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"Rabies" offers a complete account of one of the oldest known diseases threatening public health today. Unlike most research-oriented descriptions of rabies, this book provides a narrative about the disease and its etiologic agent, encompassing the historical background to recent developments. The emphasis on the basic biology and molecular virology of the disease is intended to convey an understanding of the underlying mechanisms involved in the disease - essential information for diagnosis and prevention strategies. Current methods used in defining geographic origins and animal species of rabies viruses in wildlife are presented, along with diagnostic methods for identifying the strain of virus based on its genomic sequence and antigenic structure. The latest approved methods for controlling rabies in wildlife species are also covered. This account of rabies will interest clinicians, public health advisors, epidemiologists, research scientists, and anyone involved in diagnosing, treating, controlling, and preventing this disease.
It includes topics such as: A history of rabies from antiquity to the modern era; Basic biology and molecular virology; Epidemiological aspects; Pathogenesis and pathology of the disease; Clinical manifestations and diagnostic evaluation in humans and animals; and preventive measures in humans and animals.
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  • Hardback | 800 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 771.1g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123790778
  • 9780123790774

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"This excellent and timely book contains a well-balanced compilation of 15 chapters by leading experts on all aspects of research on rabies virus. ...should be essential reading for all those interested in rabies and its control. It is highly recommended." - Brian W.J. Mahy for VIRUS RESEARCH (2005) "The strength of this book lies in the multi-disciplinary contributions of experts in medicine, pathology, virology, immunology, epidemiology and veterinary medicine. It will be a useful collection for medical and veterinary clinicians, public health workers and research scientists involved in the diagnosis and prevention of rabies." -BRAIN (2004) "Rabies is a welcome summary of new discoveries, methods and techniques...this is a valuable view if rabies as seen from North America rather than a global survey"-MICROBIOLOGY TODAY (February 2003) "Those interested in infectious diseases and international health will obviously be pleased by Rabies, but I think others with broad biological interest will also enjoy it"-RICHARD T. JOHNSON MD, BALTIMORE (2003) "...15 authors, all of whom are highly respected researchers in their fields... all chapters contain well-selected references... excellent book." CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES (January 2003)
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Table of contents

History. Rabies Virus. Molecular Epidemiology. Epidemiology. Animal Rabies. Human Disease. Pathogenesis. Pathology. Diagnostic Evaluation. Immunology. Vaccines. Public Health Management of Humans at Risk. Control of Dog Rabies. Rabies Control in Wildlife. Future Developments and Challenges.
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