This book is directed toward the molecular composition, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and control of congenital and other related diseases of the newborn that are caused by a variety of viruses. These viruses comprise several families that include Herpesviridae (HSV-1, HSV-2, HSV-6, HSV-7, CMV and varcilla-zoster); Parvoviridae (parvovirus B19); Lentiviridae (HIV); Hepadnaviridae (HBV); Flaviviridae (HCV); and Togaviridae (RV). Leading researchers in childhood diseases and virology from Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United States of America report on the up-to-date advances in the molecular virology, immunology, biochemistry, pathology, diagnosis, prevalence and treatment of selected congenital and other related diseases of the newborn.
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Author Biography - Isa K. Mushahwar
CURRECT POSITION Distinguished Research Fellow Director, Virus Discovery Experimental Biology Research Abbott Laboratories PREVIOUS POSITION Senior Research Fellow Director Infectious Disease and Immunology Abbott Laboratories DOCTORATE Biochemistry/Immunology/Medical Sciences Indiana University, Bloomington and American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts Dr. Mushahwar is a Fellow in the Infectious Disease Society of America and on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Virological Methods, Journal of Medical Virology and Journal of Clinical Microbiology. He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the American Association of Immunologists. He has authored over 180 articles in major scientific journals, 40 book chapters and also, an editor of three books. He has been an invited lecturer and scientific co-chairman at many national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Mushahwar joined Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostics Division in 1974 where he developed many diagnostic assays for hepatitis viruses, upper respiratory, congenital and sexually transmitted diseases. During the nineties, he directed the viral discovery group that identified and characterized three new flaviviruses, namely, GB virus A, B and C, several new hepatitis E virus genotypes from the United States, Italy, Greece and Argentina as well as new HBsAg mutants.