Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Rare Diseases - Recent Advances

John Kanayochukwu Nduka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University

A pioneer and first researcher of published acid rain manuscript in Nigeria and 2020 International RULA AWARD winner, also a first researcher of heavy metal in the soil at refuse dumpsites, use of biological solid waste as oil spill mop in Nigeria.


Disease Outbreak Disease Activators Disease Trigger Reducers Policymakers Duty Climate Issues and Diseases Global Disease Outbreak Urban Climate and Disease Public Outcry Unhealthy Environment Disease Vectors Breeding Ground Age and Mortality Rate

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About the book

The book - Rare Diseases is aimed at documenting information about certain diseases that occasionally occur or may be strange, it may have been witnessed before or re-emerged, it will espouse its fatalities, treatment options, and its containment. It will contain information on possible cause or outbreak, point of its discovery, nature of the disease, infection rate, possible causative agents and life span, information about conditions enabling its spread. The book will contain information on the effect of the disease on age group, color, sex, and occupation. Climate and environmental parameters that aid the survival of the causative organisms and their transmission will be discussed. The book will also contain information on cultural practices that exacerbate the outbreak, progression, and fatalities of disease.

Finally, the book will contain information on drugs, herbal products, and supplements for treatment. Possible patient medical history and genetic make-up in relation to the disease can be a piece of important information. Advice on personal and community hygiene for effective prevention and treatment in an emerging scenario. Public health and policymakers are responsible for the prevention and management of outbreaks of rare diseases to ensure minimal fatalities, this will also be highlighted.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 4th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 3rd 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 21st 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: November 20th 2022

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About the editor

John Kanayochukwu Nduka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University

John Kanayochukwu Nduka (Ph.D.) is with the Chemistry Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Anambra State Nigeria, a co-editor of ‘‘‘Heavy Metal Toxicity in Public Health’’’, 2020 RULA AWARD winner in Environmental Chemistry. Former Head of Department has attended and presented papers at international and local conferences/workshops. Has published Book Chapters and academic manuscripts in reputable international indexed journals. Editorial board member of several local and international journals. Has been involved in postgraduate teaching and research and mentors young academics including Ph.D. supervision. John Kanayochukwu Nduka has been involved in external viva for undergraduate and graduate students of several Universities in Nigeria. He is involved in resource verification of Nigeria’s National University Commission (NUC) to several Universities in Nigeria. He is an Online facilitator of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

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