Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Virology of Hepatitis A

Costin Teodor Streba

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova


Cristin Constantin Vere

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

Ion Rogoveanu

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova


Virology Hepatitis A Causes Symptoms Incidence Prevalence Hepatitis A Endemic areas At-risk populations Preventive Measures Sanitation Drug Use

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About the book

Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can be highly dependent on environmental and social parameters. Thus, in today's changing environment, with a unique heterogeneity of causes, the overall incidence of this disease may suffer explosive outbreaks, at great economic costs. Limited access to clean water sources and poorly prepared food may favor its spread in some parts of the world, while, paradoxically, high living standards and disregard to basic hygiene, migration, and overpopulation may pose significant epidemiological threats in other regions.
Overall, cyclic epidemic recurrences are common, despite effective vaccination and a rise in worldwide awareness, through public campaigns. Important breakthroughs have been made in vaccination solutions, with established protocols and novel research, thus providing prevention solutions. Immunization efforts are still underway and important research is conducted in order to provide more robust solutions for effective inclusion in routine schemes of vaccinations.
Access to high-yield diagnostic tests is still problematic; an important area of research focuses on providing cost-effective, easy to administer diagnostic tests for a fast and reliable diagnosis.
However, recent advancements have been made in inactivating the virus and providing curative means for the disease. There are still many solutions being developed for removing the viral contamination from water and food sources.
With all these aspects in mind, we invite prospective authors, from all medical fields related to the management of viral hepatitis A, in submitting their original research or opinion pieces towards this book project. 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 8th 2019

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

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: October 28th 2019

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: January 16th 2020

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.

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Expected publication date: March 16th 2020

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About the editor

Costin Teodor Streba

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

Streba Costin Teodor, MD, PhD, MSc, Lecturer at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova is a member of the Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of Craiova, within the same university. He had research activities in the field of novel endoscopic techniques, liver and pancreatic disease diagnostic, also receiving extensive training in histological image analysis. He specialized in devising medical-oriented diagnostic systems for liver malignancies, which integrate interpretation and computer-aided quantification of various imaging and clinical data. Dr. Teodor publication record reflects his dedication for innovative diagnostic techniques in gastroenterology, having numerous large-scale studies featured in various high-impact publications within this field.

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