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Natale Alda

Alda Natale | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Veterinarian
Laboratory SCT3 – Padova and Rovigo. Diagnostics in animal health
Phone +39 049 8084435
E-mail anatale@izsvenezie.it

Professional profile

Alda Natale graduated in Veterinary Medicine (1995) and obtained a postgraduate certificate in Animal Health, Farming and Animal Husbandry (1999) from the University of Bologna (Italy), followed by a Ph.D in Public Health (2003) from the University of Padua (Italy). From 1996 to 2000 she worked as a practitioner at a private veterinary clinic for pets (first aid 24/24h), where she was in charge of supervising the laboratory activities. From 2001 to 2004 she worked as a researcher at the Parasitology laboratory of IZSVe, dealing mainly with entomological surveillance on vector-borne diseases (Leishmaniosis, Bluetongue, West Nile). Since December 2004, she has been working at the serology and planned monitoring  laboratory.

Alda Natale’s research interests include the serological diagnosis of infectious diseases of mammals, focusing on epidemiology and surveillance applied to some zoonotic diseases (Q fever, Leptospirosis, Chlamydioses, Leishmaniosis, Toxoplasmosis), dealing with whole diagnoses for some of them.

Publications

  • Solano-Gallego L, Villanueva-Saz S, Carbonell M, Trotta M, Furlanello T, Natale A, 2014. Serological diagnosis of canine leishmaniosis: comparison of three commercial ELISA tests (Leiscan, ID Screen and Leishmania 96), a rapid test (Speed Leish K) and an in-house IFAT. Parasit Vectors. 24;7:111
  • Mughini-Gras L, Bonfanti L, Natale A, Comin A, Ferronato A, La Greca E, Patregnani T, Lucchese L, Marangon S, 2013. Application of an integrated outbreak management plan for the control of leptospirosis in dairy cattle herds. Epidemiol. Infect.: 1-10.
  • Monne I, Ceglie L, Di Martino G, Natale A, Zamprogna S, Morreale A, Rampazzo E, Cattoli G, Bonfanti L., 2013. Hepatitis E virus genotype 4 in a pig farm, Italy, 2013. Epidemiol Infect. 2014 May 15:1-5. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Cassini R, Signorini M, Frangipane di Regalbono A, Natale A, Montarsi F, Zanaica M, Brichese M, Simonato G, Borgato S, Babiker A, Pietrobelli M, 2013. Preliminary study of the effects of preventive measures on the prevalence of Canine Leishmaniosis in a recently established focus in northern Italy. Vet. Ital. 49, 157-161.
  • Natale A, Bucci G, Capello K, Barberio A, Tavella A, Nardelli S, Marangon S, Ceglie L, 2012. Old and new diagnostic approaches for Q fever diagnosis: correlation among serological (CFT, ELISA) and molecular analyses. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 35(4):375-379.
  • Mutinelli F, Schiavon E, Ceglie L, Fasolato M, Natale A, Rampin F, Carminato A, 2011. Bovine besnoitiosis in imported cattle in Italy. Vet. Parasitol. 178(1-2):198.
  • Bano L, Bonci M, Drigo I, Tonon E, Mazzolini E, Carminato A, Granato A, Ceglie L, Natale A, Zanette G, Agnoletti F, 2011. Episodi d’ipofertilità della bovina da latte associati ad infezioni dell’apparato genitale da Histophilus somni: prime segnalazioni in Italia. Large Animals Review 17 (5):171-176.
  • Natale A, Busani L, Comin A, De Rui S, Buffon L, Nardelli S, Marangon S, Ceglie L, 2009. First report of bovine Q-fever in north-eastern Italy: preliminary results. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 15(2): 144-145.
  • Natale A, Patregnani T, Tagliabue S, Alborali L, Ferronato A, Bucci G, Toffan C, Ceglie L, Catania S, Bonfanti L, 2009. Gestione di un focolaio di leptospirosi da Lespospira interrogans sierovariante Hardjo in un allevamento di bovine da latte della Pianura Padana. Large Anim.Rev. 15:153-157.
  • Bonfanti L, Cecchinato M, Ciaravino G, Montarsi F, Lorenzetto M, Natale A, Bortolotti L, Ceglie L, Marangon S, 2008. Gestione e controllo dell’infezione da Blue tongue virus sierotipo 8 (BTV-8) in Veneto. Large Animal Review 14:259-266.

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