Work Package 09

Disease X Use Case Scenario


This WP is aimed at testing and evaluating the VEO system on their applicability in a disease x use case scenario - a fast spreading EID, with high case fatality by an unknown pathogen. Questions addressed are:

1) How sensitive and rapid is metagenomic diagnostics to detect a novel epidemic (viral) pathogen
2) Can we improve horizon scanning by identifying changes in the key drivers of disease emergence?
3) In the event of an emergence, can we apply rapidly the tools developed to support pandemic response?
4) What are the barriers to the rapid deployment of the different tools to be used in a pandemic response?