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Disability and Disease during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Implications for Preparedness Policies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 841925

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    3 June 2019

  • End date

    2 June 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 202 158,72

  • EU contribution

    € 202 158,72

Coordinated by:

OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET

Norway

Project description

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Disability risk during flu pandemics

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic known as the Spanish flu. This public health crisis affected one third of the global population and killed millions. People with disabilities may be more vulnerable to flu, yet little research has focused on disability as a risk factor. According to the World Health Organization, over a billion people worldwide live with a disability of some kind. The EU-funded DIS2 project is using high-tech computational models to explore disability and infection during the 1918 pandemic. Accurate modelling of observed relationships will enable testing of potential interventions to improve patient outcomes in the next pandemic.

Coordinator

OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET

Address

Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 202 158,72

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 841925

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    3 June 2019

  • End date

    2 June 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 202 158,72

  • EU contribution

    € 202 158,72

Coordinated by:

OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET

Norway