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Taking the Bite Out of Rabies The Evolution of Rabies Management in Canada

By: David J Gregory(Editor), Rowland R Tinline(Editor)
672 pages, 200 Illustrations
Taking the Bite Out of Rabies
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  • Taking the Bite Out of Rabies ISBN: 9781487504281 Hardback Jul 2020 Out of stock with supplier: order now to get this when available
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Involved in rabies research for much of their working careers, editors David J. Gregory and Rowland R. Tinline explore Canada's unique contributions to rabies management in Taking the Bite Out of Rabies. By placing the major players in rabies management from provincial and federal agencies, universities, and research institutions in historical context, Gregory and Tinline trace Canada's largely successful efforts to control rabies. Concerned about the loss of institutional memory that tends to follow success, Gregory and Tinline view this book as a crucial way to collate, verify, and preserve records for future understanding and research.

The book maps the history of rabies across Canada and explores the science, organization, research, and development behind Canada's public health and wildlife vaccination programs. It also discusses how ongoing changes in agency mandates, the environment, and the evolution of the rabies virus affect present and future prevention and control efforts.



Part 1: The Basics of Rabies in Canada
1. A Rabies Primer
2. Domestic and Wildlife Rabies Incidence in Canada
3. Human Rabies in Canada
a) The Myth of the Duke of Richmond
b) Human Rabies

Part 2: The Role of Federal Agencies in Rabies Management
4. The Federal Department of Agriculture
5. Health Canada and Rabies

Part 3: History of Rabies Management in the Provinces
6. British Columbia
7. Alberta
8. Saskatchewan
9. Manitoba
10. Ontario
11. Quebec
12. Maritimes
13. Newfoundland and Labrador
14. Canada’s North
a) Yukon
b) Northwest Territories
c) Nunavut
d) Nunavik

Part 4: The Development of Vaccines and Delivery
15. Rabies Vaccines in Canada
a) Human Vaccines
b) Domestic Animal Vaccines
16. Regulation of Vaccines in Canada
17. Oral Vaccine Development in Canada
a) Oral Vaccines
b) Bait Development
c) Bait Production
18. Testing Wildlife Rabies Vaccines at Ottawa Laboratory Fallowfield (former Animal Diseases Research Institute)
19. The Development of Aerial Baiting

Part 5: Data Collection and Diagnostic Methods
20. Laboratory Development and Standard Basic Diagnostic Methods for Rabies in Canada
21. Passive Surveillance
22. Collection and Transport of Specimens
23. Genetic Methods for Rabies Diagnosis and Rabies Virus
Typing Techniques
24. Ancillary Approaches
a) Enhanced Surveillance in Quebec
b) Biomarkers
c) Direct Rapid Immunohistochemical Test for the Detection of Rabies Antigen
d) Technological Advances Impacting Rabies Virus Research

Part 6: The Ecology and Epizootiology of Wildlife Rabies
25. The Impact of Raccoon Ecology on the Epizootiology of Raccoon Rabies
26. Fox Rabies
a) Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) and Rabies
b) Ecology of Rabies in the Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)
27. Bat Rabies in Canada
28. Striped Skunks and Rabies: Ecology and Epizootioloogy
29. Recent Advances in the Epizootiology of Wildlife Rabies
30. Understanding Host Dynamics: Application of Molecular Ecology

Part 7: Prevention and Management of Rabies in Canada
31. Prevention and Management in Domestic Animals
32. Rabies and Practice in Public Health in Ontario
33. Communication Strategies
a) Federal Level
b) Provincial Level – Ontario
34. Costs of Rabies Management

Part 8: Special Interest Groups
35. Trapper Participation in Rabies Control in Canada
36. The First Nation People and Rabies
37. The Inuit and Rabies

Part 9: Contributions to Rabies Management
38. The Role of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Wildlife Services (WS) in Wildlife Rabies Management
39. Assessing Canada’s Contribution to Rabies Management and Control

Customer Reviews


Dr. David Gregory was the Chief of Poultry and Zoonotic Diseases at the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency and, following his retirement, carried out consultancies for Health Canada, the Canadian Executive Services Overseas in Russia, and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture in Trinidad and Tobago.

Rowland Tinline is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Geography at Queen’s University and was director of the Queen’s GIS Laboratory.

By: David J Gregory(Editor), Rowland R Tinline(Editor)
672 pages, 200 Illustrations
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"Taking the Bite Out of Rabies comprehensively compiles the efforts of a nation over nearly 150 years to conduct research, control and eventually eliminate the threats of rabies to humans, domestic animals and wildlife. With stories that needed to be told, the compilation of topics expands over the range of geographic expanse and environmental diversity of the nation."
– Charles Trimarchi, The Wadsworth Center

"Taking the Bite Out of Rabies provides readers with a detailed background of where we have come from and what we hope to achieve by using a holistic approach to a one health challenge. This book also serves as a model to other current and future unknown challenges of this nature on how to approach and action a proactive 'real world' response."
– Dennis Donovan, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

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