Emerging Viruses

Paperback | August 15, 1996

EditorStephen S. Morse

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New epidemics such as AIDS and "mad cow" disease have dramatized the need to explore the factors underlying rapid viral evolution and emerging viruses. This comprehensive volume is the first to describe this multifaceted new field. It places viral evolution and emergence in a historicalcontext, describes the interaction of viruses with hosts, and details the advances in molecular biology and epidemiology that have provided the tools necessary to track developing viral epidemics and to detect new viruses far more successfully than could be done in the recent past. This unique bookalso lucidly details case histories and offers practical suggestions for the prevention of future epidemics. The contributors are leading authorities in their disciplines, and were selected both for their expert knowledge and for their ability to define and elucidate the fundamental issues. Thebook is highly accessible and has been written for a wide audience that includes virologists, public health authorities, medical anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, geneticists, infectious disease specialists, and social scientists interested in medical and health issues.

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New epidemics such as AIDS and "mad cow" disease have dramatized the need to explore the factors underlying rapid viral evolution and emerging viruses. This comprehensive volume is the first to describe this multifaceted new field. It places viral evolution and emergence in a historicalcontext, describes the interaction of viruses wi...

Stephen S. Morse is at The Rockefeller University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.14 × 9.29 × 0.83 inPublished:August 15, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Richard M. Krause: Foreword1. J. Lederberg: Viruses and Humankind: Intracellular Symbiosis and Evolutionary Competition2. S.S. Morse: Examining the Origins of Emerging VirusesPART I: Emergence in Historical Context3. W.H. McNeill: Patterns of Disease Emergence in History4. R.G. Webster: Influenza5. K.M. Johnson: Emerging Viruses in Context: An Overview of Viral Hemorrhagic FeversPART II: Viruses and the Host6. R.M. May: Ecology and Evolution of Host-Virus Association7. B.N. Fields: Pathogenesis of Viral Infections8. T.E. Shenk: Virus and Cell: Determinants of Tissue TropismPART III: Seeing the Unseen: Methods for Detecting Viruses9. D.D. Richman: Virus Detection Systems10. D. Ward: New Technologies for Virus DetectionPART IV: Tracking Emerging Viruses11. R.E. Shope and A.S. Evans: Assessing Geographic and Transport Factors, and Recognition of New Viruses12. G. Myers, K. MacInnes, and L. Myers: Phylogenetic Moments in the AIDS EpidemicPART V: Ecological Sources of Emerging Viruses13. T.P. Monath: Arthropod-Borne Viruses14. J. LeDuc, J.E. Childs, G.E. Glass, and A.J. Watson: Hantaan (Korean Hemorrhagic Fever) and Related Rodent Zoonoses15. C.J. Peters et al.: FilovirusesPART VI: Interspecies Transfer: Case Studies of Animal Viruses tht Recently Crossed Species16. Frank Fenner: Human Monkeypox, A Newly Discovered Human Virus Disease17. B.W.J. Mahy: Seal Plague Virus18. C.R. Parrish: Canine ParvovirusPART VII: How Viruses Evolve: Variation and Evolution of RNA Viruses19. J. Holland: Replication Error, Quasispecies Populations, and Extreme Evolution Rates of RNA Viruses20. H.M. Temin: The High Rate of Retrovirus Variation Results in Rapid Evolution21. P. Palese: Evolution of Influenza and RNA Viruses22. B. Murphy: Factors Restraining Emergence of New Influenza Viruses23. J.H. Strauss: Recombination in the Evolution of RNA Viruses24. B.F. Eldridge: Evolutionary Relationships of Vectors and VirusesPART VIII: Prospects for the Future25. T.E. Lovejoy: Global Change and Epidemiology: Nasty Synergies26. L.J. Legters, L.H. Brink, and E.T. Takafuji: Are We Prepared for a Viral Epidemic Emergency?27. D.A. Henderson: Surveillance Systems and Intergovernmental Cooperation28. E.D. Kilbourne: Afterword: A Personal Summary Presented as a Guide for Discussion

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"A fascinating and worrisome discussion....Due to the importance and general interest of the subject, readers at many levels of expertise will be fascinated by Emerging Viruses...Surveys a vast array of past and emerging viruses, bringing readers up to date. It describes the basic humanconditions of life, unexpected disease, and death. These issues are interesting to us all." --David Kabat, Oregon University of Health Sciences, BioScience