Of Mice, Men, and Microbes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123264602, 9780080491981

Of Mice, Men, and Microbes

1st Edition

Hantavirus

Authors: David Harper Andrea Meyer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123264602
eBook ISBN: 9780080491981
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th June 1999
Page Count: 278
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Description

The Heart of America/The Middle of Nowhere. An Outbreak of Fear. Unravelling 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. Outbreaks. Appendix A: Center for Disease Control Guidelines on Prevention of HPS. Appendix B: Sources of Further Information. Appendix C: Abbreviations. Index.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Covers the full story of the recent hantavirus outbreak

  • Includes interviews with survivors, and local reaction
  • Presents the science in lay terms
  • Places the event in the broader context of emerging diseases worldwide
  • The only account which takes the reader beyond the initial outbreak in 1993-1994, bringing them up to late 1998
  • Discusses hantavirus disease in the U.S., Argentina, and Canada

Readership

Virologists, infectious disease clinicians and researchers, and other life scientists, as well as interested laypersons; also, those currently living in and researching the Four Corners area.

Table of Contents

The Heart of America/The Middle of Nowhere. An Outbreak of Fear. Unravelling 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. Outbreaks. Appendix A: Center for Disease Control Guidelines on Prevention of HPS. Appendix B: Sources of Further Information. Appendix C: Abbreviations. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
278
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080491981
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123264602

About the Author

David Harper

David R. Harper is currently a Lecturer in Molecular Virology at St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Medical and Dental School. He has worked with viruses since leaving college in 1981, and has authored three textbooks and one laboratory manual. He has also worked as Research Director for Biocontrol Ltd., and has a wide range of teaching experience.

Affiliations and Expertise

St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, U.K.

Andrea Meyer

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor, Cortez Sentinel, Cortez, Colorado U.S.A.

Reviews

:"...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 cause and their worldwide influence... Readers will finish the book realizing that no infections are new; it is only our recognition of the causes that is new. Readers will also realize that disease and epidemics follow chance encounters among men, mice and associated microbes. Despite their focus on hantaviruses, the authors take readers on a journey to understand the origin and biology of viruses, the coevolution of viruses and their hosts, and humans' fear of new outbreaks and their eventual conquest with new knowledge... anyone interested in hantaviruses will find that this book tells a very complete story. The host, agent, vector, geography,climate, psychology, and cultural responses of the people who are infected are all described. There is much to learn. @source:--Richard Wenzel, M.D., in NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (March 2000) @qu:"An essential book of those interested in emerging diseases." @source:--P.C. Radich, University of Indianapolis, in CHOICE (2000) @qu:"The authors, one a scientist, the other a journalist, have produced an excellent read for the expert and non-expert alike." @source:--R.C. Spencer in JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY (1999)