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HYDROPATH ‒ hydosystem funcioning and pathogenic risk

Finished: 31-07-2018 → 30-07-2021

Infectious Diseases

Project MI CNRS

Labelled programs:

  • PICS
I propose to focus on two types of pathogens met in aquatic environments: Cholera bacillus, and potentially pathogenic antibio-resistant enterobacteria. I wish to find the aquatic pathways and potential sources of bacteria by taking advantage of my skills and acquiring new ones (microbial ecology, history). I want to explore from the bibliography and archives 1) the explanatory factors, ecological, hydrogeological and anthropic, of cholera maintenance along the rift and at the scale of Africa, and 2) the historical documentation of cholera epidemics in France, in order to test the hypothesis according to which the factors identified in component 1 are closely related to those determining the epidemics of the history of France. For bacteria, my first hypothesis is that they contaminate wetlands in alluvial valleys from the river (receiving effluents from STEPS) or from cultivated areas (spreading of sludge) by epigated or hypogated water flows, and that their movement can be traced from the measurement of the contamination of the different water bodies, and the genetic identity of the strains. My second hypothesis is that wetlands can potentially provide niches for these bacteria. I wish to dimension this niche with the help of laboratory and in situ experiments.

Holder: BORNETTE Gudrun


P Bourdelais, EPHESS

Research locations:

International synthesis
National synthesis
Sudan South Sudan Georgia Abkhazia South Ossetia Peru Burkina Faso France Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Bretagne Centre-Val de Loire Corse Grand Est Haut-de-France Île-de-France Normandie Nouvelle-Aquitaine Occitanie Pays de la Loire Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Guadeloupe Martinique La Réunion Mayotte Guyane Libya Belarus Pakistan Azad Kashmir Indonesia Yemen Madagascar Bolivia, Plurinational State of Serbia Kosovo Cote d'Ivoire Algeria Switzerland Cameroon Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Botswana Kenya Jordan Mexico United Arab Emirates Belize Brazil Sierra Leone Mali Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Italy Somalia Somaliland Afghanistan Bangladesh Dominican Republic Guinea-Bissau Ghana Austria Sweden Turkey Uganda Mozambique New Zealand Cuba Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Portugal Colombia Mauritania Angola Germany Thailand Australia Papua New Guinea Iraq Croatia Greenland Niger Denmark Latvia Romania Zambia Myanmar Ethiopia Guatemala Suriname Czech Republic Chad Albania Finland Syrian Arab Republic Kyrgyzstan Solomon Islands Oman Panama Argentina United Kingdom Costa Rica Paraguay Guinea Ireland Nigeria Tunisia Poland Namibia South Africa Egypt Tanzania, United Republic of Saudi Arabia Viet Nam Russian Federation Crimea Haiti Bosnia and Herzegovina India China Hong Kong Macao Taiwan Canada El Salvador Guyana Belgium Equatorial Guinea Lesotho Bulgaria Burundi Djibouti Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh Iran, Islamic Republic of Malaysia Philippines Uruguay Congo Montenegro Estonia Rwanda Armenia Senegal Togo Spain Gabon Hungary Malawi Tajikistan Cambodia Korea, Republic of Honduras Iceland Nicaragua Chile Morocco Western Sahara Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Free Zone) Liberia Netherlands Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Central African Republic Slovakia Lithuania Zimbabwe Sri Lanka Israel Gaza Strip (State of Palestine) West Bank (State of Palestine) Lao People's Democratic Republic Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Greece Turkmenistan Ecuador Benin Slovenia Norway Moldova, Republic of Transnistria Ukraine Donetsk People's Republic Luhansk People's Republic Lebanon Nepal Eritrea United States