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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.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FOLKHALSOMYNDIGHETEN
Address
Nobels Vag 18
171 82 Solna
Sweden
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anette Bäck (Mrs.)

Participants (16)

SMITTSKYDDSINSTITUTET

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 533 625,10
Address
Nobels Vaeg 18
17182 Solna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anette Back (Ms.)
INSERM TRANSFERT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 200 497
Address
Rue Watt 7
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Delphine Sondaz (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 320 515,67
Address
Robert-koch-strasse 40
37075 Goettingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christiane Hennecke (Ms.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 295 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elke Lammertyn (Dr.)
Ministry of Health
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 155 775,98
Address
Mithatpasa Cad. 3
06100 Sihhiye Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mustafa Ertek (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Albania
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Aleksander Moisiu Street 80
1001 Tirana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Albana Ahmeti (Ms.)
NATIONAL CENTER OF INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 57 999,84
Address
Blvd. Yanko Sakazov 26
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evgeniya Taseva (Ms.)
NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICES
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 151 932
Address
Modderfontein Road 1 Gauteng
2131 Sandringham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lynette Dos Santos (Ms.)
CORIS BIOCONCEPT SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 720
Address
Rue Jean Sonet 4A Parc Scientifique Crealys Les Isnes
5032 Gembloux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Visser (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 58 000
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janka Jugovic (Ms.)
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, INC
United States
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Park Place Suite 400 55
30303 Atlanta Ga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leah-Lane Lowe (Ms.)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 197 212,56
Address
.
84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dori Schneider (Ms.)
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 417 617,39
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Veldman (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 619,63
Address
.
FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eric Gibb (Mr.)
STATENS VETERINAERMEDICINSKA ANSTALT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 124 484,83
Address
Ulls Vaeg 2B
75189 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Camilla Beijer (Mrs.)