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

By David Gregory and Rowland Tinline

© 2020

Involved in rabies research for much of their working careers, editors Rowland Tinline and David Gregory 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, Tinline and Gregory trace Canada’s largely successful efforts to control rabies. Concerned about the loss of institutional memory that tends to follow success, Tinline and Gregory 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.

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  • Page Count: 672 pages
  • Illustrations: 200
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Taking the Bite out of Rabies records the evolution of rabies management and control in Canada.

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

By David Gregory and Rowland Tinline

© 2020

Involved in rabies research for much of their working careers, editors Rowland Tinline and David Gregory 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, Tinline and Gregory trace Canada’s largely successful efforts to control rabies. Concerned about the loss of institutional memory that tends to follow success, Tinline and Gregory 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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 672 pages
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Taking a 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 a 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
  • Author Information

    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.
  • Table of contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Acknowledgments

    Part 1: The Basics of Rabies in Canada
    Overview
    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
    Overview
    4. The Federal Department of Agriculture
    5. Health Canada and Rabies

    Part 3: History of Rabies Management in the Provinces
    Overview
    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
    Systems
    Overview
    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
    Overview
    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
    Overview
    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
    Overview
    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
    Overview
    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
    Overview
    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