Plague: an International Workshop to Define Research Priorities

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With a growing number of plague cases over the past 30 years and the unprecedented outbreak in Madagascar in 2017, the research consortium REACTing-Inserm, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar and the Institut Pasteur International Network are holding an international workshop to determine the research priorities for this disease, to take place on July 9 and 10, 2018.

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After centuries of epidemics linked to high mortality, and more than 100 years after the discovery of the pathogen responsible, data is thin on the ground when it comes to the dynamics of plague in its animal reservoirs, its vectors of transmission and the evolution of human susceptibility to this disease.

To remedy this, REACTing-Inserm, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar and the Institut Pasteur International Network will bring together for this workshop plague specialists from across the world as well as potential sponsors. The principal result expected is to determine the priority research objectives in order to intensify the fight against human plague as well as reach an agreement on the organizational aspects and work methods. A One Health approach should be adopted, calling on disciplines related to human, animal and environmental health in order to better control this poverty-related disease.

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