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Bats and Viruses: A New Frontier of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Editat de Lin–Fa Wang, Christopher Cowled
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en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – September 2015

Approximately 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses, and the rate of emergence of zoonotic diseases is on the rise. Bats are being increasingly recognised as an important reservoir of zoonotic viruses of different families, including SARS coronavirus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and Ebola virus. Understanding bats' role in emerging zoonotic diseases is crucial to this rapidly expanding area of research.

Bats and Viruses: A New Frontier of Emerging Infectious Diseases provides an updated overview of research focusing on bat biology and the role bats play as hosts of many major zoonotic viruses. The text covers bat biology, immunology, and genomics. Chapters also delve into the various major bat-borne virus families, including lyssaviruses, paramyxoviruses, coronaviruses, filoviruses and reoviruses, among others.

Edited by leaders in the field, Bats and Viruses: A New Frontier of Emerging Infectious Diseases is a timely, invaluable reference for bat researchers studying microbiology, virology and immunology, as well as infectious disease workers and epidemiologists, among others.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781118818732
ISBN-10: 1118818733
Pagini: 384
Dimensiuni: 172 x 250 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.79 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Primary Audience: Bat biologists, microbiologists, infectious diseases workers, virologists, immunologists
Secondary Audience: Evolutionary biologists,epidemiologists, genomics scientists, ecologists, wildlife workers, public health workers, and any individual interested in bats and infectious diseases