Mapping Russia's Natural Focal Diseases
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Mapping Russia's Natural Focal Diseases : History and Contemporary Approaches

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This book is the first scientific publication on diseases caused by agents circulating in natural environments independently from humans, covering the whole territory of the Russian Federation. It contains diverse and multifaceted information, both in textual and cartographic form.
The book focuses on the historical and current distribution of natural-focal diseases in Russia, epidemiological aspects, natural and socio-economic determinants conducing natural foci. With a series of maps this book depicts population morbidity rates in particular regions and on a national level for the 21st century.
With numerous color illustrations this book appeals to a wide audience and is of particular interest to geographers, environmental workers, epidemiologists and other specialists interested in environmental and public health issues.
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  • Hardback | 205 pages
  • 210 x 279 x 15.24mm | 1,098g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2019
  • 170 Illustrations, color; 31 Illustrations, black and white; XXII, 205 p. 201 illus., 170 illus. in color.
  • 3319896040
  • 9783319896045

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This book is the first scientific publication on diseases caused by agents circulating in natural environments independently from humans, covering the whole territory of the Russian Federation. It contains diverse and multifaceted information, both in textual and cartographic form.

The book focuses on the historical and current distribution of natural-focal diseases in Russia, epidemiological aspects, natural and socio-economic determinants conducing natural foci. With a series of maps this book depicts population morbidity rates in particular regions and on a national level for the 21st century.

With numerous color illustrations this book appeals to a wide audience and is of particular interest to geographers, environmental workers, epidemiologists and other specialists interested in environmental and public health issues.
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Table of contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. The natural focality of disease as a concept

1.2. Natural focal diseases in atlas mapping

1.3. apping methods

Chapter 2. Natural and socio-economic conditions

2.1. The natural determinants of natural focal diseases

2.1. The socio-economic determinants of natural focal diseases

Chapter 3. The hosts and vectors of natural focal diseases

3.1. Mammals

3.2. Birds

3.3. Fish

3.4. Arthropods

Chapter 4. The spread of primary natural focal diseases

4.1. Tick-borne encephalitis

4.2. Tick-borne borreliosis (Lyme disease)

4.3. North Asian tick-borne rickettsiosis

4.4. Tularemia

4.5. Leptospiroses

4.6. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS)

4.7. West Nile fever (WNF)

4.8. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF)

4.9. Omsk hemorrhagic fever (OHF) 4.10. Pseudotuberculosis

4.11. Brucellosis

4.12. Ornithosis

4.13. Rabies

4.14. Anthrax

4.15. Tetanus

4.16. Plague

4.17. Opisthorchiasis

4.18. Diphyllobothriases

4.19. Tapeworm infections

4.20. Trichinosis

4.21. Echinococcosis

4.22. Toxocariasis

4.23. Arboviruses

4.24. The morbidity structure of natural focal diseases

Chapter 5. Territorial organization of sanitary and epidemiological services

5.1. Sanitary and epidemiological surveillance

Conclusion

Authors

Bibliography

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Review quote

This work is derived from the project "Medical Geographical Atlas of Russia. Natural hotbed diseases," for which the authors won the 2016 Award of the Russian Geographical Society in the category Scientific Research.
This prestigious prize recognizes achievements in national geography, ecology, preservation and promotion of the natural, historical and cultural heritage of Russia and is awarded once every two years. The jury highlighted the aim of the project to help doctors in their efforts to prevent mass disease outbreaks. And they stipulated how this publication is unique in its kind in presenting information on natural hotbed diseases in Russia.
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About Svetlana Malkhazova

Prof. Dr. Svetlana Malkhazova is the Head of the Department of Biogeography at the Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University. She has extensive experience in supervising and conducting international research projects on various issues of European integration and the EU partnerships (INTAS, ICSU/IGU, Russian-Italian, etc).
Prof. Dr. Malkhazova is and Editorial Board member for various international journals, including the Journal of Geography, Environment, Sustainable Development, Jovan Cvijc, Journal of Social Medicine, Journal of Environment, Disease and Health Care Planning and is on several Russian Advisory Boards. She takes part in the Commission of Health and Environment of the International Geographical Union (IGU) and is a member of the Advisory Group on Human Health of International Human Dimensions, in the Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). Her specialties include Health, Environment and Development; Human Ecology and General Ecology.
For 15 years Malkhazova is a member of the Scientific-Methodological Council on Environment and Geographical Education, for the Educational-Methodological Association of Russian Universities. She has been involved in the development of the State Educational Standards for environmental professions and created a professional training programme for several disciplines. Svetlana Malkhazova has co-authored and edited six monographs and contributed to over 150 papers, including 50 articles in international journal issues.
Varvara Miranova is a Senior Fellow Researcher in the Department of Biogeography, at the Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University. She has authored and co-authored over 35 scientific publications, including one monograph.
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