Emerging Viruses in Human Populations

Emerging Viruses in Human Populations

1st Edition - December 19, 2006

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  • Author: Edward Tabor
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080467900
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444520746

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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.

Key Features

* Presents the history of emerging viruses
* Includes chapters on SARS, Pandemic Threat of Avian Influenza Viruses, West Nile Virus, Monkeypox Virus, Hantavirus, Nipah Virus and Hendra Virus, Japanese Encephalitis Virus, Dengue and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses
* Discusses surveillance for newly emerging diseases


virologists, infectious disease specialists and public health officials

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    History of Emerging Viruses in the Late Twentieth Century and the Paradigm Observed in an Emerging Prion Disease
    Zoonoses in the Emergence of Human Viral Diseases
    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)
    The Pandemic Threat of Avian Influenza Viruses
    The Emerging West Nile Virus: From the Old World to the New
    Monkeypox Virus Infections
    Hantavirus in the Old and New World
    Nipah Virus and Hendra Virus
    Japanese encephalitis virus: the geographic distribution, incidence and spread of a virus with a propensity to emerge in new areas
    Dengue and the Dengue Viruses
    Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
    Surveillance for Newly Emerging Viruses

Product details

  • No. of pages: 374
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2006
  • Published: December 19, 2006
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080467900
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444520746

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Edward Tabor

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