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Viral Infections of Humans

Epidemiology and Control

Editors: Kaslow, Richard A., Stanberry, Lawrence R., LeDuc, James W. (Eds.)

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  • Revised and expanded edition of a classic reference covering all major human viral infections
  • Information presented in a uniform way, summarizing the methodology, biological characteristics, descriptive epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, control and prevention for each virus
  • Companion to Bacterial Infections of Humans edited by P. Brachman
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Striking changes have occurred in the world since the publication of the last edition of Viral Infections of Humans. The global population is rapidly approaching 8 billion; climate change is leading to the introduction of new hosts, vectors and virus diseases heretofore never seen in many parts of the world; technological advances have revolutionized the ability to recognize and characterize viruses new and old; vaccines are altering the epidemiological landscape of the diseases they target, in some cases raising the hope of their eradication and remarkably powerful computational tools are enabling not only detection of outbreaks of disease much sooner than in the past but also, through complex mathematical modeling, more accurate prediction of their potential impact.

The new Fifth Edition of Viral Infections of Humans captures the both the excitement and frustration of the dynamic struggle between humankind and the viruses that continue to cause immense suffering.  It presents the latest concepts, methods and technologies in epidemiology, detection, investigation, modeling and intervention. Updated and entirely new chapters by dozens of experts across the field provide analytic summaries of current knowledge of viruses and prions causing acute syndromes, chronic illnesses and/or malignancies. In sum, this ambitiously expanded volume offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on viruses in humans, from agents of classic diseases (e.g., hepatitis, measles, polio, rabies and yellow fever), to those with greatest pandemic impact (e.g., influenza and human immunodeficiency virus), to those discovered relatively recently (e.g., henipavirus, metapneumovirus and norovirus).

The new Fifth Edition of Viral Infections of Humans is an invaluable reference for students, fellows and established professionals in the fields of microbiology, public health and infectious disease epidemiology, medicine and health policy.

About the authors

Dr. Richard A. Kaslow is a Professor of Epidemiology and International Health, Medicine and Microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Lawrence R. Stanberry is director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas. He has served on numerous advisory and review panels. Dr. James W. LeDuc, is director, Galveston National Laboratory Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Robert E. Shope Chair in Global Health at UTMB.

Table of contents (47 chapters)

Table of contents (47 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Viral Infections of Humans
Book Subtitle
Epidemiology and Control
Editors
  • Richard A. Kaslow
  • Lawrence R. Stanberry
  • James W. LeDuc
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7448-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7448-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7447-1
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XVI, 1215
Number of Illustrations
82 b/w illustrations, 156 illustrations in colour
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