About this book
This book provides trajectories and illustrations of viruses that have catapulted into the global arena (linked to humans, animals, and vectors) due to human behaviors in recent years, as well as viruses that have already shown expansion among humans, animals, and vectors just a few decades ago. Topics in the current book include:
- environmental impact
- emerging virus transmission
- Filovirus (Ebola)
- hemorrhagic fevers
- Dengue evasion
- Hepatitis C
- West Nile Virus
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- several aspects of HIV
Paul Shapshak, PhD is a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine,at USF Morsani School of Medicine. His research interests include molecular virology.
John Sinnott, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the USF Morsani College of Medicine and holds the James Cullison Professorship in Infectious Diseases.
Charurut Somboonwit, MD,FACP, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, at USF Morsani School of Medicine. Her research interests include topics in general infectious diseases, and HIV and its long-term complications.
Jens H. Kuhn, MD, PhD, PhD, MS, is a Principal at Tunnell Government Services, Inc. (Bethesda, Maryland, USA) tasked to fulfill the role of Virology Lead at the NIH/NIAID Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, USA. His research interests include high-consequence (BSL-4) pathogen research, biodefense, and medical countermeasure development.