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Desk Encyclopedia of Human and Medical Virology

Desk Encyclopedia of Human and Medical Virology


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This volume contains 82 chapters that provide detail and understandingto the fields of human and medical virology. The first section describes general features of common human viruses with specialized chapters related to HIV/AIDS. The volume goes on to describe exotic virus infections, including one now eradicated virus (smallpox) and some now controlled by vaccination such as yellow fever. Concepts of medical virology are further developed with entries on viruses associated with oncogenesis and selections of interest to medical virology.

  • The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of virology issues related to human and medical applications
  • Bridges the gap between basic undergraduate texts and specialized reviews
  • Concise and general overviews of important topics within the field will help in preparation oflectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780123751478
    Publisher: Elsevier Science
    Publication date: 10/16/2009
    Pages: 670
    Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

    Table of Contents

    Section 1. General Features of common human viruses Adenoviruses Adenoviruses:Pathogenesis Arboviruses Astroviruses Bunyaviruses Common cold viruses Coronaviruses Coxsackieviruses Echoviruses Enteric viruses Flaviviruses Hepadnaviruses Hepatitis A virus Hepatitis B virus Hepatitis C virus Hepatitis Delta virus Hepatitis E virus Herpesviruses Human cytomegalovirus Human herpesviruses 6 and 7 Human respiratory syncytial virus Human respiratory viruses Influenza virus Kaposi's sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus Measles virus Molluscum contagiosum virus Mumps virus Noroviruses and Sapoviruses Parainfluenza viruses Parvoviruses Poliomyelitis Polyomaviruses Poxviruses Rabies virus Reoviruses Retroviruses Rhinoviruses Rotaviruses Rubella virus Togaviruses Varicella-zoster virus

    Section 2. Human immunodeficiency viruses AIDS: Disease Manifestation AIDS:Global Epidemiology Antiretroviral agents HIV Origin HIV Pathogenesis

    Section 3. Exotic virus infections Bunyaviruses Cowpox virus CCHFV and other Nairoviruses Dengue viruses Ebolavirus Filoviruses Hantaviruses Henipaviruses Human T-cell Leukemia viruses –General Features Japanese encephalitis virus Lassa, Junin, Machupo and Guanarito viruses Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus – General Features Orbiviruses Orthobunyaviruses Severe acute repiratory syndrome virus (SARS) Smallpox and Monkeypox viruses St. Louis Encephalitis virus Tick-borne encephalitis viruses Togaviruses causing rash and fever Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies West Nile virus Yellow fever virus

    Section 4. Tumor-associated viruses Adenoviruses:malignant transformation and oncology Epstein-Barr virus: general features Human T-cell leukemia viruses:human disease Polyoma viruses of humans Retroviral oncogenes Simian virus 40 Tumor viruses: Human

    Section 5. General topics Emerging and re-emerging virus diseases of vertebrates Herpesviruses – latency Human eye infections Zoonoses

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