New technologies to respond to emergencies caused by contaminants and pathogens.
Pathogen contamination emergency response technologies.
When taking part in emergency response operations, first responders are at risk of being exposed to hazardous water-polluting pathogens (such as norovirus, E. coli, and V. cholerae).
The PathoCERT project was launched in response to the lack of availability and validation of technologies for use in events such as floods, earthquakes and rescue operations. This project aims to strengthen the capabilities of first responders. On the one hand, by coordinating the response of emergency teams to pathogen contamination events, and on the other hand, by protecting and supporting them in the accurate and timely detection of pathogens and improving their ability to control contamination events through risk reduction.