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Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Patrick G. Guilfoile, Ph.D. and Tirtha Chakraborty, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
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  • ISBN-10: 9781646938667
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-64693-866-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2021
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Dengue fever is an infectious disease found around the world that is caused by four closely related, but distinct, types of viruses commonly transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Triggering excessive bleeding, dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue hemorrhagic shock can be fatal. Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses, Second Edition explores the biology of the dengue virus and similar viruses such as Ebola, Marburg virus, and Lassa fever, as well as their symptoms, where they are commonly found, how they are transmitted, and the efforts to treat and eradicate them.

Chapters include:

  • History of Infectious Disease
  • Other Hemorrhagic Fevers
  • Insect Vectors
  • Treatment and Prevention of Dengue Infections.

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About the Author(s)

Patrick Guilfoile earned his Ph.D. in bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying antibiotic resistance, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT, where he studied infectious disease. He then spent 21 years at Bemidji State University as a faculty member teaching microbiology, genetics, engaging in research, and serving as an administrator. This was followed by five years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, serving as provost and interim chancellor. He has written extensively, authoring numerous papers and articles in science and science education journals, a laboratory manual, and seven books in the Deadly Diseases and Epidemics series, along with several revisions of additional titles.

Tirtha Chakraborty majored in zoology for his bachelor’s degree, and then obtained his Ph.D. in molecular biology and parasitology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. He continued his research in molecular parasitology as a post-doctoral fellow while at Yale University School of Medicine.

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