This chapter provides an overview of viruses, starting with the basics of virology, before moving on to a systematic overview of each virus, covering important aspects of epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features of infection, diagnosis, and treatment and prevention. This chapter also includes prion disease, even if the causative agent is not a virus.
Chapter. 38671 words. Illustrated.
Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Medical Microbiology and Virology
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