Molecular Virology and Control of Flaviviruses by Pei-Yong Shi

By Pei-Yong Shi

Flaviviruses are a various crew of small RNA enveloped viruses, a lot of that are vital human and animal pathogens. the easiest recognized comprise dengue virus, yellow fever virus, jap encephalitis virus, and West Nile virus. those viruses are endemic in lots of tropical and sub-tropical areas of the area. Dengue virus by myself infects over a hundred million humans every year. lately, learn on flaviviruses has improved at a amazing price, resulting in major advances in our figuring out of virus biology. this could eventually result in the improvement of higher vaccine and antiviral ideas. This up to date and state-of-the-art anthology comprises contributions from the prime specialists within the flavivirus box. Chapters are balanced through contributions from confirmed investigators who've devoted their careers to flavivirus learn with these from beginners who've lately made major contributions to the flavivirus box. The ebook is split into sections: Molecular Virology and Virus Prevention. the 1st part on Molecular Virology covers: virion constitution * virus replication * the NS1 glycoprotein * the NS3 protein * the NS5 protein * innate immunity and flavivirus an infection * host responses to flavivirus an infection * flavivirus health and transmission. The Virus Prevention part comprises: vaccines * antibody remedy * small molecule antiviral improvement * flavivirus diagnostics * vector-virus interactions * vector keep an eye on. The publication represents a big replace of flavivirus study and may function a connection with flavivirus researchers on the graduate point and past. it's a suggested textual content for all virology libraries.

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Epstein Barr Virus Volume 1: One Herpes Virus: Many Diseases by Christian Münz

By Christian Münz

Epstein Barr virus (EBV) was once came across because the first human tumor virus round 50 years in the past. because its discovery in Burkitt’s lymphoma it's been linked to a variety of different malignancies, infectious mononucleosis or even autoimmune illnesses. the 2 e-book volumes on EBV summarize the 1st 50 years of analysis in this tumor virus, beginning with historic views on discovery, oncogenicity and immune keep an eye on, reviewing the function that the virus performs within the quite a few linked ailments and concluding with a dialogue on how the immune procedure retains continual EBV an infection lower than keep an eye on in fit EBV vendors and will be used to regard EBV linked illnesses. The respective 32 chapters are written via foreign specialists from 3 continents for overall healthiness care services, biomedical researchers and sufferers which are plagued by EBV. The assembled wisdom may also help to appreciate EBV linked ailments higher and to enhance EBV particular vaccination within the close to future.

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Origin and Evolution of Viruses by Esteban Domingo, Robert G. Webster, John F. Holland

By Esteban Domingo, Robert G. Webster, John F. Holland

Are infectious illnesses because of novel entities, viruses that experience swiftly advanced into extra pathogenic varieties, or viruses that experience crossed species divides and develop into extra virulent of their replacement host? those questions and the way new illnesses akin to AIDS emerged have brought on renewed curiosity within the methods viruses originated and co-evolved with their hosts. Origin and Evolution of Viruses provides an entire and transparent description of common viral options and particular viral platforms, and gives a superb starting place to our realizing of the way viruses emerged. This specific and finished paintings is vital examining for all researchers in virology, molecular biology and comparable parts, in addition to evolutionary biologists attracted to phylogenetic methods to molecular evolution. The reader is taken on an illumination journey--in time and concepts--from the 1st primitive replicons to their present-day complicated viral opposite numbers. except the most obvious curiosity, as people are strength hosts for those viruses, there's additionally loads of educational curiosity within the evolutionary points of this straightforward staff of organisms, in view that info might be received concerning the foundation of stains/species and evolutionary styles that may be appropriate to better species. The publication addresses: * Nature and evolution of early replicons * DNA and RNA viruses in either vegetation and animals * Viral beginning, mutation, and survival * Antigenic version in influenza virus * interaction among host evolution and DNA virus evolution * Emergence of viral-induced illnesses, e.g. hepatitis, influenza and HIV

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War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious by M. R. Smallman-Raynor, A. D. Cliff

By M. R. Smallman-Raynor, A. D. Cliff

Down the a long time, warfare epidemics have decimated the combating energy of armies, prompted the suspension and cancellation of army operations, and feature introduced havoc to the civil populations of belligerent and non-belligerent states alike. This publication examines the historic prevalence and geographical unfold of infectious illnesses in organization with previous wars. It addresses an intrinsically geographical query: how are the spatial dynamics of epidemics encouraged through army operations and the directives of warfare? The time period ancient geography within the identify shows the authors' fundamental drawback with qualitative analyses of archival resource fabrics over a 150-year period of time from 1850, and this can be mixed with quantitative analyses much less often linked to ancient studies.

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Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative by Priscilla Wald

By Priscilla Wald

How should still we comprehend the terror and fascination elicited by way of the money owed of communicable affliction outbreaks that proliferated, following the emergence of HIV, in clinical guides and the mainstream media? The repetition of specific characters, photographs, and tale lines—of sufferers 0 and superspreaders, sizzling zones and tenacious microbes—produced a formulaic narrative as they circulated during the media and have been amplified in renowned fiction and picture. The “outbreak narrative” starts with the id of an rising an infection, follows it throughout the worldwide networks of touch and contagion, and ends with the epidemiological paintings that includes it. Priscilla Wald argues that we have to comprehend the allure and endurance of the outbreak narrative as the tales we inform approximately disorder emergence have outcomes. As they disseminate details, they impact survival premiums and contagion routes. They disillusioned economies. They advertise or mitigate the stigmatizing of people, teams, locales, behaviors, and life.

Wald lines how altering rules approximately disorder emergence and social interplay coalesced within the outbreak narrative. She returns to the early years of microbiology—to the id of microbes and “Typhoid Mary,” the 1st identified fit human provider of typhoid within the United States—to spotlight the intertwined creation of sociological theories of crew formation (“social contagion”) and scientific theories of bacteriological an infection on the flip of the 20th century. Following the evolution of those rules, Wald indicates how they have been affected by—or mirrored in—the introduction of virology, chilly conflict rules approximately “alien” infiltration, science-fiction tales of brainwashing and physique snatchers, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Contagious is a cautionary story approximately how the tales we inform circumscribe our wondering worldwide healthiness and human interactions because the international imagines—or refuses to imagine—the subsequent nice Plague.

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Red book atlas of pediatric infectious diseases by American Academy of Pediatrics, MD, FAAP Carol J. Baker

By American Academy of Pediatrics, MD, FAAP Carol J. Baker

New 3rd variation of this best-selling source from the yankee Academy of Pediatrics aids within the prognosis and remedy of greater than a hundred infectious diseases. Streamline affliction popularity and medical decision-making with greater than 1,200 finely special colour images.

3 new chapters disguise fungal ailments, hemorrhagic fevers (filoviruses), and trichuriasis.

Concise textual content descriptions steps via prognosis, overview and administration necessities for every situation. crucial info on every one is gifted within the distinct squence wanted within the scientific setting:

  • Clinical manifestations
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Etiology
  • Incubation period
  • Treatment

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Diving and subaquatic medicine by Carl Edmonds, Michael Bennett, John Lippmann, Simon Mitchell

By Carl Edmonds, Michael Bennett, John Lippmann, Simon Mitchell

Considered an important source via many within the box, Diving and Subaquatic drugs remains the major textual content on diving drugs, written to fulfil the necessities of any common health practitioner wishing to suggest their sufferers adequately while a diving journey is deliberate, for these accompanying diving expeditions or whilst a physician is needed to evaluate and deal with a person who has been keen on a diving coincidence.

For this 5th version the unique writer, Carl Edmonds, is joined via a brand new crew of collaborators and the content material has been fullyyt refreshed and up to date all through. medical situations, a function well-liked by readers, are extended, as is the illustrative content material. verified and rising illnesses of diving drugs are all coated in complete, as is the most recent in different types of diving, together with loose and indigenous diving, and linked apparatus. each one clinical ailment is mentioned from a old, etiological, scientific, pathological, preventative and healing point of view within the informative and obtainable variety that has made past versions so popular.

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The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases by David Rifkind

By David Rifkind

This publication offers the 24 discoveries in infectious ailments that experience merited Nobel Prize popularity because the inception of the awards in 1901. Grouped in response to organic teams instead of chronology, every one discovery features a biographical comic strip of the laureate(s), an outline of the learn, and a precis of the present prestige of the sector. furthermore, attention is given to the relevance of the learn at the basic box of biology and drugs.

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