Rabies, 3rd Edition

Scientific Basis of the Disease and Its Management

Rabies, 3rd Edition,Alan Jackson,ISBN9780123965479

A Jackson   

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The "Bible" on Rabies has been completely revised to address the latest scientific advances in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and control of this fatal infectious virus, which continues to kill over 70,000 people each year.

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Key Features

    • 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.


    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.


    Anyone involved in diagnosing, treating, controlling and preventing this disease including: physicians, public health advisors, epidemiologists, research scientists and veterinarians.

    Alan Jackson

    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.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Queen's University, Ontario, Canada

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    Rabies, 3rd Edition

    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

    Quotes and reviews

    "This edition includes many recent developments in the areas of epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of human rabies, and control of wildlife and dog rabies…This book on all aspects of rabies provides worthwhile updates and is a good overall reference for scientists, students, and anyone with an interest in the prevention and control of rabies." Rating: 5 Stars--Doody.com, March 7, 2014
    "Laboratory and field specialists in rabies describe developments in understanding, preventing, and treating the disease since the second edition was published in 2007."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

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