Cytomegaloviruses: Molecular Biology and Immunology

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Cytomegaloviruses are members of the herpesvirus group and can infect humans and other primates. Between 50-80% of adults in developed countries and up to 100% in developing countries are infected with human cytomegalovirus. Infection causes problems in immunocompromised hosts including AIDS victims or patients undergoing organ and stem cell transplantation and congenital infection can cause birth defects in the child. Development of an effective vaccine has high priority. In this book, leading international experts provide ...

Cytomegaloviruses: Molecular Biology and Immunology 2006, Caister Academic Press

ISBN-13: 9781904455028