Viral Infections of Humans

Epidemiology and Control

  • Alfred S. Evans

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Introduction and Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alfred S. Evans
      Pages 3-42
    3. Alfred S. Evans
      Pages 43-64
  3. Acute Viral Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Hjordis M. Foy, J. Thomas Grayston
      Pages 67-84
    3. Wilbur G. Downs
      Pages 95-126
    4. Jordi Casals
      Pages 127-150
    5. Arnold S. Monto
      Pages 151-165
    6. Eli Gold, George A. Nankervis
      Pages 167-186
    7. Joseph L. Melnick
      Pages 187-251
    8. Alfred S. Evans, James C. Niederman
      Pages 253-281
    9. Albert Z. Kapikian, Harry B. Greenberg, Richard G. Wyatt, Anthony R. Kalica, Hyun Wha Kim, Carl D. Brandt et al.
      Pages 283-326
    10. Robert W. McCollum
      Pages 327-350
    11. André J. Nahmias, William E. Josey
      Pages 351-372
    12. Fred M. Davenport
      Pages 373-396
    13. Francis L. Black
      Pages 397-418
    14. Harry A. Feldman
      Pages 419-440
    15. W. Paul Glezen, Frank A. Loda, Floyd W. Denny
      Pages 441-454

About this book

Introduction

also occurs. New outbreaks of yellow fever have occurred in Colombia and Trinidad and new outbreaks of rift valley fever have occurred in Egypt. Chapter 6, Arenaviruses: The biochemical and physical properties have now been clar­ ified, and they show a remarkable uniformity in the various viruses constituting the group. The possibility that prenatal infection with LCM may result in hydrocephalus and chorioretinitis has been raised. Serologic surveys have suggested the existence of Lassa virus infection in Guinea, Central African Empire, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon, and Benin, in addition to earlier identification in Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Chapter 7, Coronaviruses: New studies have confirmed the important role of these viruses in common respiratory illnesses of children and adults. The viruses are now known to contain a single positive strand of RNA. About 50% of corona virus infections result in clinical illness. About 5% of common colds are caused by strain DC 43 in winter. Chapter 8, Cytomegalovirus: Sections on pathogenesis of CMV in relation to organ transplantation and mononucleosis, as well as sections on the risk and features of con­ genital infection and disease, have been expanded. There are encouraging preliminary results with a live CMV vaccine, but the questions of viral persistence and oncogenicity require further evaluation.

Keywords

Hepatitis Malaria antigen arbovirus arenaviruses epidemiology infection infections nutrition pathogenesis prevention vaccination vaccine viral infection virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred S. Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.WHO Serum Reference Bank, Section of International Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3237-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3239-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3237-4
  • About this book