The Flaviviruses: Detection, Diagnosis and Vaccine Development
Over 50 per cent of known flaviviruses have been associated with human disease. The Flavivirus genus constitutes some of the most serious human pathogens including Japanese encephalitis, dengue and yellow fever. Flaviviruses are known for their complex life cycles and epidemic spread, and are considered a globally-emergent viral threat. "Detection, Diagnosis and Vaccine Development", the third volume of "The Flaviviruses" details the current status of technologies for detection and differentiation of these viruses, their use in surveillance and outbreak investigation, and also reviews the latest clinical research. This title adopts a comprehensive approach to the scientific disciplines needed to unravel the complexities of virus-host interactions. It describes the technologies that have contributed to our current knowledge about the Flaviviruses. It also identifies the major problems faced in understanding the virus-host interactions that result in disease. It gives an exhaustive compendium of current and past knowledge on the Flavivirus family.