1st Edition

Human Respiratory Viral Infections

Edited By Sunit K. Singh Copyright 2014
    698 Pages
    by CRC Press

    698 Pages 25 Color & 70 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Using a multidisciplinary approach, Human Respiratory Viral Infections is set at the level between the definitive reference work and an essential clinical manual. Exploring recent advances in human respiratory viral research, the text builds on the basic sciences of epidemiology, virology, molecular biology, and immunology to cover clinical diagnosis, mechanism of pathogenesis, manifestations of disease, impact, treatment, and management strategies.

    • Provides a comprehensive review of all the major human respiratory viral infections

    • Supplies a detailed description of the anatomy of the respiratory system

    • Discusses the salient features of specific viruses

    • Examines the latest diagnostic tools

    • Covers risk factors associated with incidence of respiratory viral infections in children and adults in different occupational and environmental settings

    Presenting the latest knowledge in human respiratory viral infections, this text will be immensely valuable for pulmonologists, biomedical scientists, research scholars, virologists, vaccinologists, immunologists, clinicians, pharmacologists, and public health specialists.

    Human Respiratory System and Disease Management. Overview on Anatomy of Human Respiratory System. Lung Defenses: An Overview. Airway Epithelial and Early Innate Immune Responses to Virus Infections. Pulmonary Endothelium in Health and Viral Infections. Cough Formation in Viral Infections in Children. Aerosol Spread and Communicability of Respiratory Viruses. Environmental Variables in the Transmission of Respiratory Viruses. Animal Models of Human Respiratory Viral Infections. Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis of Human Respiratory Viral Infections. Potential of Antibody Therapy for Respiratory Virus Infections. Measures for Infection Control in Respiratory Viral Infections. Controlling Epidemic of Human Respiratory Viral Infections. Common Viral Infections of Human Respiratory System. Overview of Human Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Viral Infections. Viral-Induced Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Pediatric Viral Pneumonia. Pulmonary Bacterial Coinfection with Viral Respiratory Infection in Children. Mixed Respiratory Viral Infections. Respiratory Viral Infections in Immunocompromised Patients. Human Adenovirus: A Respiratory Virus Causing Systemic Disease. Human Rhinovirus Infections. Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections. Contents Human Influenza Virus Infections. Human Parainfluenza Virus Infections. Emergence and Pathogenesis of Avian Influenza in Humans. Emergence and Pathogenesis of Swine Influenza Viruses in Humans. Measles Virus: A Respiratory Virus Causing Systemic Disease. Human Coronavirus Respiratory Infections. SARS-CoV Infections in Humans. Human Bocavirus Infections. Human Metapneumovirus Infections. Enterovirus 68 and Human Respiratory Infections. Henipaviruses: Emerging Zoonotic Respiratory Viral Infections.


    Dr. Sunit K. Singh completed his PhD at the University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany in the area of molecular infection biology. His main areas of research interest are molecular virology and immunology. He has received several awards, including the Skinner Memorial Award, Travel Grant Award, NIH-Fogarty Fellowship, and Young Scientist Award. Dr. Singh is associated with several international journals of repute as an associate editor and an editorial board member.