Rabies: Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management

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Alan C. Jackson
Academic Press, Mar 27, 2013 - Medical - 704 pages
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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 3e 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 that continues to kill over 70,000 people a year.




Rabies remains a significant global public health risk with over 70,000 deaths a year. Alan Jackson a well-known researcher in this subject and has gathered a team of experts to detail the science, treatment, and control of Rabies.Completely revised, the 3e presents Rabies as a re-emergent infection with greater emphasis on a global perspective of the virus.Provides essential information to anyone diagnosing, treating, controlling and preventing the disease.70 full-color figures highlight important information in microscopic studies.
  

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Contents

1 History of Rabies Research
1
2 Rabies Virus
17
3 Epidemiology
61
4 Molecular Epidemiology
123
5 Rabies in Terrestrial Animals
179
6 Bat Rabies
215
7 Human Disease
269
8 Pathogenesis
299
12 Measures of Rabies Immunity
461
13 Rabies Vaccines
497
14 Next Generation of Rabies Vaccines
527
15 Public Health Management of Humans at Risk
543
16 Therapy of Human Rabies
575
17 Dog Rabies and Its Control
591
18 Rabies Control in Wild Carnivores
617
19 Blueprint for Rabies Prevention and Control
671

9 Pathology
351
10 Immunology
387
11 Laboratory Diagnosis of Rabies
409
20 Future Developments and Challenges
683
Index
693
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