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
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About 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.