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Evaluating Spatial Trends of Anthrax Pathogen Contamination in Russia Field

Tech Area / Field

  • AGR-DIS/Disease Surveillance/Agriculture
  • BIO-SFS/Biosafety and BioSecurity/Biotechnology
  • BIO-OTH/Other/Biotechnology

Status
8 Project completed

Registration date
14.05.1996

Completion date
03.08.2000

Senior Project Manager
Pobedimskaya D D

Leading Institute
Central Research Institute of Epidemioloigy, Russia, Moscow

Supporting institutes

  • VIEV (Experimental Veterinary), Russia, Moscow\nPokrov Plant of Biopreparations, Russia, Vladimir reg., Pokrov

Collaborators

  • Louisiana State University / School of Veterenary Medicine, USA, LA, Baton Rouge\nNorth Carolina State University / School of Veterinary, USA, NC, Raleigh\nInstitut Pasteur, France, Paris

Project summary

Objective of the project: to collect, organize and condense into uniform Reference Guidelines all information available on every out of more than 10,000 stationary (permanent) site in Russia unfavorable in terms of anthrax registered over the last 100 years, and to evaluate spatial trends of their distribution in Russia. Thus, (the project concerns environmental protection from microbial (anthrax) contamination which is in line with the ISTC objective "...to provide support for fundamental and applied research and technological developments for peaceful purposes, including those in the area of environmental protection..."

It is planned to compare and to review all information available at sanitary-and epidemiological and veterinary services on sites unfavorable in terms of anthrax which appeared both in the distant past, and in recent years, including the data on their administrative relevance (Oblast, Rayon, Rural [village] Council) and the years of demonstrated activity expressed through diseases of humans and animals. This information will be supplemented with the results of field search on the sites.

All data collected will be input into the computer using uniform procedures. Results of the study can be represented on floppy disks containing the above information or as monograph manuscript.

At the second stage of the Project, it is proposed that, the Cadastre of stationary anthrax-unfavorable sites in Russia will be used as the basis for studying geographical trends of microbial (anthrax) environmental contamination. Preliminary understanding on such collaborative effort has been established with experts of veterinary schools at the Louisiana and North Carolina State Universities of the USA.


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