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Special laboratories and pathogen detection

LOGO NRZ Blue globe with symbols in white. In addition, the name of the centre in black letters around it: National Reference Centre for Tropical Infectious Agents.©NRZ

National Reference Center

The BNITM houses the National Reference Centre for Tropical pathogens (NRZ), appointed by the Robert Koch Institute on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health.

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Zu sehen ist das Logo der WHO auf blauem Grund. Eine Äskulapstab vor einer Weltkarte mit einem Kranz in blau. Daneben in blauer Schrift WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research.©WHOCC

WHO Collaborating Centre

BNITM hosts the WHO Collaborating Center for Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses (WHOCC).

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Logo Bornaviruses Consultant Laboratory: In the left part of the logo, the word Konsiliarlabor (Consultant Laboratory) is written in blue, and in a second row it stands for Bornaviruses. Below this is a blue line from which, in the right part of the image, a viral envelope wraps around the schematic grey representation of a brain.©BNITM

Bornavirus consiliary laboratory

BNITM houses the Bornavirus consiliary laboratory.

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A microscopic image of monkeypox is shown. In the lower part of the image, you can see an accumulation of four, roundish, grey-black viruses,©BNITM

Mpox virus

BNITM provides molecular pathogen diagnostics for suspected Mpox virus (MPXV) infection.

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Rickettsia diagnostics - Indirect immunofluorescence©BNITM

Tick-bite fever and spotted fever

The BNITM provides various molecular biological and serological detection methods for the diagnosis of tick-bite fever and spotted fever.

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A microscopic image of the bornavirus in a sample is shown. On the right-hand side, two rounded bornaviruses are visible in a brown-reddish colour.©BNITM

Bornavirus diagnostics

BNITM provides diagnostic methods for acute encephalitis caused by BoDV-1 and VSBV-1.

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Pathogen detection in tissue: Microscopically visible parasite (components) [left: Head anlagen of the three-limbed dog tapeworm (Echninococcus granulosus); middle: Tongue worm (Armillifer armillatus) cross-section; right: nematode (Halicephalobus) in the brain].©BNITM

Special pathogen detection in tissue

The National Reference Center for Tropical Pathogens provides molecular biological methods for the detection of pathogens in tissues.

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