"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."
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)
From the Back Cover
During the past decade several major advances have contributed to our understanding of the basic virology, pathogenesis, and molecular epidemiology and diagnosis of rabies and to the development of effective programs for its control in wildlife. Despite these advances rabies remains a major health problem in developing countries and has also reemerged in the United States in the 1990s due to bat rabies virus variants.
* 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
* Preventive measures in humans and animals