Viral Infections of Humans

Epidemiology and Control

  • Richard A. Kaslow
  • Lawrence R. Stanberry
  • James W. Le Duc

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Concepts and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. Ian Lipkin, Thomas Briese
      Pages 39-45
    3. Robert L. Atmar
      Pages 47-62
    4. Ruth Jiles, Monina Klevens, Elizabeth Hughes
      Pages 63-79
    5. Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Charlotte Jessica E. Metcalf, Bryan T. Grenfell
      Pages 81-96
  3. Viruses Causing Acute Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Xiaoyan Lu, Amita Joshi, Phyllis Flomenberg
      Pages 99-121
    3. Scott C. Weaver, Ann M. Powers
      Pages 123-145
    4. Alexander N. Freiberg, Dennis A. Bente, James W. Le Duc
      Pages 173-197
    5. Arnold S. Monto, Benjamin J. Cowling, J. S. Malik Peiris
      Pages 199-223
    6. M. Steven Oberste, Susan I. Gerber
      Pages 225-252
    7. Mong How Ooi, Tom Solomon
      Pages 253-275
    8. Olen M. Kew
      Pages 277-336
    9. Thomas G. Ksiazek
      Pages 337-350
    10. Stephen J. Thomas, Timothy P. Endy, Alan L. Rothman
      Pages 351-381
    11. Stephen J. Thomas, Luis J. Martinez, Timothy P. Endy
      Pages 383-415
    12. Daniel Shouval
      Pages 417-438

About this book


Striking changes have occurred in the world since the publication of the last edition of Viral Infections of Humans. The global population is rapidly approaching 8 billion; climate change is leading to the introduction of new hosts, vectors and virus diseases heretofore never seen in many parts of the world; technological advances have revolutionized the ability to recognize and characterize viruses new and old; vaccines are altering the epidemiological landscape of the diseases they target, in some cases raising the hope of their eradication; and remarkably powerful computational tools are enabling not only detection of outbreaks of disease much sooner than in the past but also, through complex mathematical modeling, more accurate prediction of their potential impact.

The new Fifth Edition of Viral Infections of Humans captures both the excitement and frustration of the dynamic struggle between humankind and the viruses that continue to cause immense suffering.  It presents the latest concepts, methods, and technologies in epidemiology, detection, investigation, modeling, and intervention.  Updated and entirely new chapters by dozens of experts across the field provide analytic summaries of current knowledge of viruses and prions causing acute syndromes, chronic illnesses, and/or malignancies.  In sum, this ambitiously expanded volume offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on viruses in humans, from agents of classic diseases (e.g., hepatitis, measles, polio, rabies, and yellow fever), to those with greatest pandemic impact (e.g., influenza and human immunodeficiency virus), to those discovered relatively recently (e.g., henipavirus, metapneumovirus, and norovirus).

 The new Fifth Edition of Viral Infections of Humans is an invaluable reference for  students, fellows and established professionals in the fields of microbiology, public health and infectious disease epidemiology, medicine, and health policy. 



Adenoviruses HIV Hepatitis Influenza Kaposi's sarcoma Rhinovirus Rotavirus Smallpox Virus epidemiology Virus surveillance

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Kaslow
    • 1
  • Lawrence R. Stanberry
    • 2
  • James W. Le Duc
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham School of Public HealthBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Departmant of PediatricsColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7447-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7448-8
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