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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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May 30, 2024

Antibodies to Influenza A(H5N1) Virus in Hunting Dogs | Cow’s Milk Containing Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus | Risk Factors for Pediatric Critical COVID-19 | The Risk of Aircraft-Acquired SARS-CoV-2 Transmission during Commercial Flights | Durability of XBB.1.5 Vaccines against Omicron Subvariants | Post-COVID Conditions Following COVID-19 Vaccination | The Importance of Including Long COVID Outcomes When Developing Novel Treatments for Acute COVID-19 | Cerebral Microstructural Alterations in Post-COVID-condition | Prevalence and Co-occurrence of Cognitive Impairment in Children | Long COVID Symptoms after 8-month Recovery
COVID-19 pre-vaccine era illustration

May 23, 2024

Estimates of SARS-CoV-2 Hospitalization and Fatality Rates in the Prevaccination Period | Characterization of Treatment Resistance and Viral Kinetics in the Setting of Single-Active Versus Dual-Active Monoclonal Antibodies Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 | Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Children with Long COVID | Assessment of the Impact of RNase in Patients With Severe Fatigue Related to Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC) | Potential Diaphragm Muscle Weakness-related Dyspnea Persists Two Years after COVID-19
Vaccine vial labeled H5N1 virus

May 18, 2024

Virome Sequencing Identifies H5N1 Avian Influenza in Wastewater from Nine Cities | COVID-19 Vaccines and Adverse Events of Special Interest: A Multinational Global Vaccine Data Network (GVDN) Cohort Study of 99 million Vaccinated Individuals | The Role of Colchicine in the Management of COVID-19: A Meta-analysis | Psychometric Analysis of the Modified COVID-19 Yorkshire Rehabilitation Scale (C19-YRSm) in a Prospective Multicentre Study
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

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World Health Organization (WHO)

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

COVID-19 in US and Canada

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International Society for Infectious Diseases


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