THE PREVENTION OF SANITARY
RISKS LINKED TO RODENTS AT THE RURAL/PERI-URBAN INTERFACE
RatZooMan - short for Rodent Zoonosis Management
This research project completed its research activities
in June 2006. The project used a multidisciplinary approach to further
our understanding about emerging
infectious diseases affecting people and their livelihoods. The
project involved scientists from different countries in Europe and
Africa with expertise in the biological, environmental and social
sciences with a particular focus on rodents as disease vectors and
the role they play in the spread and transmission of many diseases.
Funding for this project was obtained by the European
Commission Framework Five Programme for International Cooperation.
This website will tell you more about the project,
its activities and progress as well as provide links to relevant
documents, websites and research groups from around the world focussing
on rodents and zoonosis.
to The RatZooMan Network This is an email and website forum
to post announcements and queries related to rodent-vectored
diseases. Discussion is open to any zoonosis where rodents
play a role in transmission as well as general pathogens and
parasites where rodents are implicated in contaminating the
environment. Membership is open to people working on Communicable
diseases, Rodent ecology and management, Human and livestock
health, Eco-epidemiology of zoonosis, etc.