Svetlana Chubinidze

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BACKGROUND Brucellosis is considered as endemic zoonotic disease in the country of Georgia. However, the burden of the disease on a household level is not known. Therefore, this study sought to determine the benefits of active surveillance coupled to serological screening for the early detection of brucellosis among close contacts of brucellosis cases. (More)
Complete sequences of 9.5-kb pPCP1 plasmids in three Yersinia pestis strains from the former Soviet Union (FSU) were determined and compared with those of pPCP1 plasmids in three well-characterized, non-FSU Y. pestis strains (KIM, CO92, and 91001). Two of the FSU plasmids were from strains C2614 and C2944, isolated from plague foci in Russia, and one(More)
Based on long term (1960-1990) surveillance data analysis of the plague natural foci activity on the territory of Georgia hypothetical parameters of epizootic activity algorithm have been revealed and potential role for susceptibility of noncultivated forms in the ecology of plague has been suggested. The article emphasizes the importance of circumstances,(More)
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