2 edition of Plague and plague control in the Soviet Union found in the catalog.
Plague and plague control in the Soviet Union
by Institute of Contemporary Russian Studies, Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y
Written in English
Bibliography: p. 411-478.
|Contributions||Fordham University. Institute of Contemporary Russian Studies.|
|LC Classifications||RC178.R8 P6|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 478 p.|
|Number of Pages||478|
|LC Control Number||66008067|
Plague is endemic in many countries in Africa, in the former Soviet Union, the Americas and Asia. In , 9 countries reported cases and deaths. % of those cases and % of those deaths were reported from Africa. Today the distribution of plague coincides with the geographical distribution of its natural foci. Treatment. Plague can be a very severe disease in people, with a mortality rate of between 30 and 60 percent if left untreated. It is endemic in many countries in Africa, the former Soviet Union, the.
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The U.S. and Soviet Union considered using aerosolized plague as a weapon in the Cold War, and it’s suspected Japan used plague-infected fleas in parts of China during World War II. Effective surveillance and control during the Soviet period resulted in few human cases. But recent changes in the public health systems, linked to a period of political transition in Central Asia, combined with increased plague prevalence in its natural reservoir in the region, forewarn a future of increased risk of human infections.
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observations on the present state of plague and plague control in the soviet union (according to data available to 31 october ). And yet, for a few brief decades in the 20th century, the Soviet Union thought it could eradicate the plague. In that era of Five-Year Plans, tens of.
Though this cartoon may look like something pulled from a Soviet remake of A Bug’s Life, desert locusts are no laughing matter. In the Middle East especially, swarms of locusts were known to descend in massive, droning clouds to ravage entire fields. A plague of locusts could last for years at a time, causing food shortages and widespread unrest.
The historical Soviet data strongly suggest that for successful control we should focus on four attributes of plague ecology: flea vector species’ distributions and densities, understanding the role of the burrow in plague persistence, the interplay between multiple rodent and flea species and their resistance to Y.
pestis, and the role of Cited by: 6. The Soviet Union even had a large program to poison rodents in these areas in an attempt to eradicate plague. On the flipside, the Soviets also experimented with Yersinia pestis as a biological weapon. Bennett and colleagues have carried out surveys of plague in Kazakhstan in the past, to study how it is transmitted between gerbils.
Alibek’s important book on the Soviet BW program (Alibek. and Handelman ) and Anthony Rimmington’s publications.
The Soviet Union had a unique system to control plague. 70 Pastukhov BN () Epizootological condition of the natural foci of plague in the Soviet Union,and analysis of control measures.
Prir ochagovost 5 – John T. Alexander's study dramatically highlights how the Russian people reacted to the Plague, and shows how the tools of modern epidemiology can illuminate the causes of the plague's tragic course through Russia.
Bubonic Plauge in Early Modern Russia makes contributions to many aspects of Russian and European history: social, economic, medical, urban, demographic, and 5/5(1).
During the Soviet era, the Anti–plague system (APS) was created to respond to outbreaks of plague and other bacterial and viral diseases (Ouagrham-Gormley,Zilinskas, ). As part of routine surveillance and control in Azerbaijan, detailed yearbooks were published annually. But the plague was still a lethal menace in the s and also an embarrassment for the Soviet Union, which established a specialized state agency to track and contain it.
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Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian scientists created genetically altered, antibiotic-resistant and vaccine-resistant strains of plague that can bypass the human immune system and spread directly from person to person.
These weaponized strains still exist, and they could be replicated in almost any laboratory. Reviews: 8. This responsibility grew and by the middle s came to include undertaking tasks for the offensive biological warfare program, codenamed Ferment. This article describes the anti-plague system's activities relevant to both aspects of the Soviet Union's biological warfare program, offense and defense, and analyzes its contributions to each.
ease Foci; Former Soviet Union Prior to ,1 the Soviet Union operated a large and unique network of facilities, called the “anti-plague system,” whose main mission was to control deadly endemic diseases and to prevent the importation of exotic pathogens from other coun-tries.
The word “plague” in the system’s ofﬁcial name was used. After the Soviet Union's dissolution, the NIS reorganized their healthcare systems, merging plague control institutions with sanitary and other public health organizations.
In some cases, this reorganization increased the workload of AP facilities, but failed to assure proper funding to carry out these activities. INTRODUCTION. Plague (Yersinia pestis infection) is a rodent-associated, flea-borne zoonosis that persists throughout Asia, Africa and North and South America as a threat to public health .In much of Central Asia, natural plague foci have been monitored as part of control programmes established in the late s by the Chinese and former Soviet Union governments, where surveillance of plague.
Observations on the present state of plague and plague control in the Soviet Union (according to data available to 31 October ). III. (DA CML). POLLITZER R. ICRS Med Rep,01 Apr Cited by: 0 articles | PMID: Reliable estimates are lacking of key epizootiologic parameters for plague caused by Yersinia pestis infection in its natural reservoirs.
We report results of a 3-year longitudinal study of plague dynamics in populations of a maintenance host, the great gerbil (Rhombomys opimus), in 2 populations in gic results suggest a mid-summer peak in the abundance of infectious hosts and.
The Soviet Union began a biological weapons program in the s. During World War II, Joseph Stalin was forced to move his biological warfare (BW) operations out of the path of advancing German forces and may have used tularemia against German troops in near Stalingrad.
Bynumerous BW research facilities existed throughout the Soviet Union. Although the USSR also signed the No book has been revisited more in recent months by the general public, serious readers, and public intellectuals than Albert Camus’ The in Oran in North Africa during the s, it documents the struggles of a city in the grip of an outbreak of plague that lasts for months, forcing the authorities to quarantine the town, preventing anyone from coming or leaving.Plague.
Plague, the disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis), has had a profound impact on human history. In ADthe first great plague pandemic began in Egypt and swept across the world in the next four years.
Population losses attributable to plague during those years were between 50 and 60 percent.