Emerging Viruses in Human Populations


  • Edward Tabor

Infectious diseases are an ever present threat to humans. In recent years, the threat of these emerging viruses has been greater than ever before in human history, due in large part to global travel by larger numbers of people, and to a lesser extent to disruptions in the interface between developed and undeveloped areas. The emergence of new deadly viruses in human populations during recent decades has confirmed this risk. They remain the third leading cause of deaths in the US and the second world-wide. Emerging Viruses in Human Populations provides a comprehensive review of viruses that are emerging or that threaten to emerge among human populations in the twenty-first century. It discusses the apprehension over emerging viruses that has intensified due to concerns about bioterrorism.
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virologists, infectious disease specialists and public health officials


Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52074-6

Table of Contents

IntroductionHistory of Emerging Viruses in the Late Twentieth Century and the Paradigm Observed in an Emerging Prion DiseaseZoonoses in the Emergence of Human Viral DiseasesSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)The Pandemic Threat of Avian Influenza VirusesThe Emerging West Nile Virus: From the Old World to the NewMonkeypox Virus Infections Hantavirus in the Old and New WorldNipah Virus and Hendra VirusJapanese encephalitis virus: the geographic distribution, incidence and spread of a virus with a propensity to emerge in new areasDengue and the Dengue VirusesCrimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever VirusSurveillance for Newly Emerging Viruses