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Viral fitness : the next SARS and West Nile in the making

Author: Jaap Goudsmit
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"Viruses are a threat to us now more than ever before. AIDS emerged from the rainforest in Africa just a few decades ago and spread at a speed of 15,000 new infections a year. West Nile emerged in New York State in 1999 and spread in less than five years to Canada, Mexico, and nearly the entire continental United States. SARS emerged in 2002 and 2003 in southern China and rapidly spread to Singapore, southeast Asia,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jaap Goudsmit
ISBN: 0195130340 9780195130348
OCLC Number: 53138849
Description: xiii, 187 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: As natural as breathing: the flu virus --
Farming and feeding the hungry: plant viruses and human enteroviruses --
Raising cattle and eating meat: rinderpest, measles and mad cow virus --
Slaking our thirst: the cholera bacteria and its toxic viruses --
Weathering storms and droughts: West Nile virus and others alike --
Getting lucky with a faulty gene: escape from simple retroviruses --
Taking chances with sex: the herpes and papova viruses --
Risking death with sex: the AIDS virus --
Warring against humans and other animals: smallpox, monkeypox and alike --
Raiding the wild for delicacies: the sars virus.
Responsibility: Jaap Goudsmit.
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"Overall, the book was entertaining, educational, informative, and presents a broad array of divergent virus systems in an understandable way." --The Quarterly Review of Biology "Overall, the book Read more...

 
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