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The Epidemiology of Viral Infections

Virology

General Characteristics of Viruses

  1. Arnold S. Monto MD Professor of Epidemiology, Director

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0224

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Monto, A. S. 2010. The Epidemiology of Viral Infections. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Michigan School of Public Health, The University of Michigan Bioterrorism Preparedness Initiative, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Classifying Mechanisms of Viral Transmission
  • 3
    Quantification of Characteristics of Viral Infection
  • 4
    Observational Epidemiology
  • 5
    Experimental Epidemiology
  • 6
    Epidemiological Characteristics of Respiratory Viruses
  • 7
    Viruses Infecting the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • 8
    Viral Infections with Bloodborne Transmission
  • 9
    Zoonoses and Vectorborne Infection
  • 10
    Viruses and Chronic Diseases

Keywords:

  • epidemiology of viral infections;
  • direct transmission;
  • indirect transmission;
  • infectious dose and secondary attack rate;
  • pathogenicity and virulence;
  • monitoring and surveillance;
  • primary analytical methods;
  • agents of diarrheal disease