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Author Brown, Karen, 1964-

Title Mad dogs and meerkats [electronic resource] : a history of resurgent rabies in southern Africa / Karen Brown.

Published Athens : Ohio University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xiv, 234 p. : ill.
Series Ohio University Press series in ecology and history
Ohio University Press series in ecology and history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Rabies -- Africa, Southern -- History -- 19th century.
Rabies -- Africa, Southern -- History -- 20th century.
Rabies -- Africa, Southern -- History -- 21st century.
Rabies -- Africa, Southern -- Epidemiology.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780821419533 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780821443675 (e-book)