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Rabies

  • James B. Campbell
  • K. M. Charlton

Part of the Developments in Veterinary Virology book series (DVVI, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Noel Tordo, Olivier Poch
    Pages 25-45
  3. Joan Crick, Arthur King
    Pages 47-66
  4. K. M. Charlton
    Pages 101-150
  5. Donald L. Lodmell
    Pages 151-161
  6. Arthur King, Joan Crick
    Pages 177-199
  7. W. A. Webster, G. A. Casey
    Pages 201-222
  8. J. B. Campbell, L. D. Barton
    Pages 223-241
  9. Jean S. Smith, George M. Baer
    Pages 267-299
  10. R. R. Tinline
    Pages 301-322
  11. Alexander I. Wandeler
    Pages 365-380
  12. C. D. Macinnes
    Pages 381-405
  13. O. P. Larghi, J. C. Arrosi, J. Nakajata-A., A. Villa-Nova
    Pages 407-422
  14. James B. Campbell, K. M. Charlton
    Pages 433-433
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 423-431

About this book

Introduction

Rabies is an ancient disease and a fearsome one. Although it may not have the economic or public health importance of some other infectious diseases, few are so well known or carry the same emotional impact. Mainly transmitted by the bite of an enraged animal, and with practically no hope for recovery among those afflicted, it has provided the substance of stories and legends throughout the ages. The pioneering work of many 19th century workers, culminating in the development of the first rabies vaccines by Louis Pasteur, provided the ground work for the modern era in the study of rabies. Since then, and particularly in the last quarter century, considerable advances have been made in our knowledge of the nature of the infectious agent, its mode of transmission and pathogenetic mechanisms. Yet even today, much remains to be learned about the disease. For example, although effective vaccines exist for humans and other animals, there is still no known practical cure once the neurological disease symptoms develop. Markers of virulence have been mapped at the molecular level, but it is yet unclear as to how rabies virus actually exerts its pathological effects.

Keywords

animals antibody development diagnosis infection infectious disease pathogenesis vaccination vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • James B. Campbell
    • 1
  • K. M. Charlton
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Animal Diseases Research InstituteAgriculture CanadaNepeanCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1755-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8985-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1755-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5359
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