1 – Working groups

The Arbo-France network has set up four working groups:

  • Arbovirus Epidemic Preparedness and Response WG to draw up recommendations on the measures to be implemented in response to different emergence scenarios.
  • WBE-Arbo WG to set up a feasibility study on assessing the presence of arboviruses in wastewater as a tool for epidemiological surveillance of dengue, in collaboration between the Arbo-France and Obépine networks.
  • Dengue Vaccine WG to build a collaborative research programme between the Arbo-France and I-Reivac networks. This programme will include support for vaccination against the dengue virus in the overseas territories.
  • Research and Innovation WG for Zoonotic Arbovirus Surveillance


2 – Funded projects

  • Factors associated with severe dengue cases in Martinique – REACTing funding
  • Seroprevalence of dengue in children in the West Indies – funded by APIDOM, REACTing and Santé Publique France
  • Mother-to-child Chikungunya infection in Jayavarman VII – ANRS funding
  • Circulation of arboviruses WN and Usutu in Nouvelle Aquitaine – ANRS funding
  • Seroprevalence survey among blood donors – EFS funding
  • Assessment of safety and immunogenicity of dengue vaccination in sickle-cell patients (Sickle-Arbo) – PHRC funding
  • Seroprevalence of TBE in France: an observational prospective study – Pfizer funding
  • Call for Emergence projects – low- and middle-income countries (PRFI) 2022: ANRS funding
    • Surveillance and control of Arboviruses in Burkina Faso using a global approach – MURAZ Center Research Institute Bobo-Dioulasso Burkina Faso
    • Arboviruses (re)emerging in island environments in Oceania: new perspectives for risk management in the post-COVID era – Vector-borne infectious diseases research laboratory Institut Louis Malardé Papeete French Polynesia
    • Determination of the circulation of viruses with epidemic potential in wastewater from Guinea, a West African country – Guinea Pasteur Institute, Conakry Guinea
  • PEPR MIE 2023 call for projects : 3 projects on arboviruses – ANRS MIE funding
  • Arbo-France 2022 thesis grants : 2 theses on arboviruses – ANRS MIE funding
  • Arbo-France 2023 thesis grants : 3 theses on arboviruses – ANRS MIE funding
  • Arbo-France 2024 thesis grants : 3 theses to be funded by ANRS MIE

3 – Scientific meetings

– Working group meetings:

January 18, 2021: West Nile Virus and Usutu scientific meeting – Link Program
Open scientific webmeetingwhich aim is to identify human and animal health surveillance and research needs relating to West Nile and Usutu viruses.

Please contact contact@arbofrance to participate

– Expert Panel Meetings:

January 8, 2020: FHL1 a major host factor in chikungunya virus infection

– Annual Scientific Meetings:

September 30 – October 1, 2019: First meeting at the Institut Pasteur in Paris – Link program

4 – Inventory of research teams (in progress)

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