project . 2017 - 2020 . Closed

SpiL

Spillover of Leptospira in island populations of the Channel Island fox
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 707840 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-GF Overall Budget: 240,530 EURFunder Contribution: 240,530 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Oct 2017
    End Date
    30 Sep 2020
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Description
Spillover, or cross-species transmission, of pathogens from wildlife to humans is the major cause of emerging infectious diseases such as HIV, Ebola virus or SARS. Yet despite this relevance spillover as a natural process is little known, and there is a pressing need for general theory on spillover. We propose to develop a new conceptual framework for spillover, by using an interdisciplinary approach to analyse an exceptionally complete dataset of Leptospira spillover from California sea lions to endangered Channel Island foxes. Guided by the OneHealth vision, we will combine concepts and methods from human epidemiology, disease ecology and island biology to cre...
Description
Spillover, or cross-species transmission, of pathogens from wildlife to humans is the major cause of emerging infectious diseases such as HIV, Ebola virus or SARS. Yet despite this relevance spillover as a natural process is little known, and there is a pressing need for general theory on spillover. We propose to develop a new conceptual framework for spillover, by using an interdisciplinary approach to analyse an exceptionally complete dataset of Leptospira spillover from California sea lions to endangered Channel Island foxes. Guided by the OneHealth vision, we will combine concepts and methods from human epidemiology, disease ecology and island biology to cre...
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