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Ebola and Marburg Viruses, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Tara C. Smith, Ph.D.; Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 1604132523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-252-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 104

Summary

Ebola virus and Marburg virus are related viruses that cause hemorrhagic fevers—illnesses marked by severe bleeding, organ failure, and, in many cases, death. These viruses are native to Africa, where sporadic outbreaks have occurred for decades. Ebola and Marburg Virus, Second Edition takes a look at the nature and origins of these viruses, transmission, treatment, and current vaccine research.

Chapters include:

  • A Modern Plague
  • The Emergence of Marburg Virus
  • Ebola in Africa and Beyond
  • Characteristics of Filoviruses
  • Ecology of the Viruses
  • Detection and Treatment
  • Developing a Vaccine
  • Other Hemorrhagic Fevers.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. References. Endnotes. Glossary. Diagrams. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., is assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the College of Public Health, University of Iowa. She received her B.S. in biology from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the Medical College of Ohio.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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