Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases

Poxviruses

Editors: Mercer, Andrew, Schmidt, Axel, Weber, Olaf (Eds.)

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The recent international alarm at the possible use of smallpox as weapon of bioterror has refocused the attention of the scientific community, public health policy makers and the public on poxviruses. In contrast to the threat posed by some of these viruses, other poxviruses show exciting beneficial potential including their use as valuable tools in biomedical research and in the delivery of vaccines. This monograph provides a comprehensive review of the poxvirus family with a particular emphasis on current developments. It includes the latest insights into poxviral molecular biology, diagnosis, therapy, vaccine development and the beneficial exploitation of these viruses in biomedical research. Each chapter is written by a leader in the field. The reviews present all aspects of the field, including historical perspectives, along with summaries of the latest advances. This combination makes the book relevant for graduate students, researchers new to the field and to experienced poxvirologists.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Genus Orthopoxvirus: Vaccinia virus

    Geoffrey L. Smith

    Pages 1-45

  • Genus Orthopoxvirus: Monkeypox virus

    Sandra Essbauer, Hermann Meyer

    Pages 65-73

  • Genus Molluscipoxvirus

    Joachim J. Bugert

    Pages 89-112

  • Genus Parapoxvirus

    Stephen B. Fleming, Andrew A. Mercer

    Pages 127-165

  • Genus Capripoxvirus

    Adama Diallo, Gerrit J. Viljoen

    Pages 167-181

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poxviruses
Editors
  • Andrew Mercer
  • Axel Schmidt
  • Olaf Weber
Series Title
Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-7557-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-7557-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-7556-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 442
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