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Author Brown, Karen, 1964-

Title Mad Dogs and Meerkats : a History of Resurgent Rabies in Southern Africa / Karen Brown
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 234 pages)
Series Ohio University Press series in ecology and history
Ohio University Press series in ecology and history
Contents Machine generated contents note: Rabies in South Africa, Past and Present -- ch. 1 Travelers and Doctors -- Mystery of Rabies in Colonial South Africa -- ch. 2 Death in "Little Bess" -- Port Elizabeth Rabies Epidemic -- ch. 3 Crossing the Zambezi -- Southern Rhodesian Epidemic -- ch. 4 Beware of the Wild "Cats" -- Indigenous Rabies in South Africa -- ch. 5 Rabid Dogs and Frenzied Jackals -- Return of Canine Rabies -- ch. 6 Terror Hits the Streets -- Urbanization of Rabies in KwaZulu-Natal -- ch. 7 Virus Lives On -- New Problems, Old Challenges for Rabies Control
Summary "In Mad dogs and meerkats, Karen Brown links the increase of rabies in Southern Africa to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Her study shows that the most afflicted regions of South Africa have seen a dangerous rise in feral dog populations as people lack the education, means, or will to care for their pets or take them to inoculation centers. Ineffective disease control, which in part depends on management policies in neighboring states, has exacerbated the problem. The book traces the history of rabies in South Africa and neighboring states from 1800 to the present and shows how environmental and economic changes brought about by European colonialism and global trade have had long-term effects"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-230) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Rabies -- Africa, Southern -- History -- 19th century
Rabies -- Africa, Southern -- History -- 20th century
Rabies -- Africa, Southern -- History -- 21st century
Rabies -- Africa, Southern -- Epidemiology
Rabies -- history
Disease Outbreaks -- history
Disease Vectors
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Rabies -- epidemiology
MEDICAL -- Infectious Diseases.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Contagious.
HISTORY -- General.
Rabies -- Epidemiology.
SUBJECT Africa, Southern.
Africa, Southern
Subject Southern Africa.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010053683
ISBN 9780821443675