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International network for capacity building for the control of emerging viral vector borne zoonotic diseases

Objective

West Nile Fever (WNF), Rift Valley Fever (RVF) and Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) are arthropod-borne diseases of different domestic and wild animals and can also affect humans, posing a great threat to public health because of their epidemic and zoonotic potential. Their geographical distribution has expanded in recent decades. WNF outbreaks have already occurred in Europe, CCHF is endemic in many countries including Europe. In 2000, RVF, was reported the first time outside of the African continent, cases being confirmed in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. This virgin-soil epidemic raises the threat of expansion into other parts of Asia and Europe. There is a general public concern regarding emerging zoonotic diseases which has gained new relevance in the light of global warming. This is especially true regarding the spread of vector-borne diseases such as CCHF, RVF and WNF. It is imperative to work out integrated control measures which include vector control, vaccination programmes, improved therapy strategies, diagnostic tools and surveillance, public awareness, capacity building and improvement of infrastructure in endemic regions. The anticipated project will address these areas specifically aiming at: 1) creating common knowledge on the diseases, sharing and exchanging data, expertise, experiences and scientific information; 2) maintaining and expanding surveillance systems, monitoring disease occurrence, and vaccine use; 3) introducing, distributing and harmonizing disease detection and control tools; 4) disseminating knowledge and training staff of relevant third countries; 5) interlinking different scientific disciplines which look at the problem from differrent angles. A coordinated research programme including key laboratories in Europe and neighbouring countries can address scientific questions of joint interest enabling the development of effective control measures, aimed at improving the EU's response to outbreaks of diseases.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/epidemiology/zoonosis

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

INSTITUT PASTEUR
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 283 550
Administrative Contact
Michèle Bouloy (Dr.)

Participants (25)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM BORSTEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 213 518
Address
Parkallee 1-40
23845 Borstel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jabbar S. Ahmed (Prof.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucinda Cranham (Ms.)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marc Deboin (Mr.)
SMITTSKYDDSINSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 37 450
Address
Nobels Vaeg 18
17182 Solna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ali Mirazimi (Prof.)
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELL'ABRUZZO E DEL MOLISE G CAPORALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Via Campo Boario
64100 Teramo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luca Di Tommaso (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tatjana Avsic-Zupanc (Prof.)
NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICES
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Modderfontein Road 1 Gauteng
2131 Sandringham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janusz Tadeusz Paweska (Dr.)
Public Health England an Executive Agency of the Dept of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Waterloo Road
SE1 8UG London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Steve Leach (Dr.)
LANZHOU VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
China
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Xujiaping 11
730046 Lanzhou, Gansu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bingyi Lu (Mr.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR D'IRAN
Iran
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Pasteur Ave 69
1316943551 Tehran
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sadegh Chinikar (Dr.)
ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matthias Niedrig (Prof.)
CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE - CODA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Groeselenberg 99
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eef Turlinckx (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 64 200
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rob Moormann (Dr.)
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Avenue Pasteur 36
DAKAR Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean Louis Constant (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE HIGIENE E MEDICINA TROPICAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Rua Da Junqueira 100
1349-008 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carla Bras (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Alarcón Alarcón (Ms.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Martoccia (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agustin Estrada Peña (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Thomson (Ms.)
MARMARA UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Turkey
EU contribution
€ 535
Address
Goztepe Kampusu Kuyubasi
81040 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Onder Ergonul (Dr.)
KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Pasacayiri
36100 Kars
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Salih Otlu (Dr.)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beshar Al-Kital (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 152
Address
Venusberg-campus 1
53127 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beate Gieselmann (Ms.)
KOC UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 10 165
Address
Rumeli Feneri Yolu Sariyer
34450 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Onder Ergonul (Dr.)