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Ref.No. [Initiator]
GRE-23 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research on Arboviruses & Haemorrhagic Fevers Viruses

Director / Head: 
  DR A.F. ANTONIADIS
 




Institution:
  Arbovirus National Reference Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine
  Aristotelian University
Address:
  GR-540 06
 
 
Town:
  Thessaloniki
Country:
  GREECE
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (30-2310) 999 081
Fax:
  (30-2310) 999 149
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  31/Dec/1993
Last Redesignation:
  28/Sep/2004
Date of Discontinuation:
  20/Oct/2008
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. To collaborate in epidemiological & virological studies on arboviruses & haemorrhagic fevers. 
  2. 2. To collaborate in the research & development of rapid, simple, diagnostic methods for arboviruses & haemorrhagic fever viruses, especially those due to Hantaan & related viruses, cause of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, & Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus, cause of severe disease of the same name. 
  3. 3. To provide training on laboratory diagnosis & research on arboviruses & haemorrhagic fevers. 
  4. 4. To report results of studies to WHO, & to promote the exchange of information on arboviruses & haemorrhagic fevers. 
  5. 5. To coordinate research activities within its regional sphere of influence. 
  6. 6. To prepare & provide reference reagents for diagnosis, & to offer confirmatory diagnostic testing for these virus diseases, as necessary. 
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Subjects:
  1. Viral hemorrhagic fevers 
  2. Viral diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.4 - Policy and technical support provided to Member States in order to enhance their capacity to carry out surveillance and monitoring of all communicable diseases of public health importance.
  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.
  Ower: 1.8 - Regional and global capacity coordinated and made rapidly available to Member States for detection, verification, risk assessment and response to epidemics and other public health emergencies of international concern.
Responsible Officer:
  DRAGER-DAYAL Renu
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12132

Technical Counterpart:
  ANDRAGHETTI Roberta
Phone:
  +1 (202) 9743129 x43129
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork