Series: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
BISAC: MED022000
DOI: 10.52305/DDGK1950

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) is a viral infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has since spread globally into a pandemic. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020 by the World Health Organization. The disease has spread to almost 200 countries and continues to do so, resulting in huge mortalities and morbidities, as well as economic burden on the affected countries. The pandemic has resulted in global shutdown and has impacted many lives.

This book analyzes the epidemiology of COVID 19, the characteristics of the virus, its mode of spread, pathogenesis, pathology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, prevention, and prognosis. The impact of the disease on the health care system, its psycho-social implications, and its impact on the economy is also discussed in detail. This will serve as a reference manual for physicians, students, epidemiologists and researchers in the field. Knowledge about the infection is fast-evolving, hence readers are advised to review the latest guidelines, especially concerning the management of cases of COVID 19.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. An Introduction to COVID 19

Chapter 2. Epidemiology of COVID 19

Chapter 3. Clinical Presentation of COVID 19

Chapter 4. The Virus

Chapter 5. Pathogenesis and Pathology

Chapter 6. Diagnosis of COVID 19

Chapter 7. Transmission and Prevention of Transmission of COVID 19

Chapter 8. Management of COVID 19

Chapter 9. Prognosis of COVID 19

Chapter 10. Kerala Healthcare System and COVID 19

Chapter 11. Health Care Professionals and COVID 19

Chapter 12. Psychological Impact of COVID 19

Chapter 13. Economic Impact of COVID 19

Chapter 14. Future Directions

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