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Measles

Pathogenesis and Control

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

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 330)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. R. L. de Swart
    Pages 55-72
  3. S. Pillet, N. Svitek, V. von Messling
    Pages 73-87
  4. P. A. Rota, D. A. Featherstone, W. J. Bellini
    Pages 129-150
  5. D. E. Griffin, C. -H. Pan
    Pages 191-212
  6. S. J. Russell, K. W. Peng
    Pages 213-241
  7. S. Schneider-Schaulies, J. Schneider-Schaulies
    Pages 243-269
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-295

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

HIV HIV infection cancer therapy cell cell biology dendritic cells immunosuppression infection infectious infectious disease innate immunity pathogenesis 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

    • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70617-5
    • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
    • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
    • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
    • Print ISBN 978-3-540-70616-8
    • Online ISBN 978-3-540-70617-5
    • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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