Varvara Mironova

Varvara Mironova
Lomonosov Moscow State University | MSU · Department of Biogeography

PhD

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September 2001 - present
Lomonosov Moscow State University
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  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (25)
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Southern Russia remains affected by West Nile virus (WNV). In the current study, we identified the spatial determinants of WNV distribution in an area with endemic virus transmission, with special reference to the urban settings, by mapping probable points of human infection acquisition and points of virus detection in mosquitoes, ticks, birds, and...
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Modeling of the spatial distribution of favorable climatic conditions for transmission of dirofilariasis in European part of Russia was carried out in order to identify the climatic parameters affecting its distribution. To build the model, the method of modeling ecological niches with optimization by the method of maximum entropy (MaxEnt) was used...
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Background: Between 1999 and 2008 Russia experienced a flare-up of transmission of vivax malaria following its massive importation with more than 500 autochthonous cases in European Russia, the Moscow region being the most affected. The outbreak waned soon after a decrease in importation in mid-2000s and strengthening the control measures. Compare...
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The article considers the geography of emerging and re-emerging natural focal diseases in Russia. The data on the distribution and peculiarities of epidemic manifestations of eight key infections (ixodid tick-borne borrelioses, tick-borne encephalitis, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, tularemia, leptospirosis, West Nile fever, Crimean-Congo h...
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The geography of emerging and reemerging natural-focal diseases on the territory of Russia is considered. The data on the distribution and features of epidemic manifestation of eight model infections (ixodid tick-borne borreliosis, tick-borne encephalitis, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, tularemia, leptospirosis, West Nile fever, Crimean hem...
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The article presents the results of a spatio-temporal analysis of the changes of the favorability of climatic conditions for the transmission of vivax malaria in the Moscow megacity and its surroundings during the period from 1977 to 2016. Using the historical temperature records at urban and rural weather stations, we calculated the key indicators...
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The chapter presents textual descriptions and maps that represent the distribution, long-term average annual morbidity rate for 85 administrative subjects of the Russian Federation, and the long-term dynamics of the major natural focal diseases found on Russian territory. The chapter contains information on the distribution of 23 nosological entiti...
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The chapter presents a brief characterization of the system of sanitary and epidemiological monitoring in the Russian Federation. Its work is aimed at ensuring epidemiological safety in the environment. A textual description of its structure is provided and illustrated with three maps, one of which reflects border control points that exert sanitary...
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This chapter examines the contemporary understanding of natural preconditions for disease as unique features of the environment that determine the emergence and function of host–parasite systems and the spread of natural foci.
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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 natu...
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The spread of almost all diseases caused by living pathogens is determined primarily by environmental conditions. These pathogens like any other biological objects are the components of the certain natural ecosystems. An essential part of any medico geographical assessment is the search for links between the spread of diseases and factors of the ge...
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Climatic conditions play a major role among natural factors determining human’s existence. The factor of climate change is considered among other known risk factors to population health. In particular, climate leads to the changes in borders and structure of the areas of infectious and parasitic illnesses. The most serious climate changes are expec...
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A problem of emerging and re-emerging natural focal diseases in Russia is considered. The most important diseases have been determined. The Russian and foreign publications were reviewed in order to consider the current status of the problem, analyze the existing classifications of such diseases and identify the causes of their occurrence. The spre...
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The Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, is creating a "Natural Focal Diseases" medical and geographical atlas of Russia. The paper considers the possibilities of the atlas to monitor and assess the epidemiological situation of a number of diseases. The atlas allows one to define a spectrum of the most epidemically signific...
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Background Natural-focal diseases constitute a serious hazard for human health. Agents and vectors of such diseases belong to natural landscapes. The aim of this study is to identify the diversity and geography of natural-focal diseases in Russia and to develop cartographic approaches for their mapping, including mathematical-cartographical modelin...
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By using the training of medical parasitologists in malaria control, the authors unveil methods for teaching medical parasitology. In the context of a module approach in the additional professional education of physicians, they show how to arrange a teaching process whose goal is to provide a set of the professional competencies of trainees as a me...
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The paper discusses a mapping method for compilation of maps for a medical-geographical Atlas of Russia “Natural Focal Diseases” and potential that this Atlas presents for assessment and monitoring of the epidemiological situation in a number of diseases. A series of analytical, integrated, and synthetic maps shows disease incidence in the populati...
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The Atlas of Russia "Natural-foci (zoonotic) diseases" integrates diverse and multifaceted information with the aim to present a spatial pattern of the spread of zoonotic diseases within the RF territory. The concept of the Atlas, i.e. its scientific basis, its aims and methodological approaches, its content and mapping procedures are described. Tw...

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The theme of the project: Medical-geographical modeling of spatiotemporal changes in the spatial pattern of naturally-dependent and socially important diseases under the changing climate and economic development of the Russian Arctic The project goals: The project is aimed at the solution of environmental problems related to environment-friendly, sustainable and economically efficient development of the North, which could enhance the quality of life and the population health in the Arctic. The objective of the project is medical-geographical modeling of spatiotemporal changes in the spatial pattern of naturally-dependent and socially important diseases under the changing climate and economic development of the Russian Arctic. The modeling and the spatiotemporal analysis are based on the detailed medical-geographical database for the Arctic zone of Russia. Compilation of a complex informational system would provide for the accumulation, storage, processing and analysis of a large volume of statistical and literature data, as well as for the integration of available archive materials of state institutions and government agencies, scientific organizations and commercial facilities engaged in the support of population health. On the basis of original procedures the actual medical-environmental situation would be evaluated, possible spatiotemporal changes in the spatial pattern of particularly important diseases, including the most dangerous ones would be forecasted and the recommendations on planning the prophylactic and health-improving activities in the Arctic would be elaborated for public health authorities. A scientific and practical result of the project would be the Arctichealth.ru information portal, integrating the complex informational system of medical-environmental data and the Web-GIS-based medical-geographical on-line atlas for the Arctic zone of Russia. The scientific capacity of the project team and the long-term practice at dealing with the problem would contribute to the successful implementation of the project.