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Prevention of sanitary risks linked to rodents at the rural/peri-urban interface

Objective

The rural/peri-urban interface can sustain high rodent populations, increasing the public health risks from zoonosis. The epidemiology of many zoonotic diseases is poorly understood, and management strategies have met with little success. The project will investigate the sanitary risks linked to the proximity of rodents in rural/peri-urban areas of Africa. The disease prevalence and livelihood constraints will be measured for plague, leptospirosis and toxoplasmosis, chosen for their variety of clinical manifestations and transmission routes. Ecological and anthropogenic factors responsible for transmission will be identified and the infection dynamics within the hosts and from the hosts to humans will be studied. GIS-based predictive and simulative tools will be developed for modelling transmission risks and the subsequent testing of cost-effective and sustainable control strategies aimed at reducing the sanitary risk associated with zoonosis.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATURAL RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Address
Central Avenue
ME4 4TB Chatham
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

DANISH PEST INFESTATION LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Skovbrynet 14
2800 Lyngby
HARARE CITY HEALTH
Zimbabwe
Address
Simon Mazorodze Road
Harare
NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICE
South Africa
Address
Corner Of Hospital And De Korte Streets, Braamfont
2000 Johannesburg
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
Mozambique
Address
Av. Eduardo Mondlane / Salvador Allende
Maputo
PLANT PROTECTION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Zimbabwe
Address
5Th Street Extension
CAUSEWAY Harare
ROYAL TROPICAL INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
39,Meibergdreef 39
1105 AZ Amsterdam
SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE
Tanzania
Address

Morogoro
SYNGENTA/ZENECA LTD
Zimbabwe
Address
26 Nuffield Road, Workington
Harare
Universitair Centrum Antwerpen - Universiteit Antwerpen
Belgium
Address
Groenenborgenlaan 171
2020 Anvers /Antwerpen