THOMAS M. RIVERS, M.D.
Infectious diseases are caused by certain kinds of active agents or their toxins. For convenience, or for other reasons, such agents are divided into the following groups: protozoa, fungi, bacteria, spirochetes, rickettsia, and, finally, the viruses. The viruses and their relation to disease will be the subject of my talk at this time.
The diseases of man that are known to be caused by, or that are strongly suspected of being caused by viruses are measles, German measles, mumps, fever blisters, herpes zoster, varicella, smallpox, vaccinia, rabies, psittacosis, common colds, influenza, St. Louis type of encephalitis, Japanese B type encephalitis,
RIVERS TM. VIRUSES AND THE DISEASES CAUSED BY THEM1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:1466–1474. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-11-1466
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(11):1466-1474.
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