Virus Hunt
The search for the origin of HIV/AIDs

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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.

AuthorDorothy H. Crawford
Height500 mm
Length770 mm
Width60 mm
Language TypePublished
MPNA number of black and white illustration
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages272
Package Quantity1
Part NumberA number of black and white illustration
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2015-08-27
PublisherOUP Oxford
StudioOUP Oxford
Sales Rank1245135

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