Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola Virus Disease

From Origin to Outbreak

1st Edition - January 9, 2016

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  • Author: Adnan Qureshi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128042304
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128042427

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Ebola Virus Disease: From Origins to Outbreak covers Ebola virus disease in its entirety from its origins through major outbreaks in the past to the present day outbreak. It contains information on the West Saharan response to Ebola as well as highlights from the field in West Africa from Dr. Qureshi and Dr. Chughtai, helping to solve the primary question of what’s next and aiding in formulating a path forward. With a growing awareness of the devastating effects of this viral disease and an influx of topical research, this book provides the information the global community of researchers, clinicians and students need to better inform their research and study of Ebola virus disease.

Key Features

  • Includes perspectives from the 2014-2015 outbreak from the field
  • Provides a detailed overview of the origins of Ebola virus through present day discoveries
  • Written with an integrative approach, incorporating scientific research with insights from the field


Researchers in virology, microbiology, infectious disease, immunology, and public health

Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents:
    Chapter 1 Ebola virus: Nature’s experiment gone wrong
    Chapter 2 A personal journey 
    Chapter 3 Ebola virus the origins (history of Ebola virus outbreaks)
    Chapter 4 Ebola virus in the light of other pandemics 
    Chapter 5 Most recent outbreaks 2014 
    Chapter 6 West Saharan response to Ebola virus epidemic 
    Chapter 7 Ebola virus disease in the United States 
    Chapter 8 Structure and genetics of Ebola virus disease 
    Chapter 9 The clinical manifestations and lab diagnosis of Ebola
    Chapter 10 Treatment of Ebola virus disease: therapeutic agents 
    Chapter 11 Ebola virus natural reservoirs (zoological connection) 
    Chapter 12 economic impact of Ebola virus disease

Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: January 9, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128042304
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128042427

About the Author

Adnan Qureshi

Dr. Qureshi is executive director, Zeenat Qureshi Institutes, and professor of Neurology at University of Missouri, Columbia. He has written over 670 scientific publications in prestigious journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Archives of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, American Journal of Medicine, and Circulation. In addition, he has made over 2000 presentations in various national and international meetings. He has served as an invited speaker at numerous national and international forums. He has also been invited as visiting professor to universities in the United States and abroad. He is the editor of several textbooks and serves on editorial boards for several peer-review journals. He was the principal investigator of a large multinational clinical trial funded by National Institutes of Health. He has travelled extensively and written about Ebola virus disease epidemic after his visit to West Africa during the epidemic. His group led the study on Ebola virus disease survivors. He was also the editor for book on Zika virus disease. He laid the foundation of the Zeenat Qureshi Institutes in several countries including United States, China, Guinea, and Turkey. Since its inauguration, the institutes have led the way in cutting edge research in epidemiology, clinical trials, and basic research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Zeenat Qureshi Institutes, and Department of Neurology, University of Missouri, Columbia

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