The Flaviviruses: Detection, Diagnosis And Vaccine Development

Other | December 18, 2003

byThomas J. Chambers, Thomas J. Chambers, Thomas P. Monath

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Over 50% of known flaviviruses have been associated with human disease. TheFlavivirusgenus constitutes some of the most serious human pathogens including Japanese encephalitis, dengue and yellow fever. Flaviviruses are known for their complex life cycles and epidemic spread, and are considered a globally-emergent viral threat.

Detection, Diagnosis and Vaccine Development, the third volume ofThe Flavivirusesdetails the current status of technologies for detection and differentiation of these viruses, their use in surveillance and outbreak investigation, and also reviews the latest clinical research.

* Comprehensive approach to the scientific disciplines needed to unravle the complexities of virus-host interactions
* Descibes the technologies that have contributed to our current knowledge about the Flaviviruses
* Identifies the major problems faced in understanding the virus-host interactins that result in disease
* An exhaustive compendium of current and past knowledge on the Flavivirus family

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Over 50% of known flaviviruses have been associated with human disease. TheFlavivirusgenus constitutes some of the most serious human pathogens including Japanese encephalitis, dengue and yellow fever. Flaviviruses are known for their complex life cycles and epidemic spread, and are considered a globally-emergent viral threat.Detection...

Format:OtherDimensions:577 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 18, 2003Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080493831

ISBN - 13:9780080493831

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Diagnosis and Surveillance
Serodiagnosis of Flaviviral Infections and Vaccinations in Humans
Molecular amplification assays for the detection of Flaviviruses
Virus Epidemiology, Ecology and Emergence
Japanese Encephalitis
Epidemiology of St Louis encephalitis virus
West Nile Virus: epidemiology and Ecology in North America
Dengue Epidemiology: Virus Epidemiology, Ecology and Emergence.
Epidemiology and Ecology of Yellow Fever virus
Virus Epidemiology, Ecology and Emergence of Tick-borne flaviviruses
Vaccines and Antiviral Agents
Formalin-inactivated whole virus and recombinant subunit flavivirus vaccines
Empirically derived live, attenuated vaccines against Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis
DNA vaccines for Flaviviruses
Chimeric Flaviviruses: novel vaccines against dengue fever, tick-borne encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis
Prospects for antiviral therapy