An Introduction to General Virology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483200378, 9781483225401

An Introduction to General Virology

1st Edition

Authors: Thomas M. Bell
eBook ISBN: 9781483225401
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 292
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An Introduction to General Virology provides information pertinent to all aspects of virology. This book discusses the viruses affecting plants and insects.

Organized into 25 chapters, this book begins with an overview of prevention of disease that can be effected by the immunization of susceptible hosts to produce circulating antibodies that neutralize viral infectivity. This text then discusses the general properties of the viruses. Other chapters consider the methods of preparing tissue cultures and explain the methods used for titrations of serum antibodies and serological identification of viruses. This book discusses as well the spread of diseases, the various invasion routes of the body, and the multitude of viruses which cause respiratory symptoms and which cannot easily be conquered. The final chapter deals with the types of vaccine in use.

This book is a valuable resource for undergraduates in Medicine and Science and for postgraduates in the class of Public Health.

Table of Contents

One The History and Nature of Viruses

Two General Properties of Viruses

Three Experimental Animals

Four The Chick Embryo

Five Tissue Cultures

Six Serology

Seven Viral Interference and Anti-Viral Substances

Eight Classification

Nine The Picornaviruses

Ten Manifestations of Picorna Virus Infection

Eleven The Adenoviruses

Twelve The Reoviruses

Thirteen The Arboviruses

Fourteen Manifestations of Arbo Virus Infection

Fifteen The Myxoviruses

Sixteen Manifestations of Myxo Virus Infection

Seventeen The Herpesviruses

Eighteen The Poxviruses

Nineteen Ungrouped Viruses

Twenty Tumour Viruses

Twenty-One Bacteriophage

Twenty-Two The Rickettsiales

Twenty-Three The Psittacosis-LGV-Trachoma(PLT) Group

Twenty-Four Epidemiology of Virus Diseases

Twenty-Five Vaccination

Author Index



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