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Molecular typing of Brucella spp in Kyrgyz Republic

Project Status: 3 Approved without Funding
Duration in months: 36 months


Brucellosis is a disease of livestock, but transmissible to humans and thus of major public health concern. Brucellosis has been identified as a major zoonotic disease of public health importance worldwide. However, its prevention and control poses several problems to national authorities, particularly to the Veterinary Services and the Public Health sector. The prevalence of brucellosis in Kyrgyzstan is one of the highest worldwide and has been increasing in animals and humans in recent years. Currently, there is very limited understanding of brucellosis transmission in-between livestock species and to humans at national level. It is important to understand the main transmission routes in order to establish a control strategy of this zoonosis. Brucellosis can ultimately only be eliminated if the disease is controlled in the animal reservoir since animal and human health is inextricably intertwined. It is therefore necessary to consider human and animal health strategies as two aspects of the same aim. The goal of the current study was to describe the distribution and the transmission dynamics of brucellosis in Kyrgyzstan and to determine its impact on livestock production and public health. The results of the study should contribute to develop an efficient brucellosis control strategy in Kyrgyzstan.

Participating Institutions


Institute of Biotechnology of the NAS


National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine / Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine


Center of Quarantine and Especially Dangerous Infections