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Ref.No. [Initiator]
CZH-31 []
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Borreliosis

Director / Head: 
  Dr Dagmar HULINSKA
 




Institution:
  Reference Laboratory of Lyme Borreliosis
  National Institute of Public Health
Address:
  48 Srobarova,
  100 42
 
Town:
  Prague
Country:
  CZECH REPUBLIC
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (42-02) 6708 2594
Fax:
  (42-02) 6708 2538
Web Site:
  http://www.szu.cz
Date of Designation:
  01/Sep/1991
Last Redesignation:
  29/Dec/2004
Date of Discontinuation:
  09/Mar/2009
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. To isolate, identify & collect strains of B. burgdorferi sensu lato which may be useful in preparation of antigens for serology & for research purposes. 
  2. 2. To further improve serological methods ELISA for the detection of antibodies to borrelia through standardization (NEQAS, EHK, WHO cooperation) & by use of endemic antigens. 
  3. 3. To further improve serological confirmation test Western blot using different antigens. 
  4. 4. To organize interlaboratory studies on routinely used serological tests in the Czech Republic & European Region. 
  5. 5. To prepare training materials, guidelines & other materials for training of Czech & other European scientists in both clinical & laboratory diagnosis & surveillance of Lyme borreliosis. 
  6. 6. To participate in WHO & other international meetings on Lyme borreliosis & also organize further Czech borrelial days with international participation. 
  7. 7. To participate & organizae training courses, seminars, workshops on a national, regional & international level. 
  8. 8. To prepare a brief annual report on the activities of the Collaborating Centre. 9. To improve communication & cooperation with clinical staff by investigation of scientific grants. 10. To further improve the other direct methods instead cultivation for identification of pathogens in body fluids & tissue sample. 
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Subjects:
  1. Zoonoses 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Standardization of terminology and nomenclature 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
 
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  ANDRAGHETTI Roberta
Phone:
  (202) 974-3129

Technical Counterpart:
  MESLIN Francois-Xavier
Phone:
  12575/12682
Email:
  meslinf@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork