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Neuroviral Infections

RNA Viruses and Retroviruses, 1st Edition

Edited by Sunit K. Singh, Daniel Ruzek

CRC Press

526 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 54 B/W Illus.

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Neurovirology is an interdisciplinary field representing a melding of virology, clinical neuroscience, molecular pathogenesis, diagnostic virology, molecular biology, and immunology. Neuroviral Infections: RNA Viruses and Retroviruses presents an up-to-date overview of the general principles of infections and major neuroviral infections caused by RNA viruses and retroviruses. It is designed for virologists, specialists in infectious diseases, teachers of virology, and postgraduate students of medicine, virology, neurosciences, and immunology.

Table of Contents

RNA Viruses

Alphavirus Neurovirulence

Katherine Taylor and Slobodan Paessler

Neurological Chikungunya: Lessons from Recent Epidemics, Animal Models, and Other Alphavirus Family Members

Vincent G. Thon-Hon, Shiril Kumar, Duksha Ramful, Stephanie Robin, Marie Christine Jaffar-Bandjee, and Philippe Gasque

Arenaviruses and Neurovirology

Larry Lutwick and Jana Preis


Patrik Kilian, Vlasta Danielová, and Daniel Růžek

Human Coronaviruses: Respiratory Pathogens Revisited as Infectious Neuroinvasive, Neurotropic, and Neurovirulent Agents

Marc Desforges, Dominique J. Favreau, Élodie Brison, Jessica Desjardins, Mathieu Meessen-Pinard, Hélène Jacomy, and Pierre J. Talbot

Nonpolio Enteroviruses, Polioviruses, and Human CNS Infections

Anda Baicus and Cristian Baicus

Neurovirulence of the West Nile Virus

K. L. Yeo and M. L. Ng

Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus

Natalie A. Prow, Roy A. Hall, and Mario Lobigs

Japanese Encephalitis Virus and Human CNS Infection

Kallol Dutta, Arshed Nazmi, and Anirban Basu

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

Daniel Růžek, Bartosz Bilski, and Göran Günther

St. Louis Encephalitis

Luis A. Diaz, Lorena I. Spinsanti, and Marta S. Contigiani

Powassan Virus

Laura D. Kramer, Alan P. Dupuis II, and Norma P. Tavakoli

Neurological Dengue

Aravinthan Varatharaj

Influenza Virus and CNS Infections

Jun Zeng, Gefei Wang, and Kang-Sheng Li

Human Paramyxoviruses and Infections of the Central Nervous System

Michael R. Wilson, Martin Ludlow, and W. Paul Duprex

Rabies Virus Neurovirulence

Claire L. Jeffries, Ashley C. Banyard, Derek M. Healy, Daniel L. Horton, Nicholas Johnson, and Anthony R. Fooks

Rubella Virus Infections

Jennifer M. Best, Liliane Grangeot- Keros, and Susan Reef


Human T-Lymphotropic Virus

Motohiro Yukitake and Hideo Hara

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Neuropathogenesis

Sunit K. Singh and Ritu Mishra

About the Editors

Dr. Sunit Kumar Singh is a permanent faculty member in the Section of Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India.

Dr. Daniel Ruzek is a research scientist at the Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Immunology
MEDICAL / Neurology