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Bird flu; the new emerging infectious disease.


Bird flu; the new emerging infectious disease.

Wiwanitkit, Viroj.

Nova Science Publishers


167 pages




The author, who is on the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, looks at research results, clinical aspects, and public health issues related to bird flu. He presents data from the molecular to the population scales, as well as additional metanalysis for important topics, and provides diagnostic and clinical practice guidelines for treatment and prevention. After a review of the virology and molecular evolution of the influenza virus and the different types of bird flu, chapters outline the problem from global and regional perspectives, then describe clinical manifestations, pathology of bird flu infection, procedures for laboratory investigation, and prevention and treatment of human bird flu infection. There is also material on veterinary aspects, and a chapter on other bird-borne infectious diseases.

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Date:Dec 1, 2008
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