Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

Manal Mohammad Baddour

Alexandria University

A dedicated Microbiologist striving to attain optimum patient care through best practices in the Microbiology Lab and Diagnostic Microbiology Research.


Virus Family Natural Host Mode of Transmission Incubation Times Classical Clinical Picture Alternate Clinical Pictures Commonly Used Protocols Myths Adverse Effects Physical Methods Vaccine Candidates Concerns

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November 2019 marked a change in human lives that will not be forgotten within a short period of time. We went to sleep in one world and woke up in another very if not totally different one. The appearance and recognition of the first cases of the respiratory disease that was later designated COVID-19 coined the beginning of a worldwide pandemic that changed human behavior and claimed over 1.3 million people in the 21st century. Though much debate has encased most aspects of this disease, facts are starting to unfold with the availability of data from clinical trials. The second wave, though maybe spreading faster with higher numbers of cases, is showing a lower mortality rate than the first wave, which means that we have learned how to better manage cases. We definitely still need to learn much more and what was considered a fact a few months ago might be rendered obsolete shortly.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: January 29th 2021

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: April 27th 2021

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Review results due: July 16th 2021

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Expected publication date: September 14th 2021

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About the editor

Manal Mohammad Baddour

Alexandria University

Manal Baddour is Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Director of the Diagnostic Microbiology Lab in Alexandria University and editorial board member of several international journals. She has published more than 33 papers in reputed journals and has edited and authored several books. She has co-organised and participated in over 50 conferences and workshops. She has supervised many Ph. D. and Master degree theses. She has assessed promotion files for Professors of Microbiology for many candidates from Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. She has also assessed manuscripts for over 20 journals. She has been a principal investigator/co-investigator in 20 scientific project grants. She is a member of several scientific organisations and supervises several microbiology labs at the University and in private sectors.

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