Infectious Diseases from Nature: Mechanisms of Viral Emergence and Persistence

  • C. J. Peters
  • Charles H. Calisher
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/3-211-29981-5

Table of contents (17 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. The virus-immunity ecosystem
    P. C. Doherty, S. J. Turner
    Pages 17-32
  3. Population dynamics of RNA viruses: the essential contribution of mutant spectra
    E. Domingo, C. Gonzalez-Lopez, N. Pariente, A. Airaksinen, C. Escarmís
    Pages 59-71
  4. Pathogenesis of Rift Valley fever virus in mosquitoes — tracheal conduits & the basal lamina as an extra-cellular barrier
    W. S. Romoser, M. J. Turell, K. Lerdthusnee, M. Neira, D. Dohm, G. Ludwig et al.
    Pages 89-100
  5. The spread of the H5N1 bird flu epidemic in Asia in 2004
    R. G. Webster, Y. Guan, L. Poon, S. Krauss, R. Webby, E. Govorkova et al.
    Pages 117-129
  6. Transient or occult HIV infections may occur more frequently than progressive infections: changing the paradigm about HIV persistence
    G. K. Sahu, T. McNearney, A. Evans, A. Turner, S. Weaver, J. C. Huang et al.
    Pages 131-145
  7. The role of reverse genetics systems in determining filovirus pathogenicity
    S. Theriault, A. Groseth, H. Artsob, H. Feldmann
    Pages 157-177
  8. Structural biology of old world and new world alphaviruses
    A. Paredes, S. Weaver, S. Watowich, W. Chiu
    Pages 179-185
  9. Species barriers in prion diseases — brief review
    R. -A. Moore, I. Vorberg, S. -A. Priola1
    Pages 187-202
  10. Academic science and the business of vaccines
    R. E. Johnston
    Pages 203-206

About these proceedings


Significant zoonotic diseases have appeared with increasing frequency in recent years. At a symposium held in Galveston, Texas, in March 2004, many outstanding virologists and others presented papers under the broad theme of "emergence". The intent was to elucidate the diseases themselves, the mechanisms by which they have emerged, the publication perception and response to the diseases, and the possibility of prevention or prediction. The papers in this book summarize the talks of this meeting. Among the many timely papers are those by Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, influenza epidemiologists Robert Webster and Jeffery Taubenberger, and important contributions by Neal Nathanson, Esteban Domingo, Barry Beaty, David Walker, James Hughes, and others of world expertise.


HIV Public Health disease emergence infections infectious disease

Editors and affiliations

  • C. J. Peters
    • 1
  • Charles H. Calisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pathology, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical DiseasesUniversity of TexasGalvestonUSA
  2. 2.Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical SciencesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-24334-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-29981-4