High Security Infectious Disease Units
in Europe




Last Update: 16 July 2008

Austria
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
None
Facility status  
Contact persons  
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
 
Diagnostic capabilities see here

Belgium
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
None
Facility status Not operational
Contact persons Dr. M. Van Esbroeck
Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Centraal Laboratorium voor Klinische Biologie
Nationalestraat 155
B-2000 Antwerpen
Tel. 32-(0)3/247.64.44
Fax. 32-(0)3/247.64.40
mvesbroeck@itg.be
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
No, under construction
Diagnostic capabilities To be installed.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
No
Facility status -
Contact persons Dr. M. Hukic
Clinical Centre University of Sarajevo
Institute of Microbiology.
71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
T: 00 38 7 440 447
F: 00 38 7 440 447
mirsadahukic@yahoo.com
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
No
Diagnostic capabilities Hantavirus

Denmark
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
Department of Infectious Diseases
Rigshospitalet
Blegdamsvej 9
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Denmark
Facility status Operational
Contact persons Prof. Peter Skinhøj
Department of Infectious Diseases
Rigshospitalet
Blegdamsvej 9
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Denmark
Telephone: 45 - 3545 3545.
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
No
Diagnostic capabilities None

Finland
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
Auroral Hospital
Helsinki University Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
P.O.Box 348
FIN-00029 HYKS
Finland
Facility status Operational
Contact persons Dr. Heli Siikamäki, MD
Aurora Hospital, building 5., 3rd floor
Helsinki University Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
P.O.Box 348
FIN-00029 HYKS
Finland
Telephone +358-9-4711
Fax +358-9-47175900
E-mail heli.siikamaki@hus.fi
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
 
Diagnostic capabilities Hantaviruses, flaviviruses, alphaviruses, Rift Valley Fever

France
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
One unit in Paris (Service de Maladies Infectiouses et Tropical)
Facility status  
Contact persons Dr.Marie-Claude Georges-Courbot / 
Laboratoire Jean Mérieux (BSL4)
21 avenue Tony Garnier
69365 Lyon cedex 07
Tel.: +33 (0)4 4276 8293
mgeorges@lyon151.inserm.fr / 

Dr. Hugues Tolou / Dr. Isabelle Leparc-Goffart
Institut de Medecine Tropicale du Service de Santé des Armées
Le pharo B.P. 46
13998 Marseille Armées France
Tel.: +33 (0)4 9115 0100
Fax.: +33 (0)4 9115 0118
tolouh@imtssa.fr /  viro@imtssa.fr
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
BSL3 in Marseille; I. Leparc-Goffart
BSL4 in Lyon; C. Georges-Courbot
Diagnostic capabilities see here

Germany
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
Bernhard Nocht Institut (BNI)
Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 74
D-20359 Hamburg

Berlin Charite / Rudolf Virchow Charité, HU-Berlin
Med. Klinik m.S. Infektiologie
Augustenburger Platz 1
D-13353 Berlin

Städtische Kliniken Schwabing
Krankenhaus München-Schwabing
IV. Med.Abt.
Kölner Platz 1
D- 80804 München

Saxonian Center of Exellence for Infectious Diseases
and Tropical Medicine
- Special Isolation Unit (ward 7/E) -
2. Clinic for Internal Medicine
Klinikum St. Georg
Delitzscher Strasse 141
D-04129 Leipzig
Facility status Bernhard Nocht Institut : Operational
Charite / Rudolf Virchow : Operational
Städtische Kliniken Schwabing : Operational
Klinikum St. Georg : Operational
Contact persons Hamburg: Prof. Dr. Gerd-Dieter Burchard
Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 74 D-20359 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0)40 42818 2390
Fax: +49 (0)40 42818 2394
mail: gerd.burchard@bni-hamburg.de
Berlin: Prof.Dr. Norbert Suttorp
Tel.: +49 (0)30 450 55-30 51/31 22
Fax: +49 (0)30 450 55-39 06/39 72
mail: norbert.suttorp@charite.de
Munich: Prof. Dr. Dieter Eichenlaub
Tel.: +49 (0)89 3068 2601
Fax: +49 (0)89 3068 3910
Leipzig: Dr. Thomas Grünewald/ Dr. Bernhard R. Ruf
Tel.: +49 (0)341 909 4005
Fax: +49 (0)341 909 2630
e-mail: gruenewald@sanktgeorg.de
24 hr-service: 0170 7618244
Fankfurt: Center of Competence (24 h)
Tel.: +49 (0)69 441 033
Office hours
Dr René Gottschalk/Dr. Oswald Bellinger
Tel.: +49 (0)69 212 36252
Fax: +49 (0) 212 31498
mail: rene.gottschalk@stadt-frankfurt.de
Clinical requests (24 h)
PD Dr. H.R. Brodt/ PD Dr. G Just Nübling
Tel.: +49 (0)69 6301 7410
Fax: +49 (0)89 3068 3910
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
Hamburg: BSL-4 facility available
Diagnostic capabilities Berlin: BSL-3 facility available
Leipzig: BSL-3 facility available

Greece
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
Isolation facilities are available
Facility status operational
Contact persons Prof. A. Antoniadis / Dr. A. Papa
Department of Microbiology
School of Medicine
Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki
54006 Thessaloniki
Tel.: +30 31 999 081 / 159
Fax:Tel.: +30 31 999 149
anton@med.auth.gr   annap@med.auth.gr
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
 
Diagnostic capabilities  

Ireland
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
Isolation units in Dublin
Facility status Not operational
Contact persons Dr. W.W. Hall
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
Under construction
Diagnostic capabilities None
UK facilities for diagnostics

Italy
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
Rome (Spallanzani Hospital)
Pavia (San Matteo Hospital)
Facility status Operational
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High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
 
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Lithuania
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
 
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High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
 
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Portugal
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
BSL3 in Lisbon
BSL2 at CEVDI/INSA / Dr. Maria Joao Alves
Facility status  
Contact persons National Institute of Health
Av. Padre Cruz
1600 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 2175 19200
Fax.: +351 2175 90441

Dr. Maria Joao Alves
Center for Infectious Disease Research/
National Institute of health
Av. da Liberdade 5
2965 Águas de Moura
Tel.: +351 265 912 222
Fax.: +351 265 912 155
cevdi@mail.telepac.pt
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
Dr. Maria Joao Alves
Diagnostic capabilities  

Slovenia
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
 
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High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
 
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Sweden
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
One Unit in Linköping (Infektionskliniken)
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High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
 
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Switzerland
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
All university hospitals (Zurich, Basel, Geneva,Lausanne Fibourg)
as well as the hospital in St. Gall have negative pressure rooms
for isolation purposes.
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High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
 
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The Netherlands
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
8 hospitals serve as referral centers for patients with suspicion
on viral haemorrhagic fever.
No isolation facilities
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High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories
 
Diagnostic capabilities  

United Kingdom
High Security Infectious Disease Units
and Patient Management
Coppetts Wood Hospital
North London

Newcastle General Hospital
Newcastle
Facility status Operational
Contact persons Dr Barbara Bannister
Department of Infectious and Tropical Medicine
Newcastle General Hospital Coppetts Wood Hospital
Tel: +44 (0) 181 830 2648 (direct line)
Fax: +44(0) 181 444 3207

Dr Ong Newcastle Coppetts Road Muswell Hill
London N10 1JN
Tel:+44(0)191738811(direct line)
Fax:+44(0)191 2730900
High Security Infectious Disease Viral
Diagnostic Laboratories

Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research (CAMR)
Porton Down, Salisbury
Wiltshire, SP4 0JG
Tel : +44 (0) 1980 612100 (Main)
Fax: +44 (0) 1980 611310
e-mail:

Dr David Brown
PHLS Virus Reference Division
Central Public Health Laboratory
Colindale Avenue
London NW9 5HT
Tel: +44 (0) 181 200 4400 (Main)
Tel: +44 (0) 181 200 4400 ext 3016
FAX: +44 (0) 208 205 8195
e-mail: david.brown@hpa.org.uk
Diagnostic capabilities Both laboratories can investigate for VHF
(Lassa, Ebola (strains), Marburg, CCHF)

Additional investigations used in providing differential
laboratory diagnosis.
  • CAMR : various arboviruses & rickettsiae
  • Central Public health laboratory, Colindale: Herpes B, Monkeypox