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Dengue Virus Disease

  • ID: 4772216
  • Book
  • November 2019
  • 202 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Dengue Virus Disease: From Origin to Outbreak provides a detailed accounting of one of the world's fastest growing infections. According to the World Health Organization, Dengue virus incidence has increased 30-fold over the past 50 years, with up to 50 to 100 million infections occurring annually in over 100 endemic countries. This estimate puts nearly half the world's population at risk. This book reviews the history, clinical and diagnostic aspects of dengue virus, also presenting our current knowledge on the pathophysiology of severe dengue and addressing the importance of dengue virus infections in those traveling to parts of the world where it is endemic.

  • Covers every important aspect of Dengue virus disease, from biological, to its social and economic impacts
  • Highlights the unique aspects of Dengue virus infection and the evolving nature of our understanding of the virus
  • Provides a complete description of Dengue virus disease, with details on more recent outbreaks, clinical features, first hand experiences, treatment modalities, and recent novel treatment regimens
  • Gives insights into the detailed psychological impact the disease has caused in outbreak regions

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1. Introduction: Dengue Virus Infection
2. Dengue Virus Disease the Origins
3. Dengue Virus Infection Outbreak: Comparison with other Viral Infection Outbreak
4. Global health care perspective of Dengue Viral Disease
5. Mosquito-borne Diseases
6. Viral Genetics and Structure
7. Clinical manifestations and laboratory diagnosis
8. Psychological and social aspects of Dengue virus illness virus infection
9. Economic and political aspects of dengue virus
10. Treatment and therapeutic agents and vaccines
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Qureshi, Adnan I.
Dr. Qureshi is executive director, Zeenat Qureshi Institutes, and professor of Neurology at University of Missouri, Columbia. He has written over 670 scientific publications in prestigious journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Archives of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, American Journal of Medicine, and Circulation. In addition, he has made over 2000 presentations in various national and international meetings. He has served as an invited speaker at numerous national and international forums. He has also been invited as visiting professor to universities in the United States and abroad. He is the editor of several textbooks and serves on editorial boards for several peer-review journals. He was the principal investigator of a large multinational clinical trial funded by National Institutes of Health. He has travelled extensively and written about Ebola virus disease epidemic after his visit to West Africa during the epidemic. His group led the study on Ebola virus disease survivors. He was also the editor for book on Zika virus disease. He laid the foundation of the Zeenat Qureshi Institutes in several countries including United States, China, Guinea, and Turkey. Since its inauguration, the institutes have led the way in cutting edge research in epidemiology, clinical trials, and basic research.
Saeed, Omar
Dr. Saeed is currently a Resident Physician at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee and was a Clinical Research Fellow with the Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Institute of St. Cloud, Minnesota.
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