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Rabies : Previous ed.: Amsterdam ; Boston: Academic, 2002

Author: Alan C Jackson; William H Wunner
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed
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Rabies is one of the oldest diseases known that remains a significant public health threat despite the efforts of many who have endeavored to control it in wildlife and domestic animals. This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan C Jackson; William H Wunner
ISBN: 0080550096 0123693667 9780080550091 9780123693662
OCLC Number: 775121283
Notes: History -- Rabies Virus -- Molecular Epidemiology -- Epidemiology -- Rabies in Terrestrial Animals -- Bat Rabies -- Human Disease -- Pathogenesis -- Pathology -- Diagnostic Evaluation -- Rabies Serology -- Immunology -- Human Vaccines -- Animal Vaccines -- Next Generation of Rabies Vaccines -- Public Health Management of Humans at Risk -- Dog Rabies and Its Control -- Rabies Control in Wild Carnivores -- Future Developments and Challenges.
Rabies is the most current and comprehensive account of one of the oldest diseases known that remains a significant public health threat despite the efforts of many who have endeavored to control it in wildlife and domestic animals. During the past five years since publication of the first edition there have been new developments in many areas on the rabies landscape. This edition takes on a more global perspective with many new authors offering fresh outlooks on each topic. Clinical features of rabies in humans and animals are discussed as well as basic science aspects, molecular biology, pathology, and pathogenesis of this disease. Current methods used in defining geographic origins and animal species infected in wildlife are presented, along with diagnostic methods for identifying the strain of virus based on its genomic sequence and antigenic structure. This multidisciplinary account is essential for clinicians as well as public health advisors, epidemiologists, wildlife biologists, and research scientists wanting to know more about the virus and the disease it causes. * Offers a unique global perspective on rabies where dog rabies is responsible for killing more people than yellow fever, dengue fever, or Japanese encephalitis * More than 7 million people are potentially exposed to the virus annually and about 50,000 people, half of them children, die of rabies each year * New edition includes greatly expanded coverage of bat rabies which is now the most prominent source of human rabies in the New World and Western Europe, where dog rabies has been controlled * Recent successes of controlling wildlife rabies with an emphasis on prevention is discussed * Approximately 40% updated material incorporates recent knowledge on new approaches to therapy of human rabies as well as issues involving organ and tissue transplantation * Includes an increase in illustrations to more accurately represent this diseases' unique horror.
The history of rabies / George M. Baer -- Rabies virus / William H. Wunner -- Molecular epidemiology / Susan A. Nadin-Davis -- Epidemiology / James E. Childs and Leslie A. Real -- Rabies in terrestrial animals / Cathleen A. Hanson, Michael Niezgoda, and Charles E. Rupprecht -- Bat rabies / Ivan Kuzmin and Charles E. Rupprecht -- Human disease / Alan C. Jackson -- Pathogenesis / Alan C. Jackson -- Pathology / John P. Rossiter and Alan C. Jackson -- Diagnostic evaluation / Charles V. Trimarchi and Susan A. Nadin-Davis -- Rabies serology / Susan M. Moore, Chandra R. Gordon, and Deborah J. Briggs -- Immunology / Monique Lafon -- Human rabies vaccines / Deborah J. Briggs -- Animal vaccines / David W. Dreesen -- Next generation rabies vaccines / William H. Wunner -- Public health management of humans at risk / Deborah J. Briggs and B.J. Mahendra -- Dog rabies and its control / Darryn Knobel [und weitere] -- Rabies control in wild carnivores / Richard C. Rosatte, Rowland R. Tinline, and David H. Johnston -- Future developments and challenges / Alan C. Jackson and William H. Wunner.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 660 Seiten, [19] Seiten of color plates)
Contents: History Rabies VirusMolecular Epidemiology EpidemiologyRabies in Terrestrial AnimalsBat RabiesHuman DiseasePathogenesisPathologyDiagnostic EvaluationRabies SerologyImmunologyHuman VaccinesAnimal VaccinesNext Generation of Rabies VaccinesPublic Health Management of Humans at RiskDog Rabies and Its ControlRabies Control in Wild CarnivoresFuture Developments and Challenges
Responsibility: edited by Alan C. Jackson, William H. Wunner.

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