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.