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USA-121 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Virus Reference & Research (Respiratory Viruses)

Director / Head: 
  Dr Larry ANDERSON
 




Institution:
  Division of Viral & Rickettsial Diseases (DVRD)
  National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Address:
  1600 Clifton Road, NE GA 30333
 
 
Town:
  Atlanta
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (1-404) 639 3596
Fax:
  (1-404) 639 1307
Web Site:
  http://www.cdc.gov
Date of Designation:
  01/Sep/1962
Last Redesignation:
  29/Dec/2003
Date of Discontinuation:
  01/Aug/2008
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. To play a leading role in the characterization & classification of viruses in the Centre's field of special interest. 2. To maintain prototype strains & reference antisera. 3. To distribute small quantities of reagents. 4. To take an active part in collaborative studies. 5. To train virologists. 6. To give consultant advice to national laboratories & assistance or advice during epidemics. 7. To report epidemiological information to WHO. 
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Responsible Officer:
  Cognat, Dr S√©bastien
Phone:
  (33-472) 71 51 63

Technical Counterpart:
  Oliva, Dr Otavio
Phone:
  (1-202) 974 3707
Email:
  olivaota@paho.org
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork