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Viruses : a natural history / by Roossinck, Marilyn J.,author.authttps://isni.org/isni/0000000117667854;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-281) and index.Viruses examines all the aspects of viruses that are essential for understanding them--their diversity, behaviors, life cycles, and much more. Written in a nontechnical and easy-to-follow style, the book covers what viruses are and where they come from; how they transmit and evolve; the battle between viruses and hosts, including immunity and vaccination; viruses that are good for us; the critical role viruses play in the balance of earth's ecosystems; what makes a virus--including COVID-19 and influenza become pandemic in plants or animals; and the cutting-edge research that is discovering thousands of new viruses. Each chapter concludes with stunningly illustrated profiles that highlight key viruses.
Subjects: Viruses.;
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Virus hunter : thirty years of battling hot viruses around the world / by Peters, C. J.; Olshaker, Mark,1951-;
Subjects: Peters, C. J.; Epidemiologists; Virologists; Hemorrhagic fever;
© 1997., Anchor Books,
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Cancer virus : the story of Epstein-Barr virus / by Crawford, Dorothy H.; Rickinson, Alan.; Johannessen, Ingólfur.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Out of Africa -- The eureka moment -- Convincing the sceptics -- EBV in Africa : Burkitt lymphoma -- EBV in Asia : nasopharyngeal carcinoma -- New EBV diseases : an accident of nature, an accident of medicine -- Unexpected arrivals : Hodgkin lymphoma and the T/NK cell lymphomas -- Prevention and cure -- Making sense of a human cancer virus -- Glossary.
Subjects: Epstein-Barr Virus Infections; Herpesvirus 4, Human; History, 20th Century.; Neoplasms; Cancer; Epstein-Barr virus.; Epstein-Barr virus diseases.;
© 2014., Oxford University Press,
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The Hitler virus : the insidious legacy of Adolf Hitler / by Wyden, Peter.;
Subjects: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945; Fascism; Ethnopsychology; Right-wing extremists;
© c2001., Arcade Pub.,
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The viral storm : the dawn of a new pandemic age / by Wolfe, Nathan.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Gathering clouds. The viral planet ; The hunting ape ; The great microbe bottleneck ; Churn, churn, churn -- The tempest. The first pandemic ; One world ; The intimate species ; Viral rush -- The forecast. Virus hunters ; Microbe forecasting ; The gentle virus ; The last plague.The author, a Stanford biologist reveals the surprising origins of the world's most deadly viruses, and how we can overcome catastrophic pandemics. He discussses the complex interactions between humans and viruses, and the threat from viruses that jump from species to species. He tells the story of how viruses and human beings have evolved side by side through history; how deadly viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu almost wiped us out in the past; and why modern life has made our species vulnerable to the threat of a global pandemic. His research missions to the jungles of Africa and the rain forests of Borneo have earned him the nickname "the Indiana Jones of virus hunters," and in this book he takes readers along on his groundbreaking and often dangerous research trips to reveal the surprising origins of the most deadly diseases and to explain the role that viruses have played in human evolution. In a world where each new outbreak seems worse than the one before, he points the way forward, as new technologies are brought to bear in the most remote areas of the world to neutralize these viruses and even harness their power for the good of humanity. His provocative vision of the future will change the way we think about viruses, and perhaps remove a potential threat to humanity's survival. -- Provided by publisher."The "Indiana Jones" of virus hunters reveals the complex interactions between humans and viruses, and the threat from viruses that jump from species to species"--Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Viruses.; Virus diseases.; Molecular evolution.; Human evolution.; Virus Diseases.; Pandemics.; Viruses.;
© 2011., Times Books,
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A planet of viruses / by Zimmer, Carl,1966-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-101) and index.Explore the hidden world of viruses, a world that each of us inhabits. Here the author, science writer and author of Discover magazine's blog The Loom, presents the latest research on how viruses hold sway over our lives and our biosphere, how viruses helped give rise to the first life forms, how viruses are producing new diseases, how we can harness viruses for our own ends, and how viruses will continue to control our fate for years to come. In this eye-opening tour through the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life as we know it, we learn that some treatments for the common cold do more harm to us than good; that the world's oceans are home to an astonishing number of viruses; and that the evolution of HIV is now in overdrive, spawning more mutated strains than we care to imagine.
Subjects: Viruses.; Rhinoviruses.; Influenza.; Human papillomavirus (HPV); Bacteriophages.; Marine phages; Retroviruses.; HIV (Viruses); West Nile virus.; SARS (Disease); Ebola virus disease.;
© 2012., University of Chicago Press,
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Food-borne viruses : progress and challenges / by Koopmans, M. P. G.; Cliver, Dean O.; Bosch, Albert.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Historic overview of food virology / Dean O. Cliver -- Food-borne viruses : state of the art / Marc-Alain Widdowson and Jan VinjeÌ -- Enterically tansmitted hepatitis / Rakesh Aggarwal and Sita Naik -- The challenge of estimating the burden of an underreported disease / Sarah J. O'Brien -- Emerging food-borne viral diseases / Erwin Duizer and Marion Koopmans -- Viral evolution and its relevance for food-borne virus epidemiology / Esteban Domingo and Harry Vennema -- Rethinking virus detection in food / Rosa M. PintoÌ and Albert Bosch -- Binding and inactivation of viruses on and in food, with a focus on the role of the matrix / Françoise S. Le Guyader and Robert L. Atmar -- Use of the Codex risk analysis framework to reduce risks associated with viruses in food / Jaap Jansen -- Risk assessment of viruses in food : opportunities and challenges / Arie H. Havelaar and Saskia A. Rutjes.
Subjects: Foodborne diseases.; Virus diseases.; Food;
© c2008., ASM Press,
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Plagues, pandemics and viruses : from the plague of Athens to COVID-19 / by Quinlan, Heather,author.;
The beginning of the end -- Early medicine -- The Black Death -- The plagues of London -- Plagues of Africa and the tropics -- Smallpox in the New World -- Sexually transmitted infections -- Addiction -- Do-or-die battles -- The 1918 flu -- Coronaviruses -- Living with pathogens."Pandemics can come in waves--like tidal waves. They change societies. They disrupt life. They end lives. As far back as 3000 B.C.E. (the Bronze Age), plagues have stricken mankind. COVID-19 is just the latest example, but history shows that life continues. It shows that knowledge and social cooperation can save lives. Viruses are neither alive nor dead and are the closest thing we have to zombies. Their only known function is to replicate themselves, which can have devastating consequences on their hosts. Most, but not all, bacteria are good for us. Some are truly horrific, including those that caused the bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic plagues. And viruses and bacteria are always morphing, evolving, and changing, making them hard to treat. Plagues, Pandemics, and Viruses: From the Plague of Athens to Covid 19 is an enlightening, and sometimes frightening, recounting of the destruction wrought by disease, but it also looks at what man has done and can do to overcome even the deadliest and bleakest of contagions." -- Amazon.com.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Communicable diseases.; Emerging infectious diseases.; Epidemics.; Pathogenic microorganisms.;
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The virus and the vaccine : contaminated vaccine, deadly cancers, and government neglect / by Bookchin, Debbie.; Schumacher, Jim,1955-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-332) and index.
Subjects: SV40 (Virus); Poliomyelitis vaccine;
© 2005., St. Martin's Griffin,
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The hot zone / by Preston, Richard,1954-;
The shadow of Mount Elgon -- The monkey house -- Smashdown -- Kitum Cave.
Subjects: Ebola virus disease; Ebola virus disease; Primates as laboratory animals.; Virus Diseases; Virus Diseases; Ebola Virus.; Monkey Diseases; Monkey Diseases;
© c1994., Random House,
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