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Addressing the dual emerging threats of African Swine Fever and Lumpy Skin Disease in Europe (DEFEND)

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Project "DEFEND" data sheet

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Coordinator
THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG 

Organization address
address: ASH ROAD PIRBRIGHT
city: WOKING
postcode: GU24 0NF
website: www.pirbright.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 5˙992˙500 €
 EC max contribution 5˙599˙999 € (93%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.2.1.1. (Increasing production efficiency and coping with climate change, while ensuring sustainability and resilience)
 Code Call H2020-SFS-2017-2
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-06-01   to  2023-05-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG UK (WOKING) coordinator 1˙942˙276.00
2    SCIENSANO BE (ELSENE) participant 1˙015˙000.00
3    SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET SE (UPPSALA) participant 500˙000.00
4    AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC) ZA (PRETORIA) participant 460˙000.00
5    FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT DE (GREIFSWALD-INSEL RIEMS) participant 416˙250.00
6    ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLA LOMBARDIA E DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA BRUNO UBERTINI IT (BRESCIA) participant 330˙400.00
7    ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE IT (ROMA) participant 170˙000.00
8    ID VET FR (GRABELS) participant 153˙125.00
9    THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK (OXFORD) participant 113˙572.00
10    SOCIETA ITALIANA DI VETERINARIA E ZOOTECNIA TROPICALE PER LA COOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE - VETERINARI SENZA FRONTIERE ITALIA ASSOCIAZIONE IT (LEGNARO) participant 108˙125.00
11    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE IT (FIESOLE) participant 92˙500.00
12    VALSTYBINE MAISTO IR VETERINARIJOS TARNYBA LT (VILNIUS) participant 55˙625.00
13    UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA ZA (PRETORIA) participant 50˙000.00
14    MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD EL (ATHENS) participant 31˙250.00
15    BULGARIAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY BG (SOFIA) participant 23˙625.00
16    VETERINARY SPECIALIST INSTITUTE KRALJEVO RS (KRALJEVO) participant 20˙087.00
17    SCIENTIFIC VETERINARY INSTITUTE NOVI SAD RS (NOVI SAD) participant 16˙787.00
18    JAVNA USTANOVA SPECIJALISTICKA VETERINARSKA LABORATORIJA PODGORICA ME (PODGORICA) participant 15˙625.00
19    KIMRON VETERINARY INSTITUTE IL (Rishon L'Tzion) participant 15˙625.00
20    INSTITUTUL DE DIAGNOSTIC SI SANATATE ANIMALA RO (BUCURESTI) participant 11˙250.00
21    AZERBAIJAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY AZ (Baku) participant 10˙625.00
22    Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE MK (SKOPJE) participant 10˙625.00
23    UNIVERSITETI BUJQESOR I TIRANES AL (Tirana) participant 10˙625.00
24    ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI - CERRAHPASA TR (ISTANBUL) participant 8˙125.00
25    MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY TR (Ankara) participant 8˙125.00
26    RISK ASSESMENT CENTER ON FOOD CHAIN BG (SOFIA) participant 7˙625.00
27    KLIFOVET AG DE (MUNCHEN) participant 3˙125.00
28    ZOETIS BELGIUM SA BE (LOUVAIN LA NEUVE) participant 1.00
29    CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE - CODA BE (BRUXELLES) participant 0.00
30    COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION AU (ACTON ACT) participant 0.00
31    FGI FEDERAL CENTRE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH RU (VLADIMIR) participant 0.00
32    ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI TR (ISTANBUL) participant 0.00
33    MINISTRIA E BUJQESISE DHE ZHVILLIMIT RURAL AL (TIRANA) participant 0.00

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 Project objective

The DEFEND consortium will target two viral diseases of livestock which are emerging into Europe – African swine fever (ASF) and lumpy skin disease (LSD). African swine fever virus (ASFV) is the causative agent of ASF, a highly contagious disease of domestic pigs which causes a haemorrhagic syndrome with up to 100% mortality. ASF is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa and on the Italian island of Sardinia. In 2007 the disease was reported in Georgia. Since then it has spread to Russia, Ukraine, Poland and neighbouring countries. In 2017 outbreaks were reported in the Czech Republic and Romania. Wild boar are susceptible to ASFV and facilitate the continuing spread of the disease in Europe with regular spill-over into in-contact domestic pigs. The capripoxvirus Lumpy Skin Disease virus (LSDV) causes a classic systemic poxvirus disease in cattle and spreads rapidly in warm humid conditions, most likely due to insect-borne transmission. LSDV entered Europe, the Balkans and Caucasus for the first time in 2015. The ongoing epidemic has caused the deaths of thousands of cattle through mortality and eradication campaigns. ASFV and LSDV represent an immediate and serious threat to the pig and cattle industries in Europe and eastern and central Asia. The aim of the consortium is to control the growing LSD and ASF epidemics in Europe and neighbouring countries by understanding the drivers of LSDV and ASFV emergence, and generating research outputs which underpin novel diagnostic tools and vaccines and authenticate appropriate and rapid responses by decision-makers. A multi-actor approach will be incorporated as a central tenant of the project, with collaborations between experts from academia, industry, and government bodies including EU and non-EU partners from countries affected or threatened by ASF and LSD.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Tomas Klingström
Training update from Tomas Klingström
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2020-02-24

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