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Disease Prevention and Control / Communicable Diseases / Influenza

National Influenza Centers in PAHO Member States

Country – City, State Center Contact, Link, Address, Phone, Fax
Argentina – Buenos Aires Influenza in the Americas Dra. Vilma Savy
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas (INEI)
Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud (ANLIS) "Dr. Carlos G.Malbrán"
Av. Veley Sarsfield 563, 1281 Buenos Aires
Tel/Fax: (+54-11) 43 01 10 35
Argentina – Córdoba Dr. Jorge Cámara
Laboratorio de Influenza y Virus Respiratorios, Instituto de Virología
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC)
Enfermera Gordillo Gómez, s/n Ciudad Universitaria, Agencia 45016
Tel: (+54-351) 433 4022   |   Fax: (+54-351) 460 7432
Argentina – Mar del Plata Dr. Osvaldo Uez
Instituto Nacional de Epidemiología (INE)
Ituzaingo 3520, 7600 Mar del Plata
Tel: (+54-22) 34 73 15 06   |   Fax: (+54-22) 34 74 41 23 or 2100
Brazil – Belém, Pará Doutor Wyller Alençar de Mello
National Influenza Center
Instituto Evandro Chagas (IEC)
Secretaria de Vigiláncia em Saúde, Ministério da Saúde (SVS / MS)
Br-316 KM 07 S/N, Bairro Levilândia, CEP 67030-000, Ananindeua
Tel: (+55-91) 214 2013   |   Fax: (+55-91) 214 2005
Brazil – Rio de Janeiro Doutora Marilda Siqueira
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)
Departmento de Virologia
Avenida Brazil 4365, Marguinhos
Tel: (+55-21) 25 98 43 60   |   Fax: (+55-21) 25 73 95 91
Brazil – São Paulo, São Paulo Doutora Terezinha Maria de Paiva
Instituto Adolfo Lutz (IAL)
Avenida Dr Arnaldo 355, Cerqueira César, P.O. Box 1783
Tel: (+55-11) 30 68 29 13   |   Fax: (+55-11) 30 85 35 05
Canada – Winnipeg, Manitoba Dr. Yan Li
National Microbiology Laboratory, Health Canada
Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health
1015 Arlington Street, R3E 3R2
Tel: (+1-204) 789 6045   |   Fax: (+1-204) 789 2082
Chile – Santiago Dr. Rodrigo Fasce
Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile (ISPCH)
Vigilancia de Laboratorio de Virus Respiratorios
Subdepartamento Virología Clínica
Avenida Marathon 1000, Nunoa
Tel: (+56-2) 350 7436   |   Fax: (+56-2) 350 7583
Colombia – Bogotá Dra. Gloria Rey
Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS)
Avenida El Dorado, Carrera 50, Zona 6
Tel: (+57-1) 220 7700
Costa Rica – Cartago Dra. Jenny Lara
Laboratorio Nacional de Influenza
100 metros al oeste del Centro Comercial Tres Ríos, La Unión
Cartago, Costa Rica
Tel: (+506) 279 9911   |   Fax: (+506) 279 0304
Cuba – Havana Dr. Betsy Acosta
Laboratorio Nacional de Referencia de Virus de Influenza
Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Pedro Kourí" (IPK)
Novia de Mediodia Km. 6, La Lisa
Tel: (+53-7) 202 0633   |   Fax: (+53-7) 204 6051
Ecuador – Guayaquil Dr. Carlos Mosquera
Departmento de Virus, Instituto Nacional de Higiene "Leopoldo Izquieta Pérez" (INH)
Julián Coronel entre Mascote y Esmeraldas
Tel: (+593-4) 28 22 81   |   Fax: (+593-4) 29 31 89
El Salvador – San Salvador
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Dr. Celina de Lozano   |   Lab Central
Laboratorio Central "Dr. Max Bloch"
Alameda Roosevelt contiguo al Hospital Rosales y frente al Parque Cuscatlán
Tel: (+503) 22 21 23 21   |   Fax: (+503) 22 21 57 51
French Guiana – Cayenne Dr. Jacques Morvan
National Influenza Center, French Guiana and French Indies
Institut Pasteur de la Guyane Française
23 Avenue Pasteur, B.P. 6010, Cayenne 97306
Tel: (+592-292) 617 Fax: (+594-309) 416
Honduras – Tegucigalpa Dr. J. R. Pereira
Centro de Salud "Alonso Suazo"
Laboratorio Central, Secretaría de Salud (SSA)
Tel: (+504-232) 2322
Jamaica – Kingston Dr. Monica Smikle
Department of Microbiology, University of the West Indies (UWI)
P.O. Box 484
Tel: (+1-876) 977 2206   |   Fax: (+1-876) 977 126
Mexico – Mexico City Dra. Irma López Martínez
Departamento de Virología
Instituto Nacional de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos (INDRE)
Secretaría de Salud (SSA)
1stfloor, Carpio 470, Colonia Santo Tomás, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo
C.P. 11340
Tel: (+52-5) 341 1432   |   Fax: (+52-5) 341 0404
Paraguay – Asunción Dr. Julio Manzur
Laboratorio Central de Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS)
Ministerio de Salud y Bienestar Social (MSPBS)
Avenida Venezuela y Florida
Tel: (+595-21) 292 653   |   Fax: (+595-21) 294 999
Peru – Lima Dra. Yvonne Torres de Yon
Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS), Ministerio de Salud del Perú (MINSA)
Calle Capac Yupanqui 1400, Jesús María
Tel: (+51-1) 471-3254, 471-9920   |   Fax: (+51-1) 471-7443
Trinidad and Tobago – Port-of-Spain Dr. Rosalba Salas
Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC)
16–18 Jamaica Boulevard, Federation Park
Tel: (868) 628 1032   |   Fax: (868) 622 27 92
Uruguay – Montevideo Dr. Hector Chiparelli
Departamento de Laboratorio de Salud Pública
Ministerio de Salud Pública (MSP)
8 de Octubre 2720
Tel: (+598-2) 487 2616   |   Fax: (+598-2) 480 7014
USA – Ann Arbor, Michigan Dr. H. F. Maassab
School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
University of Michigan (UMICH)
109 Observatory Street
Tel: (+1-313) 647 3202   |   Fax: (+1-313) 764 3192
USA – Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Nancy Cox
Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases (DVRD)
National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop G-16
Tel: (404) 639-1279   |   Fax: (404) 639-2334
USA – Richmond, California Dr. John Janda
Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory
Division of Communicable Disease Control (DCDC)
California Department of Health Services (CDHS), 850 Marina Bay Parkway
Tel: (+1-510) 540 2242
USA – Slingerlands, New York Dr. L. Grady
Virology Diagnostic Services and Zoonotic Diseases
Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Health
Griffin Laboratory, 5668 Old State Farm Road
Tel: (+1-518) 869 4550   |   Fax: (+1-518) 869 6487
Venezuela – Caracas Dr. Jesús Querales
Instituto Nacional de Higiene "Rafael Rangel" (INHRR)
Ministerio de Salud y Desarrollo Social (MSDS)
Oficina del Este, Apartado 60.412
Tel: (+58-212) 693 2421   |   Fax: (+58-212) 662 4797

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