Human Virology

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9780199570881: Human Virology

Viruses are the ultimate parasites: they infect cells and hijack their molecular machinery in order to survive, often destroying the host cell in the process. In so doing, they present a major challenge to human health and well-being, with the continual emergence of new viral strains placing huge demands on healthcare systems internationally.

Human Virology is the perfect introduction to the subject for anyone who needs to understand how viruses impact on human health, and how they can be managed in a clinical context. It does not seek to turn its readers into virologists, but to provide them with enough knowledge of the nature of viruses and viral infections to serve as an essential foundation for anyone encountering viruses in a clinical or biomedical context.

Capturing this complex and rapidly-evolving subject with remarkable clarity, Human Virology describes the general principles of viral biology - the properties of viruses, their replication and genetics - along with disease and resistance, before introducing the infections caused by key groups of viruses. It concludes with an overview of the management of viral disease, including diagnosis and immunization.

Reflecting our latest understanding of the molecular basis of viral diseases, Human Virology is the ideal resource for all students of medicine, dentistry, and the biological and biomedical sciences, who need a clear and focused introduction to the subject.

The Online Resource Centre to accompany Human Virology features figures from the book in electronic format (for registered adopters of the text).

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About the Author:


Leslie Collier, Emiritus Professor of Virology, University of London.

John Oxford, Professor Virology, St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Paul Kellam, VIrus Genomics Team Leader, Sanger Institute, Cambridge.

Review:

Review from previous edition: "Covers all the bases well, with no major topic omitted. The authors' style is very "student friendly" and, sometimes, almost conversational in tone. This makes the book very easy to read. Layout is also user friendly with good use of tables/graphs/pictures.
Reminders at each chapter end and appendices are also useful."

--Professor Kevin Kerr, Harrogate District Hospital.

"It is very comprehensive and covers most viruses that we encounter in clinical practice. I like the way how the chapters are divided into different types of viruses, its properties and clinical aspects of diseases. Chapter 7 is particularly useful as it mentions virus interaction in the
community. Epidemiology is still an aspect that many people take for granted, but I think its an important element in virology."

--Dr Norzeihan Jan Bappu, Foundation 1 Doctor.

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