Rabies - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128187050


4th Edition

Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management

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Editors: Anthony Fooks Alan Jackson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128187050
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2020
Page Count: 750
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Rabies: Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management is an authoritative reference on current rabies virological, clinical, and public health knowledge and recommendations. 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 disease, rabies has become a re-emergent infection in the developing world. The Fourth Edition updates this classic reference with comprehensive coverage of the molecular virology, pathogenesis, vaccines, public health, immunology, and epidemiology of rabies. The Fourth Edition will be completely revised, and new chapters will cover historical developments in rabies intervention strategies, the evolution of rabies virus, modelling rabies control, and on the strategy for rabies elimination. Rabies, Fourth Edition provides physicians, public health advisors, epidemiologists, research scientists, and veterinarians with single source for authoritative and up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of this fatal infectious virus.

Key Features

  • Presents rabies as a re-emergent infection with a greater emphasis on a global perspective of the disease
  • Provides new chapters on the evolution of the rabies virus and on modeling rabies control
  • Includes full-color figures that highlight important information in microscopic studies


Anyone involved in diagnosing, treating, controlling and preventing this disease, including: scientists, rabies researchers, academic researchers, public health advisors, animal health professionals, epidemiologists, physicians, veterinarians

Table of Contents

1. A Brief History of Rabies
2. Rabies Virus
3. Evolution of Rabies Virus
4. Epidemiology
5. Molecular Epidemiology
6. Rabies in Terrestrial Animals
7. Bat Rabies
8. Human Disease
9. Pathogenesis
10. Pathology
11. Immunology
12. Laboratory Diagnosis of Rabies
13. Measures of Rabies Immunity
14. Human and 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. Modelling Rabies Control


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About the Editor

Anthony Fooks

Dr. Fooks holds an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Liverpool, UK and at the Institute for Infection and Immunity at St George’s Medical School, University of London, UK. His present role is Lead Scientist for International Development at The Animal and Plant Health Agency in the UK. Since 2002, he was appointed director of a World Health Organisation Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Collaborating Centre for the characterisation of rabies and rabies-related viruses. In 2006, he was appointed a Designated OIE Reference Expert for Rabies. In 2018, he was elected as a member of the International Committee for the Taxonomy of Viruses Rhabdovirus Study Group. Dr Fooks is an Associate Editor for the journal, Vaccine. Dr Fooks has research projects focused on RNA viruses, especially viral diseases of the CNS and emerging / exotic viral zoonoses with a specialist interest in rabies pathogenesis and immunity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lead Scientist for International Development, The Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK

Alan Jackson

Dr. Jackson is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) and of Medical Microbiology and also Head of the Section of Neurology at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He graduated from Queen’s University with BA and MD degrees. He completed an internship in internal medicine at University of Southern California, residencies in internal medicine at Queen’s University and in neurology at the University of Western Ontario, and a fellowship in neurovirology at The Johns Hopkins University with Drs. Richard Johnson and Diane Griffin. Dr. Jackson held a faculty position at Queen’s University from 1987 - 2007. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of NeuroVirology and the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. He is President of Rabies in the Americas, Inc. and is on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Neurovirology. Dr. Jackson is the principal investigator on research grants to study experimental aspects of rabies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Queen's University, Ontario, Canada

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