Key Features

* Offers a unique global perspective on rabies where dog rabies is responsible for killing more people than yellow fever, dengue fever, or Japanese encephalitis * More than 7 million people are potentially exposed to the virus annually and about 50,000 people, half of them children, die of rabies each year * New edition includes greatly expanded coverage of bat rabies which is now the most prominent source of human rabies in the New World and Western Europe, where dog rabies has been controlled * Recent successes of controlling wildlife rabies with an emphasis on prevention is discussed * Approximately 40% updated material incorporates recent knowledge on new approaches to therapy of human rabies as well as issues involving organ and tissue transplantation * Includes an increase in illustrations to more accurately represent this diseases’ unique horror

Table of Contents

History Rabies Virus Molecular Epidemiology Epidemiology Rabies in Terrestrial Animals Bat Rabies Human Disease Pathogenesis Pathology Diagnostic Evaluation Rabies Serology Immunology Human Vaccines Animal Vaccines Next Generation of Rabies Vaccines Public Health Management of Humans at Risk Dog Rabies and Its Control Rabies Control in Wild Carnivores Future Developments and Challenges


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