CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Development of rapid field diagnostics for identification, control and management of haemorrhagic fever outbreaks

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 32180

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 914 380

  • EU contribution

    € 853 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITÄTSMEDIZIN GÖTTINGEN, GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITÄT GÖTTINGEN - STIFTUNG ÖFFENTLICHEN RECHTS -

Germany

Objective

This project proposes to develop and validate diagnostic tools for early viral haemorrhagic fever outbreak detection and control. A frontline line-assay carrying antigens of all African haemorrhagic fever viruses is to be developed and validated for widespread use in bush hospitals. This assay is easy to use and the results are easy to interpret. It is also cheap to produce and has a long shelf life. This tool will help to improve outbreak detection in Africa. The project includes long-term field trials in bush hospitals. A mobile integrated F-RT-PCR for outbreak investigation teams is to be developed. It will consist of a panel of F-RT-PCRs covering all haemorrhagic fever viruses, a robust simple nucleic acid extraction protocol and ready to use lyophilised PCR mixes. This tool will help outbreak investigation teams to improve their ability to manage and control haemorrhagic fever outbreaks. A consortium of 3 European laboratories and 4 African laboratories will provide the expertise for the development, validation and adaptation to filed use of both tools.

Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

UNIVERSITÄTSMEDIZIN GÖTTINGEN, GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITÄT GÖTTINGEN - STIFTUNG ÖFFENTLICHEN RECHTS -

Address

Robert-Koch-Str. 40
Goettingen

Germany

Participants (7)

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL

Sweden

INSTITUT PASTEUR DE DAKAR

Senegal

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Switzerland

FOUNDATION MERIEUX MALI

Mali

MIKROGEN - MOLEKULARBIOLOGISCHE ENTWICKLUNSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

UNIVERSITÉ DE CONAKRY

Guinea

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 32180

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 914 380

  • EU contribution

    € 853 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITÄTSMEDIZIN GÖTTINGEN, GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITÄT GÖTTINGEN - STIFTUNG ÖFFENTLICHEN RECHTS -

Germany