Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

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Infobase Publishing, 2009
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Introduces hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, including its spread, detection, and treatment.
 

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Contents

Foreword
6
The Discovery and History of Hantavirus
8
Hantavirus The Anatomy of a Pathogen
20
Mechanisms of Cellular Destruction by Hantavirus
31
The Immune Response Our First Line of Defense Against Viruses
40
Viral Transmission
51
Clinical Presentation and Treatment
59
Epidemiology of Hantaviruses
68
Preventing Exposure
75
Prospects for the Future
84
Glossary
86
Bibliography
90
Further Reading
96
Websites
97
Index
98
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