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The Baby with the Baboon Heart: Why Evolution Still Matters

Norman A. Johnson

in Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195306750
eISBN:
9780199790203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306750.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The H5N1 avian flu virus has spread to fowl across several continents and has killed hundreds of people. Fortunately, this flu is not easily transmitted to humans yet; if it were, a deadly pandemic ... More


Global Panic, Local Repercussions: Economic and Nutritional Effects of Bird Flu in Vietnam

Stacy Lockerbie and D. Ann Herring

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Efforts to eliminate avian influenza are imbued with viral panic and are anchored to the 1918 influenza pandemic, SARS, and bioterrorism. The small number of human HPAI deaths has been given enormous ... More


Prototype System for Tracking and Forecasting Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza Spread in North America

A. Townsend Peterson

in Emerging Avian Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272378
eISBN:
9780520952201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272378.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The recent emergence of a highly pathogenic strain (H5N1) of avian influenza that affects both birds and humans has raised global concern about its spread. Given the rapid spread of the disease and ... More


The Bioproliferation Puzzle

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley

in Barriers to Bioweapons: The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452888
eISBN:
9780801471933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452888.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter explains why the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) halted Erasmus Medical Center's plan to publish a major finding about the H5N1 bird flu. The Erasmus ... More


Epidemiological and Geographical Considerations

Dom Colbert

in MCQs in Travel Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199664528
eISBN:
9780191918315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199664528.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

It is useful to have a good knowledge of geography and to have at least a globe or atlas in the clinic so that the patient can point out a planned itinerary. Appropriate internet facilities must be ... More


Migratory Birds and Pathogen Movement

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the role of avian migrants in the movement and spread of pathogens, with particular emphasis on West Nile virus (WNV) and avian influenza. Migratory birds can serve as hosts ... More


One Hundred Years of Ineptitude

Mark Rowlands

in World on Fire: Humans, Animals, and the Future of the Planet

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197541890
eISBN:
9780197541920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541890.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most animal pathogens that infect humans employ an intermediate host. The original hosts of most coronaviruses are various species of bat. The original host of all flu viruses is the duck. But we ... More


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