© 2009


History and Basic Biology

  • Diane E. Griffin
  • Michael B. A. Oldstone

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 329)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Y. Yanagi, M. Takeda, S. Ohno, T. Hashiguchi
    Pages 13-30
  3. C. Kemper, J. P. Atkinson
    Pages 31-57
  4. C. K. Navaratnarajah, V. H. J. Leonard, R. Cattaneo
    Pages 59-76
  5. B. K. Rima, W. P. Duprex
    Pages 77-102
  6. S. Longhi
    Pages 103-128
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-199

About this book


Measles virus, one of the most contagious of all human viruses, has been largely contained by the development and use of a vaccine that was introduced 50 years ago. These two volumes were timed to honor the introduction of the vaccine and to record the enormous advancements made in understanding the molecular and cell biology, pathogenesis, and control of this infectious disease. Where vaccine has been effectively delivered, endemic measles virus transmission has been eliminated. However, difficulties in vaccine delivery, lack of health care support and objection to vaccination in some communities continue to result in nearly 40 million cases and over 300,000 deaths per year from measles.


HIV HIV infection cell cell biology genetics health immunosuppression infection infectious infectious disease pathogenesis protein vaccination vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Diane E. Griffin
    • 1
  • Michael B. A. Oldstone
    1. 1.Department of Molecular MicrobiologyJohns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public HealthBaltimoreUSA

    Bibliographic information

    • Book Title Measles
    • Book Subtitle History and Basic Biology
    • Editors Diane E. Griffin
      Michael B. A. Oldstone
    • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
    • DOI
    • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
    • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
    • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
    • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-70522-2
    • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08944-2
    • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-70523-9
    • Series ISSN 0070-217X
    • Edition Number 1
    • Number of Pages VIII, 199
    • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
    • Topics Virology
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