EU research in emerging and reemerging infectious diseases
Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) are infections that have newly appeared in a population or have existed previously but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range.
Examples include HIV/AIDS, variant Creutzfeld-Jacobs disease (vCJD) and SARS as well as reemerging diseases such as chikungunya, and influenza.
Research on emerging infectious diseases has been included in the Commission framework programmes for research since their inception.
HIV projects have been funded as early as 1985 in the first framework programme and the emergence of vCJD in the mid 1990s triggered a substantial research effort on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) starting from FP4 until today in both the food safety as well as the human health programmes.
Research in this area continues under Horizon 2020, the current research and innovation framework programme.
Collaboration and jobs
Projects and results
Projects in the field of emerging diseases on the Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects.
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects.
Platform where framework programme funding recipients present their results to search, contact their owners and form partnerships.
Database that provides information on the nature of health projects and their results. Managed by the Commission's Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency.
Scientific publications, tools and databases
Interactive reporting platform, composed of a set of sheets that allows series of views to discover and filter Horizon 2020 data.
Scientific publications produced by the European Commission (JRC)
Interactive reporting platform, composed of a set of sheets that allows series of views to discover and filter Horizon 2020 data
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions. All data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE.