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Research Project: Foreign Animal Disease Research and Development Activities to Address High Priority Transboundary Animal Diseases

Location: Foreign Animal Disease Research

Project Number: 8064-32000-061-43-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 1, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2019

Objective:
The USDA, ARS, Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit (FADRU) is tasked with conducting basic and applied research needed to understand the pathogenesis and host response of foreign animal diseases (FAD) and to translate this knowledge into intervention strategies and diagnostic tools to provide an effective response against disease incursion and eradication. The US Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Targeted Advanced Development (DHS S&T TAD) team is engaged in developing solutions and bridging capability gaps in vaccines and antivirals for licensure and inclusion in the USDA National Veterinary Vaccine Stockpile. This interagency agreement will leverage capabilities of both organizations in FAD immunology, vaccine, diagnostic and assay development.

Approach:
This agreement defines the relationship between USDA, ARS and the DHS S&T, TAD and enables interagency coordination, defines roles and areas of responsibility among research projects of shared interest. Specific areas of FAD research include diagnostic development and immune assessment for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV), Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSF) and African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV).