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Spatial and demographic dynamics of disease transfer at the wildlife-human interface

Project description

Studying infectious disease transfer by seagulls

The SENTIMOUV project will study the role of yellow-legged gulls (Larus michahellis) in spreading infectious diseases through access to human food sources. This coastal seabird is often found in the western Mediterranean basin, where it comes in contact with human food. The project will shed light on the ill-understood interaction between seabirds and pathogens, focusing on the spread of toxoplasmosis and avian influenza. Among others, SENTIMOUV will study disease immunity in nestling birds and the dynamics of diseases through biologging and serological sampling to determine the cycle of wildlife transfer of disease. The goal is to develop an adaptable model for predicting and managing infectious diseases related to the wildlife-human interface.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 196 707,84
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00