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Atlas of Zoonosis Infections in Kazakhstan

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Atlas of Bacterial and Virus Zoonotic Infections Distribution in Kazakhstan

Tech Area / Field

  • MED-DIS/Disease Surveillance/Medicine
  • BIO-MIB/Microbiology/Biotechnology
  • AGR-DIS/Disease Surveillance/Agriculture

Status
8 Project completed

Registration date
08.02.2005

Completion date
01.06.2011

Senior Project Manager
Weaver L M

Leading Institute
Kazakh Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases, Kazakstan, Almaty

Supporting institutes

  • National Biotechnology Center of Kazakstan / Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems, Kazakstan, Gvardeiski

Collaborators

  • The University of Kansas, USA, KS, Lawrence\nJohns Hopkins University / Center for International Emergency, Disaster and Refugee Studies, USA, MD, Baltimore\nUniversity of Alberta / Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, Canada, AB, Edmonton

Project summary

The purpose of the project is the creation of the scientific-reference atlas. A task of the project is the collection, processing, analysis and ordering of long-term materials on bacterial and virus zoonotic infections in Kazakhstan. On Kazakhstan territory there are suslik, gerbil and marmot types of the plague natural foci and its occupy 39% of all area of Republic (1.1 mln.km2). In these foci the single cases of disease human plague are registered. There are various types of the natural tularemia foci, which are located in different regions of the Republic. Diseases of Anthrax, brucellosis and other especially dangerous infections are annually registered. There are widely distributed virus zoonotic infections (hemorrhagic fever, rabies, sheep variola cattle plague). However, available materials are separate and did not summarize information on territorial distribution, about epizootic regularity and properties of pathogens of these infections, though the plague microbe is more details investigated. The large scientific and practical interest represent study spatial and biocenosis of structure of zoonotic infections, epizootic and epidemic processes, pathogen properties of mentioned infections and on this basis will be made landscape-epizootological differentiation of the focus of territories with definition of epidemic potential of separate regions representing the large risk of infection for people. The offered project concerns to a category of applied research, which results will be used at drawing up of the scientific-reference atlas. Atlas will be published in Russian and in English languages.

Objective of the Project is to prepare of the Proposal «Creation of the Atlas of distribution of especially dangerous bacterial and viruses diseases in Kazakhstan» to the ISTC after discussion and development of the Work Plan of the Project with foreign collaborator.

It was determined foreign collaborator Rashid A. Chotani, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Center for International Emergency, Disaster and Refugee Studies.

Besides for participation in discussion of the project foreign experts from CDC (USA) Kenneth Gage and Michael Kosoy, and also Jonathan Davis (Dynamics Technology Inc., Director, Health and Environmental Security) have been involved.

During a writing of the final project of the Working Plan of ISTC Project K-788 all experts from the Kazakhstan side participated. All remarks and the recommendations made by reviewers have been taken into have been discounted and made necessary changes and additions.

Communication with the firms concerning geoinformation technologies is established, and the information on opportunities and resources of each firm is collected. As a result of selection the firm of Open Company "ISTP" (Information systems, technologies and products) which is located in Almaty has been chosen and runs corresponding courses with delivery of the certificate on the ending. The participant of the project N. Klassovskyi has passed these training.

Final variant of the Working Plan also have been made and it submitted to the ISTC.


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