CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Improved diagnosis and early warning systems for avian influenza outbreak management

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44429

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 524 216

  • EU contribution

    € 1 502 880

Coordinated by:

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

Objective

The primary goal of this proposal will be the joint development and application of technologies to combat avian influenza infections. This goal will be achieved through the interaction of leading European institutes along with the collaboration of non-EU laboratories experienced in AI outbreak control and management. A study will be conducted to establish the effectiveness of the current EU surveillance and early warning systems for AI and then to develop blueprints for improvements to these programmes in disease free periods and during outbreaks. The model will include criteria for harmonized diagnostic tests for on-farm outbreak investigation. To complement this study a range of diagnostic tools will be developed, evaluated and validated alongside the evaluation of a range of commercially available tests. This will include sophisticated laboratory based methods, high throughput techniques for molecular and serological testing, penside testing and simplified tests for use in laboratories with limited resources or experience. Efforts will particularly focus on the validation of tests for use on clinical materials derived from Anseriformes, other wild birds species and some selected mammalian species.

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

Coordinator

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Address

Nobel House. 17 Smith Sqaure
London

United Kingdom

Participants (15)

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELE VENEZIE

Italy

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL- ONDERSTEPOORT VETERINARY INSTITUTE

South Africa

FRIEDRICH-LOEFFLER-INSTITUT, FEDERAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH

Germany

NATIONAL VETERINARY INSTITUTE

Sweden

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

AGENCE FRANCAISE DE SECURITE SANITAIRE DES ALIMENTS (FRENCH FOOD SAFETY AGENCY)

France

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND IMMUNOPROPHYLAXIS

Switzerland

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF FARM ANIMAL HEALTH

Netherlands

CEPHEID EUROPE SA

France

KANTONALES LABORATORIUM BASEL-STADT

Switzerland

FORSITE DIAGNOSTICS LTD

United Kingdom

APTUSCAN LTD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44429

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 524 216

  • EU contribution

    € 1 502 880

Coordinated by:

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom