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International Diagnostic Projects and Networks coordinated by the RKI

Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level (EMERGE)

EMERGE - Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU levelThe Joint Action EMERGE comprises a European network with about 40 diagnostic laboratories focused on risk group 3 bacteria and risk groups 3 and 4 viruses. EMERGE aims to provide a common, coordinated and effective response to infectious disease outbreaks at EU level and abroad.

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Quality Assurance Exercises and Networking on the Detection of Highly Infectious Pathogens (QUANDHIP)

QUANDHIP-LogoThe EU funded Joint Action QUANDHIP was running from 2011 to 2014. The primary goal of this project was to consolidate two existing European networks dealing with highly infectious bacteria and viruses, linking 33 highly specialised laboratories from 21 European countries.

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Establishment of Quality Assurances for the Detection of Biological Toxins of Potential Bioterrorism Risk (EQuATox)

Logo of the EQuATox projectBiological toxins such as ricin, botulinum toxins, staphylococcal enterotoxins and saxitoxin may pose a significant bioterroristic threat. The aim of the EU-wide project EQuATox (running until 2014) was to create a network of security, health and food experts among the EU and associated countries.

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European Network for Highly Pathogenic Bacteria (ENHPB)

European Network for highly Pathogenic BacteriaThe ENHPB was a European-wide laboratory network for the diagnostic of highly pathogenic bacteria set up during the EU-funded EQADeBa project running from 2008 to 2011, carried out by partners from 21 European countries. The ENHPB then became part of the Joint Action QUANDHIP.

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European Network for Diagnostics of Imported Viral Diseases (ENIVD)

Logo ENIVDENIVD is a network of expert laboratories on imported viral diseases, funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The Robert Koch Institute coordinated the ENIVD network from 1995 to 2016.

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