Anthrax in the Russian Federation and foreign countries


Antyuganov S.N., Ryazanova A.G., Eremenko E.I., Kulichenko A.N.

Center for State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance of Medical Sanitary Unit, Federal Security Service of Russia in the Stavropol Territory, Stavropol; Stavropol Antiplague Institute, Russian Inspectorate for the Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Welfare
The authors analyze the anthrax epidemic situation in the Russian Federation and near and far foreign countries in 2002-2011. It is established that with a general downward trend in anthrax morbidity, the past 20 years in the Russian Federation have been marked by its upsurges associated with the group outbreaks that occurred in 2004, 2008, and 2010. The poor anthrax situation remains in the near and far foreign countries where epizootias are annually recorded among farm and wild animals, which frequently results in widespread outbreaks among humans. Thus, in 2006-2009, fifty-three countries of the world recorded 1636 outbreaks of anthrax among animals and 12606 cases of the disease, of which there were 86% among cattle. In this connection, there is a need for the interaction of the sanitary and veterinary surveillance bodies of the Russian Federation with those of near and far foreign countries to make sanitary protection of their areas from the import and spread of particularly dangerous infectious diseases.

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Antyuganov Stepan Nikolaevich, Epidemiologist, Center for State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance of Medical Sanitary Unit, Federal Security Service of Russia in the Stavropol Territory,
Address: 417a, Lenin St., Stavropol 355000
Telephone: (8652)35-36-61
E-mail: anstep@list.ru


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