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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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September 29, 2022

Increase in Acute Respiratory Illnesses Among Children and Adolescents Associated with Rhinoviruses and Enteroviruses, Including Enterovirus D68 — United States, July–September 2022 | Monkeypox Virus Infection in Humans across 16 Countries — April–June 2022 | Long Covid—An Update for Primary Care | A distinct symptom pattern emerges for COVID-19 long-haul: A Nationwide Study | SARS-CoV-2 Secondary Attack Rates in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Household Contacts during Replacement of Delta with Omicron Variant, Spain | Breakthrough Infection by SARS-CoV-2 Delta and Omicron Variants Elicited Immune Response Comparable to mRNA Booster Vaccination
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September 22, 2022

Monkeypox in a Young Infant — Florida, 2022 | Health Care Personnel Exposures to Subsequently Laboratory-Confirmed Monkeypox Patients — Colorado, 2022 | Public Health Response to a Case of Paralytic Poliomyelitis in an Unvaccinated Person and Detection of Poliovirus in Wastewater — New York, June–August 2022 | Association of COVID-19 with New-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease | Impact of mandatory vaccination of healthcare personnel on rates of influenza and other viral respiratory pathogens | Monkeypox in Patient Immunized with ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine During 2022 Outbreak
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September 15, 2022

Severe Respiratory Illnesses Associated with Rhinoviruses and/or Enteroviruses Including EV-D68 – Multistate, 2022 | Persistent circulating SARS-CoV-2 spike is associated with post-acute COVID-19 sequelae | Impact of COVID-19 vaccination on the risk of developing long-COVID and on existing long-COVID symptoms: A systematic review | Effects of Vaccination and Previous Infection on Omicron Infections in Children | COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Adults 18 Years or Older in 13 US States, January 2021 to April 2022 | Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines over time prior to Omicron emergence in Ontario, Canada
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September 08, 2022

Clinical and Genetic Risk Factors for Acute Incident Venous Thromboembolism in Ambulatory Patients With COVID-19 | Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: A Review of Viral, Host, and Environmental Factors | Onset and window of SARS-CoV-2 infectiousness and temporal correlation with symptom onset: a prospective, longitudinal, community cohort study | Variant Influenza Virus Infections: Recommendations for Identification, Treatment, and Prevention for Summer and Fall 2022 | Low levels of monkeypox virus neutralizing antibodies after MVA-BN vaccination in healthy individuals
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September 1, 2022

Clinical Manifestations of Infection with Poliomyelitis Virus | Spike Protein-independent Attenuation of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant in Laboratory Mice | Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)–Specific T Cells and Antibodies in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Protection: A Prospective Study | Distinguishing features of Long COVID identified through immune profiling | Unexplained post-acute infection syndromes | Nirmatrelvir Use and Severe Covid-19 Outcomes during the Omicron Surge | Vaccine Effectiveness Against Life-Threatening Influenza Illness in US Children
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August 27, 2022

Clinical assessment of confirmed human monkeypox virus cases in Spain | Monkeypox Virus Infection across 16 Countries | Clinical characteristics of ambulatory and hospitalized patients with monkeypox | Compassionate Use of Tecovirimat for the Treatment of Monkeypox Infection | Safety Monitoring of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses Among Children Aged 5–11 Years | Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Data Supporting Efficacy in Children 6 Months through 4 Years of Age | Pfizer and BioNTech Submit Application to U.S. FDA for Emergency Use Authorization of Omicron BA.4/BA.5-Adapted Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine

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