This timely volume is a comprehensive review of the evolution, diagnosis, prevention, control, and treatment strategies (both modern as well as complementary and alternative) being used against COVID-19. With chapters written by experts in diverse medical fields from around the world, the volume presents authentic and easily understood information on this novel and often deadly virus.
The book is organized in sections that cover pathology, epidemiology, and diagnosis; prevention strategies; and treatment. The book first covers the morphology, pathogenesis, genome organization and replication of coronavirus (COVID-19) and then goes on to address epidemiology and pathogenesis, the psychological effects, and detection assays and techniques. Chapters on prevention strategies discuss social distancing and quarantine, face masks and hand sanitizers, lockdown strategies, and vaccines. The authors also cover diverse treatment strategies, including using medicinal plants, natural products, and traditional Chinese medicines as well as nanomedicines.
Hanadi Talal Ahmedah, PhD, is a lab technologist, researcher, and writer as well as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Ahmedah has published one book with Springer and many articles in journals indexed in the ISI Web of Science.Muhammad Riaz, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal, Pakistan. He has authored or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications in renowned journals at the national and international level and two books: Anthocyanins and Human Health: Biomolecular and Therapeutic Aspects (2016) and Carotenoids: Structure and Function in the Human Body (2021) for Springer.Sagheer Ahmed, PhD, is Professor of Pharmacology at Shifa College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan. His areas of research interest include pharmacogenetics, cardiovascular, neuropharmacology, and COVID-19. He has contributed to nine patents and over 50 research publications. He has over 20 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience.Marius Alexandru Moga, MD, PhD, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Faculty of Medicine of Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, where he was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for three terms. He has published over 230 medical papers in IDB journals and has presented more than 300 papers at national and international conferences. He is also the author or co-author of medical books and book chapters. He has handled many research and educational projects and 14 clinical studies.