Understanding the effects of climate change on zoonotic vector-borne diseases
Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) pose a major health threat to the global population and are particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change, which affect the distribution of vectors and the efficiency and intensity with which vectors transmit pathogens. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the FascioClim project aims to assess the response of zoonotic VBDs to climate change using fascioliasis as a selected model. Fascioliasis is an ideal model as a zoonotic snail-borne disease with low reservoir specificity and a high number of snail host species. The study will apply an integrative modelling framework using innovative ideas in the ecological niche modelling combined with the climatic forecast indices to determine the area at risk of fascioliasis transmission.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Main Programme
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Funding SchemeHORIZON-AG-UN - HORIZON Unit Grant
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