Emerging viral diseases of humans and animals

Jevtić, Marijo (2009) Emerging viral diseases of humans and animals. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Over the last two decades, and even earlier, the world has witnessed the emergence of new viruses, their spreading and disease outbreaks often with deadly outcome. Most "new" viral diseases result from environmental disruptions that increase human contact with animal vectors of old viruses, whilst changes in human behaviour have allowed them to spread. However, truly novel viruses with lethal potential or capacity for global spread have emerged in animals as a consequence of mutations or genetic recombination between viruses. These outbreaks impose a big economic and health problem for mankind, and even for public security, in case of bioterrorism. Given the mutability of viruses and the inevitability of environmental change, we must be prepared for the evolution of new virus diseases.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Škorić, Dijana
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 14
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2014 11:33
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2014 11:33
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3521

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