This Fourth Edition of Medical Virology has been completely updated, substantially rewritten, and considerably expanded. Throughout, the focus is on fundamental principles, mechanisms, and basic facts. Hundreds of instructive diagrams, well-chosen photographs, and succinct tables smooth the path for the reader, and extensive lists of authoritative reviews at the ends of the chapters simplify the reader's entry to the scientific literature. Part I presents a comprehensive overview of the principles of virology. The chapters in Part II describe all aspects of each family of viruses with members that cause human diseases. Highlights * Molecular biology of viruses and viral replication * Pathogenesis and immunity * Latest laboratory diagnostic methods * Clinical features of human viral diseases * Vaccines and chemotherapy * Epidemiology and controlWhite, D. E. is the author of 'Medical Virology', published 1994 under ISBN 9780127466422 and ISBN 0127466428.