Emerging Viral Diseases: Why We Need to Worry about Bats, Camels, and Airplanes

James W. Le Duc, Neal Nathanson

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The emergence of a new viral disease is one of the most dramatic aspects of virology, which often receives widespread attention from the scientific community and the lay public. Considering that the discipline of animal virology was established over 100. years ago, it may seem surprising that new virus diseases are still being discovered. How this happens is the subject of this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationViral Pathogenesis
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Basics to Systems Biology: Third Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780128009642
StatePublished - 2016


  • Chikungunya
  • Dead-end hosts
  • Ebol
  • Emerging virus diseases
  • HIV
  • Identifying new viruses
  • Mechanisms of emergence
  • Re-emerging virusdiseases
  • SIV
  • Sin Nombre virus
  • Zoonotic infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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