Classical Swine Fever and Related Viral Infections

  • B. Liess

Part of the Developments in Veterinary Virology book series (DVVI, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. J. T. Van Oirschot
    Pages 1-25
  3. V. Moennig
    Pages 55-80
  4. P.-J Enzmann
    Pages 81-98
  5. E. A. Carbrey
    Pages 99-114
  6. B. Liess
    Pages 115-142
  7. F. Ehrensperger
    Pages 143-163
  8. J. M. Aynaud
    Pages 165-180
  9. P. Biront, J. Leunen
    Pages 181-200
  10. C. Terpstra
    Pages 201-216
  11. H. J. Bendixen
    Pages 217-232
  12. J. W. Harkness, P. L. Roeder
    Pages 233-288
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-298

About this book


The history of research on hog cholera (HC)/classical swine fever (CSF) can be roughly divided into three phases which are characterized by the methods available at the time for demonstrati ng the causati ve agent. Phase covered the period before the viral etiology of HC was discovered by de Schweinitz and Dorset (1904)*. Thereafter (Phase II) the detection of HC virus (HCV) was accomplished by laborious, time-consuming and costly pig inoculation experiments. This explains the extensive search for methods not only for detection but also for accurate infectivity titration as well as for applicable serological techniques to solve urgent problems concerning the pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology and prophylaxis of HC. It was not before the late fifties that HC research entered Phase III when fluorescent antibody techniques offered not only the means for detection and titration of HCV in porcine cell cultures but also for more intensive research on hog cholera and its virus. And yet, there are a number of questions to be answered, e. g. on the genetic and antigenic relation of HCV to bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus. There are indications that Phase IV of HC research will bear the stamp of biotechnology. In view of this development it appears appropriate to give an up-dating and summarizing account of HC/CSF including comparative aspects of infections caused by structurally related viruses. The editIon of the present volume would have been impossible without the cooperation of several known scientists who instantly agreed when asked for contribution.


antibody biology development epidemiology immune response immunity infection molecular biology morphology pathogenesis protein taxonomy vaccination vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Liess
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für VirologieTierärztliche Hochschule HannoverHannover 1Federal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9235-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2083-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5359
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