Fenner and White’s Medical Virology

Fenner and White’s Medical Virology
 
Author:
Christopher J. Burrell, Colin R. Howard & Frederick A. Murphy
Release at: 2017
Pages: 567
Edition:
Fifth Edition
File Size: 130 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English


Description of Fenner and White’s Medical Virology


Enormous strides have taken place since the fourth edition of this book in regard to our understanding of virus properties and how viral diseases can be controlled, treated, and prevented. Considerable advances have been made across the whole spectrum of virology, particularly in relation to virus structure and replication, “point-of-care” diagnostics and the wide use of antiviral therapies. This progress has done much to contribute to a substantial improvement in public health across the globe.

At the same time, we have seen the emergence of new viral agents, and older agents in new guises, sometimes creating a need for radically new concepts to guide our understanding and clinical and public health actions. Notable examples include HIV/AIDS; SARS and its recently appearing relative MERS; Hendra and Nipah viral diseases; the more recent epidemic manifestations of Ebola; the appearance in humans of novel influenza A viruses; and the ever-increasing range of manifestations of “older” viruses in immunosuppressed individuals. 

Paradoxically, other aspects of virology, for example, the clinical descriptions of common infections and the principles of management, remain as valid as when they were first made. Our challenge is to transmit hard-learned experiences, within the context of new advances, to an ever-widening audience of newcomers entering the medical, scientific, and related professions.

Content of Fenner and White’s Medical Virology



Chapter 1 History and Impact of Virology

Chapter 2 Classification of Viruses and Phylogenetic Relationships

Chapter 3 Virion Structure and Composition

Chapter 4 Virus Replication

Chapter 5 Innate Immunity

Chapter 6 Adaptive Immune Responses to Infection

Chapter 7 Pathogenesis of Virus Infections

Chapter 8 Patterns of Infection

Chapter 9 Mechanisms of Viral Oncogenesis

Chapter 10 Laboratory Diagnosis of Virus Diseases

Chapter 11 Vaccines and Vaccination

Chapter 12 Antiviral Chemotherapy

Chapter 13 Epidemiology of Viral Infections

Chapter 14 Control, Prevention, and Eradication

Chapter 15 Emerging Virus Diseases

Chapter 16 Poxviruses

Chapter 17 Herpesviruses

Chapter 18 Adenoviruses

Chapter 19 Papillomaviruses

Chapter 20 Polyomaviruses

Chapter 21 Parvoviruses

Chapter 22 Hepatitis B and Hepatitis Delta Viruses

Chapter 23 Retroviruses

Chapter 24 Reoviruses

Chapter 25 Orthomyxoviruses

Chapter 26 Paramyxoviruses

Chapter 27 Rhabdoviruses

Chapter 28 Filoviruses

Chapter 29 Bunyaviruses

Chapter 30 Arenaviruses

Chapter 31 Coronaviruses

Chapter 32 Picornaviruses

Chapter 33 Caliciviruses

Chapter 34 Astroviruses

Chapter 35 Togaviruses

Chapter 36 Flaviviruses

Chapter 37 Hepeviruses

Chapter 38 Prions

Chapter 39 Viral Syndromes

Index

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