At the international project meeting of the EU project EDENext (Prevention and Control of Vector-borne Infections in Europe) in Rovaniemi, Finland, sine has presented, together with other Public Health (PH) experts from the Robert-Koch-Institute and Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute and modellers from the UK and Belgium, a new joint approach. This new approach combines findings from a qualitative risk perception study on the Hantavirus (a hemorrhagic fever transmitted by bank voles), conducted by the sine-Institute, with space-time models of the same disease. By doing so, a win-win-situation is created: modellers have better, that is more realistic and improved models, while PH institutions can use these improved models for better and more target-specific health communication.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Kerstin Dressel
See also: www.edenext.eu