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Current perspectives on rabies 2. Review of classical rabies and its control
  1. Jenny Bowen-Davies

    Jenny Bowen-Davies left practice in 1995 to undertake a master's degree in wild animal health at the University of London. She subsequently worked as a wildlife veterinarian in Botswana, where she carried out a study on rabies. On her return to the UK in 1998, she joined the Veterinary Laboratories Agency as deputy head of the Rabies Research and Diagnostic Group.

  2. Paul Lowings

    Paul Lowings graduated in cell and molecular biology from King's College, London, in 1983 and subsequently gained a PhD from University College, London. In 1991, he joined the Central Veterinary Laboratory (now the VLA). Initially studying the molecular biology of bovine viral diarrhoea virus and classical swine fever virus, he became head of the Rabies Research and Diagnostic Group in 1997.


AN article in the last issue described the biology of the rabies virus, including its epidemiology pathogenesis and immunopathogenesis (In Practice, March 2000, pp 118-124). In this article, the clinical signs, diagnosis and control of rabies are discussed, with a brief review of the recently introduced Pet Travel Scheme and action to be taken on suspicion of a case.

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