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This volume contains 82 chapters that provide detail and understanding to the fields of human and medical virology. The first section describes general features of common human viruses with specialized chapters related to HIV/AIDS. The volume goes on to describe exotic virus infections, including one now eradicated virus (smallpox) and some now controlled by vaccination such as yellow fever. Concepts of medical virology are further developed with entries on viruses associated with oncogenesis and selections of interest to medical virology.
virologists, microbiologists, immunologists, parasitologists working in research, teaching, industry and government
Section 1. General Features of common human viruses
Common cold viruses
Hepatitis A virus
Hepatitis B virus
Hepatitis C virus
Hepatitis Delta virus
Hepatitis E virus
Human herpesviruses 6 and 7
Human respiratory syncytial virus
Human respiratory viruses
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus
Molluscum contagiosum virus
Noroviruses and Sapoviruses
Section 2. Human immunodeficiency viruses
AIDS: Disease Manifestation
Section 3. Exotic virus infections
CCHFV and other Nairoviruses
Human T-cell Leukemia viruses –General Features
Japanese encephalitis virus
Lassa, Junin, Machupo and Guanarito viruses
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus – General Features
Severe acute repiratory syndrome virus (SARS)
Smallpox and Monkeypox viruses
St. Louis Encephalitis virus
Tick-borne encephalitis viruses
Togaviruses causing rash and fever
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
West Nile virus
Yellow fever virus
Section 4. Tumor-associated viruses
Adenoviruses:malignant transformation and oncology
Epstein-Barr virus: general features
Human T-cell leukemia viruses:human disease
Polyoma viruses of humans
Simian virus 40
Tumor viruses: Human
Section 5. General topics
Emerging and re-emerging virus diseases of vertebrates
Herpesviruses – latency
Human eye infections
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- © Academic Press 2010
- 2nd September 2009
- Academic Press
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Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
ESBS , CNRS , Strasbourg, France
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