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Mad Dogs and Meerkats : a History of Resurgent Rabies in Southern Africa

Author: Karen Brown
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2011.
Series: Ohio University Press series in ecology and history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Mad dogs and meerkats, Karen Brown links the increase of rabies in Southern Africa to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Her study shows that the most afflicted regions of South Africa have seen a dangerous rise in feral dog populations as people lack the education, means, or will to care for their pets or take them to inoculation centers. Ineffective disease control, which in part depends on management policies in  Read more...
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History
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Brown, Karen, 1964-
Mad dogs and meerkats.
Athens : Ohio University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010053683
(OCoLC)694223945
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Brown
ISBN: 9780821443675 0821443674
OCLC Number: 728662527
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 234 pages).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Rabies in South Africa, Past and Present --
ch. 1 Travelers and Doctors --
Mystery of Rabies in Colonial South Africa --
ch. 2 Death in "Little Bess" --
Port Elizabeth Rabies Epidemic --
ch. 3 Crossing the Zambezi --
Southern Rhodesian Epidemic --
ch. 4 Beware of the Wild "Cats" --
Indigenous Rabies in South Africa --
ch. 5 Rabid Dogs and Frenzied Jackals --
Return of Canine Rabies --
ch. 6 Terror Hits the Streets --
Urbanization of Rabies in KwaZulu-Natal --
ch. 7 Virus Lives On --
New Problems, Old Challenges for Rabies Control.
Series Title: Ohio University Press series in ecology and history.
Responsibility: Karen Brown.

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Through the ages, rabies has exemplified the danger of diseases that transfer from wild animals to humans and their domestic stock. In South Africa, rabies has been on the rise since the latter part  Read more...

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