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New Challenges to Health: The Threat of Virus Infection

Terence S. Dermody McCauley, J. W ; Rowlands, D. J ; Smith, G. L ; Irving, W. L

Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2001-04-19, Vol.33 (11), p.1956-1956 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    New Challenges to Health: The Threat of Virus Infection
  • Author: Terence S. Dermody
  • McCauley, J. W ; Rowlands, D. J ; Smith, G. L ; Irving, W. L
  • Subjects: Book Reviews ; Virus diseases ; Congresses ; Books ; Book reviews
  • Is Part Of: Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2001-04-19, Vol.33 (11), p.1956-1956
  • Description: Viruses continually evolve and adapt, posing new threats to health. This book discusses the ecology of viruses with particular emphasis on the emergence of devastating haemorrhagic disease, and reviews the molecular and cell biological basis of the pathogenesis of several virus diseases. An introduction is given to the mathematical analysis of recurrent epidemic virus disease, such as measles. Neurological and psychological disease is discussed in relation to the pathological mechanisms that may underlie prion disease (such as new variant CJD) and to the possible virus involvement in human psychiatric illness. Virus infections that have come to prominence recently (HIV, bunyaviruses, morbilliviruses and caliciviruses) or that remain a threat (influenza and hepatitis viruses) are discussed. There are also chapters on new and potential niches for virus infections in the immunocompromised, and the problem of the emergence of antiviral drug resistance in viruses for which therapies exist.
  • Publisher: Cambridge: University of Chicago Press
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1058-4838
    ISBN: 9780521806145
    ISBN: 0521806143
    EISSN: 1537-6591
    EISBN: 0511754884
    EISBN: 9780511754883
    EISBN: 0511141017
    EISBN: 9780511141010
    DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511754883
    OCLC: 935228972
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