The legacy of ZikaPLAN: a transnational research consortium addressing Zika

Wilder-Smith, Annelies and Brickley, Elizabeth B. and Ximenes, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar and Miranda-Filho, Demócrito de Barros and Turchi Martelli, Celina Maria and Solomon, Tom and Jacobs, Bart C. and Pardo, Carlos A. and Osorio, Lyda and Parra, Beatriz and Lant, Suzannah and Willison, Hugh J. and Leonhard, Sonja and Turtle, Lance and Ferreira, Maria Lúcia Brito and de Oliveira Franca, Rafael Freitas and Lambrechts, Louis and Neyts, Johan and Kaptein, Suzanne and Peeling, Rosanna and Boeras, Deborah and Logan, James and Dolk, Helen and Orioli, Ieda M. and Neumayr, Andreas and Lang, Trudie and Baker, Bonny and Massad, Eduardo and Preet, Raman. (2021) The legacy of ZikaPLAN: a transnational research consortium addressing Zika. Global health action, 14 (Suppl. 1). p. 2008139.

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: https://edoc.unibas.ch/90274/

Downloads: Statistics Overview


Global health research partnerships with institutions from high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries are one of the European Commission's flagship programmes. Here, we report on the ZikaPLAN research consortium funded by the European Commission with the primary goal of addressing the urgent knowledge gaps related to the Zika epidemic and the secondary goal of building up research capacity and establishing a Latin American-European research network for emerging vector-borne diseases. Five years of collaborative research effort have led to a better understanding of the full clinical spectrum of congenital Zika syndrome in children and the neurological complications of Zika virus infections in adults and helped explore the origins and trajectory of Zika virus transmission. Individual-level data from ZikaPLAN`s cohort studies were shared for joint analyses as part of the Zika Brazilian Cohorts Consortium, the European Commission-funded Zika Cohorts Vertical Transmission Study Group, and the World Health Organization-led Zika Virus Individual Participant Data Consortium. Furthermore, the legacy of ZikaPLAN includes new tools for birth defect surveillance and a Latin American birth defect surveillance network, an enhanced Guillain-Barre Syndrome research collaboration, a de-centralized evaluation platform for diagnostic assays, a global vector control hub, and the REDe network with freely available training resources to enhance global research capacity in vector-borne diseases.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medicine (MED)
UniBasel Contributors:Neumayr, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Identification Number:
Last Modified:21 Dec 2022 15:12
Deposited On:21 Dec 2022 15:12

Repository Staff Only: item control page