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FRA-75 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  Centre collaborateur de l'OMS de Référence et de Recherche pour les Rickettsioses et les autres Bactéries transmises par les Arthropodes

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Phillippe PAROLA
 




Institution:
  Laboratoire de microbiologie, Unité des Rickettsies
  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Faculté de Médecine, C.H.U.La Timone
Address:
  27 boulevard Jean Moulin, F-13385, Cedex 5 -
 
 
Town:
  Marseille
Country:
  FRANCE
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (33-4) 91 32 43 75
Fax:
  (33-4) 91 38 77 72
Date of Designation:
  01/Dec/1988
Last Redesignation:
  28/Feb/2011
Expiry:
  28/Feb/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. To provide laboratory diagnostic support in confirming and characterizing rickettsioses and other bacteria transmitted by arthropods isolates, including antibiotic resistance, at national level or, through WHO, at international level 
  2. 2. to maintain a bank of strains 
  3. 3. To assist WHO in outbreak situations due to rickettsioses and other bacteria transmitted by arthropods, at global level. It will include, when possible, the provision to Member states with free reference tests at the request of WHO 
  4. 4. Through WHO, to provide consultation on surveillance, control programmes and strategy development for prevention of rickettsioses and other bacteria transmitted by arthropods at regional and global levels 
  5. 5. To train national health workers at regional or global levels in laboratory diagnosis, surveillance and control of rickettsioses and other bacteria transmitted by arthropods 
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Subjects:
  1. Zoonoses 
  2. Bacterial diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  3. Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Collection; collation and dissemination of information 
  2. Outbreaks and emergencies 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.7 - Member States and the international community equipped to detect, assess, respond to and cope with major epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases (e.g. influenza, meningitis, yellow fever, haemorrhagic fevers, plague and smallpox) through the development and implementation of tools, methodologies, practices, networks and partnerships for prevention, detection, preparedness and intervention.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  BERTHERAT Eric Gerard Georges
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14608
Email:
  bertherate@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  EMIROGLU Nedret
Phone:
  +45 45 33 66 62
Email:
  emiroglun@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork