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Of mice, men, and microbes : hantavirus

Of mice, men, and microbes : hantavirus

Author: David R Harper; Andrea S Meyer
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In May 1993, a cluster of cases of a lethal disease among healthy young people brought the attention of the world to the southwestern deserts. A previously unknown disease was killing up to 80% of the people it infected. The reaction in the area and across the nation mixed fear, lack of information, and the struggles of doctors to save the victims of an unknown killer with hard science and the age old rhythmns of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harper, David R. (David Richard).
Of mice, men, and microbes.
San Diego : Academic Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99060590
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David R Harper; Andrea S Meyer
ISBN: 9780123264602 012326460X 9781429478687 1429478683 0080491987 9780080491981
OCLC Number: 162129302
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 278 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: The heart of America, the middle of nowhere --
An outbreak of fear --
Unraveling the mystery --
Putting the puzzle together --
Of mice and men --
At last, a plan --
Hantaviruses : out of Asia --
Other hantaviruses --
Three billion years --
On the origin of viruses --
Changes, concealment, and Trojan horses --
Cousins --
What we know --
How to stop a virus --
Responsibility: David R. Harper, Andrea S. Meyer.
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Explains why and how the hantavirus kills. This book includes interviews with survivors. It takes the reader beyond the initial outbreak in 1993-1994, bringing them up-to late 1998. It discusses  Read more...


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"...In their clearly written book, Of Mice, Men, and Microbes: Hantavirus, Harper and Meyer examine the history of identification of hantaviruses and describe the pathogenesis of the illnesses they Read more...

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