Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses by Tirtha Chakraborty
  

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Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses by Tirtha Chakraborty

Dengue fever is an infectious disease found around the world that is caused by four closely related, but distinct, types of viruses commonly transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Triggering excessive bleeding, dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue hemorrhagic shock can be fatal. Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses explores the biology of the dengue virus and similar viruses such as Ebola, Marburg virus, and Lassa fever, as well as their symptoms, where they are commonly found, how they are transmitted, and the efforts to treat and eradicate them.Chapters include: Ins and Outs of Dengue; Hemorrhagic Fevers; Vectors - Bugs That Carry Disease; The Immune System: Our Line of Defense; and, Vaccination - Waking Up the Army in Us.

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Each holds almost 150 pages of information charting not only the world history of the disease, but the changes it effected on world society during its course. From the disease's progress to the various efforts to cure and control it, these are intriguing documentaries...All are highly recommended picks, offering lasting library lending value.

About the Author

Tirtha Chakraborty, Ph.D. majored in zoology for his undergraduate studies, and then obtained his Ph.D. in molecular biology and parasitology from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. He continued his research in molecular parasitology as a post-doctoral fellow while at Yale University Medical School. He currently works in the field of molecular immunology at the National Institutes of Health.

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Hardback
102 pages

Author

Tirtha Chakraborty
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Publication date

15th May 2008

ISBN

9780791085066


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