Pandemics and Global Health



Series: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
BISAC: HEA039000

Global public health is under constant strain, due to recent, ongoing, and potential global health crises especially in connection with emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. The past few decades have witnessed an unprecedented eruption of pandemics and epidemics spurred by globalization, climate change and population explosion. The book, Pandemics and Global Health, portrays a bird’s eye view about pandemics and global public health in the 21st century. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold human suffering, social upheavals and a crippled economy which have wreaked havoc globally. This book is useful for academicians, policy makers, scholars, researchers, health professionals and people involved in combating epidemics and pandemics.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Pandemics and Global Health in the 21st Century
(Nitha B., PhD and Manuel Thomas, PhD-Department of Microbiology, Sree Ayyappa College Eramallikkara, Chengannur, Kersala, India, et al.)

Chapter 2. Epidemics and Pandemics: The Kerala Model
(Rogimon P. Thomas, PhD, Sreeja Raj, Vinod V., PhD and Kannan V. Manian, PhD-Department of Botany, CMS College Kottayam (Autonomous), Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Human Diaspora and Pandemics: A Review in the Context of COVID 19
(Shaibu Jacob, P. S. Ajith, M. B. Arya, David Abin, Rojimon P. Thomas, PhD and Joby Paul, PhD-Department of Botany, St. Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. The Role of Vaccines in Public Health
(Ann Susan Mathew, Shelmi Antony, PhD and Jayesh Antony, PhD-Department of Zoology, St.Thomas College, Palai, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 5. A Review on COVID -19 Vaccines
(Lakshmi B., PhD-Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Sree Maneklal. M.Patel Institute of Sciences and Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 6. Vaccination and Public Health
(Geena George, PhD and Hema Vijayan P.U., PhD-Department of Botany,
Nirmala College Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 7. Pandemics: A Travel through Historic Times
(C. Mamatha, PhD- Department of Life Sciences, Jain University, Bangalore, India-Department of Biosciences, MES College, Marampally, Ernakulam, Kerala, India)

Chapter 8. Tumultuous Epidemics in India: A Historic Overview
(Nisha P., PhD-Department of Biosciences, MES College, Marampally, Ernakulam, Kerala, India)

Chapter 9. Rise of Microbes and Pandemics in Shaping Human Civilization
(M. Hayarnnisa, Ann Mary Jacob and S. M. Merlin-Department of Zoology, Government Arts and Science College, Elanthoor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 10. COVID 19 Pandemic: A Boon or Bane for Nature
(Asha Ramachandran, PhD-Department of Botany, Government College Kottayam, Kerala, India)

Chapter 11. Mental Health Issues in COVID-19
(Hridya Vijay and Nitha B., PhD-University Associate, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, et al.)

Chapter 12. Impact of COVID-19 Upon Youngsters
(Joby Jose and Shaiju K. S., PhD-Vadasseryil House, Peruvanthanam, Kodikuthy, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 13. The Pandemic and Its Impacts with A Special Focus on COVID-19 Situation in India-(Prem Jose Vazhacharickal1, Jiby John Mathew and N. K. Sajeshkumar-Department of Biotechnology, Mar Augusthinose College, Ramapuram, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 14. The Pandemic AIDS
(Tharakupeedikayil Abdul Majeed Sajeena-Department of Biosciences, MES College Marampally, Aluva, India)

Chapter 15. The Plague Pandemic
(Thushara Balakrishnan-Research Scholar, Department of Microbiology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore, India)

Chapter 16. Future Pandemics: Agents, Potential and Impacts
(Sunaina. V.C.-Ernakulam, Kerala, India)

Chapter 17. SARS-COV-2 and Diabetics
(Sweety Gopinath-Azeezia Medical College Hospital, Meeyannoor, Kerala, India)

Chapter 18. Pandemics and Ethnomedicine
(Tojo Jose and Sebastian Antony-Centre for Research and Evaluation, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, et al.)

Chapter 19. Identification of Active Plant Constituents to Inhibit SARS-Cov-2 by Molecular Docking Studies: A Comprehensive Review
(M. Deepak, C. T. Sulaiman, Indira Balachandran, Subhash Chandran K. P.-Centre for Medicinal Plants Research, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 20. Pandemics in European Literature: A Review
(Temina Cyriac-Department of English, Alphonsa College Pala, Kerala, India)

Chapter 21. Impact of Covid-19 and Lockdown on India’s Foreign Trade
(Jinu Joseph-Department of Economics, Devamatha College, Kuravilangad, Kerala, India


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