M. Estée Török, Fiona J. Cooke and Ed Moran

in Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2016 | ISBN: 9780199671328
Published online November 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191841927 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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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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