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December 8, 1978

Measles Virus and Its Biology

Author Affiliations

Boston University Medical School Boston

JAMA. 1978;240(24):2666. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290240066039

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The current explosion of information regarding the various animal viruses has made it difficult for those with general interests in the field to keep abreast of recent developments. This monograph, Measles Virus and Its Biology, is the first offering in a new series entitled Experimental Virology, which is directed at providing a solution for this problem. The monographs in this series are not intended to be encyclopedic but rather to present concise, selective, updated reviews on viruses of topical interest. The proposed readership includes virologists, teachers of virology, clinical researchers, medical and graduate students, and those in allied fields whose research might benefit from such information.

This volume reviews and updates current knowledge about measles and attempts to relate these data to various unresolved aspects of this agent and its complication. Emphasis is placed on the interactions between the virus and its host cells at a cellular level and on