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Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Sunit K. Singh Daniel Ruzek



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CRC Press
23 October 2019
Viral hemorrhagic fevers have captured the imagination of the public and made their way into popular books and movies by virtue of their extreme virulence and mysterious origins. Since 2001, concerns have grown about the potential use of many hemorrhagic fever viruses as biological weapons. This has led to a resurgence in research to develop improved diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics-both for biodefense purposes and to treat naturally exposed persons. Written by international experts, Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers represents a major contribution to the virological literature and updates the state of knowledge of these dangerous illnesses.

Topics include:

A historical perspective and information on pathogenesis and immune responses Animal models, which are critical to the development of vaccines and therapeutics The roles of high-containment facilities and specially trained scientists in research Prevention and control, including diagnostics and vaccine development Old World Lassa and Lujo viruses and the New World Junin and Machupo viruses Guanarito viruses and their cellular receptors Bunyaviruses, including Rift Valley Fever, Crimean- Congo hemorrhagic fever, and hantaviruses that cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome The Ebola and Marburg filoviruses Flaviviruses, including dengue fever, yellow fever, Kyanasur Forest, Alkhurma, and Omsk hemorrhagic fever viruses and other flaviviruses with hemorrhagic potential Virologists, clinicians, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, and others needing a rapid overview of the nature of these illnesses will find this book an essential resource on clinical and basic science aspects of many viral hemorrhagic fevers. The book will also provide researchers with a springboard to further inquiry in combating what has become a major global threat.
Edited by:   Sunit K. Singh, Daniel Ruzek
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   1.120kg
ISBN:   9780367379797
ISBN 10:   0367379791
Pages:   596
Publication Date:   23 October 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. Sunit K. Singh is a scientist and leads a research group in the area of neurovirology and inflammation biology at the prestigious Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. His main areas of research interest are emerging and re-emerging viral infections, neurovirology, inflammation biology, and immunology. Dr. Singh has received several awards, including the Skinner Memorial Award, Travel Grant Awards, NIH-Fogarty Fellowship, and Young Scientist Award. He is associated with several international journals of repute as an associate editor and editorial board member. Dr. Daniel Ruzek is a head of the Department of Virology and head of the Research Group on Emerging Viral Infections at the Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic; a research scientist at the Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; and an assistant professor in the University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. His primary field is virology with a research emphasis on vector-borne viruses, especially tick-borne encephalitis virus, Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus, dengue virus, and West Nile virus. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious international Sinnecker-Kunz Award for young researchers.

Reviews for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

There is a definite need for a comprehensive consolidation of material on VHF viruses, especially in light of an elevated level of concern globally for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. This book fills that need. Although I have a few concerns about the overall quality of the writing in a few chapters, I can appreciate that styles may differ given the number of contributing authors. I would not consider the book to be a 'rapid overview' as the editors describe it, but a comprehensive and rather complex textbook. As a result, the audience may be limited to advanced practice clinicians and more seasoned researchers. Weighted numerical score: 80 - 3 stars. --Sharon Medcalf, Ph.D, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA, from Doody's Book Reviews(TM)

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