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The plague of central asia - an epidemiological study focusing on space-time dynamics

Objective

Plague and other vector born diseases is a large communal and economic problem of the world. The project focuses on the plague of Central Asia as a model system. Extensive statistics is available throughout Kazakhstan and neighbouring countries from the latter part of the 1940s to the early 90s. Seasonal data exist for the host (rodents) and the vector (fleas); and the rate of infestation of the components of the system. Detailed data exists for 1975-98. A substantial amount of the data is computerized; the rest will be as an integrated part of the project. These data represent an ideal basis for the understanding and development of prognostic models for the Central Asia plague system and in a more general context; the obtained results will be of profound value to the health condition in the countries exposed to plagues; in addition, they will provide a unique model system for similar epidemiological systems throughout the world.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
Address
Moltke Moes Vei 32
0316 Oslo
Norway

Participants (9)

CENTER FOR PROPHYLAXIS OF QUARANTINE AND PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS DISEASES UNDER MIN. PUBLIC HEALTH OF REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
Uzbekistan
Address
Eshon-bobokhon 2
700169 Tashkent
DANISH PEST INFESTATION LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Skovbrynet 14
2800 Lyngby
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 28
75724 Paris
INSTITUTE OF INFORMATICS AND CONTROL PROBLEMS - MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Kazakhstan
Address
Pushkin Street 125
480100 Almaty
KAZAKH SCIENTIFIC CENTER FOR QUARANTINE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES
Kazakhstan
Address
Kapalskaya 14
480074 Almaty
REPUBLICAN CENTER FOR QUARANTINE AND PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS DISEASES UNDER MIN. PUBLIC HEALTH OF REPUBLIC OF KYRGYZSTAN
Kyrgyzstan
Address
Skrjabin 92
720005 Bishkek
TALDYKORGAN PLAGUE CONTROL STATION - MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SPORT
Kazakhstan
Address
Tauelsizdik 104
488001 Taldykorgan
THE FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
1,Jokiniemenkuja 1
01301 Vantaa
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Crown Street, Derby Building
L69 3BX Liverpool