Weekly Clinical Updates

As infectious diseases such as SARS, Monkeypox, Polio, HIV, and Ebola travel the globe and garner media attention, Parasites Without Borders staff are curating resources in a timely, ongoing basis. We believe the information posted here is worthy of further examination by the science and medical communities. Our primary goal remains to bring the latest medical and biological information to the forefront for researchers and practicing physicians.

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Get Ready For Corona Vaccine

May 9, 2024

Favorable Antiviral Effect of Metformin on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 | Association of Nirmatrelvir–ritonavir with Post-acute Sequelae and Mortality in Patients | Effectiveness of Nirmatrelvir-Ritonavir for the Prevention of COVID-19–Related Hospitalization | Cognitive Profile in Multiple Sclerosis and Post-COVID Condition | Unravelling the Mechanisms Behind Exercise Intolerance and Recovery in Long COVID | Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Kakuma Refugee Camp Complex, Kenya, 2020-2021
Corona Vaccine

May 5, 2024

COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Uptake and Reduced Risks for Long-COVID | COVID-19 Immunologic Antiviral Therapy with Omalizumab (CIAO)—a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial | Abatacept Pharmacokinetics and Exposure Response in Patients | The Gut Microbiome Associates with Phenotypic Manifestations | Characteristics and Determinants of Pulmonary Long COVID | Long COVID: Plasma Levels of Neurofilament Light Chain in Mild COVID-19 Patients with Neurocognitive Symptoms
Corona Vaccine In Childrens

April 24, 2024

Durability of Original Monovalent mRNA Vaccine Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Omicron–Associated Hospitalization in Children and Adolescents — United States, 2021–2023 | Remdesivir is Associated with Reduced Mortality in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 Not Requiring Supplemental Oxygen | The Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in Tissues and its Association with Long COVID Symptoms: A Cross-sectional Cohort Study in China
Impact of SARS-CoV-2

April 17, 2024

Systematic Analyses of the Factors Influencing Sperm Quality in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection | Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir and Remdesivir against Symptomatic Treatment in High-risk COVID-19 Outpatients to Prevent Hospitalization or Death During the Omicron Era: A Propensity Score-matched Study | Outpatient treatment with concomitant vaccine-boosted convalescent plasma for patients with immunosuppression and COVID-19
Corona Vaccine in Rural Area

April 11, 2024

Rural-urban Differences in Long-term Mortality and Readmission Following COVID-19 Hospitalization | Nirmatrelvir for Vaccinated or Unvaccinated Adult Outpatients with COVID-19 | Brain and Cognitive Changes in Patients with Long COVID Compared with Infection-recovered Control Subjects | Incident Allergic Diseases in Post-COVID-19 Condition: Multinational Cohort Studies from South Korea, Japan and the UK | Functional Limitations and Exercise Intolerance in Patients with Post-COVID Condition
Covid Phase

April 3, 2024

Interplay of Inflammatory Markers and Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in COVID-19 | Association of Premorbid GLP-1RA and SGLT-2i Prescription Alone and in Combination with COVID-19 Severity | Cardiac Adverse Events and Remdesivir in Hospitalized Patients with Coronavirus Disease | Two-Year Longitudinal Study Reveals That Long COVID Symptoms Peak and Quality of Life Nadirs | Paxlovid Use is Associated with Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases in COVID-19 Patients with Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation from World Health Organization (WHO)

Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JHU

COVID-19 in US and Canada

1Point3Acres Real-Time Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in US and Canada with Credible Sources

Genomic Epidemiology COVID-19

Genomic Epidemiology of (COVID-19) Maintained by the Nextstrain team, enabled by data from GISAID.

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International Society for Infectious Diseases


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