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Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Jaap Goudsmit

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

Rarely have humans been as threatened by viruses as they are today. It almost seems as if a virus invasion is taking place. Viruses have lately been coming out of nowhere and appearing in the ... More


The aetiology of SARS: Koch's postulates fulfilled

Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus, Ron A. M. Fouchier, and Thijs Kuiken

in SARS: A case study in emerging infections

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568193
eISBN:
9780191718175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568193.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter describes the experimental studies demonstrating that the virus SARS-CoV is the aetiological agent of the disease SARS. Clinical and post-mortem specimens from 436 SARS patients in six ... More


The Ultimate Bioterrorist: Mother Nature!

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The greatest threat we face from biological agents of death today is not from humans – it is from nature itself. A bioterrorist attack that could kill hundreds, possibly thousands, of Americans is a ... More


Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560158
eISBN:
9780191721557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its ... More


RAIDING THE WILD FOR DELICACIES: The SARS Virus

Jaap Goudsmit

in Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus, which originated from Guangdong Province in China. Topics covered include symptoms, spread of the virus, and research on the ... More


Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Michael Ingham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099197
eISBN:
9789882207103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099197.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

PTU is an underappreciated noir masterpiece by one of Hong Kong's most prolific and commercially successful directors. Johnnie To Kei-fung has been called the poet of post-1997 and the economic ... More


Thinking Big: Emerging Global Efforts For The Control Of Infectious Disease

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

in The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite the devastating pandemic of HIV/AIDS that erupted in the early 1980s, despite the failure to eradicate polio and the emergence of resistant forms of tuberculosis that came into focus in the ... More


Emergence of new infectious diseases

Mark Woolhouse and Rustom Antia

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the evolution and ecology of emerging diseases. Human infectious diseases are caused by more than 1400 pathogen species with considerable diversity in lifestyles. Almost all ... More


SARS: A Case of a Global Health Threat

Ngoh Tiong Tan

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0037
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents the case study by Ngoh Tiong Tan with regard to the SARS epidemic. It details how one country addressed the threat of the pandemic and spells out potential roles for social ... More


The SARS Case Report as a Genre: How It Figures in Anti-SARS Social Practice

Hailong Tian

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099128
eISBN:
9789882206847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on discourse as social practice in terms of analyzing SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) case reports. Such analysis highlights the indispensable role the case report has ... More


Social and economic impact of the HIV pandemic

Tim Quinlan and Alan Whiteside

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In early 2003, an outbreak of a new disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), caused panic around the world. When the disease was finally brought under control and the costs were totalled, ... More


The development of modern epidemiology in the East

Chitr Sitthi-amorn

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0030
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the role of epidemiology in the control of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and emerging infections such as SARS and avian flu in Asia and Thailand. It argues that epidemiology ... More


Introducing the Film; Introducing Johnnie — ‘One of Our Own’

Michael Ingham

in Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099197
eISBN:
9789882207103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099197.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Johnnie To Kei-fung has been an unobtrusive but prolific and innovative contributor to the Hong Kong cultural scene. He is an increasingly esteemed filmmaker in Hong Kong, admired among overseas ... More


Disaster Reporting: Where Does the Danger Come From?

David Bandurski, Martin Hala, and Ying Chan

in Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091733
eISBN:
9789882207066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091733.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since its launch in April 1998, Caijing had been focusing on business news. However, the magazine continued to prowl for broad public interest topics with a potential economic or business impact. By ... More


Emancipating Structures and Cognitive Styles

Karen A. Cerulo

in Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226100326
eISBN:
9780226100296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100296.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter investigates the role of emancipating structures in the development of negative asymmetry. It compares high-profile cases involving worst-case scenarios including the SARS outbreak of ... More


Priming the Analysis

Alastair Stark

in Public Inquiries, Policy Learning, and the Threat of Future Crises

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198831990
eISBN:
9780191869815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831990.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides a primer that introduces the reader to the key features of each of the book’s four case studies. Each case is outlined in terms of: the nature of the crisis that created a ... More


Conclusion

Miriam Gross

in Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288836
eISBN:
9780520963641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288836.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book finds that the Maoist medical model disseminated around the world is not how this model actually worked. The conclusion delineates the true Maoist medical model’s four components: ... More


Animals Are Us

Lee Haiyan

in The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785914
eISBN:
9780804793544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785914.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In human society past and present, animals have figured symbolically to dramatize human relationships, emotions, and fantasies. Under the modern condition, as animals retreat from urban life, animal ... More


Preparedness and the Shenzhen Model of Public Health

Katherine A. Mason

in Learning from Shenzhen: China's Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226401096
eISBN:
9780226401263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401263.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides an ethnographic account of the emergence of the Shenzhen public health system, highlighting the aspirations of the city’s technocratic migrants. It focuses on Shenzhen’s ... More


Chinese Chickens, Ducks, Pigs, and Humans, and the Technoscientific Discourses of Global U.S. Empire

Gwen D’Arcangelis

in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the processes of racialization and Othering promoted by the U.S. news media during the SARS incident, reading them specifically through the representations of the Chinese as ... More


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