This book gives details of the discovery and research work on B19 virus to date. The virus is an autonomous parvovirus and many of its properties and much of its behaviour can be predicted from this. Accordingly, the detailed account of B19 viruses is set in the context of two general chapters on the nature of parvoviruses and the patterns of disease in animals produced by parvoviruses.
1. The Discovery of Human Parvoviruses 2. The Nature of Arvoviruses 3. Patterns of Parvovirus Disease in Animals 4. Laboratory Tests for the Diagnosis of Infection with B19 Virus 5. B19 Virus Infection and the Aplastic Crisis 6. Rash Illness Due to B19 Virus 7. Volunteer Studies with B19 Virus 8. Studies of b19 Virus in Bone Marrow Cell Culture 9. B19 Virus Infections in Pregnancy 10. Small Round Human Fecal Viruses 11. Adeno-Associated Viruses of Human