Research Project Database
Code: EMIDA14
Title: VICE - Vector-borne Infections: risk based and cost efficient surveillance systems
Country: Denmark
Funding Organisation: French National Research Agency (ANR)
Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO
The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA)
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark
Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority
The Research Council of Norway
Federal Ministry of Food Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)
Animal Group:  
Disease: Vector-borne diseases
Research Organisation: National Veterinary Institute (DTU Vet)
Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA)
University of Bern
INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
FLI - Friedrich Loeffler Institute
Central Veterinary Institute
National Veterinary Institute of Norway
National Veterinary Institute of Sweden (SVA)
University of Oldenburg
Number of Research Staff (FTE):  
Principal Investigator (PI): Dr Rene Boedker, DTU-National Veterinary Institute
Cost (Euros): 2380814
End Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 31-03-2015
Duration (months): 36
Project objectives and deliverables with estimated delivery dates for each deliverable (if possible): The overall project aim is to build a framework for surveillance of vector borne diseases, including a selection of methods which can be applied. We aim to develop a warning system that is transparent and easy to apply from a national management point of view. This warning system should direct an active surveillance system that targets the discerned risk situation. The framework should also advise on the
optimal surveillance, for this specific situation.

The framework gives an overview of the essential steps required for evaluating surveillance systems for vector-borne infections. This means that it needs to take account of vector specific issues like climate variation, seasonality and vector ecology, but also needs to take account of livestock (host) densities and import risks. An early warning system looking for increased risk will be developed that takes
account of the above. In increased risk situations active targeted surveillance can be advised, specifically focussing on the risk situation at hand.

The framework will be made available to others by publication in scientific journals for broader use than within the developing teams only.
This project is directly relevant to the overall aim of EMIDA in co-ordinating focused research on major infectious diseases of production animals at a European level. The project draws on a skill set that extends beyond national boundaries, and addresses a problem that is relevant for most European countries.
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