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Rapid detection of transnational foodborne vital infection and elucidation of transmission routes through molecular tracing and development of a common database

Objective

Foodborne- and waterborne viral infections are increasingly recognised as causes of illness in humans. the most commonly implicated pathogens (calicivirus, hepatitis a virus) can not be readily be cultured, but recent advances in molecular virology have enabled the development of the sensitive methods that are needed for their detection and typing. the lack of international standardisation, however has precluded full use of the molecular information for tracking of outbreaks across borders, and for elucidation of the major transmission routes. In this proposal we aim to allow more rapid and internationally standardised assessment of the spread of food borne viruses, including elucidation of the mechanisms of emergence of novel variants , by standardisation of methods , the use of a common database, and epidemiological follow-up of international food borne viral infections.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Address
9,Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
Netherlands

Participants (9)

Head of the Unit of Foodborne Zoonoses and Veterinary Epidemiology
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Rome
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Rue De L'ile D' Yeu
44311 Nantes
INSTITUTE OF HEALTH CARLOS III
Spain
Address
Calle Sinesio Delgardo 6
28029 Madrid
PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICE
United Kingdom
Address
Colindale Avenue 61
NW9 5HT London
ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT
Germany
Address
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin
STATENS SERUM INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
5,Artillerivej 5
2300 Koepenhagen
SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL
Sweden
Address
Nobels Vaeg 18
Solna
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
00014 Helsinki