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Infections caused by RNA viruses 

Infections caused by RNA viruses
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Infections caused by RNA viruses
Author(s):

Philippa C. Matthews

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198737773.003.0009
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date: 20 October 2017

This chapter consists of short notes, diagrams, maps, and tables to summarize RNA viruses that are significant causes of disease in the tropics and subtropics. This includes measles, polio, hepatitis A, C, and E viruses, rabies, arboviruses, and viral haemorrhagic fevers. The chapter also includes sections on important retroviruses, HIV, and human T-lymphotropic virus. For ease of reference, each topic is broken down into sections, including classification, epidemiology, microbiology, pathophysiology, clinical syndromes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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