ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Revised and expanded edition of a classic reference covering all major human viral infections
- Information presented in a uniform way, summarizing the methodology, biological characteristics, descriptive epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, control and prevention for each virus
- Companion to Bacterial Infections of Humans edited by P. Brachman
Striking changes have occurred in the world since the publication of the last edition of Viral Infections of Humans. The global population is rapidly approaching 8 billion; climate change is leading to the introduction of new hosts, vectors and virus diseases heretofore never seen in many parts of the world; technological advances have revolutionized the ability to recognize and characterize viruses new and old; vaccines are altering the epidemiological landscape of the diseases they target, in some cases raising the hope of their eradication; and remarkably powerful computational tools are enabling not only detection of outbreaks of disease much sooner than in the past but also, through complex mathematical modeling, more accurate prediction of their potential impact.
The new Fifth Edition of Viral Infections of Humans captures both the excitement and frustration of the dynamic struggle between humankind and the viruses that continue to cause immense suffering. It presents the latest concepts, methods, and technologies in epidemiology, detection, investigation, modeling, and intervention. Updated and entirely new chapters by dozens of experts across the field provide analytic summaries of current knowledge of viruses and prions causing acute syndromes, chronic illnesses, and/or malignancies. In sum, this ambitiously expanded volume offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on viruses in humans, from agents of classic diseases (e.g., hepatitis, measles, polio, rabies, and yellow fever), to those with greatest pandemic impact (e.g., influenza and human immunodeficiency virus), to those discovered relatively recently (e.g., henipavirus, metapneumovirus, and norovirus).
The new Fifth Edition of Viral Infections of Humans is an invaluable reference for students, fellows and established professionals in the fields of microbiology, public health and infectious disease epidemiology, medicine, and health policy.
Content Level » Research
Keywords » Adenoviruses - HIV - Hepatitis - Influenza - Kaposi's sarcoma - Rhinovirus -Rotavirus - Smallpox - Virus epidemiology - Virus surveillance
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Public Health - Virology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Concepts & Methods.- 1.Concepts in Viral Disease Epidemiology & Control.- 2.Virologic Detection & Characterization.- 3.Immunologic Detection & Characterization.- 4.Surveillance & Epidemiologic Investigation.- 5.Viral Dynamics & Mathematical Models.- II. Viruses Causing Acute Syndromes.- 6.Adenoviruses.- 7.Alphaviruses:Equine Encephalitis & Others.- 8.Arenaviruses:Lassa Fever, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis & Others.- 9.Bunyaviruses: Hantavirus & Others.- 10.Coronaviruses: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome & Others.- 11.Enteroviruses & Parechoviruses: Echoviruses, Coxsackieviruses, & Others.- 12.Enteroviruses:Enterovirus 71.- 13.Enteroviruses:Polio.- 14.Filoviruses: Marburg & Ebola.- 15.Flaviviruses: Dengue.- 16.Flaviviruses: Yellow Fever, Japanese B, West Nile & Others.- 17.Hepatitis A Virus.- 18.Hepatitis E Virus.- 19.Influenza Viruses.- 20.Noroviruses, Sapoviruses, & Astroviruses.- 21.Orthopoxviruses: Variola, Vaccinia, Cowpox & Monkeypox.- 22.Paramyxoviruses: Henipaviruses.- 23.Paramyxoviruses: Measles.- 24.Paramyxoviruses: Mumps.- 25.Paramyxoviruses Parainfluenza Virus.- 26.Paramyxoviruses: Respiratory Syncytial Virus & Metapneumovirus.- 27. Parvoviruses.- 28.Rhabdovirus: Rabies.- 29. Rhinoviruses: Colds.- 30. Rotaviruses.- 31. Rubella Virus.- III. Viruses Causing Acute & Chronic Syndromes &/or Malignancy.- 32. Hepatitis viruses: Hepatitis B & Hepatitis D.- 33.Hepatitis viruses: Hepatitis C.- 34. Hepatitis viruses: Hepatocellular Carcinoma.- 35. Human Herpesviruses: Cytomegalovirus.- 36.Human Herpesviruses: Herpes Simplex Types 1 & 2.- 37.Human Herpesvirus: Human Herpesvirus 6.- 38.Human Herpesviruses: Infectious Mononucleosis & Other Non-Malignant Diseases.- 39.Human Herpesviruses: Kaposi Sarcoma & Other Malignancies.- 40.Human Herpesviruses: Malignant Lymphoma.- 41.Human Herpesviruses: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma & Other Epithelial Tumors.- 42.Human Herpesviruses: Varicella & Zoster.- 43.Human Immunodeficiency Viruses Types 1 & 2.- 44.Human Papillomaviruses: Cervical Cancer & Warts.- 45.Human T Cell Leukemia Viruses Types 1 & 2.- 46.Polyomaviruses: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy & Other Diseases.- IV Other Transmissible Agents.- 47.Prions & Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Dr. Richard A. Kaslow is a Professor of Epidemiology and International Health, Medicine and Microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Lawrence R. Stanberry is director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas. He has served on numerous advisory and review panels. Dr. James W. LeDuc, is director, Galveston National Laboratory Professor, Microbiology and Immunology Robert E. Shope Chair in Global Health at UTMB.