Viruses, Pandemics, And Immunity

byArup K. Chakraborty, Andrey ShawIllustratorPhilip J. S. Stork

February 16, 2021|
Viruses, Pandemics, And Immunity by Arup K. Chakraborty
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How viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work.

Throughout history, humans have contended with pandemics. History is replete with references to plagues, pestilence, and contagion, but the devastation wrought by pandemics had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century. Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. This book provides an accessible explanation of how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work-- concepts that are a foundation for our public health policies.
Arup K. Chakraborty is Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics and Chemistry at MIT, where he also served as the Founding Director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science. He is a founding member of the Ragon Institute. Andrey S. Shaw, an immunologist, is Staff Scientist in Immunology an...
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Title:Viruses, Pandemics, And Immunity
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.38 X 0.59 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.38 X 0.59 in
Published:February 16, 2021
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262542388

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