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  • A set of prophylactic and antiepidemic measures has been put into practice with the aim of preventing the spread of rotaviral infections among newborns and infants in the first months of life, who comprise a high-risk group for such infections (G. N. Gabrichevsky Scientific-Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow).

  • Epidemiological and clinical aspects of yersinosis in natural foci in Eastern Siberia have been studied, along with bactericidal phagocytosis mechanisms of the pseudotuberculosis microbe with a varied assortment of plasmids (Scientific-Research Institute of Regional Infectious Pathology, Tyumen).

  • Ten disinfectant preparations have been developed—bior-H, intercide, dezolon, dezoflan, okadez, deziskrab, Laina-bio, Neofos-Similar, and others—all of which are promising for the prophylaxis of various nosocomial infections (Scientific-Research Institute of Disinfection, Moscow).

  • Six insecticide and repellent preparations have been developed, including fitar, neodikhlofos, biozashchita, and akromed, for protection against flying and non-flying insects (Scientific-Research Institute of Disinfection, Moscow).

  • A study has been made regarding the imported preparation Baytex 40% and a selection of inexpensive Russian preparations, and an assessment has been made regarding their effectiveness in natural foci of tick-borne encephalitis, Lyme disease, and Crimean hemorrhagic fever (Scientific-Research Institute of Disinfection, Moscow).

SOURCE: Onishchenko, G. G. 2002. Scientific-Methodological Support for the Activities in the Prevention of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. Epidemiological Situation in the Russian Federation and Basic Areas of Activity for Its Stabilization. All-Russian Congress of Epidemiologists, Microbiologists, and Parasitologists, Moscow, March 26-28, 2002. 53-55 (in Russian). Reprinted with the permission of G. G. Onishchenko.

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