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Virus hunt : the search for the origin of HIV/AIDs
Virus hunt : the search for the origin of HIV/AIDs
Crawford, Dorothy H.2015
Articles
The hunt for the origin of the AIDS virus began over 20 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.
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Collation:
272 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9780198743873 (pbk)
Dewey class:
614.599392
Language:
English
BRN:
1768194
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