© 2005

Coronaviruses with Special Emphasis on First Insights Concerning SARS

  • Axel Schmidt
  • Olaf Weber
  • Manfred H. Wolff

Part of the Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases BAID book series (BAID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Olaf Weber, Axel Schmidt
    Pages 55-69
  3. Princess Margaret Hospital SARS Study Group, Po Oi Lee, Ping Tim Tsui, Tak Yin Tsang, Tai Nin Chau, Chi Pong Kwan et al.
    Pages 71-85
  4. Caroline R. Astell, Robert A. Holt, Steven J. M. Jones, Marco A. Marra
    Pages 101-128
  5. Wolfgang Preiser, Christian Drosten, Hans Wilhelm Doerr
    Pages 129-144
  6. Charlene E. Bush-Donovan, Tony Mazzulli, Jill J. Detmer, Johan Surtihadi
    Pages 145-158
  7. Arthur Chun-Wing Lau, Loletta Kit-Ying So, Loretta Yin-Chun Yam
    Pages 159-171
  8. Kanchan Anand, Haitao Yang, Mark Bartlam, Zihe Rao, Rolf Hilgenfeld
    Pages 173-199
  9. Manfred H. Wolff, Syed A. Sattar, Olusola Adegbunrin, Jason Tetro
    Pages 201-212
  10. Andrea Ammon
    Pages 213-226
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 227-232

About this book


It is with great pleasure that we introduce the first volume of Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases.This book series focuses on relevant and trending topics in microbiology and infectious diseases with emphasis on emerging pathogens and related diseases.This interdisciplinary series presents latest advances and new approaches in molecular biology as well as insights into human and veterinary clinical medicine. Furthermore, matters in epidemiology, disease management, hygiene and prevention of infectious diseases are discussed. Emerging or novel pathogens are a grand challenge in medical science. Therefore, we focused the first volume of this series on the outbreak of SARS. The advent of SARS is a threat for people around the globe. Our modern technologies in communication and mobility have figuratively transformed the world into a village. This traffic, however, reprensents a new opportunity to spread diseases, particularly such of infectious nature from tiny villages throughout the entire world. In-depth knowledge of a novel pathogen's characteristics will help to manage or event prevent pandemias.


Coronavirus SARS antiviral drug disease management infection infections infectious virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Axel Schmidt
    • 1
  • Olaf Weber
    • 2
  • Manfred H. Wolff
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity Witten/HerdeckeWittenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Molekulare Medizin und Experimentelle ImmunologieUniversitätsklinikum Bonn Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-UniversitätBonnGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of BiosciencesUniversity Witten/HerdeckeWittenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coronaviruses with Special Emphasis on First Insights Concerning SARS
  • Editors Axel Schmidt
    Manfred H. Wolff
    Olaf Weber
  • Series Title Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases BAID
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2005
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7643-6462-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7643-7339-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Infectious Diseases
    Medical Microbiology
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"... all the most relevant findings on SARS are considered in the pages of this interesting volume which is a precious tool for veterinarians, virologists, clinicians who are interested in improving their knowledge on Coronaviruses and this novel and severe disease." (European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences)