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New Challenges to Health

New Challenges to Health
The Threat of Virus Infection

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C. J. Peters, B. T. Grenfell, R. M. Elliott, B. J. Richardson, A. J. Hay, S. M. Lemon, R. A. Weiss, H. A. Weiss, T. Barrett, C. Weissmann, D. Shmerling, D. Rossi, A. Cozzio, I. Hegyi, M. Fischer, R. Leimeroth, E. Flechsig, J. P. Stoye, C. Boshoff, H.-D. Klenk, H. Feldmann, V. E. Volchkov, V. A. Volchkova, W. Weissenhorn, D. J. Gubler, L. Bode, H. Ludwig, G. Darby
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  • This book discusses the ecology of viruses with an emphasis on the emergence of devastating hemorrhagic diseases, and a review of the molecular and cellular basis of the pathogenesis of several viral diseases. The volume provides an introduction to the mathematical analysis of recurrent epidemic viral diseases and examines the neurological and psychological diseases in relation to the pathological mechanisms underlying prion disease. Chapters explore new viral threats including HIV, bunyaviruses, morbilliviruses and caliciviruses.

    • Emerging and re-emerging infection
    • Virus and prion diseases
    • Epidemiology of virus infection
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    "I wish every politician, ideologue, and guru in the world would read this book because the likeliest catastrophes in humanity's immediate future are not political, ideological, or religious, but viral...The articles are not sensationalistic...but calm and deeply informed. They are excellent sources for experts...This is an informed and dispassionate study...It is an excellent brief for those who worry more about public health than ICBMs." Quarterly Review of Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511141171
    • contains: 53 b/w illus. 8 colour illus. 23 tables
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The viruses in our past, the viruses in our future C. J. Peters
    2. Dynamics and epidemiological impact of microparasites B. T. Grenfell
    3. The continuing threat of bunyaviruses and hantaviruses R. M. Elliott
    4. Calicivirus, myxoma virus and the wild rabbit in Australia: a tale of three invasions B. J. Richardson
    5. Potential of influenza A viruses to cause pandemics A. J. Hay
    6. The hepatitis viruses as emerging agents of infectious diseases S. M. Lemon
    7. The emergence of human immunodeficiency viruses and AIDS R. A. Weiss and H. A. Weiss
    8. Morbilliviruses: dangers old and new T. Barrett
    9. Structure-function analysis of prion protein C. Weissmann, D. Shmerling, D. Rossi, A. Cozzio, I. Hegyi, M. Fischer, R. Leimeroth and E. Flechsig
    10. Endogenous retroviruses and xenotransplantation J. P. Stoye
    11. Gammaherpesviral infections and neoplasia in immunocompromised populations C. Boshoff
    12. Structure and function of the proteins of Marburg and Ebola viruses H.-D. Klenk, H. Feldmann, V. E. Volchkov, V. A. Volchkova and W. Weissenhorn
    13. Epidemic dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever as a public health problem 1st century D. J. Gubler
    14. Borna disease virus - a threat for human mental health? L. Bode and H. Ludwig
    15. Antiviral drug development and the impact of drug resistance G. Darby
    Index.

  • Editors

    G. L. Smith, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
    Geoffrey Smith is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Wright-Fleming Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK.

    W. L. Irving, University of Nottingham
    Will Irving is a Reader in Virology in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Nottingham, UK.

    J. W. McCauley, Institute for Animal Health, Compton, Berkshire
    John McCauley is a researcher in the Division of Molecular Biology at the Institute of Animal Health, Compton. UK.

    D. J. Rowlands, University of Leeds
    Dave Rowlands is Professor of Molecular Virology in the Division of Microbiology at the University of Leeds, UK.

    Contributors

    C. J. Peters, B. T. Grenfell, R. M. Elliott, B. J. Richardson, A. J. Hay, S. M. Lemon, R. A. Weiss, H. A. Weiss, T. Barrett, C. Weissmann, D. Shmerling, D. Rossi, A. Cozzio, I. Hegyi, M. Fischer, R. Leimeroth, E. Flechsig, J. P. Stoye, C. Boshoff, H.-D. Klenk, H. Feldmann, V. E. Volchkov, V. A. Volchkova, W. Weissenhorn, D. J. Gubler, L. Bode, H. Ludwig, G. Darby

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