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Essential for understanding the complete vocabulary and technical terms used by scientists in the virology field, the Second Edition of A Dictionary of Virology provides a brief but comprehensive description of every virus affecting vertebrate species from humans to fish. Completely revised and updated, the Dictionary includes nearly 3500 entries on classification according to the latest (6th) ICTV report, details of virus structure, replication, and role in disease, as well as control or preventive measures, commonly used cell lines, and explanations of terms applicable in molecular biology as related to viruses. References to antiviral drugs used clinically or experimentally are also included, as well as numerous hard-to-find anecdotal facts. This Second Edition is an accessible and handy guidebook to medical and veterinary virology.