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A safe DIVA vaccine for African Swine Fever control and eradication

Objective

African Swine Fever (ASF) is one of the most important viral diseases affecting swine, with a serious socio-economic impact. It is present in more than 13 countries in Europe (10 in the EU), 28 sub-Saharan African countries, and 2 Asian countries, China and Mongolia. No vaccine is available and recent incursions in Europe and Asia are jeopardizing the pig industry worldwide. Control of ASF is based on early diagnosis and the implementation of strict sanitary measures. However, measures taken by affected countries have not been sufficient to stop spread.
The objective of VACDIVA is to solve the ASF problem in Europe and affected countries through innovation efforts. VACDIVA will provide (1) Three safe and effective pilot vaccines for wild boar and domestic pigs ready for registration; (2) validated companion DIVA tests and 3) cost-benefit and effective surveillance and control-vaccination strategies, with field trials in Lithuania and Kenia. Two world leader companies in vaccine production and ASF diagnostic kits will provide production of the new vaccines and DIVA tests. Epidemiological modelling of worldwide scenarios will be offered in a portfolio of services to help animal health authorities control and eradicate the disease. This project will provide policy makers valuable decision support tools to better prevent and control ASF.
VACDIVA counts with the expertise of two world ASF Reference Laboratories (OIE and FAO), the EU reference laboratory (EURL), six EU national Reference Laboratories (of 6 out of the 10 countries currently affected by ASF) and four prestigious ASF research institutions. Participation of Russian, Chinese and African laboratories will provide useful support, increasing acceptance of the vaccines. Active involvement of pig producers, agricultural associations and International agencies like FAO will enlarge the impact of communication, dissemination and training activities.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

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Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 083 750

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INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 764 075

INTERVET INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 11 000

INMUNOLOGIA Y GENETICA APLICADA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 526 470

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLA SARDEGNA G. PEGREFFI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 411 875

NEMZETI ELELMISZERLANC-BIZTONSAGI HIVATAL

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 874 874,95

VETERINAAR JA TOIDULABORATOORIUM

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 88 743,75

STATNI VETERINARNI USTAV JIHLAVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 95 940

PARTIKAS DROSIBAS, DZIVNIEKU VESELIBAS UN VIDES ZINATNISKAIS INSTITUTSBIOR

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 211 411,25

NACIONALINIS MAISTO IR VETERINARIJOS RIZIKOS VERTINIMO INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 773 060,29

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELL'UMBRIA E DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 370 000

FACULDADE DE MEDICINA VETERINARIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 791 636,25

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 276 467,50

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 156 236,25

FGI FEDERAL CENTRE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH

Russia

INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL SCIENCE (IAS), CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (CAAS)

China

International Livestock Research Institute

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 309 573

CHINA ANIMAL HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER

China

EUROPEAN COORDINATION VIA CAMPESINA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 170 000

HORIZCIENCE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 253 539,13

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862874

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 296 522,75

  • EU contribution

    € 9 168 652,37

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain