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Ebola and Marburg viruses

Author: Tara C Smith
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2011.
Series: Deadly diseases and epidemics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Ebola virus and Marburg virus are related viruses that cause hemorrhagic fevers--illnesses marked by severe bleeding, organ failure, and, in many cases, death. These viruses are native to Africa, where sporadic outbreaks have occurred for decades. Ebola and Marburg Virus, Second Edition takes a look at the nature and origins of these viruses, transmission, treatment, and current vaccine research. --from publisher  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara C Smith
ISBN: 9781604132526 1604132523
OCLC Number: 460053536
Description: 104 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A modern plague --
Marburg virus emerges --
Ebola in Africa and beyond --
General characteristics of the viruses --
Ecology of the viruses --
Methods of detection and treatment --
Developing a vaccine --
Other hemorrhagic fevers.
Series Title: Deadly diseases and epidemics.
Responsibility: Tara C. Smith.

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Ebola virus and Marburg virus are related viruses that cause hemorrhagic fevers--illnesses marked by severe bleeding, organ failure, and, in many cases, death. These viruses are native to Africa, where sporadic outbreaks have occurred for decades. Ebola and Marburg Virus, Second Edition takes a look at the nature and origins of these viruses, transmission, treatment, and current vaccine research. --from publisher description.

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