Rapid risk assessment of zoonotic pathogens by integrated analysis of transmission patterns in livestock and humans

Duration: August 2014 - September 2017

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the World, both in terms of the human population and in terms of livestock. In the past decades, several outbreaks with zoonotic sequelae have occurred in livestock, while other zoonoses are looming.
Our central aim is to improve the information basis for decision making on source detection and attribution, for risk assessments, and for risk management for zoonotic diseases.
We will develop a suite of spatial transmission models for efficient evaluation of observed zoonotic disease patterns from real-time human and animal surveillance systems.
Development of a spatial transmission modelling suite and to visualise the combined human and veterinary information
with maps or correlation statistics in a user friendly format for direct use by public health professionals.
In this project we work together with
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (Michiel van Boven)
Centraal Veterinair Instituut
Gezondheidsdienst voor Dieren