Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic VirusesBook - 2008
Dengue fever is an infectious disease found around the world that is caused by four closely related, but distinct, types of viruses commonly transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Triggering excessive bleeding, dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue hemorrhagic shock can be fatal. ""Dengue Fever and Other Hemorrhagic Viruses"" explores the biology of the dengue virus and similar viruses such as Ebola, Marburg virus, and Lassa fever, as well as their symptoms, where they are commonly found, how they are transmitted, and the efforts to treat and eradicate them.Chapters include: Ins and Outs of Dengue; Hemorrhagic Fevers; Vectors - Bugs That Carry Disease; The Immune System: Our Line of Defense; and, Vaccination - Waking Up the Army in Us.
Publisher: New York, NY : Chelsea House, c2008
Characteristics: 102 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 24 cm