Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management

4th Edition - May 5, 2020

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  • Editors: Anthony Fooks, Alan Jackson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128205723
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128187050

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Rabies: Basis of the Disease and Its Management, Fourth Edition is an authoritative reference on the current status of rabies, including the virological, clinical, and public health aspects and management 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 resource-constrained countries. The Fourth Edition updates this classic reference with comprehensive coverage of the molecular virology, pathogenesis, immunology, vaccines, public health aspects, and epidemiology of rabies and is completely revised, with new chapters that will cover historical developments in rabies intervention strategies, the evolution of rabies virus, modeling rabies control, and on the strategy for rabies elimination. Rabies, Fourth Edition, provides physicians, veterinarians, public health advisors, epidemiologists, and research scientists with a single source for authoritative and up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of this fatal infectious virus.

Key Features

  • Edited by renowned researchers in this subject and has gathered a team of experts to detail the science, treatment, and control of rabies
  • Completely revised, the Fourth Edition presents rabies as a re-emergent infection with emphasis on a global perspective of the disease
  • Includes new chapters the evolution of the rabies virus and on modeling rabies control and includes many full-color figures that highlight important information


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 history of rabies - The foundation for global canine rabies elimination
    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. Modeling canine rabies virus transmission dynamics
    21. Strategies for the elimination of dog-mediated human rabies by 2030
    22. Future developments and challenges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 732
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: May 5, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128205723
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128187050

About the Editors

Anthony Fooks

Dr. Anthony Fooks is a Virologist and the Lead Scientist for International Development at The Animal and Plant Health Agency in the UK. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK and at the Institute for Infection and Immunity at St George’s Medical School, University of London, UK. His research focuses on rabies pathogenesis and immunity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of a World Health Organization Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Collaborating Centre for the characterization of rabies and rabies-related viruses / Head of an OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Reference Laboratory for Rabies, The Animal and Plant Health Agency, United Kingdom

Alan Jackson

Dr. Alan Jackson is Professor of Medicine (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 was active in basic rabies research for over 30 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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