The objective of WiLiMan-ID is to understand how animal infectious diseases, including zoonoses, disseminate and persist in changing environments. For this purpose, the project will integrate research data obtained at different scales, from the level of pathogens to that of the hosts and, finally, to the community of hosts and the territory. Integrated data will then provide policy makers with innovative strategies and methods for prevention, surveillance, and control.
More specifically, WiLiMan-ID integrated approach aims at:
- Improving our understanding of the impacts of global changes on pathogen ecology and animal diseases – in order to predict them and possibly define appropriate countermeasures.
- Improving risk-based surveillance by providing a better understanding of the emergence and spread of animal infectious diseases.
- Improving prevention and control of infectious disease in animals to limit their potential impacts on human populations.