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This Week in Virology
weekly podcast of virology news, discussions of papers, and interviews
Field's Virology 6th Edition, UW library access
Best resource for additional information about virus families. Use the link above for access through the UW library (will work with your UW ID)
Field's Virology 6th Edition, Fred Hutch access
Best resource for additional information about virus families. Link works from the computers in the Hutch library or if you have access to the Hutch wireless network. A hard copy of these books are available in the "course reserves" section of the Fred Hutch library.
well designed website with large virus database and basic information
See latest on infectious or suspicious outbreaks (viral and other) currently going on in the world
Field's Virology, 7th Edition, Fred Hutch access
Most recent edition, covers some, but not all virus families with a focus on virus families that contain emerging viruses
Virus in the news
I'll talk about the most recent one at the start of class.
And the Band Played On by
Publication Date: 2007-11-27
Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat.
Publication Date: 2005-04-12
The gripping story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure, from the March of Dimes to the discovery of the Salk and Sabin vaccines--and beyond.
The Great Influenza by
Publication Date: 2005-10-04
At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide.
Publication Date: 2013-09-09
Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in common: the bugs that transmit these diseases all originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover.
The Origins of AIDS by
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
Jacques Pepin looks back to the early twentieth-century events in Africa that triggered the emergence of HIV/AIDS and traces its subsequent development into the most dramatic and destructive epidemic of modern times.
Pox Americana by
Publication Date: 2001-10-20
The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth
How the Cows Turned Mad by
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
A gripping biological detective story that traces the history of mad cow disease and related infectious brain diseases of livestock and people.
Publication Date: 2012-07-19
The history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies.
The Hot Zone by
Publication Date: 1995-07-20
A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Publication Date: 2009-06-23
Dr. Henderson offers the inside story of how he led the World Health Organization's campaign to eradicate smallpox--the only disease in history to have been deliberately eliminated.
Fever 1793 by
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Historical fiction account of Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Written for young adults.