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Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Ergebnisse der Mikrobiologie und Immunitätsforschung

  • W. Arber
  • W. Braun
  • F. Cramer
  • R. Haas
  • W. Henle
  • P. H. Hofschneider
  • N. K. Jerne
  • W. Kikuth
  • P. Koldowsky
  • H. Koprowski
  • O. Maaløe
  • R. Rott
  • H.-G. Schweiger
  • M. Sela
  • L. Syruček
  • P. K. Vogt
  • E. Wecker

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iii
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 195-233

About these proceedings

Introduction

Ever since arbovirus infections became known and their relative importance assessed, experiments were designed to elucidate the mode of transmission and the most important natural hosts responsible for perpetuating the infection in nature. Human infections and the disease in wild rodents, birds, and domestic animals were studied in relation to viremia and distribution of the infectious agent in the organism. With increasing epidemiological studies it became apparent that the neural manifestations of the disease are very uncommon, confined only to a small percentage of individuals of the most susceptible species. Various factors have been proposed to explain why in certain instances the virus becomes establish­ ed in the central nervous system and causes a serious or lethal disease. For example, differences in the virulence of the virus strains, varying susceptibility of individuals of one species, or intercurrent circumstances facilitating access of the virus to the central nervous system were alleged. Also, various possible routes of entry of the virus into the brain and spinal cord have been considered.

Keywords

Immunität animals biology central nervous system immunology infection infections microbiology nervous system virus

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Arber
    • 1
  • W. Braun
    • 2
  • F. Cramer
    • 3
  • R. Haas
    • 4
  • W. Henle
    • 5
  • P. H. Hofschneider
    • 6
  • N. K. Jerne
    • 7
  • W. Kikuth
    • 8
  • P. Koldowsky
    • 9
  • H. Koprowski
    • 5
  • O. Maaløe
    • 10
  • R. Rott
    • 11
  • H.-G. Schweiger
    • 12
  • M. Sela
    • 13
  • L. Syruček
    • 9
  • P. K. Vogt
    • 14
  • E. Wecker
    • 15
  1. 1.GenèveSwitzerland
  2. 2.New BrunswickUSA
  3. 3.GöttingenGermany
  4. 4.FreiburgGermany
  5. 5.PhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.MünchenGermany
  7. 7.FrankfurtGermany
  8. 8.DüsseldorfGermany
  9. 9.PragueCzech Republic
  10. 10.CopenhagenDenmark
  11. 11.GießenDeutschland
  12. 12.WilhelmshavenDeutschland
  13. 13.RehovothIsrael
  14. 14.DenverUSA
  15. 15.WürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-46118-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46120-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46118-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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