- A historical perspective and information on pathogenesis and immune responses
- Animal models, which are critical to the development of vaccines and therapeutics
- The roles of high-containment facilities and specially trained scientists in research
- Prevention and control, including diagnostics and vaccine development
- Old World Lassa and Lujo viruses and the New World Junin and Machupo viruses
- Guanarito viruses and their cellular receptors
- Bunyaviruses, including Rift Valley Fever, Crimean– Congo hemorrhagic fever, and hantaviruses that cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
- The Ebola and Marburg filoviruses
- Flaviviruses, including dengue fever, yellow fever, Kyanasur Forest, Alkhurma, and Omsk hemorrhagic fever viruses and other flaviviruses with hemorrhagic potential
Virologists, clinicians, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, and others needing a rapid overview of the nature of these illnesses will find this book an essential resource on clinical and basic science aspects of many viral hemorrhagic fevers. The book will also provide researchers with a springboard to further inquiry in combating what has become a major global threat.
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About the Author
Dr. Daniel Růžek is a head of the Department of Virology and head of the Research Group on Emerging Viral Infections at the Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic; a research scientist at the Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; and an assistant professor in the University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic. His primary field is virology with a research emphasis on vector-borne viruses, especially tick-borne encephalitis virus, Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus, dengue virus, and West Nile virus. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious international Sinnecker–Kunz Award for young researchers.