Vertebrate Animal and Related Viruses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124297036, 9781483266466

Vertebrate Animal and Related Viruses

1st Edition

DNA Viruses

Editors: Edouard Kurstak Christine Kurstak
eBook ISBN: 9781483266466
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 446
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Comparative Diagnosis of Viral Diseases, Volume III: Vertebrate Animal and Related Viruses Part A—DNA Viruses, is devoted to vertebrate animal and related viruses. This book covers in separate chapters the infections caused by each DNA virus family, including slow viruses diseases, as well as the system of Virus Information of the World Health Organization. It provides a comparative description of the principal physicochemical, molecular, structural, genetic, immunological, and biological characteristics of viruses implicated in various diseases, mainly of veterinary importance. With this new concept of comparative diagnosis, the symptoms and the evolution of the diseases are described in detail, as well as the modern methodology for their rapid and specific diagnosis, control, and prevention. This text will interest all virologists and immunologists working in the area of diagnosis and control of animal virus diseases. In particular, it is addressed to the professionals of veterinary sciences working both in the field and in the laboratory and to students of veterinary schools.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Other Volumes

Part I Parvoviridae

Chapter 1 Animal Parvo viruses. Comparative Aspects and Diagnosis

I. Introduction

II. Survey of Main Characteristics

III. Nomenclature and Classification

IV. Morphological and Physicochemical Properties

V. Comparative Antigenic and Serological Properties

VI. Replication

VII. Pathogenesis, Viral Etiology, and Virus Isolation

VIII. Clinical and Pathological Features and Diagnosis

IX. Transmission and Epizootology

X. Immunity, Vaccination, Prevention, and Control


Part II Papovaviridae

Chapter 2 Papova virus Infections of Vertebrate Animals

I. Introduction

II. Physiochemical Properties of the Papovaviruses

III. Pathogenesis

IV. Strain Variations

V. Epizootology

VI. Comparative Diagnosis

VII. Prevention and Control

VIII. Concluding Remarks


Part III Adenoviridae

Chapter 3 Adenoviruses of Vertebrate Animals

I. Introduction

II. Description of the Virion

III. Biological Features

IV. Infection

V. Prophylaxis

VI. General Considerations


Part IV Iridoviridae

Chapter 4 Comparative Aspects and Diagnosis of the Iridoviruses of Vertebrate Animals

I. Introduction

II. Description of the Viruses

III. A Disease of Geckos

IV. Infections Caused by Amphibian ICDVs

V. Lymphocystis Disease of Fish

VI. African Swine Fever


Part V Herpesviridae

Chapter 5 Herpesvirus Diseases of Mammals and Birds: Comparative Aspects and Diagnosis

I. Introduction

II. Morphology

III. Physicochemical Properties

IV. Antigenic Composition

V. Comparative Biological Characteristic

VI. Comparative Aspects of Selected Infections


Part VI Poxviridae

Chapter 6 Poxviruses of Veterinary Importance: Diagnosis of Infections

I. Introduction

II. Vaccinia

III. Rabbitpox

IV. Monkeypox

V. Cowpox

VI. Cowpoxlike Viruses

VII. Elephantpox

VIII. Mousepox

IX. Buffalopox

X. Horsepox

XI. Camelpox

XII. Whitepox

XIII. Raccoonpox

XIV. Avianpox

XV. Bovine Papular Stomatitis

XVI. Pseudocowpox


XVIII. Sealpox

XIX. Goatpox

XX. Sheeppox

XXI. Lumpy Skin Disease

XXII. Myxomatosis

XXIII. Fibromatosis

XXIV. Hare Fibromatosis

XXV. Squirrel Fibromatosis

XXVI. Swinepox

XXVII. Tanapox

XXVIII. Yabapox

XXIX. Cotia Virus

XXX. Marsupialpox

XXXI. Dolphinpox

XXXII. Reptilepox


Part VII Slow Viral Diseases

Chapter 7 Scrapie as a Model Slow Virus Disease: Problems, Progress, and Diagnosis

I. Historical Introduction

II. Approaches to Scrapie Research

III. Properties of the Scrapie Agent

IV. Pathogenesis

V. Epidemiology

VI. Diagnosis

VII. Prevention and Control


Part VIII Who'S Viral Diseases Information System

Chapter 8 The World Health Organization's Information Systems for Animal Virus Diseases

I. Development of Information Systems at the International Level

II. Specific Programs Dealing with Individual Diseases of Groups of Viruses

III. General Programs Dealing with Groups of Viruses

IV. Other Mechanisms of Information Exchange

V. Future Developments

VI. Addresses


Subject Index


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