© 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapeutics

  • Shailendra K. Saxena

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Shailendra K. Saxena, Swatantra Kumar, Vimal K. Maurya, Raman Sharma, Himanshu R. Dandu, Madan L. B. Bhatt
    Pages 1-8
  3. Nishant Srivastava, Preeti Baxi, R. K. Ratho, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 9-21
  4. Tushar Yadav, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 33-42
  5. Swatantra Kumar, Rajni Nyodu, Vimal K. Maurya, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 43-53
  6. Raman Sharma, Madhulata Agarwal, Mayank Gupta, Somyata Somendra, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 55-70
  7. Sujita Kumar Kar, Nishant Verma, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 71-79
  8. Ankita, Apjit Kaur, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 81-93
  9. Abhishek Padhi, Swatantra Kumar, Ekta Gupta, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 95-107
  10. Vimal K. Maurya, Swatantra Kumar, Madan L. B. Bhatt, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 109-126
  11. Nishant Srivastava, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 127-140
  12. Nitesh Kumar Jaiswal, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 141-150
  13. Rakhi Saxena, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 187-198
  14. Sujita Kumar Kar, S. M. Yasir Arafat, Russell Kabir, Pawan Sharma, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages 199-213
  15. Tushar Yadav, Shailendra K. Saxena
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection, their biology and associated challenges for their treatment and prevention of novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Discussing various aspects of COVID-19 infection, including global epidemiology, genome organization, immunopathogenesis, transmission cycle, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control strategies, it highlights host-pathogen interactions, host immune response, and pathogen immune invasion strategies toward developing an immune intervention or preventive vaccine for COVID-19.

An understanding of the topics covered in the book is imperative in the context of designing strategies to protect the human race from further losses and harm due to SARS-CoV-2 infection causing COVID-19.


COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 Immunopathogenesis Epidemiology host-pathogen interactions

Editors and affiliations

  • Shailendra K. Saxena
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Advanced ResearchKing George’s Medical UniversityLucknowIndia

About the editors

Prof. (Dr.) Shailendra K. Saxena is a Vice Dean and Professor at King George's Medical University, Lucknow. His primary research interest is to understand the molecular mechanisms of host defense during human viral infections and to develop predictive, preventive and therapeutic strategies against these diseases. Prof. Saxena’s work has been published in various high impact factor reputed international journals.  He has been honored by several prestigious National and International Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships in India and abroad, including Young Scientist Awards, BBSRC India Partnering Award and named as the Global Leader in Science by The Scientist magazine (USA) and International Opinion Leader/Expert that are involved in the vaccination for JE by IPIC (UK).  He has been elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology UK (FRSB), The Royal Society of Chemistry UK (FRSC), The Academy of Environmental Biology, India (FAEB), Indian Virological Society (FIVS), The Biotech Research Society, India (FBRS); and Fellowship of the (European) Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals, Austria (FacadTM). He has been awarded Dr. JC Bose National Award of Department of Biotechnology (DBT, Min. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) in Biotechnology and has an active collaboration with various US universities. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Book Subtitle Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapeutics
  • Editors Shailendra K. Saxena
  • Series Title Medical Virology: From Pathogenesis to Disease Control
  • Series Abbreviated Title méd. virology: from pathogenesis to dis. control.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-4813-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-4816-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-4814-7
  • Series ISSN 2662-981X
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-9828
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 213
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Virology
    Genetics and Genomics
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