project . 2021 - 2026 . On going

MorLo

Morbidity due to Loiasis: population-wide evaluation and identification of pathogenic mechanisms
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 949963 Call for proposal: ERC-2020-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,499,100 EURFunder Contribution: 1,499,100 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Feb 2021
    End Date
    31 Jan 2026
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Loiasis, an infectious disease caused by the parasitic worm Loa loa, affects more than 15 million individuals in central Africa, and more than 100 million people are potentially exposed to infection. Since its first description in 1770, the international scientific community has considered this filarial disease as benign. I recently demonstrated that loiasis significantly reduces the life expectancy of infected people. I aim to definitively shift the prevailing paradigm of “benign loiasis” by showing that it can induce severe complications in various organs. I will conduct the first population-wide evaluation of morbidity in rural areas of Central Africa by perf...
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Description
Loiasis, an infectious disease caused by the parasitic worm Loa loa, affects more than 15 million individuals in central Africa, and more than 100 million people are potentially exposed to infection. Since its first description in 1770, the international scientific community has considered this filarial disease as benign. I recently demonstrated that loiasis significantly reduces the life expectancy of infected people. I aim to definitively shift the prevailing paradigm of “benign loiasis” by showing that it can induce severe complications in various organs. I will conduct the first population-wide evaluation of morbidity in rural areas of Central Africa by perf...
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