Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Viral FitnessThe Next SARS and West Nile in the Making$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jaap Goudsmit

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195130348

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 01 December 2020



(p.153) EPILOGUE
Viral Fitness

Jaap Goudsmit

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses several issues concerning viruses. These include the increasing threat to humans posed by viruses, the settlement of virus families in the population, and the spread of viruses when their hosts are older. The chapter also discusses the fact that viruses spread easily when dependant upon the conditions under which a host lives or is forced to live. Viruses destroy life and protect it at the same time, and the failure to defend against virus invasion with vaccines reduces the chances for survival of many people on several continents.

Keywords:   viruses, hosts, infection, spread, vaccines

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .