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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK2-CT-2000-00600

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 827 890

  • EU contribution

    € 1 770 702

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

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.

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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

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italy

Institute for Animal Health

United Kingdom

ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT

Germany

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM - THE AUTHORITY FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Israel

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL

Canada

VETERINARY MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Hungary

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK2-CT-2000-00600

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 827 890

  • EU contribution

    € 1 770 702

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France