Vertebrate Animal and Related Viruses

Vertebrate Animal and Related Viruses

DNA Viruses

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editors: Edouard Kurstak, Christine Kurstak
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266466

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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

    XVII. Orf

    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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  • No. of pages: 446
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266466

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Edouard Kurstak

Christine Kurstak

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