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Main Title Filoviruses A Compendium of 40 Years of Epidemiological, Clinical, and Laboratory Studies / [electronic resource] :
Author Kuhn, Jens H.
Publisher Springer Vienna,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QR355-502
ISBN 9783211694954
Subjects Medicine. ; Microbiology. ; Medical virology. ; Emerging infectious diseases. ; Tropical medicine.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation V, 413 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
History of filoviral disease outbreaks -- Clinical presentation of filoviral disease -- Filoviral disease pathology -- Geographic distribution of filoviruses: serological surveys -- Ecology of filoviruses: search for reservoirs -- Cultivation of filoviruses -- Molecular characteristics of filoviruses -- Laboratory diagnosis of filoviral disease -- Outbreak containment -- Inactivation of filoviruses and disinfection protocols -- Vaccine development -- Treatment of filoviral disease -- Appendix: Members of the Filoviridae Study Group, ICTV. The filoviruses (Lake Victoria marburgvirus and ebolaviruses) are etiological agents of severe hemorrhagic fevers with extraordinary high case-fatality rates for humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and probably other animals. Many institutions and experts consider them as potential threats to humanity because they could be used as biological weapons. This book summarizes in detail the contemporary knowledge of filoviruses and diseases they cause. Almost the entirety of the open literature on filoviruses, covering all major scientific and clinical fields, is referenced and summarized in this text, including most of the conference abstracts, book chapters, dissertations, government reports, patents, theses, and journal publications in many languages. The book will provide a robust source of knowledge for filovirologists, virologists and scientists in general, clinicians, students, journalists, and biodefense professionals.