This training program was developed within the PREDEMICS consortium that received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 278433.
The PREDEMICS consortium aimed at providing Preparedness, Prediction and Prevention of
Emerging Zoonotic Viruses with Pandemic Potential using Multidisciplinary
Approaches. Emerging infectious diseases have been increasingly recognized
over time and represent a persistent global threat. Most of the emerging
infectious diseases of humans are zoonotic and the capacity of RNA viruses to
emerge as major agents of human disease can appear almost limitless. Their
impact on the health of human, domestic and wild animals is likely to be
underestimated. improved prediction of the risks of their
emergence and pandemic potential.
The available training content and learning activities
- The training content was devoted to emerging zoonotic virus and contained
information on the structure, epidemiology, pathogenesis, host response, clinical
features, diagnostic and vaccines related to the following viruses: Chikungunya virus,
coronavirus, Ebola virus, Flaviviruses (Dengue, Japanese encephalitis, tick-born
encephalitis, West Nile, Yellow fever, Zika viruses), Hepatitis E virus, influenza virus
and lyssavirus (rabies).
- Leaning activities consist of annotated articles. case-based studies, how to write a paper and how to write a grant tutorials.
- The material and learning activities were developed for workshops including i/ 4 workshops on the control and surveillance of rabies organized in Dakar (Senegal), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Yaounde (Cameroon), and in Amol (Iran); ii/ a workshop on zoonotic features of viral infections: from the animal reservoir to pandemic emergence in Rome, iii/ a training workshopon Integrated knowledge on Preparedness, Prediction and Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Viruses with Pandemic Potential in Paris, and iv/ a workshop on Preparedness, Prediction and Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Viruses at the Château de Montvillargène, Gouvieux (France).
- This material and learning activities created for these workshops is now available as learning and training tools for future academic courses and workshops.
- Link: https://predemics.biomedtrain.eu