Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: November 1, 2007
Publication Date: December 31, 2007
Citation: Rieder, A.E. 2007. Picornaviridae. Book Chapter. 2007. P523-545. Technical Abstract: Picornaviruses are among the most diverse and oldest known viruses including records of their existence from Egypt ca. 1400 B.C. One of the most interesting features of this group of viruses is the wide spectrum of clinical, epidemiologic and pathogenic manifestations and the diversity of host responses that they elicit. The pathologic effect of picornaviruses are a result of invasion and destruction of the cells in the target organs and associated inflammatory changes. The chapter entitles Picornaviridae provides an overall perspective of the genetic and biological features of the member of the family. After a general overview, it provides detailed information on Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) and Swine Vesicular Disease Virus (SVDV) that cause vesicular diseases in livestock, due to their relevance to animal health.