||Viral outbreak : the science of emerging disease /
|| Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Communicable diseases--Research. ;
Communicable Diseases, Emerging--virology. ;
Disease Outbreaks. ;
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome--virology. ;
SARS Virus--pathogenicity. ;
Insect Vectors--virology. ;
||2 videodiscs of 2 (DVD) (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.); 2 videodiscs of 2 (DVD) (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"December 2010"--Container. Includes: four full-length presentations with detailed chapter stops ; direct access to animations and video to illustrate a topic ; special interactive features and dengue intervention and virochip microarrays ; discussion of the life cycle of mosquitoes. Recorded at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, December 2010.
Infectious diseases are a serious threat to world health. They are particularly devastating in tropical countries where infectious agents thrive and where healthcare resources are stretched thin. The warming trend in the global climate, coupled with increased international travel, has resulted in infectious outbreaks that spread more rapidly and that now affect regions with more temperate climates, including the United States. Many diseases that had been contained, such as dengue fever, have re-emerged as global health threats. How can scientific research help us detect and fight potential epidemics?