The Division of Viral Diseases' mission is to prevent disease, disability, and death from respiratory and enteric viral diseases through immunization and other prevention measures.
The Division of Viral Diseases is organized into the Office of the Director and four Branches:
- Gastroenteritis and Respiratory Virus Laboratory Branch
- Epidemiology Branch
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Herpesvirus Laboratory Branch
- Polio and Picornavirus Laboratory Branch
The Division of Viral Diseases
- Provides reference/diagnostic services and conducts multinational surveillance and epidemiologic studies for respiratory and enteric virus diseases.
- Conducts studies on the etiology of respiratory, enteroviral, and enteric virus diseases, methods of virus isolation, biochemical and antigenic characterization of new viruses, and improvement of serologic and rapid diagnostic techniques.
- Develops, evaluates, and improves diagnostic reagents.
- Develops and evaluates methods to prevent and control disease caused by respiratory viruses, enteroviruses, measles virus, and enteric viruses.
- Serves as the WHO collaborating centers for Respiratory Viruses Other Than Influenza, the WHO Collaborating Center for Rotavirus and the Agents of Viral Gastroenteritis, and the WHO Collaborating Center for Measles Diagnostics and Molecular Surveillance.
- Develops and evaluates methods to prevent and control disease caused by respiratory viruses, enteroviruses, measles virus, herpesviruses and enteric viruses.
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page last modified on June 10, 2008
Content last reviewed on June 10, 2008
Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - Division of Viral Diseases