The Resource Viral fitness : the next SARS and West Nile in the making, Jaap Goudsmit

Viral fitness : the next SARS and West Nile in the making, Jaap Goudsmit

Label
Viral fitness : the next SARS and West Nile in the making
Title
Viral fitness
Title remainder
the next SARS and West Nile in the making
Statement of responsibility
Jaap Goudsmit
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Viruses are a threat to us now more than ever before. AIDS emerged from the rainforest in Africa just a few decades ago and spread at a speed of 15,000 new infections a year. West Nile emerged in New York State in 1999 and spread in less than five years to Canada, Mexico, and nearly the entire continental United States. SARS emerged in 2002 and 2003 in southern China and rapidly spread to Singapore, southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Canada. Also, since September 11, 2001, it is no longer unthinkable that a terrorist would intentionally spread deadly viruses like ebola or smallpox."
  • "In this book, Jaap Goudsmit argues that there is no such thing as life without viruses for many reasons, including the fact that many viruses spread without any visible signs, and can hide in animals; that there are too many different species of viruses : that viruses multiply much faster than any animal or plant; and that poor living conditions in impoverished areas like Africa and Asia allow viruses to spread with relative ease."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.5/8
Index
index present
LC call number
QR201.V55
LC item number
G68 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Viral fitness : the next SARS and West Nile in the making, Jaap Goudsmit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction : virus basics and the concept of viral fitness -- 1. As natural as breathing : the flu virus -- 2. Farming and feeding the hungry : plant viruses and human enteroviruses -- 3. Raising cattle and eating meat : rinderpest, measles, and mad cow disease -- 4. Slaking our thirst : the cholera bacteria and its toxic viruses -- 5. Weathering storms and droughts : West Nile virus and others -- 6. Getting lucky with a faulty gene : escape from simple retroviruses -- 7. Taking chances with sex : the herpes and papova viruses -- 8. Risking death with sex : the AIDS virus -- 9. Warring against humans and other animals : smallpox, monkeypox, and others -- 10. Raiding the wild for delicacies : the SARS virus
Control code
000025006219
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 187 p.
Isbn
9780195130348
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003021606
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.b20716825
System control number
  • 25006219lw
  • (OCoLC)53138849

Library Locations

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