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The Phylodynamics of Human Enteroviruses: Informing Vaccine Effectiveness and Outbreak Preparedness [ 2016 - ]

Also known as: 5015306

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/GNT1099618]

Researchers: Prof Edward Holmes (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Cheryl Jones Prof Dominic Dwyer

Brief description Enteroviruses such as EV-A71 are increasing in frequency and in Australia have resulted in the hospitalization of children with severe encephalitis. However, major aspects of their evolution and epidemiology are unknown. We will provide new insights on these important pathogens by revealing which enteroviruses are circulating in the region and whether they arise in specific localities, whether some are commonly associated with severe encephalitis, and whether some pose a greater epidemic threat.

Funding Amount $564,868.00

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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