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Author Mahoney, Casey W., editor

Title Stories of the Soviet anti-plague system / edited by Casey W. Mahoney, James W. Toppin, and Raymond A. Zilinskas
Published Monterey, CA : James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 277 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series CNS occasional paper ; no. 18
CNS occasional paper ; no. 18
Contents Translator's notes. -- Introduction. -- Part I: M.I. Levi's interesting stories. -- Part II: The anti-plague system in Russia and Western media. -- Part III: Biographies of P.N. Burgasov and I.V. Domaradsky. -- Part IV: Concluding remarks by the editors. -- Appendixes
Summary Throughout the twentieth century, the 2nd Directorate of the USSR Ministry of Health (MOH) directed a wide-ranging 'anti-plague system' with the main objective of protecting the country from endemic and imported dread diseases such as plague, anthrax, tularemia, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and others with either a natural or laboratory-based etiology. In addition, it had an important, three phased role in the Soviet Union's offensive biological warfare (BW) program: to provide training to the BW program's scientific workers on biosafety practices; to submit cultures of especially virulent pathogens to that program's research and development institutions; and, in some instances, weaponize some bacterial species
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (CNS, viewed Sept. 5, 2013)
Subject Soviet Union. Ministerstvo zdravookhranenii︠a︡
Soviet Union. Ministerstvo zdravookhranenii︠a︡
Biological weapons -- Soviet Union
Communicable diseases -- Military aspects -- Soviet Union
Epidemics -- Soviet Union -- Prevention
Biological weapons.
Epidemics -- Prevention.
Soviet Union.
Form Electronic book
Author Toppin, James W., editor
Zilinskas, Raymond A., editor
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, issuing body
ISBN 0989236137
9780989236133