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Orthopoxviruses Pathogenic for Humans


Orthopoxviruses Pathogenic for Humans



von: Sergei Nikolaevich Shchelkunov, Svetlana S. Marennikova, Richard W. Moyer

149,79 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 09.06.2006
ISBN/EAN: 9780387253060
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 425

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Orthopoxviruses Pathogenic for Humans covers those viruses capable of causing disease in man, including monkeypox, smallpox, cowpox, and vaccinia. The coverage of each virus is comprehensive, covering the biology, molecular biology, and ecology of the virus as well as the clinical and epidemiological aspects of these viruses in humans and animals. In addition, this volume highlights developments in genetic engineering that are paving the way for potential therapeutic treatments of these viruses.
Orthopoxviruses Pathogenic for Humans covers those viruses capable of causing disease in man, including monkeypox, smallpox, cowpox, and vaccinia. The coverage of each virus is comprehensive, covering the biology, molecular biology, and ecology of the virus as well as the clinical and epidemiological aspects of these viruses in humans and animals. In addition, this volume highlights developments in genetic engineering that are paving the way for potential therapeutic treatments of these viruses.
Preface.- Smallpox in Human History.- Classification of Poxviruses and Brief Characterization of the Genus Orthopoxvirus.- Vaccinia Virus.- Variola (Smallpox) Virus.- Monkeypox Virus.- Cowpox Virus.- Molecular Evolution of Orthopoxviruses.- Laboratory Diagnostics of Human Orthopoxvirus Infections.- Preparedness and Response to Potential Bioterrorism.- Appendix 1.- Appendix 2.- List of Abbreviations.- References.- Index.
<p>Includes extensive figures, including 52 half-tones, clearly illustrating - among other information - the effects of each virus</p>

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