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Attaching and effacing escherichia coli infections : pathogenesis, host response and epidemiology.

Objective

Attaching-effacing Escherichia coli (AEEC) constitute a group of pathogenic bacteria common to human and animals. They include haemorrhagic E. coil (EHEC),the causative agent of human haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic ureic syndrome (HUS), and pathogenic E. coli (EPEC), an agent of diarrhoea in infants and newborn animals. Public awareness on AEEC, and particularly on EHEC, has recently arisen from their implication in outbreaks of lethal HUS resulting from consumption of contaminated food products, in particular from bovine sources. The project brings together the competence of 12 European and associated research laboratories from the medical and veterinary sectors to understand the molecular,immunological and epidemiological basis for controlling zoometric EEC infections. The expected achievements of this project are to improve current strategies aimed at assessing and preventing the risk associated with AEEC.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Address
Chemin Des Capelles, 23
31076 Toulouse
France

Participants (9)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address

SW7 2AY London
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Institute for Animal Health
United Kingdom
Address
Compton Laboratory Compton
RG16 0NN Newbury
ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT
Germany
Address
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM - THE AUTHORITY FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Israel
Address
Givat Ram Campus, Edmond Safra
91904 Jerusalem
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
Stoney Road , Stormont
BT4 3SD Belfast
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Boulevard De Colonster, 20 Campus Du Sart Tilman,
4000 Liege
UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL
Canada
Address
Succursale Centre-ville
H3C 3J7 Montreal
VETERINARY MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Hungaria Krt. 21
1143 Budapest