2. Introduction to Virology
This section provides an overview of virology, including the history of virology, the structure of viruses, and the classification of viruses.
3. Viral Replication
In this chapter, you will learn about the replication cycle of viruses, including attachment, penetration, uncoating, replication, assembly, and release. The different strategies used by viruses to replicate will also be discussed.
4. Viral Pathogenesis
This section explores the mechanisms by which viruses cause disease, including the host-virus interaction, the immune response to viral infection, and the different types of viral diseases.
5. Epidemiology of Viral Infections
In this chapter, you will learn about the distribution and transmission of viral infections, including the different modes of transmission, the factors that influence the spread of viral infections, and the methods used to control viral infections.
6. Diagnosis of Viral Infections
This section covers the different methods used to diagnose viral infections, including serological tests, nucleic acid tests, and viral culture. The advantages and limitations of each method will also be discussed.
7. Antiviral Therapy
In this chapter, you will learn about the different types of antiviral drugs, including their mechanisms of action, their efficacy against different types of viruses, and their side effects.
8. Vaccines and Immunization
This section explores the different types of vaccines, including live attenuated vaccines, inactivated vaccines, and subunit vaccines. The principles of immunization and the strategies used to develop effective vaccines will also be discussed.
9. Emerging Viral Infections
In this chapter, you will learn about the different types of emerging viral infections, including zoonotic infections, vector-borne infections, and nosocomial infections. The factors that contribute to the emergence of viral infections and the strategies used to control them will also be discussed.