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Viral infections of humans : epidemiology and control

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Richard A. Kaslow, Lawrence R. Stanberry, James W. LeDuc, editors. (Fifth edition) --New York: Springer , c2014.
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Striking changes have occurred in the world since the publication of the last edition of Viral Infections of Humans. The global population is rapidly approaching 8 billion; climate change is leading to the introduction of new hosts, vectors and virus diseases heretofore never seen in many parts of the world; technological advances have revolutionized the ability to recognize and characterize viruses new and old; vaccines are altering the epidemiological landscape of the diseases they target, in…
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Kaslow, Richard A
Stanberry, Lawrence R
LeDuc, J. W
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Richard A. Kaslow, Lawrence R. Stanberry, James W. LeDuc, editors
Edition
Fifth edition
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 1215 pages)
ISBN
9781489974488 (electronic bk)
9781489974471
Subjects (MeSH)
Virus Diseases - epidemiology
Virus Diseases - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Communicable diseases - Epidemiology
Communicable diseases - Prevention
Abstract
Striking changes have occurred in the world since the publication of the last edition of Viral Infections of Humans. The global population is rapidly approaching 8 billion; climate change is leading to the introduction of new hosts, vectors and virus diseases heretofore never seen in many parts of the world; technological advances have revolutionized the ability to recognize and characterize viruses new and old; vaccines are altering the epidemiological landscape of the diseases they target, in some cases raising the hope of their eradication; and remarkably powerful computational tools are enabling not only detection of outbreaks of disease much sooner than in the past but also, through complex mathematical modeling, more accurate prediction of their potential impact. The new Fifth Edition of Viral Infections of Humans captures both the excitement and frustration of the dynamic struggle between humankind and the viruses that continue to cause immense suffering. It presents the latest concepts, methods, and technologies in epidemiology, detection, investigation, modeling, and intervention. Updated and entirely new chapters by dozens of experts across the field provide analytic summaries of current knowledge of viruses and prions causing acute syndromes, chronic illnesses, and/or malignancies. In sum, this ambitiously expanded volume offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on viruses in humans, from agents of classic diseases (e.g., hepatitis, measles, polio, rabies, and yellow fever), to those with greatest pandemic impact (e.g., influenza and human immunodeficiency virus), to those discovered relatively recently (e.g., henipavirus, metapneumovirus, and norovirus). The new Fifth Edition of Viral Infections of Humans is an invaluable reference for students, fellows and established professionals in the fields of microbiology, public health and infectious disease epidemiology, medicine, and health policy.
Contents
Part I. Concepts & Methods -- 1. Epidemiology and Control: Principles, Practice and Programs -- 2. Diagnosis, Discovery and Dissection of Viral Diseases -- 3. Immunologic Detection and Characterization -- 4. Surveillance and Seroepidemiology -- 5. Viral Dynamics and Mathematical Models -- Part II. Viruses Causing Acute Syndromes -- 6. Adenoviruses -- 7. Alphaviruses: Equine Encephalitis and Others -- 8. Arenaviruses: Lassa Fever, Lujo Hemorrhagic Fever, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis, and the South American Hemorrhagic Fevers -- 9. Bunyaviruses: Hantavirus and Others -- 10. Coronaviruse -- 11. Enteroviruses and Parechoviruses: Echoviruses, Coxsackieviruses, and Others -- 12. Enteroviruses: Enterovirus 71 -- 13. Enteroviruses: Polio -- 14. Filoviruses: Marburg and Ebola -- 15. Flaviviruses: Dengue -- 16. Flaviviruses: Yellow Fever, Japanese B, West Nile, and Others -- 17. Hepatitis A Virus -- 18. Hepatitis E Virus -- 19. Influenza Viruses -- 20. Noroviruses, Sapoviruses, and Astroviruses -- 21. Orthopoxviruses: Variola, Vaccinia, Cowpox, and Monkeypox -- 22. Paramyxoviruses: Henipaviruses -- 23. Paramyxoviruses: Measles -- 24. Paramyxoviruses: Mumps -- 25. Paramyxoviruses: Parainfluenza Virus -- 26. Paramyxoviruses: Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Metapneumovirus -- 27. Parvoviruses -- 28. Rhabdovirus: Rabies -- 29. Rhinoviruses -- 30. Rotaviruses -- 31. Rubella Virus -- Part III. Viruses Causing Acute and Chronic Syndromes and/or Malignancy -- 32. Hepatitis viruses: Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D -- 33. Hepatitis viruses: Hepatitis C -- 34. Hepatitis viruses: Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- 35. Human Herpesviruses: Cytomegalovirus -- 36. Human Herpesviruses: Herpes Simplex Types 1 and 2 -- 37. Human Herpesvirus: Human Herpesvirus 6 -- 38. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV): Infectious Mononucleosis and Other Nonmalignant EBV-Associated Diseases -- 39. Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus: Epidemiology, Biological Characteristics and Pathogenesis -- 40. Human Herpesviruses: Malignant Lymphoma -- 41. Epstein-Barr Virus: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma and Other Epithelial Tumors -- 42. Human Herpesviruses: Varicella and Herpes Zoster -- 43. Human Immunodeficiency Viruses Types 1 and 2 -- 44. Human Papillomaviruses: Cervical Cancer and Warts -- 45. Human T Cell Leukemia Viruses Types 1 and 2 -- 46. Polyomaviruses: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy and Other Diseases -- Part IV. Other Transmissible Agents -- 47. Prion Diseases.
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