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Viruses, plagues, and history : past, present, and future

Author: Michael B A Oldstone
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
"Here, my previous edition of Viruses, Plagues, & History is updated to reflect both progress and disappointment since that publication. This edition describes newcomers to the range of human infections, specifically, plagues that play important roles in this 21st century. The first is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), an infection related to Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). SARS was the first  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Oldstone, Michael B. A..
Viruses, plagues, and history
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2020006708
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B A Oldstone
ISBN: 9780197523292 0197523293 9780190056803 0190056800
OCLC Number: 1193936977
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part One: Viruses, Plagues, and HistoryChapter 1. A General IntroductionChapter 2. Introduction to the Principles of VirologyChapter 3. Introduction to the Principles of ImmunologyPart Two: Success StoriesChapter 4. SmallpoxChapter 5. Yellow FeverChapter 6. Measles VirusChapter 7. Poliomyelitis Chapter 8. Hepatitis Viruses: Oysters, Blood Transfusions, and CancerPart Three: Present and Future ChallengesChapter 9. An Overview of Newly Emerging Viral Plagues: The Hemorrhagic Fevers and A Newly Mysterious Suspect of Viral Disease, Acute Flaccid ParalysisChapter 10. Lassa FeverChapter 11. EbolaChapter 12. HantavirusChapter 13. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): The First Pandemic of the 21st Century, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and 2019-2020 Outbreak of 2019-nCoVChapter 14. West Nile Virus: Deaths of Crows and HumansChapter 15. Zika Comes to the Western Hemisphere and Americas: How, When, ConsequencesChapter 16. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): AIDS, the Current PlagueChapter 17. Mad Cow Disease and Englishmen: Dementia of Humans - Prions: Folding Protein Transmissible DiseasesChapter 18. Influenza Virus, the Plague That Will Continue to ReturnChapter 19. Apathy and Ignorance: False Prophets of Autism and the Anti-Vaccine MovementChapter 20. Conclusions and Future Predictions
Responsibility: by Michael B.A. Oldstone.


In Viruses, Plagues, and History, virologist Michael Oldstone explains the scientific principles of viruses and epidemics while relating the past and present history of the major and recurring viral  Read more...


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