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Insight into Influenza Viruses of Animals and Humans

Authors: Kapoor, Sanjay, Dhama, Kuldeep

  • Comprehensive overview of properties, replication, evolution, emergence and epidemiology of the influenzas viruses, especially those having zoonotic potential
  • Extensive description of the diseases, their diagnosis, prevention and control strategies of various influenza viruses
  • An all encompassing book on influenza viruses covering a wide spectrum of areas enriched with latest information for researchers as well as for professionals and veterinarians
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About this book

This book provides salient information on all aspects of influenza/flu viruses affecting animals and humans. It specifically reviews the properties and replication of influenza viruses; their evolution and emergence; epidemiology; role of migratory birds in disease transmission; clinical signs in humans, animals and poultry; pathogenesis and pathogenicity; public health importance and potential threats; diagnosis; prevention and control measures; and pandemic preparedness. Influenza/flu viruses evolve continuously and jump species causing epidemics as well as pandemics in both human and animals. During the past 150 years, various strains of influenza virus like the Spanish flu, Asian flu, Hong Kong flu, bird flu and swine flu were responsible for high mortality in humans as well as birds. High mutation rates, antigenic shifts, drifts, reassortment phenomena, and the development of antiviral drug resistance all contribute to ineffective chemotherapy and vaccines against influenza viruses. Due to their devastating nature, high zoonotic implications and high mortality in humans and poultry, they have a severe impact on the socioeconomic status of countries. Disease awareness, rapid and accurate diagnosis, surveillance, strict biosecurity, timely adoption of appropriate preventive and control measures and pandemic preparedness are crucial to help reduce virus transmission, thus reducing clinical cases, deaths and pandemic threats.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kapoor, Sanjay (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Properties of Influenza Viruses

    Kapoor, Sanjay (et al.)

    Pages 7-13

  • Replication Cycle of Influenza Viruses

    Kapoor, Sanjay (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • Evolution of Influenza Viruses

    Kapoor, Sanjay (et al.)

    Pages 31-64

  • Epidemiology of Influenza Viruses

    Kapoor, Sanjay (et al.)

    Pages 65-86

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05512-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05511-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35761-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insight into Influenza Viruses of Animals and Humans
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05512-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05512-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05511-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35761-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 illustrations in colour
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