Rabies: Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management

Rabies: Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management

by Alan C. Jackson
     
 

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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 ancient disease, rabies has become a re-emergent infection in the developing world. The third edition updates this classic reference with comprehensive coverage of the molecular virology,

Overview

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 ancient disease, rabies has become a re-emergent infection in the developing world. The third edition updates this classic reference with comprehensive coverage of the molecular virology, pathogenesis, vaccines, public health, immunology, and epidemiology of rabies. Chapters new to this edition cover biothreat/bioterrorism, successful wildlife control and therapies of human rabies, and the emergence of new lyssavirus species Rabies provides physicians, public health advisors, epidemiologists, research scientists and veterinarians with single source, authoritative and up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of this fatal infectious virus which continues to kill over 70,000 people a year.

  • No other book covers rabies in the breadth and depth offered in this completely updated volume.
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of molecular virology, pathogenesis, vaccines, public health, immunology, and epidemiology of rabies.
  • New topics include biothreat/bioterrorism, successful wildlife controland therapies of human rabies, and the emergence of new lyssavirus species
  • Includes an increase in illustrations to more accurately represent this diseases' unique horror

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Anne L. O'Keefe, MD, MPH (Douglas County NE Health Department)
Description: This third edition of a comprehensive reference on rabies presents up-to-date, multidisciplinary information from recognized experts about this ancient disease that remains a threat to both the developed and undeveloped world. The second edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: This edition includes many recent developments in the areas of epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of human rabies, and control of wildlife and dog rabies.
Audience: A diverse audience, including physicians, veterinarians, virologists, immunologists, wildlife biologists, public health practitioners, and students, will find this book valuable.
Features: The 20 chapters cover topics ranging from the history of the disease to future developments and challenges. The book covers epidemiology of rabies in animal species and humans, as well as molecular epidemiology of the virus. Other topics include pathogenesis, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, vaccines, public health management, prevention, and control. Illustrations and figures are of high quality and each chapter contains comprehensive references. The foreword, with its nice, detailed summary of what is new and of significance in this edition, shouldn't be skipped.
Assessment: This book on all aspects of rabies provides worthwhile updates and is a good overall reference for scientists, students, and anyone with an interest in the prevention and control of rabies.
Containing chapters written by people from the fields of neurology, pathology, veterinary medicine, virology, immunology, biology, epidemiology, geography, and history, this group of 15 papers presented by Jackson (neurology, microbiology, and immunology, Queen's U., Canada) and Wunner (The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, USA) covers material on rabies that will be of interest to clinicians. Topics include a description of the virus, epidemiology, animal and human susceptibility, pathogenesis, pathology, immunology, vaccines, public health management, control of dog rabies, and control in wildlife. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
From the Publisher
"This edition includes many recent developments in the areas of epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of human rabies, and control of wildlife and dog rabies…This book on all aspects of rabies provides worthwhile updates and is a good overall reference for scientists, students, and anyone with an interest in the prevention and control of rabies." Rating: 5 Stars—Doody.com, March 7, 2014 "Laboratory and field specialists in rabies describe developments in understanding, preventing, and treating the disease since the second edition was published in 2007."—Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123965479
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/29/2013
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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