EU-funded influenza research projects
EU funding for research in human, pandemic and animal influenzas
is of vital interest not only to the scientific and farming
communities but, as shown by the rapid spread and deadly outcome
of H5N1 ‘bird’ flu, to citizens as well. A host
of projects, supported by the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programmes
for research, are making valuable progress and discoveries.
But new antivirals and vaccines – animal and human –
are needed. Better diagnosis, screening and surveillance will
be essential in the fight against these diseases.
Human and pandemic influenza
Influenza in animals
by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection (SANCO).