Human and Related Viruses

Human and Related Viruses

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editors: Edouard Kurstak, Christine Kurstak
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271903

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Comparative Diagnosis of Viral Diseases, II: Human and Related Viruses Part B, is devoted to the diagnosis of viral diseases, and is based on the new comparative unifying concept of the viral world. The work demonstrates that the comparison of and the discrimination among viruses, according to the criteria of classification of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses and to the diseases caused by these viruses irrespective of the species involved, are essential for their diagnosis and prevention. The book is organized into five parts. Part I contains papers on unclassified viruses while Part II focuses on cancer viruses. Part III examines the role of vaccines and chemotherapy in the control of viral diseases. Part IV discusses the development of the development of the WHO reporting system on virus diseases. Part V deals with viral diagnostic reagents and newer diagnostic methods. This book will interest all clinical virologists and immunologists and veterinarians and research workers. It is addressed particularly to the professionals of public health and veterinary sciences who work in the area of diagnosis and control of viral diseases and to those who are interested in the problem of the relation between viruses and cancer.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume I

    Part I Unclassified Viruses

    Chapter 1 Marburg Virus Disease

    I. Introduction

    II. Description of Virus

    III. Comparative Biology

    IV. Immunity

    V. Epidemiology

    VI. Comparative Diagnosis

    VII. Prevention and Control


    Chapter 2 Diagnosis of Hepatitis Viral Infections

    I. Introduction

    II. The Pathology of Viral Hepatitis

    III. Hepatitis B

    IV. Hepatitis A

    V. Immunization against Hepatitis


    Chapter 3 Slow Virus Infections: Comparative Aspects and Diagnosis

    I. Introduction

    II. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

    III. Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

    IV. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

    V. Concluding Remarks


    Part II Cancer Viruses

    Chapter 4 Human Proliferative Diseases and Viruses

    I. Introduction

    II. Viruses Associated with Neoplasia of Animals

    III. Biochemical and Molecular Methods in Studies of Viral Involvement in Animal and Human Neoplasia

    IV. Search for Human Tumor Viruses

    V. Molecular and Biochemical Studies in Human Neoplasia

    VI. Immunological Approaches to the Study of Viruses in Human Neoplasia

    VII. Herpesviruses and Human Neoplasia

    VIII. Concluding Remarks


    Part III Control of Viral Diseases: Vaccines and Chemotherapy

    Chapter 5 Control of Viral Diseases by Vaccines

    I. Introduction

    II. Vaccines in Current Use

    III. Combined and Simultaneous Administration of Viral Vaccines

    IV. Immunization Practices against Viral Diseases in the United States and Canada

    V. Immunization Recommendations for Travelers

    VI. Prospects for New Viral Vaccines


    Chapter 6 Chemotherapy of Viral Diseases: Present Status and Future Prospects

    I. Introduction

    II. General Considerations

    III. Nucleoside Analogs

    IV. The Interferons

    V. Miscellaneous Antivirais

    VI. Immune Potentiators

    VII. Antiviral Perspectives


    Part IV Virus Information System

    Chapter 7 The World Health Organization Virus Information System

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of the Reporting System

    III. Objectives

    IV. Data Input from Laboratories

    V. Limitations to the Input

    VI. Data Processing

    VII. Output

    VIII. Limitations of the Output

    IX. Noncomputerized Information

    X. Information System for Influenza Surveillance

    XI. Use of Excess Mortality from Respiratory Diseases in the Study of Influenza

    XII. Arboviruses, Rickettsiae, and Chlamydiae

    XIII. Future of the WHO Virus Reporting System

    XIV. World Health Organization [Collaborating Centres (Virus Diseases)]


    Part V Diagnostic Reagents and Newer Methods

    Chapter 8 Viral Diagnostic Reagents

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Background

    III. Inactivation

    IV. Adenoviruses

    V. Herpesvirus hominis (Simplex)

    VI. Varicella-Zoster Virus

    VII. Cytomegaloviruses

    VIII. Poxviruses

    IX. Orthomyxoviruses (Influenza)

    X. Paramyxoviruses (Parainfluenza)

    XI. Mumps

    XII. Measles

    XIII. Respiratory Syncytial Virus

    XIV. Arboviruses

    XV. Rubella

    XVI. Rotaviruses (Infantile Gastroenteritis Virus)


    Chapter 9 Immunoperoxidase Technique in Diagnostic Virology and Research: Principles and Application

    I. Introduction

    II. Reagents

    III. Methods of Conjugation

    IV. Procedures for Detection of Viral Antigens in Cells

    V. Applications and Perspectives in Diagnosis and Research

    VI. Conclusions


    Chapter 10 Enzyme Immunoassays and Their Potential in Diagnositc Virology

    I. Introduction

    II. Materials and Methods

    III. Results

    IV. Conclusions


    Chapter 11 Radioimmunoassay in Viral Diagnosis

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods and Reagents

    III. Applications


    Chapter 12 Cytohybridization Techniques in Virology

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Principles of Hybridization

    III. Requirements in Cytohybridization

    IV. Preparation of the Radioactive Probes

    V. Procedures for in Situ Hybridization

    VI. Applications in Research and Diagnosis

    VII. Conclusions and Prospects

    VIII. Glossary


    Chapter 13 Electron and Immunoelectron Microscopic Procedures for Diagnosis of Viral Infections

    I. Introduction

    II. Establishing an EM Unit for Virology

    III. Direct Examination of Clinical Specimens by Negative Staining

    IV. Direct Examination of Clinical Specimens by Thin Sectioning

    V. Identification of Viruses Isolated in Tissue Cultures, Eggs, and Animals

    VI. Screening Cell Cultures and Virus Pools for Adventitious Agents

    VII. Immunoelectron Microscopy

    VIII. Safety Precautions



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  • No. of pages: 572
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271903

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Edouard Kurstak

Christine Kurstak

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