Viral and Rickettsial Infections of Animals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483233192, 9781483276007

Viral and Rickettsial Infections of Animals

1st Edition

Editors: A. O. Betts C. J. York
eBook ISBN: 9781483276007
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 400
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Viral and Rickettsial Infections of Animals, Volume I, deals comprehensively with the viruses and rickettsiae that infect domestic animals. The book also aims demonstrate the basic unity of virology irrespective of whether the natural host is man or one of the lower animals. This book deals with general virology from the viewpoint of comparative medicine. It begins with accounts of the fundamental properties of viruses; proceeds to consider how these agents affect cells and how the animal body responds; and concludes by discussing the methods by which the natural cycle of infection can be interrupted or modified to the benefit of the host. Included are chapters on the physical, chemical, and biological properties of viruses, viral multiplication, the cultivation of viruses, the pathogenesis of viral infections and their pathology, serology, immunity, and, finally, epidemiology and control. It is hoped that this book will be valuable to those interested in a variety of other biological sciences.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Chapter 1—General Nature of Viruses

I. Introduction

II. History of Virology

III. Definition of a Virus

IV. Origin of Viruses

V. Replication of Viruses

VI. Pathogenesis

VII. Basis of Virus Classification

VIII. Chemical Composition

IX. Morphology

X. The RNA Viruses

XI. DNA Viruses

XII. Other Agents

XIII. Immunity

XIV. Virus Ecology

XV. Control of Virus Infections


Chapter 2—Physical and Chemical Properties of Viruses

I. Introduction

II. Structural Features of the Virion

III. The Structure of Individual Viruses and Groups

IV. Chemical Composition

V. Hemagglutination

VI. Physical Properties and Techniques

VII. Chemical Properties

VIII. Purification

IX. Survey


Chapter 3—The Cultivation of Viruses

I. Introduction

II. Cultivation of Viruses in Cell Cultures

III. Cultivation in Embryonated Hen Eggs

IV. Use of Experimental Animals


Chapter 4—The Multiplication of Viruses

I. General Introduction

II. Quantitative Methods

III. Cytological Methods

IV. The Multiplication of Bacterial Viruses

V. The Multiplication of Animal Viruses

VI. Interactions between Viruses

VII. Special Aspects of Multiplication


Chapter 5—Pathogenesis

I. Introduction

II. Portals of Entry and the Initiation of Infection

III. The Spread of Infection through the Body

IV. The Pathogenesis of Generalization

V. Mechanisms of Disease Production by Viruses

VI. Concluding Remarks


Chapter 6—Cellular and Tissue Reactions

I. Introduction

II. The Reactions of Virus-Infected, Isolated Cells In Vitro

III. The Reactions of Virus-Infected Tissues In Vivo


Chapter 7—Serologieal Reactions

I. Introduction

II. Serologieal Methods

III. Applications of Viral Serology


Chapter 8—Immunity to Viruses

I. Introduction

II. Nonspecific Immunity

III. Acquired Active Immunity

IV. Artificial Immunization

V. Immunity in Young Animals


Chapter 9—Epidemiology of Virus Diseases

I. Introduction

II. The Parasite (Virus)

III. The Host (Animal)

IV. Transmission

V. Epidemics

VI. Control


Author Index

Subject Index


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A. O. Betts

C. J. York

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