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Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

Dorothy H. Crawford

Second edition

Published in print March 2018 | ISBN: 9780198811718
Published online March 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191848520 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.001.0001

Series: Very Short Introductions

Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

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Viruses: A Very Short Introduction outlines the origins, structure, and method of infection of a vast variety of viruses and demonstrates how clever these entities appear to be. It explains the vital role viruses play in the ocean’s delicate ecosystem and discusses the impact of global warming, which is increasing the range of vector-transmitted viruses such as dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile virus. The recent Ebola and Zika epidemics, as well as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, are also discussed. Can we ever live in harmony with viruses? This VSI considers the ways in which we may need to adapt to prevent emerging viruses with devastating consequences.

Keywords: AIDS; ecosystem; fever; infection; molecular clock; tumour; virus

Book.  176 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Microbiology

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What are viruses? in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

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Viruses are everywhere in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

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Kill or be killed in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

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Emerging virus infections in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

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Emerging virus infections in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

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Persistent viruses in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

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Tumour viruses in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

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