1st Edition

The Arboviruses: Epidemiology and Ecology

By Thomas Monath Copyright 1988
    344 Pages
    by CRC Press

    344 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    First Published in 1988, this five volume set documents the transmission and growth of Arthropod born viruses. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Epidemiology, and other practitioners in their respective fields.

    Volume I.

    1. Impact of Arboviruses on Human and Animal Health.  2. Arbovirus Serogroups: Definition and Geographic Distribution.  3. Virus Variation and Evolution: Mechanisms and Epidemiological Significance.  4. Susceptibility and Resistance of Vector Mosquitoes.  5. Horizontal and Vertical Transmission of Viruses by Insect and Tick Vectors.  6. Blood Feeding by Vectors: Physiology, Ecology, Behaviour, and Vertebrate Defense.  7. Occurrence, Biology, and Physiology of Diapause in Overwintering Mosquitoes.  8. Diapause in Teck Vectors of Disease.  9. Weather. Vector Biology, and Arboviral Recrudescence.  10. Vertebrate Host Ecology.  11. Human Factors in Arbovirus Ecology and Control.  12. Epidemiological Principles Applied to Arbovirus Diseases.  13. Quantitative Models of Arbovirus Infections.  Index.

    Volume II.

    14. African Horse Sickness.  15. African Swine Fever.  16. Bluetongue and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease.  17. Bovine Ephemeral Fever.  18. Other Bunyaviral Fevers: Bunyamwera, Ilesha, Germiston, Bwamba, and Tataguine.  19. California Group Viruses.  20. Chikungunya Virus Disease.  21. Colorado Tick Fever.  22. Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever.  23. Dengue.  Index.

    Volume III.

    24. Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis.  25. Getah Virus Disease.  26. Group C Viruses.  27. Issyk-Kul Virus Disease.  28. Japanese Encephalitis.  29. Kyasanur Forest Disease.  30. Louping Ill.  31. Mayaro Virus Disease.  32. Murray Valley and Kunjin Encephalitis.  33. Nairobi Sheep Disease.  34. Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever.  35. O'Nyong Nyong Virus Disease.  Index.

    Volume IV.

    36. Oropouche Fever.  37. Phlebotomus Fevers.  38. Powassan Encephalitis.  39. Rift Valley Fever.  40. Rocio Encephalitis.  41. Ross River Virus Disease (Epidemic Polyarthritis).  42. St. Louis Encephalitis.  43. Simbu Group Viruses with Teratogenic Potential.  44. Sindbis and Sindbis-Like Virus Diseases.  45. Tick-Borne Encephalitis.  46. Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis.  Index. 

    Volume V.

    47. Vesicular Stomatitis.  48. Wesselsbron Virus Disease.  49. West Nile Fever.  50. Western Equine Encephalomyelitis.  51. Yellow Fever.  Index.


    Thomas P. Monath is Director of the Division of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, and is an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University. He received his undergraduate and M.D. degrees from Harvard University and his clinical training in Internal Medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. In 1968 he joined the U.S. Public Health Service, serving as Medical Officer in the Arbovirology Unit, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, and later as Chief of the Arbovirus Section. Between 1970 and 1972, he was assigned to the Virus Research Laboratory of the Rockefeller Foundation, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he conducted field research on the epidemiology of yellow fever and Lassa fever. Since 1974, Dr. Monath has been Director of the Division of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases, Fort Collins, Colorado. In 1984— 1985 he spent a sabbatical year in the Gastroenterology Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Monath is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Disease Society, and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a member of the American Society of Virologists, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Association of Military Surgeons. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Acta Tropica, and the Journal of Virological Methods. Dr. Monath is a member of the Committee on Research Grants, Board of Science and Technology for International Development, National Research Council, and is currently Chairman of the AIBS Infectious Diseases and Immunology Peer Review Panel to the U. S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. He is a member of the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Virus Diseases and the Pan American Health Organization Scientific Advisory Committee on Dengue, Yellow Fever, and Aedes aegypti. He has served as Chairman of the Executive Council of the American Committee on Arthropod- Borne Viruses, as a Councilor of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and as a member of the Directory Board, International Comparative Virology Organization and the U. S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Research Program Panel on Virus Diseases. Dr. Monath has authored or coauthored over 140 scientific publications in the field of virology and is editor of the book, St. Louis Encephalitis, published by the American Public Health Association. His main research interests are the ecology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of arbovirus infections.