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Pathogenesis and improved diagnosis and control of avian influenza infections

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK2-CT-2002-01454

  • Start date

    1 October 2002

  • End date

    30 September 2006

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 993 525

  • EU contribution

    € 1 839 294

Coordinated by:

DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

Objective

Avian Influenza is a devastating disease of poultry that has recently also been a concern for human heal The last AI epidemic in the EU caused direct and indirect economic losses of over 600 million euros and resulted in the depopulation of 14 million birds. The disease is highly contagious and has its natural reservoir in wild birds. The aims of this project are to develop EU validated rapid, diagnostic tests for the identification of infected flocks, natural reservoirs and potentially infected meat. In addition, the development and application of marker vaccines in order to reduce transmission of infection will be studied, particularly for their use in densely populated poultry areas, thus aiding animal welfare policies. The molecular basis of pathogenicity and the mechanisms involved in host susceptibility and transmission will be studied in animal models to clarify the pathogenetic aspects of this potential zoonosis.

Coordinator

DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Address

Woodham Lane, New Haw
Kt15 3nb Addlestone

United Kingdom

Participants (6)

AGENCE FRANCAISE DE SECURITE SANITAIRE DES ALIMENTS

France

CIDC-LELYSTAD, CENTRAAL INSTITUUT DIERZIEKTE CONTROLE LELYSTAD

Netherlands

DANISH INSTITUTE FOR FOOD AND VETERINARY RESEARCH

Denmark

ID LELYSTAD - INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND SCIENCE

Netherlands

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE

Italy

PHILIPPS UNIVERSITY MARBURG

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK2-CT-2002-01454

  • Start date

    1 October 2002

  • End date

    30 September 2006

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 993 525

  • EU contribution

    € 1 839 294

Coordinated by:

DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom