About the book
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.