Public Health

Last update: 15 March 2011

Scientific knowledge (biological, ecological and epidemiological) and predictive quantitative models are important tools for the implementation of efficient preventive, surveillance and control programmes. However, we also need relevant and accurate data on risk perception in the public health agencies and in the exposed human population, as well as a clear understanding of the importance of these human population segments.

Moreover, the human or veterinary public health messages which need to be delivered have to be of a suitable content and style to reach the target populations most at risk. EDENext’s public health work package is responsible for these activities and will be working in close collaboration with human and animal health stakeholders, as well as national and international public health agencies.

Representatives of international organisations and public health agencies also sit on the EDENext Advisory Board  and Ethical Board.

Two diseases have been selected for study as they are particularly important and are most likely to provide sufficient data to feed public health activities. These diseases are Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever  in south-eastern Europe and haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome  in Fennoscandia, Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg and Germany.

Last update: 15 March 2011

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