Application of PCR For Surveillance of Natural Foci of Especial Dangerous Pathogens

Natural foci of especially dangerous pathogens (EDP) (tularemia, leptospirosis, anthrax, tick-borne infections) are known in Lviv oblast for more than 50 years. An integral part of the epidemiological surveillance of these infections is the monitoring of environmental objects that can detect the circulation of pathogens in natural biotopes. Identification and studying of the activity of natural foci of EDP in the territory of Lviv oblast in previous years was conducted using classical laboratory and epidemiological methods.

Objective:

January 25, 2018

Activity of Natural Tularemia Foci in West Ukraine

Annually sporadic cases of tularemia in humans are registered in Ukraine and new enzootic areas are found. Monitoring of tularemia natural foci is important given the potential significant financial losses in case of tularemia outbreaks and taken into account that this pathogen can be used as a bioterrorist agent.

Objective

Study the activity of natural foci of tularemia and identify the main types of reservoirs and vectors of Francisella tularensis.

June 20, 2017

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