The spread of viruses from host to host

  • K. M. Smith


The methods of dissemination of viruses are as varied as their hosts and whilst some are spread as fomites (any article in close contact with infection) many require an intermediary to act as ‘vector’. Such vectors play a very important part in the spread of viruses and the relationships between vector and virus are discussed in a separate section. Other methods of virus dissemination are dealt with first.


West Nile Virus Plant Virus Rift Valley Fever Myxoma Virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus 
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© K.M. Smith and D.A. Ritchie 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. M. Smith
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  1. 1.Virus Research UnitAgricultural CouncilCambridgeUSA

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