Introduction The Impact of Viruses on Our View of Life

CHAPTER

  • THE SCIENCE OF VIROLOGY
  • The effect of virus infections on the host organism and populations - viral pathogenesis, virulence, and epidemiology
  • The interaction between viruses and their hosts
  • The history of virology
  • Examples of the impact of viral disease on human history
  • Examples of the evolutionary impact of the virus-host interaction
  • The origin of viruses
  • Viruses have a constructive as well as destructive impact on society
  • Viruses are not the smallest self-replicating pathogens
  • QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 1
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