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Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever; Modern Approaches to  Diagnostics, Surveillance, Prevention, Therapy and Preparedness

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever; Modern Approaches to Diagnostics, Surveillance, Prevention, Therapy and Preparedness

Objective

Over the last years, large outbreaks of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in several European countries and neighbouring areas are on the rise. This disease poses a great threat to public health due to its high mortality rate, modes of transmission and geographical distribution. Climate changes and observation of the CCHFV vector in central Europe alarm the European community as we cannot exclude that future outbreaks will take place in non-endemic area of Europe. To date, there is no vaccine available and no selective antiviral drug for the management of the disease. The general knowledge of migration, epidemiology, re-assortment and recombination of the virus is very limited. To fill these gaps, the CCH Fever project proposes to create a multidisciplinary collaborative research environment by bringing together selected competitive advantages such as: operative capacity with appropriate high security research facilities, reference centers and clinical samples from endemic areas and an international network of experienced researchers. This multidisciplinary research consortium will facilitate the progress in several key research areas of the field. This program will mainly focus on (i) developing sensitive and biosafe state-of-art diagnostic tools for CCHFV, (ii) gathering the forces and resources in Europe to build a Biobank of clinical samples, (iii) building a comprehensive database consisting in clinical, laboratory and surveillance data, (iv) taking advantage of unique and state-of art tools to progress towards vaccine candidates and specific antivirals against this bio-threat and (v) disseminating the appropriate knowledge to the health care workers in endemic regions and contributing to capacity building. These achievements will provide tools for local and European public health authorities to prevent or counter future outbreaks and monitor the spread of the disease thanks to the established novel and unique tools and resources.
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Coordinator

FOLKHALSOMYNDIGHETEN

Address

Nobels Vag 18
171 82 Solna

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Administrative Contact

Anette Bäck (Mrs.)

Participants (16)

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SMITTSKYDDSINSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 533 625,10

INSERM TRANSFERT SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 200 497

UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 320 515,67

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 295 000

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 165 000

Ministry of Health

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 155 775,98

INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Albania

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

NATIONAL CENTER OF INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 57 999,84

NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICES

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 151 932

CORIS BIOCONCEPT SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 200 720

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 58 000

NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, INC

United States

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 197 212,56

PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 417 617,39

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 26 619,63

STATENS VETERINAERMEDICINSKA ANSTALT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 124 484,83

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 260427

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2010

  • End date

    31 March 2015

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 849 249,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

FOLKHALSOMYNDIGHETEN

Sweden