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
1. History of Rabies Research 2. Rabies Virus 3. Molecular Epidemiology 4. Epidemiology 5. Rabies in Terrestrial Animals 6. Bat Rabies 7. Human Disease 8. Pathogenesis 9. Pathology 10. Diagnostic Evaluation 11. Rabies Serology 12. Immunology 13. Human Vaccines 14. Animal Vaccines 15. Next Generation of Rabies Vaccines 16. Public Health Management of Humans at Risk 17. Therapy of Human Rabies 18. Dog Rabies and Its Control 19. Rabies Control in Wild Carnivores 20. Future Developments and Challenges
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.