Book 2005

Infectious Diseases from Nature: Mechanisms of Viral Emergence and Persistence


ISBN: 978-3-211-24334-3 (Print) 978-3-211-29981-4 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-2

    Comments on the life and contributions of Robert E. Shope

  3. Chapter

    Pages 3-15

    Virus perpetuation in populations: biological variables that determine persistence or eradication

  4. Chapter

    Pages 17-32

    The virus-immunity ecosystem

  5. Chapter

    Pages 33-44

    Host range, amplification and arboviral disease emergence

  6. Chapter

    Pages 45-57

    Regulation of Rodent-Borne viruses in the natural host: implications for human disease

  7. Chapter

    Pages 59-71

    Population dynamics of RNA viruses: the essential contribution of mutant spectra

  8. Chapter

    Pages 73-88

    Control of arbovirus diseases: is the vector the weak link?

  9. Chapter

    Pages 89-100

    Pathogenesis of Rift Valley fever virus in mosquitoes — tracheal conduits & the basal lamina as an extra-cellular barrier

  10. Chapter

    Pages 101-115

    The virulence of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus: unraveling the enigma

  11. Chapter

    Pages 117-129

    The spread of the H5N1 bird flu epidemic in Asia in 2004

  12. Chapter

    Pages 131-145

    Transient or occult HIV infections may occur more frequently than progressive infections: changing the paradigm about HIV persistence

  13. Chapter

    Pages 147-156

    Ehrlichia under our noses and no one notices

  14. Chapter

    Pages 157-177

    The role of reverse genetics systems in determining filovirus pathogenicity

  15. Chapter

    Pages 179-185

    Structural biology of old world and new world alphaviruses

  16. Chapter

    Pages 187-202

    Species barriers in prion diseases — brief review

  17. Chapter

    Pages 203-206

    Academic science and the business of vaccines

  18. Chapter

    Pages 207-213

    Emerging infectious diseases: the public’s view of the problem and what should be expected from the public health community