Alejandra Santa

Alejandra Santa

PhD in Biological Sciences

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Introduction
Alejandra Santa currently works at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary. Her most recent publication is "Deep amplicon sequencing highlights low intra-host genetic variability of Echinococcus multilocularis and high prevalence of the European-type haplotypes in coyotes and red foxes in Alberta, Canada".

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In a fast-changing and globalized world, parasites are moved across continents at an increasing pace. Co-invasion of parasites and their hosts is leading to the emergence of infectious diseases at a global scale, underlining the need for integration of biological invasions and disease ecology research. In this review, the ecological and evolutionar...
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Echinococcus multilocularis (Em) is a zoonotic parasite considered a global emergent pathogen. Recent findings indicate that the parasite is expanding its range in North America and that European-type haplotypes are circulating in western Canada. However, genetic analyses are usually conducted only on a few parasites out of thousands of individuals...
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Efficient and sensitive diagnostic tools are essential for the study of the eco-epidemiology of Echinococcus species. We evaluated an automated magnetic bead-based DNA extraction commercial kit followed by qPCR (MB-qPCR), for the detection of Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus canadensis in coyote (Canis latrans) fecal samples. The diagno...
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The continued monitoring of Echinococcus species in intermediate and definitive hosts is essential to understand the eco-epidemiology of this parasites, as well to assess their potential impact on public health. In Canada, co-infections of Echinococcus canadensis and Echinococcus multilocularis based on genetic characterization has been recently re...
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Las enfermedades infecciosas son consideradas como una amenaza importante para la conservación de la biodiversidad y la salud pública, afectando tanto a especies silvestres, domésticas y a los humanos. Debido a la creciente Interacción entre las distintas especies y los cambios antropogénicos se ha visto un aumento en la presentación de enfermedade...
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El estudio de la fauna parasitológica de roedores silvestres constituye una clave importante para enfrentar situaciones de riesgo en salud pública, conservación y producción animal, debido al impacto que algunos de estos parásitos pueden producir en la salud de seres humanos, animales silvestres y animales de producción y compañía. En mayo de 2011...
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Resumen We record the injuries caused to two bats marked with a self-locking plastic cable tie as a necklace which produced a deep abrasion in the skin of neck area. This is the first report about negative effects caused by the inadequate use of marking methods in bats from Colombia. Se registran las lesiones ocasionadas a dos murciélagos marcados...

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