EID Podcast. Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease - NCBI Bookshelf. From HIV to influenza, the battle between infectious agents and the immune system is at the heart of disease.
Knowledge of how and why parasites vary to escape recognition by the immune system is central to vaccine design, the control of epidemics, and our fundamental understanding of parasite ecology and evolution. As the first comprehensive synthesis of parasite variation at the molecular, population, and evolutionary levels, this book is essential reading for students and researchers throughout biology and biomedicine. The author uses an evolutionary perspective to meld the terms and findings of molecular biology, immunology, pathogen biology, and population dynamics. eMedicine - Medical Reference.