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.
Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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||Society for General Microbiology Symposia, 60
G. L Smith
• W. L. Irving
• J. W. McCauley
• D. J. Rowlands
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