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Evolution of infectious disease [publication] /

by Ewald, Paul W.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; New York [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 1994Description: VII, 298 p. ; 298 p.ISBN: 019506058X.MeSH subject(s): Host-Parasite Interactions | Communicable Diseases | Communicable Diseases -- etiologyPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: [Contents] 1. Why this book? 2. Symptomatic treatment (or how to bind "The origin of species" to "The physician's desk reference"). 3. Vectors, vertical transmission, and the evolution of virulence. 4. How to be severe without vectors. 5. When water moves like a mosquito. 6. Attendant-borne transmission (or how are doctors and nurses like mosquitos, machetes, and moving water?). 7. War and virulence. 8. AIDS: where did it come from and where is it going? 9. The fight against AIDS: biomedical strategies and HIV's evolutionary responses. 10. A look backward..., 11. ... and a glimpse forward (or WHO needs Darwin).

[Contents] 1. Why this book? 2. Symptomatic treatment (or how to bind "The origin of species" to "The physician's desk reference"). 3. Vectors, vertical transmission, and the evolution of virulence. 4. How to be severe without vectors. 5. When water moves like a mosquito. 6. Attendant-borne transmission (or how are doctors and nurses like mosquitos, machetes, and moving water?). 7. War and virulence. 8. AIDS: where did it come from and where is it going? 9. The fight against AIDS: biomedical strategies and HIV's evolutionary responses. 10. A look backward..., 11. ... and a glimpse forward (or WHO needs Darwin).