Emerging viruses / edited by Stephen S. Morse.

New York, New York ; Oxford, [England] : Oxford University Press, 1993.
1 online resource (xxiii, 317p. ) ill., map, port.
Virus diseases -- Epidemiology.
Virus diseases.
Electronic books.
New epidemics such as AIDS and mad cow disease have dramatized the need to explore the factors underlying rapid viral evolution and emerging viruses. Now available in paperback, this text explores the multifaceted field of virological research.
New epidemics such as AIDS and `mad cow' disease have dramatized the need to explore the factors underlying rapid viral evolution and emerging viruses. Now available in paperback, this comprehensive book is the first to describe this multifaceted new field. The book places viral evolution and emergence in a historical context, describes the interaction of viruses with hosts, and details the advances in molecular biology and epidemiology that have provided the tools necessary to track developing viral epidemics and to detect new viruses far more successfully than could be done in the recent past. Case histories and practical suggestions for the prevention of future epidemics are given. From reviews of the hardback: "excellent examples of emerging virus excellent training resource, and should be required reading for all infectious disease and public health professionals." Trends in Microbiology "a fine reference point for readers who wish to become familiar with the issue of emerging viruses" The Quarterly Review of Biology
J. Lederberg: Viruses and humankind: Intracellular symbiosis and evolutionary competition; S.S. Morse: What do we know about the origins of emerging viruses?; Section I: VIRAL EMERGENICES IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT: W.H. McNeill: Patterns of disease emergence in history; R.G. Webster: Influenza; K.M. Johnson: Emerging viruses in context: an Overview of viral hemorrhagic fevers; Section II: VIRUSES AND THE HOST: R. May: Ecology and evolution of host-virus association; B.N. Fields: Pathogenesis of viral infections; T.E. Shenk: Virus and cell: determinants of tissue trophism; Section III: SEEING THE UNSEEN: METHODS FOR DETECTING NEW VIRUSES: D.D. Richman: Virus detection systems; D. Ward: New technologies for virus detection; Section IV: EMERGING VIRUSES: WHERE THEY COME FROM; R.E. Shope & A.S. Evans: Assessing geographic and transport factors; T.P. Monath: Arthropod-borne viruses; J. LeDuc, J.E. Childs, G.E. Glass, & A.J. Watson: Hantaan (Korean hemorrhagic fever) and related rodent zoonoses; C.J. Peters: Filoviruses; B. Mahy: Seal plague virus; C.R. Parrish: Canine parvovirus 2, a probable example of interspecies transfer; F. Fenner: Human monkeypox - a newly-discovered human virus disease; M. Houghton: New hepatitis viruses; G. Meyers, J. Lawrence, & K. MacInnes: Phylogentic moments in the AIDS epidemic; Section V: HOW VIRUSES EVOLVE: J. Holland: Replication error, quansispecies populations, and extreme evolution rates of RNA viruses; H.M. Temin: The high rate of retrovirus variation results in rapid evolution; P. Palese: Evolution of influenza and RNA viruses; B. Murphy: Factors restraining emergence of new influenza viruses; J.H. Strauss: Recombination in evolution of RNA viruses; B. Eldridge: Evolutionary relationships of vectors and viruses; Section VI: PROSPECTS FOT THE FUTURE; T. Lovejoy: Global change and epidemiology: nasty synergies; L.J. Legters & E. Takafuji: Are we prepared for a viral epidemic emergency?; D.A. Henderson: Surveillance systems and intergovernmental cooperation; E.D. Kilbourne: Afterword: a personal summary.
Originally published: 1993.
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Morse, Stephen S., editor.
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