Replication of Picornaviruses

  • P. Brown
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 6)


The group of picornaviruses infecting animals contains agents which cause some of our more important contemporary diseases, for example those causing polio and the common cold in man and foot-and mouth disease in animals. With the discomfort inflicted on us two or three times each year when we are invaded by one of the many serotypes of the rhinovirus group, there is an obvious need for a chemotherapeutic approach to the problem of the common cold. Of far more critical importance, this time in the supply of food, is the problem of foot-and-mouth disease« Since more than 1000 million doses of vaccine are inoculated annually in the control of this disease, there is a large potential market for a chemotherapeutic agent which will inhibit the growth of the virus.


Common Cold Mouth Disease Baby Hamster Kidney Cell Chemotherapeutic Approach Mouth Disease Virus 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Animal Virus Research Institute PirbrightSurreyCanada

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