Scope of ZikaPLAN
ZikaPLAN, Zika Preparedness Latin American Network, is a EU H2020 research and innovation funded network for addressing the current knowledge gaps in Zika: association with congenital neurological complications, clinical spectrum of disease, determinants of severe disease, pathogenesis and in particular neuropathogenesis, vector and non-vector transmission, diagnostics innovation and evaluation, burden of disease and risk factors for geographic spread; birth defect surveillance, social science for communication strategies with affected communities, novel personal preventive measures and modelling on vector control and vaccine strategies for evidence informed policies. ZikaPLAN aims towards building a sustainable Latin-American network capable of rapidly launching concerted large scale research responses to emerging infectious diseases (EID) outbreaks of significant impact to the region.
ZikaPLAN has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 734584.ZikaPLAN Website