Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research on Legionellosis
Director / Head:
professor Igor S. Tartakovskiy
Laboratory for Legionellosis
Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology & Microbiology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS)
18 Gamaleya Street - 123098
(7-499) 190 2581
(7-499) 190 7856
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Assist WHO in investigation the comparative characteristic of Legionella pneumophila strains circuit in European and Asian regions of Russian Federation and countries-members of the commonwelth of the independent states (CIS) and evaluation of their epidemiological significance with different virulence markers.
- Under the guidance of WHO conduct an evaluation of rate and level of colonization by Legionella pneumophila of potentially dangerous water systems (hot- and cold-water supply,cooling towers , evaporative condensers , drinking water dispensers and etc.) in health-care facilities in Russian Federation and modifying of modern national guidelines for prevention of nosocomial infection with accent on prevention of nosocomial legionellosis.
- To support WHOs efforts in improvement of Legionnaires Disease prevention in Russian Federation and countries of CIS.
- Bacterial diseases other than those specifically mentioned
- Respiratory Infections
- Vector biology & control
Types of activity:
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
WHO organization wide expected result:
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.
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
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