Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Viral Outbreaks

David Claborn

Missouri State University

David Claborn is the Director of the Public Health Program at Missouri State University where he teaches graduate courses in international and environmental health. He obtained his Doctor of Public Health in 2001 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He also has degrees in entomology and zoology from Texas Tech University. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, having served with the Marine Corps as a medical entomologist.


Environmental Factors Vectors Ventilators Anti-Virals New Technologies Positive Predictive Value Negative Predictive Value Social Distancing Quarantine Isolation Role of Government Outbreak Reporting

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This book with the working tile of "Viral Outbreaks" will be a platform for reporting and analyzing a broad spectrum of issues related to recent outbreaks of viral diseases, especially COVID-19, but also including Ebola, Zika and Chikungunya. New research on the epidemiology of these diseases, including that dealing with the agent, the environmental parameters of outbreaks, and the vectors, is welcome.

In addition, this book will serve as a forum for presenting analysis of community responses such as social distancing, economic shut-downs, and testing/isolation policies. Of particular interest will be chapters on how viral outbreaks are detected and monitored on a worldwide basis and how governments plan for response.

This timely book will allow a rapid analysis of what has gone right and what has gone wrong in community responses that have had impacts on the public health and economies of national and world populations. Potential authors are researchers, public health administrators and operators, medical workers, government officials, educators, and more.

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Date completed: June 1st 2020

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 21st 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 9th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 8th 2021

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About the editor

David Claborn

Missouri State University

David M. Claborn is Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Missouri State University, where he teaches courses in international health, environmental health, public health preparedness, and homeland security. He obtained a DrPH in 2001 from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. His dissertation dealt with the re-emergence of malaria in South Korea. Dr. Claborn also has a MS in Entomology from Texas Tech University. Prior to starting his academic career in 2008, he was a career naval officer working as a medical entomologist. He retired from the Navy’s Medical Service Corps in 2008 at the rank of Commander.

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