Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses

Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses

by Tirtha Chakraborty
     
 

Found around the world, dengue fever is caused by four closely related, but distinct, types of viruses commonly transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Bites can trigger dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue hemorrhagic shock, all of which can be fatal. Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses explores the biology of the dengue virus and similar

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Found around the world, dengue fever is caused by four closely related, but distinct, types of viruses commonly transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Bites can trigger dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue hemorrhagic shock, all of which can be fatal. Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses explores the biology of the dengue virus and similar viruses such as Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa, detailing their symptoms, where they are commonly found, how they are transmitted, and efforts to treat and eradicate them.

Deadly diseases affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and can sometimes have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics takes the reader through all aspects of a disease-from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. The books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791085066
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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