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Neuroviral Infections

Two Volume Set, 1st Edition

Edited by Sunit K. Singh, Daniel Ruzek

CRC Press

909 pages | 15 Color Illus. | 81 B/W Illus.

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Two-Volume Set:

Neurovirology is an interdisciplinary field representing a melding of virology, clinical neuroscience, molecular pathogenesis, diagnostic virology, molecular biology, and immunology.

Neuroviral Infections: General Principles and DNA Viruses covers recent developments in the area of neuroviral infections and discusses their role in related fields such as immunology, cell biology, and molecular biology. It offers a complete discussion of the major neuroviral infections caused by DNA viruses, including information on emerging basic principles, neuroviral infections, and future challenges in virology.

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

General Principles and DNA Viruses

Principles of Viral Infections of the Nervous System

Neuroviral Infections: A Historical Perspective

Georg Gosztonyi and Manfred Sell

Neuroviral Infections and Immunity

Bersabeh Tigabu, Fabian de Kok-Mercado, and Michael R. Holbrook

Controlling Neuroinflammation: Lessons from Rabies Virus

Monique Lafon

Laboratory Diagnosis of CNS Viral Infections

Alexander C. Outhred, Jen Kok, and Dominic E. Dwyer

New Trends in Antiviral Therapy of CNS Infections

Renan B. Domingues

Animal Models of Viral Encephalitis

Keith E. Steele

Neurotropic DNA Viruses and their Diseases

Herpes Simplex Virus and Human CNS Infections

Marcela Kúdelová and Július Rajčáni

CNS, Neurological Infections Caused by the Herpesvirus Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), and Models of VZV Neurotropism

Paul R. Kinchington

Epstein–Barr Virus and CNS Infections

Antonio Volpi and Francesca Pica

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

Souichi Yamada, Rumi Taniguchi, Isao Kosugi, and Naoki Inoue

Human Herpesvirus 6A, 6B, and 7 Encephalitis

Joseph Ongrádi, Balázs Stercz, Valéria Kövesdi, Károly Nagy, Joshua Prichett, Dharam Ablashi, and Steven Jacobson

The Human Polyomavirus JC and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Monica Mischitelli, Daniela Fioriti, Anna Bellizzi, Elena Anzivino, Fernanda Chiarini, and Valeria Pietropaolo

RNA Viruses and Retroviruses

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 / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Immunology
MEDICAL / Neurology