Field work (Rita's project update)

10 enero 2016

In Autumn 2015, following the IRB' authorisation and approvals of the research protocol, Rita Velez has started her field work relating to Project 2.7 "Evaluation of canine leishmaniasis vaccine under field conditions in Spain". 

Using facilities of partner CANIS (Girona, Spain, under the co-supervision of Dr. Cairó), a canine leishmaniasis serological survey and an entomological survey is performed. Data collected is being analysed in order to calculate the canine sample needed and to select the individuals to be included in the study. 

Simultaneously, laboratory techniques to be used in the project are being tested and improved.