Covers both basic science and medical features of each virus, emphasizing viruses of medical importance and interest, while also including other viruses in specific cases where more is known about their mechanisms of replication or pathogenesis.
Covers viruses that cause human cancer such as human papillomaviruses (HPV), Epstein Barr Virus, the Merkel Cell Polyomavirus and hepatitis B virus, and viruses like the herpesviruses that persist in a latent form and can reactivate and cause acute and/or chronic disease.
Features more than 400 full-color illustrations, including key figures for use as lecture slides.
Provides quick, flexible access to current information both in print and in an improved eBook format.
Discusses virus structure, virus entry, replication, and assembly, virus-host cell interactions, host immune responses and vaccines, antiviral therapeutics, viral persistence and latency and viruses as tools for gene therapy and vectors for vaccination.
New and forthcoming Field’s Virology volumes, available in print and eBook format:
• Emerging Viruses
• DNA Viruses
• RNA Viruses
• Fundamental Viruses
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