Especially Dangerous Infections in Azerbaijan

  • Sh. Gurbanov
  • S. Akhmedova
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA, volume 00)


A recent history in Azerbaijan of the epidemiology of especially dangerous pathogens is given, with emphasis on brucellosis, plague, anthrax, and cholera. Brucellosis in humans is driven seasonally by the influx of dairy products from rural areas into the cities, emphasizing the importance of domesticated animals as the reservoir. Similarly, livestock are an apparent reservoir for the anthrax bacillus. Conversely, native wild rodent species, both highland and lowland, have been noted as reservoirs for the plague organism. Cholera has a long history in Azerbaijan and also a recent history. Both food and water sources are an apparent vector.


Yersinia Pestis Main Carrier Brucella Abortus Open Reservoir Cholera Outbreak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sh. Gurbanov
    • 1
  • S. Akhmedova
    • 1
  1. 1.Republican Anti-Plague StationBakuAzerbaijan

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