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Author Goudsmit, Jaap, 1951-
Title Viral fitness : the next SARS and West Nile in the making / Jaap Goudsmit.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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Author Goudsmit, Jaap, 1951-
Subject Viruses.
Virus diseases.
Virus Diseases -- virology.
Viruses -- pathogenicity.
Disease Outbreaks.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 187 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-184) and index.
Contents As natural as breathing: the flu virus -- Farming and feeding the hungry: plant viruses and human enteroviruses -- Raising cattle and eating meat: rinderpest, measles and mad cow virus -- Slaking our thirst: the cholera bacteria and its toxic viruses -- Weathering storms and droughts: West Nile virus and others alike -- Getting lucky with a faulty gene: escape from simple retroviruses -- Taking chances with sex: the herpes and papova viruses -- Risking death with sex: the AIDS virus -- Warring against humans and other animals: smallpox, monkeypox and alike -- Raiding the wild for delicacies: the sars virus.
Summary Addressing viral adaption as a general phenomenon, the author examines the heart of viral emergence as human behaviour alters viral ecosystems.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1423719921 (electronic bk.)
9781423719922 (electronic bk.)
0195130340
9780195130348
1280472472
9781280472473
OCLC # 61330189
Additional Format Print version: Goudsmit, Jaap, 1951- Viral fitness. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 0195130340 (DLC) 2003021606 (OCoLC)53138849


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