una funciones y la sucesión lineal de las mismas. Los temas y los motivos, arropados por el espíritu de la cultura donde emergen, son similares a los identificados en compilaciones españolas o internacionales. Finalmente, la naturaleza oral tradicional del repertorio queda patente a través de las nueve “Leyes Épicas” establecidas por Axel Orlik (1965: la Ley de

  6. Trastornos de la reactividad al dolor Pain reactivity disorders

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    L. Vicente-Fatela

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available La función protectora del dolor es bien conocida. Existen algunas enfermedades que cursan con la ausencia de la percepción dolorosa y conllevan a múltiples problemas para los pacientes afectados. En los trastornos de la reactividad al dolor se pueden distinguir trastornos congénitos y adquiridos. Dentro de los congénitos se incluyen dos cuadros clínicos bien diferenciados: la insensibilidad congénita al dolor o analgesia congénita y la indiferencia congénita al dolor. En el primer caso el estímulo doloroso no es transmitido adecuadamente al sistema nervioso central debido a un defecto en las vías sensitivas; mientras que en el segundo la vía sensorial está integra pero el paciente no identifica el estímulo doloroso como desagradable. Actualmente la insensibilidad congénita al dolor se encuadra dentro de un grupo de neuropatías hereditarias llamadas sensitivo-autonómicas, con afectación de la sensibilidad dolorosa, en relación con la implicación de las fibras nerviosas mielínicas pequeñas y amielínicas, vehículos de la mayor parte de la sensibilidad dolorosa, así como de las fibras autonómicas. Se distinguen cinco tipos de neuropatía hereditaria sensitivo-autonómica, que se describen en el texto, existiendo alteración de la percepción dolorosa en todas ellas, aunque con mayor grado en alguna de ellas como en el caso de la neuropatía hereditaria sensitivo-autonómica tipo IV o insensibilidad congénita al dolor con anhidrosis. Clínicamente en estas neuropatías se pueden producir lesiones a diversos niveles como consecuencia de la pérdida de la sensibilidad dolorosa. Las alteraciones que se asocian con mayor frecuencia son: fracturas múltiples, articulaciones de Charcot, dismetría de extremidades inferiores, osteomielitis, artritis séptica, luxaciones, autoamputaciones, automutilaciones y escoliosis progresiva. Es necesario un tratamiento multidisciplinar y especializado junto con la colaboración paterna para

  7. HTLV-1/2 transfusional e hemovigilância: a contribuição dos estudos de look-back Transfusion-transmitted HTLV-1/2 and hemovigilance: the contribution of look-back studies

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    Maria Sueli S. N. Lopes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Os vírus linfotrópicos de células T humana tipo 1 (HTLV-1 e tipo 2 (HTLV-2 foram os primeiros retrovírus identificados em humanos, em 1980 e 1982, respectivamente. O HTLV-1 é associado à leucemia/linfoma de células T do adulto (ATL e mielopatia associada ao HTLV-1/ paraparesia espástica tropical (HAM/TSP. Tais vírus podem ser transmitidos por via vertical (mãe para criança principalmente pela amamentação; por via sexual e via parenteral (usuários de drogas e transfusão de sangue e componentes. Nas áreas endêmicas, as transmissões vertical e sexual têm sido as principais vias para a disseminação da infecção por HTLV-1. Porém, a hemotransfusão parece ter importante participação na introdução do HTLV em populações não endêmicas. A via mais eficaz de transmissão transfusional do HTLV-1 é através de componentes celulares do sangue contaminado. No passado, isso ocorria principalmente através da transfusão de sangue não testado para o HTLV-1/2. Eficiência de transmissão transfusional da ordem de 60% foi descrita nos primeiros trabalhos japoneses. Subseqüentemente, extremos de 13% a 80% foram descritos nos estudos retrospectivos realizados nos Estados Unidos. Tamanha variação na eficiência da transmissão transfusional foi influenciada pelos parâmetros: tipo do produto sangüíneo, tempo decorrido entre a coleta dos componentes celulares até seu uso transfusional e carga proviral do HTLV no doador. Estima-se que 4% a 8% dos receptores de unidades celulares infectados por HTLV-1 possam desenvolver HAM/TSP, sendo raros os casos descritos de ATL nestes receptores. "Look-back"é o termo usado em hemovigilância para um programa que notifica grupos de receptores de hemotransfusão, de seus riscos quanto à exposição a um agente infeccioso por ocasião de transfusão prévia. "Look-back targeted"é o programa para identificar receptores de unidades previamente doadas por doadores específicos e que subseq

  8. Suscetibilidade de cercas-vivas, quebra-ventos e plantas invasoras ao vírus da leprose e sua transmissão para laranjeiras por Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes (Acari: Tenuipalpidae Infection in hedgerows, windbreaks and weeds by leprosies virus and its transmission to orange trees by Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes (Acari: Tenuipalpidae

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    Ozana Maria de Andrade Maia

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a potencialidade de algumas plantas freqüentes em pomares cítricos de hospedar o vírus da leprose, transmitido por Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes. Foram utilizadas as seguintes plantas: Hibiscus sp. L., Malvaviscus mollis DC., Grevillea robusta A. Cunn., Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth., Bixa orellana L., Commelina benghalensis L., Bidens pilosa L., Sida cordifolia L. e Ageratum conyzoides L.. Duas criações-estoque do ácaro foram realizadas, sendo uma sobre frutos com sintomas de leprose e outra sobre frutos sem sintomas. De cada planta hospedeira do ácaro, escolheram-se duas folhas, delimitando-se na face inferior de cada planta uma área, que recebeu ácaros criados sobre frutos com lesões de leprose, que aí permaneceram durante sete dias. Os ácaros foram em seguida transferidos para mudas cítricas das variedades Natal e Valência e mantidos em casa de vegetação. As folhas das diferentes espécies vegetais sobre as quais os ácaros estavam anteriormente, foram destacadas e conservadas em placas de Petri, sobre algodão e papel-filtro umedecido. Ácaros criados sobre frutos sem lesões de leprose foram mantidos por três dias sobre essas folhas e, posteriormente, transferidos para novas mudas cítricas, que também foram subseqüentemente mantidas em uma casa de vegetação. Após 60 dias, quantificou-se o número de lesões de leprose nas mudas cítricas. Os resultados evidenciaram que o ácaro não perdeu a capacidade de transmissão do vírus para mudas cítricas após acesso alimentar por sete dias sobre qualquer uma das plantas intermediárias consideradas no estudo. Ácaros provenientes de frutos sem lesões de leprose adquiriram o vírus da leprose e o transmitiram a mudas cítricas quando tiveram acesso alimentar a C. benghalensis, A. conyzoides, B. pilosa, S. cordifolia e B. orellana, onde, anteriormente, ácaros criados sobre frutos com lesões de leprose permaneceram por sete dias. Estes resultados

  9. UMA ANÁLISE CONTINGENCIAL SOBRE A VIOLENTA EMOÇÃO

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    FREITAS, R.G

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available “O Código Penal em seu artigo 65, III, c, diz que é circunstância sempre atenuante da imposição da pena, ter o agente cometido o crime sob a influência da violenta emoção, provocado por ato injusto da vítima” (Parentoni, 2014. Tal prática, no entanto, gera insatisfação por acabar culpabilizando a vítima ao sugerir que o comportamento criminoso é originado a partir de respostas por ela emitidas. Apesar de uma série de alterações na sociedade contemporânea, frequentemente crimes passionais ainda são descritos como aqueles cometidos sob “violenta emoção”, e com responsabilidades atribuídas também à vítima a partir de seu comportamento. Questionamentos sobre tal argumentação se intensificam quando o caso tem suas contingências analisadas a partir da ótica behaviorista, expressa através da ciência do comportamento. Este estudo tem como objetivo problematizar a utilização do atenuante: "violenta emoção" através da análise de crimes passionais. Para atingir o objetivo deste trabalho, a partir do levantamento de literatura, foi realizada uma busca pelos termos 'crimes passionais' e 'violenta emoção' em noticiários online. Foi eleito o caso: 'Eloá Cristina' como agente catalisador, capaz de fomentar uma discussão sobre a concessão do atenuante 'violenta emoção'. O caso: 'Eloá Cristina' se refere ao mais longo sequestro passional registrado pela polícia do Estado de São Paulo que adquiriu grande repercussão nacional e internacional ao ter sua ocorrência e consequente desdobramento transmitido ao vivo por redes televisivas do Brasil e do Mundo. Inconformado com o fim do namoro de três anos, Lindemberg Fernandes Alves rendeu Eloá e outras três pessoas (Folha Online, 2008. A temática jurídica que tange aos crimes passionais rotineiramente revive um termo bastante conhecido pelos defensores, o atenuante: 'violenta emoção' e propositalmente, tal termo foi revivido pela advogada, Ana Lúcia Assad

  10. Sinais clínicos, distribuição das lesões no sistema nervoso e epidemiologia da raiva em herbívoros na região Nordeste do Brasil Clinical signs, distribution of the lesions in the central nervous system and epidemiology of rabies in northeastern Brazil

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    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Descrevem-se 24 surtos de raiva em bovinos (25 casos, 4 em eqüinos (5 casos, 2 em caprinos (2 casos e 2 em ovinos (4 casos. Todos os surtos ocorreram na Paraíba, exceto um em eqüinos que ocorreu no Rio Grande do Norte. Todos os surtos, com a exceção de um em ovinos, foram transmitidos provavelmente por morcegos hematófagos; no entanto, não se descarta a possibilidade de transmissão por raposas (Dusicyon vetulus. Os sinais clínicos foram representativos da localização das lesões no sistema nervoso central (SNC. Em bovinos os sinais eram, principalmente, da forma paralítica, causados por lesões da medula, tronco encefálico e cerebelo; mas alguns animais apresentaram depressão, excitação e outros sinais associados a lesões cerebrais. Três dos 5 eqüinos apresentaram sinais de lesões cerebrais e 2 apresentaram a forma paralítica. De 4 ovinos e 2 caprinos, 4 apresentaram a forma paralítica, mas em um caprino e um ovino os sinais foram predominantemente de lesões cerebrais. Todos os animais afetados, exceto um caprino, tiveram um curso clínico de 2-8 dias. As únicas lesões macros-cópicas observadas foram a dilatação da bexiga em 4 bovinos e a dilatação da ampola retal em 2. Dois cavalos apresentaram lesões da pele causadas por traumatismos. As lesões histológicas foram de encefalomielite e meningite difusa não supurativa. Nos eqüinos e em um caprino com evolução clínica de 35 dias as lesões foram mais severas, observando-se necrose neuronal, neuronofagia e presença de esferóides axonais. Corpúsculos de Negri foram observados em 87% (20/23 dos bovinos examinados e em 83% (5/6 dos ovinos e caprinos. Nessas 3 espécies os corpúsculos foram mais freqüentes no cerebelo, mas ocorreram também no tronco encefálico, medula e cérebro. Em cavalos, corpúsculos de Negri foram menos numerosos, sendo observados somente no córtex de um animal e no córtex e hipocampo em outro. No gânglio trigeminal, as les

  11. Folhas voláteis, papéis manuscritos: o pelotão de saúde no jornal infantil Pétalas (Colégio Coração de Jesus - Florianópolis/SC, 1945-1952 - Volatile sheets, manuscript papers: the platoon of health in petals childish journal

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    Maria Teresa Santos Cunha, Brasil

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    creation and maintenance of hygienic principles as part of the school culture of the period. The article connects to the search field of the history of education and education’s history, both understood as writing discursive and school productions of a determined time and place that, as much by the stand in wich it is presented to reading, as much as by the hygienist and civic precepts it laid in circulation, allow you to think of the importance of this material in the construction of a memory for the recognition of different practices, customs, rituals, actions that were part of the school ambient of the period.Key-words: childish journal, platoon of health, hygiene and school culture. HOJAS VOLÁTILES, PAPELES MANUSCRITOS: EL PELOTÓN DE SALUD EN PERIÓDICO PÉTALAS (COLÉGIO CORAÇÃO DE JESUS - FLORIANÓPOLIS/SC, 1945-1952ResumenEl periódico Pétalas era un manuscrito producido por los niños, realizada en una sola hoja, celebrada por los alumnos de la escuela primaria del Sagrado Coração de Jesus, una institución religiosa y la hembra de Florianópolis/SC y cuyo ejemplar, entre 1946 y 1952, se mantuvieron en una colección personal. Considera el material ordinario, este estudio se centró en el análisis de los artículos y comentarios que expresó preceptos transmitidos por el Pelotón de Salud Complementaria, una asociación de escuela, legitimada por la ley, y cuyo propósito era ayudar en la creación y mantenimiento de los principios higiénicos como parte de la cultura escolar del período. El artículo se vincula con el campo de búsqueda de la historia de la educación y la cultura escrita, tanto como escritura entendían discursiva y producciones de la escuela de una determinada hora y lugar que tanto por los soportes en se presentan en la lectura, por cívicos y preceptos higienistas que puso en movimiento, permiten pensar en la importancia de este material en la construcción de una memoria de reconocimiento de las diferentes prácticas, costumbres

  12. Modelos animales de fiebres hemorrágicas humanas producidas por arenavirus

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    Juan D. Rodas

    2004-03-01

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    En ciertas áreas endémicas para el virus de la fiebre de Lassa en África, este agente representa una amenaza importante para la salud pública. El agente etiológico de la fiebre de Lassa es transmitido de ratas a humanos a través de la sangre o de la exposición de las mucosas a aerosoles y causa cerca de 300.000 casos cada año. El virus de la coriomeningitis linfocítica (LCMV, estrechamente relacionado con el virus de la fiebre de Lassa, produce variados resultados después de su inoculación en primates. En nuestro laboratorio hemos empleado la especie Macaca mulata de mono Rhesus como modelo de fiebre de Lassa en el hombre, usando una variante patogénica (WE y una no patogénica (Armstrong de LCMV.

    Nuestros objetivos fueron determinar el resultado de la infección en monos después de la exposición oral y el desafío letal posterior, caracterizar la respuesta inmune protectora y probar protección cruzada usando las dos cepas virales mencionadas.

    El experimento inicial utilizando las vías de inoculación intravenosa (experimental clásica y oral (hipotética permitieron describir cómo, la vía oral. Produce una “aparente” infección asintomática, mientras la intravenosa es uniformemente letal; permitiendo concluir por lo tanto, que la ruta de exposición influencia dramáticamente el resultado clínico de la infección.

    En un segundo experimento, dos dosis altas (107 o 108 unidades formadoras de placa de la cepa WE del virus LCMV fueron

  13. DE LA RABIA HUMANA DE ORIGEN CANINO Y OTRAS VERGÜENZAS

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    Nelson Alvis G

    2006-12-01

    por rabia humana del período(17casos; seguida de la región occidental (5 casos, la Orinoquia (3 casos, la Amazonía (2casos y la Región Central, un sólo caso en el 2003. Es decir todo estaba anunciado.Los muertos se presentaron como consecuencia de la mordedura de perros infectados con elvirus de la enfermedad, en diciembre de 2006. El Instituto Nacional de Salud confirmó loscasos y estimó éste como el brote mas grave, luego del ocurrido entre mayo y julio del 2004en el que se notificaron 14 casos en el Bajo Baudó, por mordedura de murciélago. Cabeaclarar que se trata de un tipo de virus distinto al transmitido por caninos.Según informes de la Secretaría de Salud de Santa Marta, al parecer las víctimas fueronmordidas en septiembre. La primera falleció el 5 de noviembre, la segunda 20 días despuésy la tercera el 16 de enero. Uno de los indicadores a partir de los cuales deben generarsealertas es la presencia de rabia animal. Ya para el 2005, el departamento del Magdalenamostraba el mayor número de casos reportados en el país: 18 de los 97 registrados.En el informe se destaca a pie de pagina: “El grupo evaluador, en virtud de razonesepidemiológicas, operativas y políticas considera necesario resaltar la urgencia de estarecomendación considerando que la situación de rabia transmitida por el perro en losDepartamentos de la Costa es un asunto que requerirá la intervención directa de las masaltas autoridades nacionales para evitar casos humanos prevenibles que se ven comoaltamente probables en un futuro próximo de persistir la situación actual. El virus de la rabianecesita de la existencia de perros no vacunados para sostenerse en la población caninae inesperadamente afectar a una persona si no se la trata oportunamente. El deficienteesquema de vacunación que se verificó en los departamentos de la costa, sumado asituaciones ecológicas particulares y a deficiencias en el control de focos, permite al viruscircular y manifestarse – de cuando en

  14. Las atarazanas de Sevilla: entre la construcción y la arquitectura

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    Molino Barrero, Julia

    2005-06-01

    para acondicionarlo a la habitabilidad genérica sea cual fuese su futuro destino.La tercera intervención que propusimos y llevamos a cabo, se centró en la transformación de la antigua Fundición de Artillería en una nueva sala que denominamos “Sala Fundición Atarazanas”. El objeto del proyecto consistió en aclimatar el espacio, dotándolo, mediante una nueva cubierta adaptada, a las exigencias de confort climático, acústico y lumínico; y de unos cerramientos de los arcos que no mermaran la identidad de los mismos ni la continuidad perceptiva del conjunto.Sevilla es un lugar de calor en verano y de humedad en invierno. Era necesario airear, ventilar y acondicionar con frío y calor la sala. El aire acondicionado de la sala se distribuye por la espina dorsal de la cubierta. El retorno bajo las gradas se conecta y hace funcionar de nuevo la vieja chimenea.Estas nuevas formas, estos materiales de hoy que permiten la palabra y el silencio, el aislamiento y la continuidad, la contemplación y la actividad, deben ser aceptados por las Atarazanas de modo natural, y están propuestos desde la enseñanza que el propio edificio nos ha transmitido día a día desde su origen.La cuarta intervención fue la reparación de la Buhardilla del Cuerpo de Cabecera.Solucionar problemas esenciales, entender la verdadera entidad de las Atarazanas -entre la construcción y la arquitectura- y disponer el espacio para su uso, ha sido la constante guía de nuestras obras, y al abrirla al uso público se contribuye a su rehabilitación integral. Quizás sea ésta la razón principal de nuestro proyecto.

  15. Situación y tendencias epidemiológicas de la infección por VIH/SIDA en Colombia

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    Ricardo Luque Núñez

    2004-03-01

    heterosexual, 28,3% homosexual y 16,8% bisexual, para un total de 96% transmitidos por vía sexual, 3,1% perinatal, 0,67% transfusional, 0,11% en usuarios de drogas intravenosas y 0,12% por otras formas. Por otro lado, en el estudio centinela realizado en el año 2000 (2, se encontraron prevalencias por encima de lo esperado en departamentos de la costa atlántica, lo que sugiere una tendencia a una epidemia generalizada en estos sitios. Las mujeres representan el 18% de los casos, pero este número continúa creciendo y la relación hombre-mujer sigue siendo cada vez más cercana, con una relación de 3:1 promedio en el país, que en algunos departamentos puede ser de 2:1. El 52.86 % de los casos por VIH se presenta en personas entre los 15 y los 35 años, lo que quiere decir que este grupo poblacional, probablemente, se infectó antes de los veinte años de edad.

    La tendencia de la epidemia es creciente y las curvas no parecen aplanarse de la forma como se ha logrado en otros países. Según las proyecciones, si las intervenciones no logran su efecto o no se les da la sostenibilidad requerida, para el año 2010 tendremos una prevalencia cercana al 1.5%, lo que representará un número estimado de 800.000 casos.

     

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    1. INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SALUD. Estudio de prevalencia al VIH con HSH en Bogotá, Liga Colombiana de Lucha contra el SIDA, 2000.

    2. INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SALUD. Estudio Centinela Nacional, 2000.

  16. Des lieux avec lesquels penser, des livres auxquels penser Places to think with, books to think about Lugares para pensar con ellos, Libros para pensar en ellos

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    2012-06-01

    source and supposed reliability has interesting implications for the current process of decolonization of the Bolivian University and the recent establishment of ‘indigenous universities’ as integral parts of the decolonizing state politics launched by the Evo Morales administration. In this paper I pose the question that if books and lectures are basically about the opinions and judgments of particular individuals, and proper knowledge is to be gained only in the experiential, non-linguistic, inter-relational dealings with and in the world, wouldn’t a project aimed at decolonizing knowledge and decolonizing the University precisely by way of books and lectures, i.e. a logocentric project of decolonization, be a venture fated to reproduce the colonial epistemological asymmetries of knowledge production? On the one hand, then, this paper scrutinizes the problems linked to the ‘siwsawi’ nature of conventional (colonial academic knowledge in relation to a critical process of decolonization. On the other hand, it explores the ‘ukamaw’ nature of experiential knowledge and the prospects for this kind of knowledge to lay the fundaments for a decolonial epistemological transformation of the Bolivian University. Fundamentally, this paper addresses issues such as what it means to know, what knowledge is, and what it means to be a knowing and knowledgeable subject in the Bolivian Andes today, in a context where subalternized traditions of thought gain new urgency in new educational and political dynamics and where different visions and claims of truth coexist, coalesce and collide.Muchos hombres y mujeres Aymara afirman que el saber humano, transmitido por la lengua, solo es un puro ‘siwsawi’, i.e. palabras, opiniones, puntos de vista, juicios de individuos particulares. Entonces, se trata de un saber particular; es un conocimiento que viene de la opinión de algunas personas, nada más. Esto es, de manera significativa, diferente del saber no-linguístico, del

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    2006-06-01

    émicas con co-circulación de Flavivirus en el Caribe colombiano» publicado en el volumen 36 N°3, p. 179-185 de Colombia Médica, por lo que significan sus hallazgos para la investigación epidemiológica con este virus. Sin embargo, se requiere hacer una aclaración sobre un error en la taxonomía de los virus que aparece en el documento. En años anteriores, se usaba el término arbovirus para definir a aquellos que son capaces de infectar y replicarse en insectos (ARthropod BOrned VIRUS. El término sigue siendo usado coloquialmente para definir aquellos virus que pueden ser transmitidos por insectos; sin embargo, no se ajusta a los criterios actuales de taxonomía definidos por el Internacional Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV, que usa fundamentalmente el tipo de ácido nucleico como el criterio central en la clasificación. De esta manera, los miembros de los Arbovirus fueron incluidos en diferentes órdenes y familias, sin tener en cuenta las consideraciones eco-epidemiológicas. En el mencionado artículo, en varias ocasiones se incluye al virus de encefalitis equina venezolana (VEEV como parte de la familia Flaviviridae, lo cual es incorrecto, pues este virus, aunque está incluido en el Taxa de virus con ARN de sentido positivo de cadena sencilla (como los flavivirus, pertenece a la familia Togaviridae, que cuenta con dos géneros, Alphavirus (VEEV y otros y Rubivirus (rubéola. Por esta misma razón, se podría considerar que el hallazgo de un suero doblemente positivo para VEEV y dengue, realmente podría estar representando un caso antiguo de dengue también con antecedentes de contacto con VEEV, y no una reactividad cruzada como se sugiere en el texto, pues no se han informado epítopes compartidos entre ambas familias de virus. Agradezco su atención, cordialmente, Jaime E. Castellanos e-mail: castellanosjaime@unbosque.edu.co Director Instituto de Virología, Universidad El Bosque Bogotá, Colombia Señor Editor: En respuesta a la aclaración que hizo