Arbovirus science based on blood transfusions

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ArboFusion is a multidisciplinary consortium investigating emerging arboviruses, involving beneficiaries from Germany, Israel, Belgium, Perú, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Brazil with background in clinical science, public health, virological diagnostics and transfusion. The project joins expertise from Latin American and European scientists with Roche Molecular Diagnostics to develop novel diagnostic tools for ultrafast diagnostics and realtime genomic characterization of emerging flaviviruses and alphaviruses, focusing on blood safety and patient diagnostics. Additional serological investigations will allow reestimating agestratified and ecoepidemiological analyses of the burden of the emerging Zika and Chikungunya viruses.