Human Virology / Edition 4

Human Virology / Edition 4

by Leslie Collier, John Oxford, Paul Kellam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199570884

ISBN-13: 9780199570881

Pub. Date: 04/08/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Viruses are the ultimate parasites: they infect cells and hijack their molecular machinery in order to survive, often destroying the host cell in the process. In so doing, they present a major challenge to human health and well-being, with the continual emergence of new viral strains placing huge demands on healthcare systems internationally.

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Overview

Viruses are the ultimate parasites: they infect cells and hijack their molecular machinery in order to survive, often destroying the host cell in the process. In so doing, they present a major challenge to human health and well-being, with the continual emergence of new viral strains placing huge demands on healthcare systems internationally.

Human Virology is the perfect introduction to the subject for anyone who needs to understand how viruses impact on human health, and how they can be managed in a clinical context. It does not seek to turn its readers into virologists, but to provide them with enough knowledge of the nature of viruses and viral infections to serve as an essential foundation for anyone encountering viruses in a clinical or biomedical context.

Capturing this complex and rapidly-evolving subject with remarkable clarity, Human Virology describes the general principles of viral biology - the properties of viruses, their replication and genetics - along with disease and resistance, before introducing the infections caused by key groups of viruses. It concludes with an overview of the management of viral disease, including diagnosis and immunization.

Reflecting our latest understanding of the molecular basis of viral diseases, Human Virology is the ideal resource for all students of medicine, dentistry, and the biological and biomedical sciences, who need a clear and focused introduction to the subject.

The Online Resource Centre to accompany Human Virology features figures from the book in electronic format (for registered adopters of the text).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199570881
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/08/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Virology: How it all began
2. General properties of viruses
3. Viral replication and genetics
4. How viruses cause disease
5. Resistance to virus infections
6. Viruses and cancer in humans
7. Viruses and the community
8. Upper respiratory tract and eye infections due to adenoviruses, coronaviruses (including SARS CoV), and rhinoviruses
9. Childhood infections caused by paramyxoviruses
10. Orthomyxoviruses and influenza
11. Gastroenteritis viruses
12. Rubella: postnatal infections
13. Parvoviruses
14. Poxviruses
15. Papovaviruses
16. Poliomyelitis and other picornavirus infections
17. The herpesviruses: general properties
18. The alphaherpesviruses: herpes simplex and varicella-zoster
19. The betaherpesviruses: cytomegalovirus and human herpesviruses 6 and 7
20. The gammaherpesviruses: epstein-barr virus and kaposi's sarcoma-assocociated herpesvirus
21. Introduction to the hepatitis viruses
22. The blood-borne hepatitis viruses B and delta
23. The enteric hepatitis viruses A and E
24. The bloodborne hepatitis flaviviruses
25. Retroviruses and AIDS
26. Lyssavirus and rabies
27. Arthropod-borne viruses
28. Exotic and dangerous infections: filoviruses, arenaviruses and hantaviruses
29. Prions and the spongiform encephalopathies
30. Viral diseases of the central nervous system
31. Intrauterine and perinatal infections
32. Viral infections in patients with defective immunity
33. Respiratory Infections
34. Sexually transmitted viral infections
35. Resurgent and emergent viral infections
36. The laboratory diagnosis of viral infections
37. Control of viral diseases by immunization
38. Antiviral chemotherapy

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