Viruses…

Can we ever live in harmony with viruses? From pandemics like HIV, swine flu & SARS, we’re constantly being bombarded with information about new lethal infections. Dorothy Crawford demonstrates how clever these entities really are. From their discovery to unravelling their intricate structures, she demonstrates how these tiny parasites are by far the most abundant life forms on our planet. With up to 2 billion of them in each litre of sea water, viruses play a vital role in controlling our marine environment, essential to the ocean’s delicate eco-system. 

Viruses: A Very Short Introduction – Amazon

Recounts stories of renowned killer viruses like Ebola, Zika, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), considers importance of travel in facilitating the international spread of viruses. The impact of global warming increases the range of vector-transmitted viruses like dengue, yellow fever.

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