Rabies

Rabies

Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management

1st Edition - April 8, 2002

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  • Editors: Alan Jackson, Alan Jackson, William Wunner
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080525136

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Description

Rabies offers a complete account of one of the oldest known diseases threatening public health today. Unlike most research-oriented descriptions of rabies, this book provides a narrative about the disease and its etiologic agent, encompassing the historical background to recent developments. The emphasis on the basic biology and molecular virology of the disease is intended to convey an understanding of the underlying mechanisms involved in the disease - essential information for diagnosis and prevention strategies. Current methods used in defining geographic origins and animal species of rabies viruses in wildlife are presented, along with diagnostic methods for identifying the strain of virus based on its genomic sequence and antigenic structure. The latest approved methods for controlling rabies in wildlife species are also covered. This account of rabies will interest clinicians, public health advisors, epidemiologists, research scientists, and anyone involved in diagnosing, treating, controlling, and preventing this disease.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features
@bul:* A history of rabies from antiquity to the modern era
* Basic biology and molecular virology
* Epidemiological aspects
* Pathogenesis and pathology of the disease
* Clinical manifestations and diagnostic evaluation in humans and animals
* Preventive measures in humans and animals

Readership

Veterinarians, biomedical researchers, microbiologists, epidemiologists, and public health officials.

Table of Contents

  • History.
    Rabies Virus.
    Molecular Epidemiology.
    Epidemiology.
    Animal Rabies.
    Human Disease.
    Pathogenesis.
    Pathology.
    Diagnostic Evaluation.
    Immunology.
    Vaccines.
    Public Health Management of Humans at Risk.
    Control of Dog Rabies.
    Rabies Control in Wildlife.
    Future Developments and Challenges.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: April 8, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080525136

About the Editors

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

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

William Wunner

Affiliations and Expertise

The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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  • Åke Wed Dec 12 2018

    Brilliant

    Just brilliant.