Perspectives in Medical Virology

The continuing rapid progress in medical virology is the result to a large extent of rapid advances in recombinant DNA techniques, in molecular and cell biology..., in protein and nucleic acid chemistry, the use of monoclonal antibodies, progress in antiviral research and the application of modern technology to fundamental biological processes. These advances in knowledge of structural and biochemical components of viruses and mode of viral replication, understanding of cell pathology and immunopathogenesis have many health implications which include rapid, precise and specific diagnosis, epidemiology of viral infections, and the development of new types of vaccines, and emerging new infections. Strengthening of the links between the laboratory, fieldwork and the clinician is essential for implementing the strategy of the World Health Organisation's programme of health for all. Infectious diseases -and viral infections- are still responsible for most of the problems encountered daily in many parts of the world.The number of new journals introduced during the last two decades and the avalanche of information have made it virtually impossible for microbiologists, epidemiologists, pathologists, scientists and physicians to keep abreast of the scientific literature. We recognise the age of rapid dissemination of information retrieval by computerised systems, the ever published proceedings of meetings and symposia, abstract and rapid literature surveys, but it is secondary literature in the form of review series which has become useful as sources of information. However, their value depends intrinsically on authoritative and critical evaluation of the original data by experts in particular topics. The series Perspectives in Medical Virology was conceived after many discussions with teachers of postgraduate students, research workers, medical virologists, students and many colleagues.A number of distinguished practising virologists will be invited to assemble the important information available and to integrate research at the basic level with clinical practice in selected subjects for the new series. We hope that in this way the series will promote dissemination of information, useful discussion and exchange of ideas and stimulate further interest and research in medical virology. View full descriptionHide full description

Latest volumes

17. Human Viruses in Water
By Albert Bosch
Hardbound, 306 Pages
Published: October 2007
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-52157-6

16. Emerging Viruses in Human Populations
By Edward Tabor
Hardbound, 374 Pages
Published: December 2006
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-52074-6

15. Rubella Viruses
Edited by Jangu Banatvala, Catherine Peckham
Hardbound, 138 Pages
Published: December 2006
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-50634-4

14. Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Patricia Cane
Hardbound, 348 Pages
Published: November 2006
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-52030-2

Other volumes

13. Congenital and Other Related Infectious Diseases of the Newborn
Edited by Isa K. Mushahwar
Hardbound, 286 Pages
Published: October 2006
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-52073-9

12. Human Herpesvirus-6
Edited by Gerhard Krueger, Dharam Ablashi
Hardbound, 392 Pages
Published: July 2006
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-52063-0

11. Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers
Hardbound, 218 Pages
Published: December 2004
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-50660-3

10. Viral Hepatitis Molecular Biology Diagnosis and Control
Edited by Isa K. Mushahwar
Hardbound, 272 Pages
Published: November 2003
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-51487-5

9. Viral Gastroenteritis
Edited by U. Desselberger, J. Gray
Hardbound, 720 Pages
Published: August 2003
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-51444-8

8. Human Papilloma Viruses
Edited by D.J. McCance
Hardbound, 202 Pages
Published: September 2002
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-50626-9

7. Influenza, 7
Edited By C.W. Potter
Hardbound, 248 pages
Published: August 2002
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-50627-6

6. Viruses and Liver Cancer, 6
Edited By E. Tabor
Hardbound, 184 pages
Published: June 2002
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-50580-4

5. Viruses, Cell Transformation, and Cancer
Edited by J.A. Grand
Hardbound, 532 Pages
Published: April 2001
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-50496-8

4. Human Herpesvirus-6
Edited By D.V. Ablashi, G.R.F. Krueger, S.Z. Salahuddin
Published: July 1992
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-81415-9

3. Animal Virus Structure
Edited By M.V. Nermut, A.C. Steven
Published: October 1987
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-80879-0

2. Arenaviruses
By A.J. Zuckerman, C.R. Howard
Published: January 1986
ISBN 13: 978-0-444-80715-1