Research Project Database
Code: 1.18.05
1: 1.18.05
Title: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) along the food chain: Investigations into spread, genetic diversity and molecular tracing.
2: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) along the food chain: Investigations into spread, genetic diversity and molecular tracing.
Country: Switzerland
3: Switzerland
Funding Organisation: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO
4: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO
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Research Organisation: Institute of virology
University of Zurich (UZH)
10: Institute of virology
University of Zurich (UZH)
Number of Research Staff (FTE):  
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Cost (Euros):  
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End Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 30-09-2020
14: 1601420400
Duration (months): 33
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Project objectives and deliverables with estimated delivery dates for each deliverable (if possible): The research project proposed here, aims at assessing the occurrence and genetic diversity of Hepatitis E viruses (HEV) in Switzerland in order to gain knowledge on ways and sources of infection using molecular epidemiology.
             In particular, we propose to:
             (i) Screen liver and faeces samples from reservoir hosts (pig and wild boar) as well as meat products by RT-PCR to obtain positive material. 
             (ii) Determine virus diversity by full length sequencing to optimise HEV diagnostics and to establish a national HEV database that allows molecular epidemiology and tracing of infections.
             This project joins experts for food safety, pig infectious diseases and virology to support strategies for the avoidance of food-borne HEV infections in humans.
           
This project joins experts for food safety, pig infectious diseases and virology to support interventions strategies inhibiting HEV transmission along the food chain from animals to humans.
17: The research project proposed here, aims at assessing the occurrence and genetic diversity of Hepatitis E viruses (HEV) in Switzerland in order to gain knowledge on ways and sources of infection using molecular epidemiology.
             In particular, we propose to:
             (i) Screen liver and faeces samples from reservoir hosts (pig and wild boar) as well as meat products by RT-PCR to obtain positive material. 
             (ii) Determine virus diversity by full length sequencing to optimise HEV diagnostics and to establish a national HEV database that allows molecular epidemiology and tracing of infections.
             This project joins experts for food safety, pig infectious diseases and virology to support strategies for the avoidance of food-borne HEV infections in humans.
           
This project joins experts for food safety, pig infectious diseases and virology to support interventions strategies inhibiting HEV transmission along the food chain from animals to humans.
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