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Evolution of infectious disease

Author: Paul W Ewald
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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Findings from the field of evolutionary biology are yielding dramatic insights for health scientists, especially those involved in the fight against infectious diseases. This book is the first in-depth presentation of these insights. In detailing why the pathogens that cause malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis, and AIDS have their special kinds of deadliness, the book shows how efforts to control virtually all diseases  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W Ewald
ISBN: 019506058X 9780195060584 9780195111392 0195111397
OCLC Number: 27221612
Description: vii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Why this book? --
Symptomatic treatment (or how to bind the origin of species to the physician's desk reference) --
Vectors, vertical transmission and the evolution of virulence --
How to be severe without vectors --
When water moves like a mosquito --
Attendant-borne transmission (or how are doctors and nurses like mosquitoes, machetes and moving water?) --
War and virulence --
AIDS: where did it come from and where is it going? --
Fight against AIDS: biomedical strategies and HIV's evolutionary responses --
A look backward --
A glimpse forward (or who needs Darwin).
Responsibility: Paul W. Ewald.
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Aimed at evolutionary biologists, ecologists and epidemiologists, this extended essay presents an evolutionary-biological perspective of human infectious disease.  Read more...

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Of interest to professionals in health science, epidemiology, and evolutionary biology, but also accessible to general readers. SciTech Book News, June 1994 I have not picked up a book on infectious Read more...

 
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