Avian Influenza and SARS: Epidemiology, Global Patterns and Clinical Management


Hailey Benson (Editor)

Series: Virology Research Progress
BISAC: MED028000

Avian influenza (AI) is caused by Influenza A viruses, and are single stranded, segmented RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae. Influenza A viruses continue to pose a major threat to the poultry industry and to the public. Wild aquatic birds are considered the primary hosts of influenza A, in which the virus is enzootic. In these birds, influenza viruses usually replicate in the intestinal tract, cause no disease, and spread by fecal contamination of the water habitat. This book discusses the epidemiology, global patters, and clinical management of Avian Influenza. It also examines the symptoms, treatment and clinical outcomes of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a SARS coronavirus. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Strategies for Preventing and Controlling Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Poultry (pp. 1-24)
Joseph J. Giambrone and Teresa V. Dormitorio (Poultry Science Department, Auburn University, Auburn, Al, USA)

Chapter 2 – Genetic Evolution of Avian Influenza Virus of Subtype H9N2 in Dubai (pp. 25-42)
Rokshana Parvin, Kristin Heenemann and Thomas W. Vahlenkamp (Institute of Virology, Center for Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany)

Chapter 3 – Chinese Herbal Medicine: An Ancient Weapon on Emerging SARS (pp. 43-64)
Xiaoguang Wang, Shuai Bi, Fengxiao Zhu, Meiyi Xu and Bei Zhao (Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China, and others)

Chapter 4 – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Lessons in Planning for Pandemic Diseases (pp. 65-110)
Nada Mohsen and Nehad Nasef (Departement of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mansoura, Mansoura, Egypt)


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