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DENCO


Denge and other haemorhagic fevers

Towards sucessful dengue prevention and control

EC contribution
: € 2 499 779
Duration
: 48 months
Starting date
: 01/11/2005
Instrument
: STREP
Keywords
: dengue, vector control, case classification, pathogenesis, immune response, acceptance, cost effectiveness
Project Number
: INCO-CT-2005-517708

Summary:

The DENCO (dengue control) research programme covers a wide spectrum of applied research including clinical research (i.e. case classification and management, evaluation of new diagnostics), vector research (i.e. development of user friendly and effective vector control tools), strategy research (i.e. identification of cost-effective partnership approaches in the control of the disease and its vectors), and pathogenesis research (i.e. to improve our understanding of the natural history of the disease, necessary for vaccine and drug development and evaluation).

Partners of the DENCO study include institutions from Europe, from Disease Endemic Countries (DECs) as well as TDR - the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Tropical Diseases.

First results will be available in the course of the year 2008. A large research platform has been created to foster collaborative research on this important disease. Dengue also has a high probability of being one of the major diseases benefiting from global climate change and its consequences.


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