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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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February 16, 2023

Intra-Host Evolution Provides for the Continuous Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants | A Randomized Trial Comparing Omicron-Containing Boosters with the Original Covid-19 Vaccine mRNA-1273 | The political polarization of COVID-19 treatments among physicians and laypeople in the United States | Maternal mRNA covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy and delta or omicron infection or hospital admission in infants: test negative design study | SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibodies After Bivalent vs. Monovalent Booster | The impacts of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine dose separation and targeting on the COVID-19 epidemic in England

February 9, 2023

The Negative Effect of Preexisting Immunity on Influenza Vaccine | Prior vaccination enhances immune responses during SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection with early activation of memory T cells | Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine for prevention of COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections in older adults | Relationship between immune response to SARS-CoV2 vaccines and development of breakthrough infection | Early Treatment with Pegylated Interferon Lambda for Covid-19 | Long-term high-dose immunoglobulin successfully treats Long COVID patients with pulmonary, neurologic, and cardiologic symptoms | Consistency of covid-19 trial preprints with published reports | Peru confirms H5N1 avian flu in marine mammals | Incidence of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria | COVID-19 Mortality and Progress Toward Vaccinating Older Adults

February 2, 2023

Information for Persons Who Are Immunocompromised Regarding Prevention and Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 Infection | Severe Fatigue and Persistent Symptoms at Three Months Following SARS-CoV-2 Infections During the Pre-Delta, Delta, and Omicron Time Periods | Reconsideration of Antinucleocapsid IgG Antibody as a Marker of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Postvaccination for Mild COVID-19 Patients | Effectiveness of Bivalent Boosters against Severe Omicron Infection | Prevalence and Clinical Outcomes of Respiratory Syncytial Virus versus Influenza in Adults | Assessment of COVID-19 as the Underlying Cause of Death Among Children and Young People Aged 0 to 19 Years in the US | Association of culturable-virus detection and household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – California and Tennessee, 2020–2022 | Efficacy and safety of antimicrobial stewardship prospective audit and feedback in patients

January 24, 2023

Codetections of Other Respiratory Viruses Among Children Hospitalized With COVID-19 | Early and Increased Influenza Activity Among Children — Tennessee | SARS-CoV-2 variant-related abnormalities detected by prenatal MRI | COVID-19 vaccines versus pediatric hospitalization | Persistent COVID-19 Symptoms at 6 Months After Onset | Effects of Dexamethasone Use on Viral Clearance Among Patients with COVID-19: A Multicenter Cohort Study | Impact of vaccination on postacute sequelae of SARS CoV-2 infection in patients with rheumatic diseases | Protective effectiveness of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and hybrid immunity against the omicron variant
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January 19, 2023

Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations | Effect of using a structured pacing protocol on post-exertional symptom exacerbation and health status in a longitudinal cohort with the post-COVID-19 syndrome | Detection of SARS-CoV-2 IgA and IgG in human milk and breastfeeding infant stool 6 months after maternal COVID-19 vaccination | Effect of Fluvoxamine vs Placebo on Time to Sustained Recovery in Outpatients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19 | Hyperimmune Globulin for Severely Immunocompromised Patients Hospitalized With Coronavirus Disease 2019

January 12, 2023

Long covid outcomes at one year after mild SARS-CoV-2 infection: nationwide cohort study | Effectiveness of the Bivalent mRNA Vaccine in Preventing Severe COVID-19 Outcomes: An Observational Cohort Study | 7-month duration of SARS-CoV-2 mucosal immunoglobulin-A responses and protection | Increasing Ventilation Reduces Sars-Cov-2 Airborne Transmission In Schools | Use of Carbon Dioxide Monitoring to Assess Ventilation at a National Infectious Diseases Conference

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