Clinical Considerations and Exposure Evaluations

1st Edition - March 20, 2019

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  • Authors: Pam Wilson, Rodney E. Rohde, Earnest Oriertli, Rodney Willoughby
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323639804
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323639798

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Written by leaders in medicine and veterinary medicine, this compact volume is a practical, up-to-date resource for information and recommendations on potential and actual rabies cases. Useful for medical, veterinary, and public health personnel, it helps you quickly determine the correct steps to follow regarding a possible rabies exposure, including assessing the situation, determining diagnosis and treatment options, and answering questions from patients and clients about the virus. Clear, concise explanations and illustrations ensure that you have the most up-to-date information available at your fingertips in time-sensitive situations.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Author Biographies

    Background and Rabies Basics: Factors to Consider in Exposure Evaluations

    1. Introduction

    2. Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Rabies

    3. Rabies Epidemiology and Associated Animals

    4. Laboratory Testing

    5. Common Myths and Legends of Rabies

    Section Two: Clinical Considerations of Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis and Prevention

    6. Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How

    7. Assessment of Potential Exposure Scenarios

    8. Education and Prevention Tips

Product details

  • No. of pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: March 20, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323639804
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323639798

About the Authors

Pam Wilson

Texas Department of State Health Services, Zoonosis Control Branch, Austin, Texas, United States.

Rodney E. Rohde

College of Health Professions, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, United States.

Earnest Oriertli

Private Consultant, Bertram, Texas, United States.

Rodney Willoughby

Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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