Especially Dangerous Infections in Azerbaijan
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.
KeywordsYersinia Pestis Main Carrier Brucella Abortus Open Reservoir Cholera Outbreak
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