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RUS-93 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research on Legionellosis

Director / Head: 
  professor Igor S. Tartakovskiy
 




Institution:
  Laboratory for Legionellosis
  Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology & Microbiology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS)
Address:
  18 Gamaleya Street - 123098
  123098
 
Town:
  Moscow
Country:
  RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (7-499) 190 2581
Fax:
  (7-499) 190 7856
Web Site:
  www.gamaleya.org
Date of Designation:
  01/Jan/1991
Last Redesignation:
  10/Jan/2012
Expiry:
  10/Jan/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. To support WHOs efforts in improvement of Legionnaires Disease prevention in Russian Federation and countries of CIS. 
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Subjects:
  1. Bacterial diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Respiratory Infections 
  3. Vector biology & control 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
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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:
  KAMARA Kande-Bure O'Bai
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13174
Email:
  kandebure@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KAASIK-AASLAV Kaja
Phone:
  +45 39171430
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork