Human Virology

Human Virology

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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: For lecturers: Figures from the book in electronic format For students: Hyperlinked bibliography that takes you directly to the articles mentioned in the textbook Oxford NewsNow - The latest news relevant to human virology Useful weblinks to help you research and revise

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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 218.44 x 271.78 x 17.78mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 150 colour line, 50 colour half-tone
  • 0199570884
  • 9780199570881
  • 619,151

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Review from previous edition Covers all the bases well, with no major topic omitted. The authors' style is very "student friendly" and, sometimes, almost conversational in tone. This makes the book very easy to read. Layout is also user friendly with good use of tables/graphs/pictures. Reminders at each chapter end and appendices are also useful. Professor Kevin Kerr, Harrogate District Hospital. It is very comprehensive and covers most viruses that we encounter in clinical practice. I like the way how the chapters are divided into different types of viruses, its properties and clinical aspects of diseases. Chapter 7 is particularly useful as it mentions virus interaction in the community. Epidemiology is still an aspect that many people take for granted, but I think its an important element in virology. Dr Norzeihan Jan Bappu, Foundation 1 Doctor.

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About Leslie Collier

Leslie Collier was from 1978 to 1986 Professor of Virology at the London Hospital Medical College, being succeeded in this post by John Oxford. John Oxford is Professor of Virology at St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of London. He is the co-author of two standard texts on Influenza and Virology and has published 250 scientific papers throughout the world. Professor Oxford serves as the Scientific Director of Retroscreen, Ltd., the College's research virology company. Paul Kellam is Virus Genomics Team Leader at the Sanger Institute, Cambridge, and Reader in Host & Pathogen Interactions in the Department of Infection, MRC Centre for Medical Molecular Virology, University College London.

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