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Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control / Communicable Diseases / Dengue

Network of PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers and National Reference Laboratories for Dengue in the Americas

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers

   Argentina   Argentina
   Brazil   Brazil
   English-speaking Caribbean   Caribbean, English-Speaking
   Cuba   Cuba
   Puerto Rico   Puerto Rico

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National Reference Laboratories

   Colombia   Colombia
   El  Salvador   El Salvador
   French Guiana   French Guiana
   Mexico   Mexico
   Nicaragua   Nicaragua
   Paraguay   Paraguay

One of the objectives of PAHO/WHO is to strengthen diagnostic laboratory networks in the Region and promote exchange and technological transfer among them. The list below includes, for each institution and by country, a general information sheet describing the objectives, mission and vision, publications, and research projects of each PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center and National Reference Laboratory involved in diagnosing dengue in the Americas. At the end of each sheet is a link to a questionnaire on the laboratories' capacity, the techniques they use, and the networks in which they participate. The last link is to each institution's website. To include information on other National Reference Laboratories, please contact the Regional Program on Dengue.

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers for Dengue

  • Argentina: PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Dengue, National Institute on Human Viral Diseases (Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanos / INEVH):
    General information   |   Laboratory   |   INEVH   (in Spanish)
  • Brasil: PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Dengue, Evandro Chagas Institute (Instituto Evandro Chagas / IEC):
    General Information   |   Laboratory   |   IEC  (in Spanish)
  • Caribbean, English-Speaking: PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Dengue, Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC):
    General Information  |   CAREC  (in English)
  • Cuba: PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and Its Vector, "Pedro Kourí" Institute of Tropical Medicine (Centro Colaborador de la OPS/OMS para el Estudio del Dengue y su Vector, Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Pedro Kourí" / IPK):
    General Information   |   Laboratory   |   IPK   (in Spanish)
  • Puerto Rico: PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Dengue, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dengue Branch:
    CDC-Dengue (in English)

National Reference Laboratories


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