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Human virology : a text for students of medicine, dentistry, and microbiology

Author: L H Collier; J S Oxford
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The authors' intent is not to turn their readers into virologists but rather to provide them with enough knowledge of the nature of viruses and virus infections to serve as an essential background for later involvement with the subject. The new edition has been extensively updated, with many new diagrams included. New material has been added on: DT Plant and bacterial viruses DT Coronaviruses, focusing on SARS DT  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
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Collier, L.H. (Leslie Harold), 1921-
Human virology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607809539
Online version:
Collier, L.H. (Leslie Harold), 1921-
Human virology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)610294912
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L H Collier; J S Oxford
ISBN: 9780198566601 0198566603
OCLC Number: 64230288
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Virology : how it all began --
General properties of viruses --
Viral replication and genetics --
How viruses cause disease --
Resistance to virus infections --
Viruses and cancer in humans --
Viruses and the community --
Upper respiratory tract and eye infections due to adenoviruses, coronaviruses (including SARS CoV), and rhinoviruses --
Childhood infections caused by paramyxoviruses --
Orthomyxoviruses and influenza --
Gastroenteritis viruses --
Rubella : postnatal infections --
Parvoviruses --
Poxviruses --
Papovaviruses --
Poliomyelitis and other picornavirus infections --
The herpesviruses : general properties --
The alphaherpesviruses : herpes simplex and varicella-zoster --
The betaherpesviruses : cytomegalovirus and human herpesviruses 6 and 7 --
The gammaherpesviruses : Epstein-barr virus and Kaposl's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus --
Introduction to the hepatitis viruses --
The blood-borne hepatitis viruses B and delta --
The enteric hepatitis viruses A and E --
The blood-borne hepatitis flaviviruses --
Retroviruses and AIDS --
Lyssavirus and rabies --
Arthropod-borne viruses --
Exotic and dangerous infections : filoviruses, arenaviruses, and hantaviruses --
Prions and the spongiform encephalopathies --
Viral diseases of the central nervous system --
Intrauterine and perinatal infections --
Viral infections in patients with defective immunity --
Respiratory infections --
Sexually transmitted viral infections --
Resurgent and emergent viral infections --
The laboratory diagnosis of viral infections --
Control of viral diseases by immunization --
Antiviral chemotherapy.
Responsibility: Leslie Collier and John Oxford ; with illustrations by Jim Pipkin.
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