Virus Hunt : The search for the origin of HIV/AIDs

Virus Hunt : The search for the origin of HIV/AIDs

Description

The 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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Details

Author(s)
Dorothy H. Crawford
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
139 x 196 x 17mm | 204g
Publication date
27 Oct 2015
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
A number of black and white illustrations
ISBN10
0198743874
ISBN13
9780198743873
Bestsellers rank
355,103