Human Virology

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN13: 9780198566601
Category: Health Medicine
Type: Print edition
2006 328 pages, Numerous colour and halftone illustrations and line drawings


New to this edition New material on SARS. Latest advances in the study of Prion diseases. An exploration of the debate regarding MMR vs single vaccine. Recent advances in the study and treatment of AIDS / HIV. Greater emphasis on the antiviral precautions required of dental students. Viruses are the smallest of organisms, yet given that they account for at least a third of presentations in the doctors clinic, they must be well understood by medical students and practitioners alike. Collier & Oxford''s Human Virology presents this complex and rapidly evolving subject with notable clarity and topicality. The first part of the text deals with the general principles of virology, including the properties of viruses, replication and genetics, along with disease and resistance. This is followed by chapters dedicated to specific groups of viruses, then special syndromes associated with susceptible groups. The final part of the book is reserved for practical aspects of virology, including diagnosis, control measures and anti-viral therapies. The authors intent is not to turn their readers into virologists, but rather to provide them with enough knowledge of the nature of viruses and viral infections to serve as an essential foundation for clinical involvement with the subject. By providing a concise but comprehensive account of the fascinating subject of virology, this text is ideal for students of medecine, dentistry, microbiology, nursing and the biological sciences. This latest edition has been extensively updated and incorporates many new diagrams, accompanied by the introduction of full colour presentation. The importance of viruses has demanded a fresh appreciation in recent years, providing opportunity for this edition to include coverage of: - The emergence of SARS - Latest research in the study of prion diseases - An exploration of the debate regarding MMR versus single vaccination - Progress in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS - Recent advances in diagnostic virology and antiviral therapy - Greater emphasis on the antiviral precautions required of healthcare professionals

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