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    DescriptionThe hunt for the origin of the AIDS virus began over twenty years ago. It was a journey that went around the world and involved painstaking research to unravel how, when, and where the virus first infected humans. Dorothy H. Crawford traces the story back to the remote rain forests of Africa - home to the primates that carry the ancestral virus - and reveals how HIV-1 first jumped from chimpanzees to humans in rural south east Cameroon. Examining how this happened, and how it then travelled back to Colonial west central Africa where it eventually exploded as a pandemic, she asks why and how it was able to spread so widely. From hospital intensive care wards to research laboratories and the African rain forests, this is the wide-ranging story of a killer virus and a tale of scientific endeavour.


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    Title
    Virus Hunt
    Subtitle
    The Search for the Origin of HIV/Aids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dorothy H. Crawford
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199641147
    ISBN 10: 0199641145
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MBX, MJCJ2
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    Libri: ENGM4550
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/AIDS
    BIC subject category V2: MMFM
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: MED028000
    B&T Approval Code: A66640000
    DC22: 616.97/92
    BISAC V2.8: MED022020
    B&T Approval Code: G65323046
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: AIDS5000, P0040817
    DC22: 616.979201
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    DC23: 616.979201
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RA643.8 .C73 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: MKFM, MBX, MJCJ2, PDZ
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    21 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Dorothy H. Crawford has been Assistant Principal for Public Understanding of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh since 2007. Her previous books include The Invisible Enemy (OUP, 2000), Deadly Companions (OUP, 2007), and Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2011). She was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001, and awarded an OBE for services to medicine and higher education in 2005.
    Review quote
    [E]ngaging and informative ... Armed with graphs, maps, and tables, and also with a vast reservoir of research data, Crawford meticulously evaluates and documents a series of scenarios, to piece together a detailed scientific, and also human, picture of HIV. Alina Oswald, A&U Magazine
    Table of contents
    Preface ; Introduction: a new disease ; 1. The puzzle of HIV-1 ; 2. Tracing HIV to its roots ; 3. The primate connection ; 4. From rain forest to research laboratory ; 5. Timing SIV cpz's jump to humans ; 6. A vital first step for HIV-1 group M ; 7. Beginning the epic journey ; 8. HIV-1 group M meets the challenge ; 9. Past, present, and future pandemics ; References ; Further reading ; Glossary