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African swine fever : improved diagnostic methods and understanding of virus epidemiology and virus-host interactions (ASF CONTROL)

Objective

African swine fever is one of the most important diseases of pigs. Its control relies solely on efficient diagnosis and application of strict sanitary measures Vaccine has never been obtained. ASFV infects domestic pigs and Ornithodorus sp. ticks (shown as vectors in Iberian Peninsula before the disease was eradicated). Danger of ASF re-emergence and/or new introduction is a major concern for EU, due to lacking knowledge on mechanisms of viral persistence in the pig and in ticks and because several European countries have close contacts with African countries where the disease is nowadays devastating. The rational of this project is to improve diagnostic methods to enable rapid implementation of prophylactic measures and to improve knowledge on the epidemiology of the disease and on the knowledge on mechanisms of viral persistence in pigs and in ticks. Accomplishment of this proposal will lead to improved control strategies of ASF.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

N/A

Participants (7)

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT - CIRAD
France
Address
Campus International De Baillarguet
34398 Montpellier
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Universidad Autonoma De Madrid, Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid
INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
United Kingdom
Address
Ash Road, Nr Woking
GU24 0NF Woking
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA
Spain
Address
Carreteria De Algete A El Casar Km 8.1 S/n
28130 Valdeolmos - Madrid
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACAO VETERINARIA
Portugal
Address
Estrada De Benfica 701
1549-011 Lisboa
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avd. Puerta De Hierro
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA
Spain
Address
S/n,avda. Del Campo Charro S/n
37007 Salamanca