Emerging and Endemic Pathogens: Advances in Surveillance, by Kevin P. O'Connell, Evan W. Skowronski, Lela Bakanidze,

By Kevin P. O'Connell, Evan W. Skowronski, Lela Bakanidze, Alexander Sulakvelidze

This quantity highlights fresh advances within the monitoring, detecting, and making a choice on of rising and endemic pathogens through the international. The authors of the chapters are one of the greatest specialists in epidemiology, microbiology and public wellbeing and fitness and leaders of their respective nations. The chapters supply perspectives at the heritage and present country of disorder surveillance with distinct emphasis at the Caucasus and significant Asia, the old land bridge among Europe and Asia by which epidemics have handed all through background. A must-read for either experts and scholars in public well-being.

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The population of Akhaltsikhe, especially the adults, was more protected from plague compared with those in other parts of Georgia. There was a tradition of gathering and saving necrotic parts of plague pustules; during the subsequent epidemic, they were ground and drunk with water. We speculate that partial protection from plague might have resulted from this practice. The first officially documented plague outbreak in western Georgia was in 1836 in Batumi. There were subsequent plague outbreaks in Batumi in 1901, 1910, and 1920.

Anthrax in Humans Seasonal fluctuations in human anthrax infections in Azerbaijan are rather sharp; it is most predominant in summer, reaching maximum levels in August. Given the observation above that the infection rate in cattle peaks in summer, a direct link between anthrax infection in people and cattle is obvious. ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS INFECTIONS IN AZERBAIJAN 41 Analysis of human anthrax infection by profession of the infected patient indicates that, for the most recent period, cattle owners and their family members and those who purchased meat from them are most often infected with anthrax.

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