Russian vaccines against especially dangerous bacterial pathogens

Valentina A. Feodorova, Lidiya V. Sayapina, Michael J. Corbel, Vladimir L. Motin

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In response to the epidemiological situation, live attenuated or killed vaccines against anthrax, brucellosis, cholera, glanders, plague and tularemia were developed and used for immunization of at-risk populations in the Former Soviet Union. Certain of these vaccines have been updated and currently they are used on a selective basis, mainly for high risk occupations, in the Russian Federation. Except for anthrax and cholera these vaccines currently are the only licensed products available for protection against the most dangerous bacterial pathogens. Development of improved formulations and new products is ongoing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere86
JournalEmerging Microbes and Infections
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 17 2014


  • anthrax
  • brucellosis
  • cholera
  • glanders
  • pathogens
  • plague
  • tularemia
  • vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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