Viruses, pandemics, and immunity

Viruses, pandemics, and immunity alup chakraborty

How viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work.

Throughout history, humans have contended with pandemics. History is replete with references to plagues, pestilence, and contagion, but the devastation wrought by pandemics had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century. Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. This book provides an accessible explanation of how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work-- concepts that are a foundation for our public health policies.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780262542388
Uitgever
MIT trade
Druk
1e
Datum
16-02-2021
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
176 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Economie

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