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Morbilliviruses: Measles Virus

Virology

Specific Viruses and Viral Infections

  1. Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies PhD Professor of Virology1,
  2. William J. Bellini PhD Chief, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and, Herpesviruses Team, Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0240

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Schneider-Schaulies, S. and Bellini, W. J. 2010. Morbilliviruses: Measles Virus. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Würzburg, Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, Würzburg, Germany

  2. 2

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Classification
  • 3
    Morphology, Structure, Physicochemical, and Biological Properties
  • 4
    Clinical and Pathological Aspects
  • 5
    Pathogenesis of Measles and Persistent MeV CNS Infections
  • 6
    Epidemiology
  • 7
    Diagnosis
  • 8
    Treatment
  • 9
    Prevention

Keywords:

  • morbilliviruses-measles virus;
  • measles virus (MeV);
  • virus-neutralizing (NT) activities;
  • envelope proteins;
  • receptor interactions and entry;
  • intracellular replication, assembly and budding;
  • cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis;
  • subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE)