Arenaviruses II: The Molecular Pathogenesis of Arenavirus Infections (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology) by M.B.A. Oldstone
English | Oct. 4, 2013 | ISBN: 3642627242 | 276 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
Viruses are studied either because they cause significant human, animal or plant disease or because they are useful materials for probing basic phenomena in biology, chemistry, genetics and/or molecular biology. Arenaviruses are unusually interesting in that they occupy both categories. Arenaviruses cause several human diseases known primarily as the hemorrhagic fevers occurring in South and Latin America (Bolivia: Machupo, Argentine, Junin virus, and Brazil: Sabia virus) and in Africa (Lassa fever virus). Because such viruses produce profound disabilities and often kill the persons they infect, they are a source of health concern and economic hardship in the countries where they are prevalent.