The Transmission of Epidemic Influenza

Hardcover | May 31, 1992

byR.E. Hope-Simpson

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This groundbreaking work offers a novel theory of the spread of epidemic influenza that may explain many of the epidemiological difficulties surrounding the disease.

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This groundbreaking work offers a novel theory of the spread of epidemic influenza that may explain many of the epidemiological difficulties surrounding the disease.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:May 31, 1992Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306440733

ISBN - 13:9780306440731

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Table of Contents

The Scope and Purpose of the Book. The Debate about the Contagiousness of Influenza. Epidemic Influenza, 19001932. The Effect of the Discovery of the Causal Organism. The Viruses that Cause Epidemic Influenza. Antigenic Variation and Recycling of Influenza A Viruses. The Necessity for a New Concept. The Influence of Season. The Explanation of Antigenic Drift. Antigenic Shift of Influenza A Virus. Hypotheses of Antigenic Shift. Some Other Epidemiological Hypotheses. Influenza in NonHuman Hosts. Experimental Studies. Influenzal Anachronisms. The New Concept in Detail. Some Tests of the New Concept. The Natural History of Human Influenza. Index.