Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management

Edited by

  • Alan Jackson, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada

Rabies remains one of the most important global public health problems worldwide. Although many important developments have been made over the past century to combat this ancient disease, Rabies has become a re-emergent infection in the developing world. The 3e updates this classic reference with comprehensive coverage of the molecular virology, pathogenesis, vaccines, public health, immunology, and epidemiology of Rabies. Chapters new to this edition cover biothreat/bioterrorism, successful wildlife control and therapies of human Rabies, and the emergence of new lyssavirus species Rabies provides physicians, public health advisors, epidemiologists, research scientists and veterinarians with single source, authoritative and up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of this fatal infectious virus that continues to kill over 70,000 people a year.
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Anyone involved in diagnosing, treating, controlling and preventing this disease including: physicians, public health advisors, epidemiologists, research scientists and veterinarians.


Book information

  • Published: April 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-396547-9


"Laboratory and field specialists in rabies describe developments in understanding, preventing, and treating the disease since the second edition was published in 2007."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

Table of Contents

  1. History of Rabies Research
  2. Rabies Virus
  3. Molecular Epidemiology
  4. Epidemiology
  5. Rabies in Terrestrial Animals
  6. Bat Rabies
  7. Human Disease
  8. Pathogenesis
  9. Pathology
  10. Diagnostic Evaluation
  11. Rabies Serology
  12. Immunology
  13. Human Vaccines
  14. Animal Vaccines
  15. Next Generation of Rabies Vaccines
  16. Public Health Management of Humans at Risk
  17. Therapy of Human Rabies
  18. Dog Rabies and Its Control
  19. Rabies Control in Wild Carnivores
  20. Future Developments and Challenges