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West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection

Viral Pathogenesis and the Host Immune Response

  • Michael S. Diamond

Part of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century book series (EIDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Lyle R. Petersen
    Pages 1-23
  3. Gregory D. Ebel, Laura D. Kramer
    Pages 25-43
  4. Carol D. Blair
    Pages 45-67
  5. J. David Beckham, Kenneth L. Tyler
    Pages 69-95
  6. Margo A. Brinton
    Pages 97-136
  7. David W. C. Beasley, Alan D. T. Barrett
    Pages 137-153
  8. Alvaro Arjona, Erol Fikrig
    Pages 169-187
  9. Erin Mehlhop, Michael S. Diamond
    Pages 189-217
  10. Yorgo Modis, Vinod Nayak
    Pages 265-286
  11. Mario Lobigs, Arno Müllbacher, Matthias Regner
    Pages 287-307
  12. Nicholas J. C. King, Ariane Davison, Daniel R. Getts, David Ping Lu, Meghann Teague Getts, Amanda Yeung et al.
    Pages 309-339
  13. Robert B. Tesh, Shu-Yuan Xiao
    Pages 361-377
  14. Melanie A. Samuel, Michael S. Diamond
    Pages 379-399
  15. Mark Throsby, Jaap Goudsmit, John de Kruif
    Pages 401-416
  16. Alexander A. Khromykh, David C. Chang, Roy A. Hall
    Pages 427-451
  17. Pei-Yong Shi
    Pages 453-474
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 475-485

About this book

Introduction

In West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection, leading scientists and researchers discuss the West Nile virus, a neurotropic flavivirus that has emerged globally as a primary cause of viral encephalitis. Its appearance in the Western Hemisphere in 1999, and the corresponding increase in global disease burden over the last decade has been accompanied by intensive study, including the entry of many scientists into the field. Breakthroughs have been made in understanding the unique transmission pattern between the vector and the multiple avian and mammalian hosts and targets. While the topics in this book are focused on the West Nile virus, they are broad in scope ranging from understanding vector transmission patterns to the dynamics of structural transitions of proteins on the surface of the virion. The editor and contributors of West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection offer their expertise in this up-to-date and cutting-edge anthology, which will be of broad use to readers from a variety of backgrounds including clinical infectious disease, epidemiology, virology, immunology, and vector biology.

Keywords

Antigen Virus arbovirus emerging infectious disease encephalitis epidemiology flavivirus infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases molecular epidemiology vaccine zoonosis

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael S. Diamond
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine, Molecular MicrobiologyPathology & Immunology Washington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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