Connect major European actors in virus detection (BNITM, AUTH) and mosquito surveillance and control (GFS/IfD, Ecodev) from Germany and Greece
Reanalyze the epidemiological data from the severe West Nile virus (WNV) epidemic in Northern Greece since 2010 and the Usutu virus (USUV) outbreaks in Germany since 2011 so as to prepare accordingly Germany and Greece against WNV, USUV and other thermophiles arboviruses.
Identify high risk areas and critical time intervals for WNV and USUV circulation following modeling from entomological data (BNITM, GFS/IfD, Ecodev) and epidemiological data (BNITM, AUTH) already produced by the partners during the last years and others to be further developed for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Provide good practices, innovative tools and methods for the control of container-breeding mosquitoes in urban settings, with special consideration of Culex pipiens and Aedes albopictus, which are the major European vectors for existing (USUV in Germany and WNV in Greece) and/or threatening (WNV for Germany, dengue, Chikungunya and Zika for both countries) mosquito-borne diseases.
Produce, update and make available this information to concerned Public Health Institutions and/or other bodies of both countries, a functional webGIS, in which the users will have the possibility to view, explore, query, and display the periodical risk maps of the Early Warning System for mosquito-borne diseases.
The present proposal is a synergetic work of four institutions and their collaborators who are experts in the field of vector surveillance and control, pathogen detection and environmental modelling. The proposal is divided into seven Work Packages (WP) which contain 21 different tasks (see Gantt diagram) and 41 deliverables (D.1.1-D.21.3).
|1||Project management||1||Financial management|
|2||Literature Review / Risk analysis||4||Literature review|
|5||Historical data collection|
|6||Web - GIS|
|3||Field data collection||8||Mosquito adult collections|
|9||Sentinel blood samples|
|4||Pathogen detection||10||Laboratory work|
|5||Early warning system||11||Thematic maps|
|12||Early Warning System|
|6||Pilot Study - Vector||13||Field work|
|control||14||Best Practices handbook|
|7||Commercialization -||15||Web - GIS|
|18||Communication, Networking & Public Relations|
|8||Experimental design||19||Experimental design|
|20||Hydrometeorological data collection|
|9||Risk analysis||21||Historical data model (static)|
|22||Actual data model (dynamic)|