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Med-Vet-Net is the European Network of Excellence for Zoonoses research.Zoonoses are diseases that are naturally transmitted from animals to man.Med-Vet-Net's aim is to develop a network of excellence for the integration of veterinary, medical and food scientists, in the field of food safety, at the European Level, in order to improve research on the prevention and control of zoonoses, including food-borne diseases. The Network will also take into account the public health concerns of consumers and other stakeholders throughout the food chain. The Network officially commenced on 1 September 2004. It is funded for five years by the European Union (EU) 6th Framework Programme, within the ‘Quality and Safety of Food’ Priority Area.
Thematic research areas Experts appointed by each partner institute of Med-Vet-Net are involved in scientific research projects, which are organised into four thematic areas:
Partners Med-Vet-Net comprises 16 partners across Europe and over 300 scientists. The institutes involved consist of eight veterinary, seven public health institutes and one learned society from 10 European countries. All partner institutes have national reference laboratory-based responsibilities for the prevention and control of zoonoses.
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