The Immune Response to Viral Infections

  • B. A. Askonas
  • B. Moss
  • G. Torrigiani
  • S. Gorini

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 257)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. Carbonari, M. Fiorilli, I. Mezzaroma, M. Cherchi, F. Aiuti
    Pages 3-7
  3. B. A. Askonas, P. Openshaw, M. Cannon
    Pages 9-17
  4. John Bienenstock, Ken Croitoru, Peter B. Ernst, Andrzej M. Stanisz
    Pages 19-26
  5. R. Crainic, T. Couderc, A. Martin, C. Wychowski, M. Girard, F. Horaud
    Pages 61-66
  6. Albert Z. Kapikian, Jorge Flores, Karen Midthun, Yasutaka Hoshino, Kim Y. Green, Mario Gorziglia et al.
    Pages 67-89
  7. Andrew J. McMichael, Frances M. Gotch
    Pages 109-114
  8. Erling Norrby, Britt Åkerlind, Maurice A. Mufson
    Pages 147-153
  9. Judit Acs, William C. Reeves, William E. Rawls
    Pages 169-186
  10. Mario Rizzetto
    Pages 205-209

About these proceedings

Introduction

Virus diseases continue to represent serious health problems in most parts of the world. In spite of the fact that diseases such as polio­ myelitis and measles have been controlled in the industrialized countries by vaccination, vaccines now in use in tropical countries have proved not to be optimal. Further research is needed to develop new vaccines that will be effective in all countries. To do so we need to understand better the immune response to different viruses so that we may be able to maxi­ mize the protective response of new vaccines and minimize their potential immunopathologic effect. An exciting new discovery which is now being further developed is the possibility of being able to use some viruses (e.g. vaccinia, adenoviruses, etc.), as carriers for other antigens. This may open up the way for the production of vaccines that will be inexpensive and that will confer long­ lasting immunity after only one injection. This meeting has also served to review our present knowledge of virus diseases which are still of great importance such as hepatitis, dengue and influenza.

Keywords

Antigen Hepatitis Virus infection infections infectious vaccine viral infection

Editors and affiliations

  • B. A. Askonas
    • 1
  • B. Moss
    • 2
  • G. Torrigiani
    • 3
  • S. Gorini
    • 4
  1. 1.National Institute for Medical ResearchLondonUK
  2. 2.National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  4. 4.Fondazione Internazionale MenariniFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-5712-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5714-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5712-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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