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The natural history of viruses

Author: C H Andrewes, Sir.
Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton [1967]
Series: World naturalist.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gives general background information on the present state of scientific knowledge regarding viruses.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C H Andrewes, Sir.
OCLC Number: 493155
Notes: 576/,64.
Description: viii, 237 pages illustrations 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Viruses in general: Introductory --
The nature and variety of viruses --
The virus and its host --
Defence against viruses --
pt. 2. Transmission of virus infections: Catching colds --
Influenza, ringer of changes --
Poliovirus and its relations --
Mosquitos, horses, birds and snakes --
Mosquitos, herons and pigs --
Dengue: a changing tropical disease --
Yellow Jack --
Ticks --
Sand-flies and midges --
Alternative routes --
Aphids, hoppers and beetles --
Boots, worms and fungi --
pt. 3. Other aspects of ecology: Rabies and more about reservoirs --
Evolution in action: myxomatosis --
Herpes and more about latency --
Congenital virus infections --
Viruses and cancer: fowl tumours --
Virus-tumours in mammals --
and frogs --
Not really viruses --
Man and virus ecology.
Series Title: World naturalist.
Responsibility: [by] C.H. Andrewes.

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