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Epidemics: Dynamics and Control (EPICO)

Respiratory infectious diseases with pandemic potential (e.g., influenza, COVID-19) and emerging vector-borne diseases (e.g., Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, West Nile virus) pose a major global health threat.

Understanding the processes that govern the immuno-epidemiological dynamics of these diseases is pivotal for the development of effective control strategies.

Aim: To develop a framework based on mathematical and statistical methods and on data derived from routine and on modern space surveillance systems.

To study aspects of spatiotemporal dynamics, seasonality, the One-Health approach, transmission modes, waning immunity, the immuno-epidemiology of the disease, early warning, and the assessment of pharmaceutical interventions that may inform public health decision makers.

Lead scientists: Nikolaos Stilianakis