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 understanding to 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 670 pages
  • 216 x 282 x 34mm | 2,081.98g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123751470
  • 9780123751478
  • 2,158,253

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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