Dr Parola is professor of infectious diseases and tropical medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Marseille and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborative Center for Rickettsioses and Arthropod Borne
In light of recent evidence, the SCENIHR is requested to review the previous scientific opinion of the Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices 'on the impact of arthropod borne
diseases (WNV) on the safety of blood used for transfusion as well as organs used for transplantation in the European Community' as adopted on 16 October 2003 (SANCO/SCMPMD/2003/00025) in light of the new information.
Didier Raoult, World Health Organization Collaborative Center for Rickettsioses and Other Arthropod Borne
Bacterial Diseases, Marseille, France
The laboratory is primarily involved in the study of emerging and reemerging bacteria and arthropod borne