A Torina

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Dog tick-borne diseases in Sicily
    A Torina
    National Centre of Reference for Anaplasma, Babesia, Theileria and Rickettsia C R A Ba R T, Experimental Zoo prophylaxis Institute of Sicily, Italy
    Parassitologia 48:145-7. 2006
  2. pmc Control of tick infestations and pathogen prevalence in cattle and sheep farms vaccinated with the recombinant Subolesin-Major Surface Protein 1a chimeric antigen
    Alessandra Torina
    SaBio, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos IREC CSIC UCLM JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, 13005, Ciudad Real, Spain
    Parasit Vectors 7:10. 2014
  3. doi Development and validation of two PCR tests for the detection of and differentiation between Anaplasma ovis and Anaplasma marginale
    Alessandra Torina
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Via Gino Marinuzzi, n 3, 90123 Palermo, Italy
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:283-7. 2012
  4. doi Use of phlebotomine sand flies as indicator of leishmania prevalence in an endemic area
    Alessandra Torina
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1149:355-7. 2008
  5. ncbi Babesiosis in Italy: an overview
    A Torina
    Centro Nazionale di Referenza per Anaplasma, Babesia, Rickettsia e Theileria, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
    Parassitologia 49:23-8. 2007
  6. ncbi Spatial distribution of bluetongue virus and its Culicoides vectors in Sicily
    A Torina
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 18:81-9. 2004
  7. doi Ovine catarrhal fever (Bluetongue): analysis of Culicoides species in seropositive farms
    A Guercio
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
    Transbound Emerg Dis 57:15-8. 2010
  8. doi Detection of natural killer T cells in mice infected with Rickettsia conorii
    M P La Manna
    DIBIMEF, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Transbound Emerg Dis 60:80-5. 2013
  9. ncbi Anaplasmosis in cattle in Italy
    A Torina
    National Centre of Reference for Anaplasma, Babesia, Rickettsia and Theileria, Experimental Zooprophylaxis Institute of Sicily, Palermo, Italy
    Vet Res Commun 31:73-8. 2007
  10. doi Prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in ticks in Sicily
    A Torina
    Intituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Transbound Emerg Dis 57:46-8. 2010

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi Dog tick-borne diseases in Sicily
    A Torina
    National Centre of Reference for Anaplasma, Babesia, Theileria and Rickettsia C R A Ba R T, Experimental Zoo prophylaxis Institute of Sicily, Italy
    Parassitologia 48:145-7. 2006
    ..canis, E. canis, R. conorii, A. phagocytophilum, C. burnetii, Rickettsia spp., Anaplasma spp. and Ehrlichia spp. in all the Sicilian areas...
  2. pmc Control of tick infestations and pathogen prevalence in cattle and sheep farms vaccinated with the recombinant Subolesin-Major Surface Protein 1a chimeric antigen
    Alessandra Torina
    SaBio, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos IREC CSIC UCLM JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s n, 13005, Ciudad Real, Spain
    Parasit Vectors 7:10. 2014
    ..In this research, field trials were conducted to characterize the effect of vaccination with SUB-MSP1a on tick infestations and the prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in a randomized controlled prospective study...
  3. doi Development and validation of two PCR tests for the detection of and differentiation between Anaplasma ovis and Anaplasma marginale
    Alessandra Torina
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Via Gino Marinuzzi, n 3, 90123 Palermo, Italy
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:283-7. 2012
    ..This PCR provides a tool for the detection of A. ovis and A. marginale in ticks and in wildlife and domestic hosts...
  4. doi Use of phlebotomine sand flies as indicator of leishmania prevalence in an endemic area
    Alessandra Torina
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1149:355-7. 2008
    ..79% gravid females, 5.84% blood-fed females, and 5.51% females with no evidence of blood meal positive for Leishmania DNA. These results support the use of gravid female sand flies for the evaluation of prevalence of Leishmania...
  5. ncbi Babesiosis in Italy: an overview
    A Torina
    Centro Nazionale di Referenza per Anaplasma, Babesia, Rickettsia e Theileria, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
    Parassitologia 49:23-8. 2007
    ..Moreover, our research has lately been focused on the investigation of the presence of Babesia parasites in wild animals, yielding very interesting results...
  6. ncbi Spatial distribution of bluetongue virus and its Culicoides vectors in Sicily
    A Torina
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 18:81-9. 2004
    ..obsoletus and 150 or more C. pulicaris allow BTV transmission at a site, and provide a strategy for a fuller examination of the relationship between BTV transmission and the abundance and distribution of different vector species...
  7. doi Ovine catarrhal fever (Bluetongue): analysis of Culicoides species in seropositive farms
    A Guercio
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
    Transbound Emerg Dis 57:15-8. 2010
    ..We observed that 82% of checked farms were positive for Culicoides spp., and only 10% of the farms were positive for Culicoides imicola...
  8. doi Detection of natural killer T cells in mice infected with Rickettsia conorii
    M P La Manna
    DIBIMEF, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Transbound Emerg Dis 60:80-5. 2013
    ..These results suggest a connection between IL-17(+) NKT cells and vasculitis, which is the main clinical symptom of rickettsiosis...
  9. ncbi Anaplasmosis in cattle in Italy
    A Torina
    National Centre of Reference for Anaplasma, Babesia, Rickettsia and Theileria, Experimental Zooprophylaxis Institute of Sicily, Palermo, Italy
    Vet Res Commun 31:73-8. 2007
    ..Contrary to A. marginale, the prevalence of A. phagocytophilum embraces the whole Italian territory from the Alps to the southern and insular regions...
  10. doi Prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in ticks in Sicily
    A Torina
    Intituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Transbound Emerg Dis 57:46-8. 2010
    ..and D. marginatus for Rickettsia spp. For Ehrlichia spp. and Babesia/Theileria spp., R. turanicus/D. marginatus and H. lusitanicum may be the most important vectors but additional studies are needed to confirm these results...
  11. ncbi TaqMan-based detection of Leishmania infantum DNA using canine samples
    F Vitale
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale of Sicily, Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1026:139-43. 2004
    ..The assay is useful for the diagnosis of leishmaniasis in dogs and humans, and it facilitates the monitoring of parasite levels during pharmacological treatment...
  12. ncbi Study of gastrointestinal nematodes in Sicilian sheep and goats
    A Torina
    Institute Zooprofillattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1026:187-94. 2004
    ..T. ovis and O. venulosum were dominant in large intestine and in the cecum. We also found species belonging to other ruminants such as O. ostertagi (in cattle) and S. kolchida and O. leptospicularis (in wild ruminants)...
  13. doi Characterization of anaplasma infections in Sicily, Italy
    A Torina
    Intituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1149:90-3. 2008
    ..in Sicily and provided information to understand the epidemiology of these infections and implement measures to diagnose, treat, and control transmission to humans and animals in this region...
  14. doi A Molecular survey of Anaplasma spp., Rickettsia spp., Ehrlichia canis and Babesia microti in foxes and fleas from Sicily
    A Torina
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia A Mirri, Palermo, Italy Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Messina, Polo Universitario dell Annunziata, Messina, Italy
    Transbound Emerg Dis 60:125-30. 2013
    ..microti or A. platys. As foxes often live in proximity to domestic areas, they may constitute potential reservoirs for human and animal parasites. Further studies should be performed on fleas to determine their vectorial capacity...
  15. doi Characterization of the apical membrane antigen-1 in Italian strains of Babesia bigemina
    A Torina
    National Reference Centre for Anaplasma, Babesia, Rickettsia and Theileria CRABaRT, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia A Mirri, Palermo, Italy
    Transbound Emerg Dis 57:52-6. 2010
    ..The results obtained confirmed that this newly described ama-1 gene is highly conserved among Italian and foreign strains which has implications for vaccine development...
  16. ncbi Identification of a novel bluetongue virus vector species of Culicoides in Sicily
    S Caracappa
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia A Mirri, Palermo, Italy
    Vet Rec 153:71-4. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that in parts of Italy and possibly in other areas of Europe, where C. imicola is absent or rare, C. pulicaris may act as a fully competent vector of bluetongue virus...
  17. ncbi Observed prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in domestic animals in Sicily, Italy during 2003-2005
    A Torina
    Instituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Via G Marinuzzi no 3, 90129 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Zoonoses Public Health 54:8-15. 2007
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