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Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management

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.

Anyone involved in diagnosing, treating, controlling and preventing this disease including: physicians, public health advisors, epidemiologists, research scientists and veterinarians.

Hardbound, 704 Pages

Published: April 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

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


    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


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