Ebola Virus Disease: From Origin to Outbreak

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Academic Press, Jan 9, 2016 - Science - 216 pages
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Ebola Virus Disease: From Origins to Outbreak covers Ebola virus disease in its entirety from its origins through major outbreaks in the past to the present day outbreak. It contains information on the West Saharan response to Ebola as well as highlights from the field in West Africa from Dr. Qureshi and Dr. Chughtai, helping to solve the primary question of what’s next and aiding in formulating a path forward. With a growing awareness of the devastating effects of this viral disease and an influx of topical research, this book provides the information the global community of researchers, clinicians and students need to better inform their research and study of Ebola virus disease.

  • Includes perspectives from the 2014-2015 outbreak from the field
  • Provides a detailed overview of the origins of Ebola virus through present day discoveries
  • Written with an integrative approach, incorporating scientific research with insights from the field
 

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Contents

Natures Experiment Gone Wrong
1
2 A Personal Journey
7
The Origins
23
4 Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Light of Other Epidemics
39
5 Most Recent Outbreaks 2014
67
6 West Saharan Response to Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic
75
7 Ebola Virus Disease in the United States
95
8 Structure and Genetics of Ebola Virus Disease
105
9 Clinical Manifestations and Laboratory Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Infection
117
Psychological and Social Aspects
139
Therapeutic Agents
159
Natural Reservoirs
167
13 Economic and Political Impact of Ebola Virus Disease
177
Index
193
Back Cover
201
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Dr. Qureshi is professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology at University of Minnesota. He has written over 530 scientific publications in prestigious journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Archives of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, American Journal of Medicine, and Circulation. In addition, he has made over 1300 presentations in various national and international meetings. He has served as an invited speaker at numerous national and international forums. He has also been invited as visiting professor to universities in the United States and abroad. He is the editor of several textbooks and serves on editorial boards for several peer-review journals. He is the principal investigator of a large multinational clinical trial funded by National Institutes of Health. He laid the foundation of the Zeenat Qureshi Institutes in several countries. Since its inauguration, the institutes have led the way in cutting edge research in epidemiology, clinical trials, and basic research.

Dr. Omar Saeed graduated from medical school in Pakistan after which he pursued his interest in the field of medicine focusing on neurology and neuroimaging. He was given the opportunity to work with Dr. Adnan Qureshi at the Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Institute where he worked as a clinical research fellow. His main interests were stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and neuroimaging among others. During his time at the stroke institute Dr. Saeed has co-authored several scientific publications in prestigious journals including Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Cerebrovascular disease, Journal of Neuroimaging and Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology. He was also given the opportunity to present at both national and international forums including the International Stroke Conference and The World Masters China Tour and Neuro Interventional International Forum. Furthermore Dr. Saeed has co-authored numerous research abstracts accepted to both the International Stroke Conference and the American Academy of Neurology Conference. His future hopes are to continue focusing on both the clinical and research side of medicine.

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