- 01/2016 - 12/2017
- Azucena Bardají
- Funded by
- FIS-MINECO (Subprograma de proyectos de investigación en salud, AED 2015)
Recently, the causal relationship between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies has been confirmed. This outbreak represents a global health emergency of devastating consequences for maternal and foetal health. Currently, Zika virus cases have been documented in a total of 75 countries and territories.
This study aims to generate new knowledge on the epidemiology and impact of ZIKV infection in pregnancy that may foster the identification of most adequate strategies to prevent the deleterious effects of ZV on maternal and foetal health. In order to address this, we are carrying out a hospital-based surveillance study of ZIKV infection in pregnant women travelling from affected areas that allow to rapidly identify ZIKV positive cases in pregnant women, to evaluate the negative effects of ZIKV infection in pregnancy, and to understand the in-utero mechanisms of infection and the role of the placenta.
Azucena Bardají Assistant Research Professor
Elena Marbán Predoctoral Fellow
Miguel Julián Martínez Yoldi
Jaume Ordi Research Professor
Victoria Fumado Associated Researcher
Mª Jesus Pinazo Assistant Research Professor
Ana Requena Assistant Research Professor
Jose Muñoz Associate Research Professor
Joaquim Gascon Research Professor, Director of the Chagas Initiative, head of the Chagas, Parasitic and Imported Diseases programme
Raquel González Assistant Research Professor
Clara Menéndez Research Professor, Director of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative and Programme
Other projectsSee Past Projects
Transforming IPT for optimal pregnancyhttps://www.tiptopmalaria.org
Combating Bacterial Resistance In Europe
Application to medical deviceshttp://www.nomorfilm.eu
Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe - Carbapenem Resistancehttps://www.imi.europa.eu/content/combacte-care
Prioritising Antimicrobial Resistance: establishing an interdisciplinary International Research Partnership to tackle an evolving global health threat
An interdisciplinary International Research Partnership to tackle an evolving global health threat
Development of new metal-antibiotics against pathogens causing chronic infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.
New metal-antibiotics for patients with cystic fibrosis
Non-invasive ultrasound-based screening for meningitis: Proof-of concept in infants
Improved case detection through TB contact risk stratification by Xpert results and spatial parameters in Mozambique
Evaluation of the effect of weekly high dose rifapentine and isoniazid (3HP) vs periodic 3HP vs 6H for preventing TB among HIV-positive individualshttps://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02980016
Search for new target proteins and use of antibacterial or inhibitory peptides against resistance mechanisms in 'Acinetobacter baumannii'
Development of New Metalloantibiotics Against Pathogens Associated to Chronic Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Optimizing provider-initiated HIV testing, linkage, and retention in care in the district of Manhiça, Mozambique
Integrating and decentralizing diabetes and hypertension services in Africahttp://inteafrica.org/
Searching the hidden: evaluating dengue, chikungunya and Zika autochthonous transmission in the city of Barcelona.
Continued validation of the minimally invasive autopsy for the investigation of the causes of death in infants, and establishment of a research and training center to study causes of death
Measuring community prevalence among HIV exposed children in rural Southern Mozambique
Improving Maternal and Infant Health by reducing malaria risks in African women: evaluation of the safety and efficacy of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in HIV-infected pregnant womenwww.mamahproject.net
Infección por virus Zika en mujeres embarazadas que han viajado a zonas afectadas y evaluación de impacto en salud infantil
Improving Care through Azithromycin Research for Infants in Africa