Of Mice, Men, and Microbes: Hantavirus / Edition 1

Of Mice, Men, and Microbes: Hantavirus / Edition 1

by David R. Harper, Andrea S. Meyer
     
 

In May, 1993, a lethal disease brought the attention of the world to the southwestern deserts of the United States. That year, against the harsh backdrop of the red deserts, the previously unknown disease was to kill 60% of its victims. What came out of the fierce struggle to find and control this new disease was the story of a virus that had been killing since

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In May, 1993, a lethal disease brought the attention of the world to the southwestern deserts of the United States. That year, against the harsh backdrop of the red deserts, the previously unknown disease was to kill 60% of its victims. What came out of the fierce struggle to find and control this new disease was the story of a virus that had been killing since humans arrived on the American continents.
It is still out there, and still killing.
The story of the disease-what has happened since that first outbreak and what the real risks are-is told by an experienced professional scientist writing with an award-winning journalist living and working in the area of that first outbreak.
Fully illustrated with stunning color photographs, the book also contains full CDC guidelines for prevention and sources of further current outbreak information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123264602
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

David R. Harper is currently a Lecturer in Molecular Virology at St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Medical and Dental School. He has worked with viruses since leaving college in 1981, and has authored three textbooks and one laboratory manual. He has also worked as Research Director for Biocontrol Ltd., and has a wide range of teaching experience.

Table of Contents

The Heart of America/The Middle of Nowhere.
An Outbreak of Fear.
Unravelling the Mystery.
Putting the Puzzle Together.
Of Mice and Men.
At Last, a Plan.
Hantaviruses: Out of Asia.
Other Hantaviruses.
Three Billion Years.
On the Origin of Viruses.
Changes, Concealment, and Trojan Horses.
Cousins.
What We Know.
How to Stop a Virus.
Outbreaks.
Appendix A: Center for Disease Control Guidelines on Prevention of HPS.
Appendix B: Sources of Further Information.
Appendix C: Abbreviations.
Index.

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