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Video: Coordinator discusses climate change and disease emergence

Following his keynote speech at a session dedicated to breeding and protecting crops and livestock at the Climate-Smart Agriculture Global Science Conference earlier this year, EDENext coordinator Renaud Lancelot has given an interview discussing the impact of climate change on emerging infectious diseases.

Sand fly surveillance: Watch the video!

France's Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD, an institute dedicated to research for development) has produced an informative video examining its study into the distribution and density of [[Phlebotomus]] sand flies.

GERI 2015: Posters and abstracts available

Posters and the book of abstracts from the Genes, Ecosystems and Risk of Infections (GERI 2015) conference, held in Crete last month, are now available.

Publication: Role of Phlebotomus sergenti in leishmaniasis focus in Morocco

Researchers have found evidence supporting the notion that [[Phlebotomus sergenti]] is the primary vector of [[Leishmania tropica]] in a cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in the High Atlas of Morocco and established that the vector feeds on a variety of vertebrates, paving the way for future investigations.

Publication: Complete genome of PUUV strain from Central Europe

After noting that Puumala virus (PUUV) is one of the predominant hantavirus species in Europe causing mild to moderate cases of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, researchers have produced the complete genome of a strain from Central Europe.

Publication: Life-long shedding of Puumala hantavirus

Researchers have found evidence of the life-long shedding of Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) by its host, following a monthly capture-mark-recapture study analysing 18 wild bank voles for the presence and relative quantity of PUUV RNA in excreta and blood. Their findings contradict current views of a decline in shedding, suggesting pathogen kinetics in wild hosts may differ considerably from those found in the lab.

Publication: Hantavirus infections investigated in Turkey

Researchers believe hantavirus infection should be taken into consideration in patients with clinically suspected Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever virus and have established that hantavirus was circulating in the Western Black Sea region of Turkey before the 2009 outbreak.

All smiles as GERI 2015 closes

There were smiles all round as awards of €1,000 each were made to the authors of two winning posters during the closing session of Genes, Ecosystems and Risk of Infections (GERI 2015), which ended on Thursday, April 23, in Heraklion, Crete.