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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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October 20, 2022

Adverse Childhood Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Associations with Poor Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviors Among High School Students | Severe COVID-19 outcomes after full vaccination of primary schedule and initial boosters: pooled analysis of national prospective cohort studies of 30 million individuals in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales | Successful immunomodulators for treatment of COVID-19 have opened the pathway for comparative trials | Prediction of upcoming global infection burden of influenza seasons after relaxation of public health and social measures during the COVID-19 pandemic
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October 13, 2022

A healthcare-associated infection with Monkeypox virus of a healthcare worker during the 2022 outbreak | Tolerability and immunogenicity of an intranasally-administered adenovirus-vectored COVID-19 vaccine: An open-label partially-randomized ascending dose phase I trial | Clinical, Virologic, and Immunologic Evaluation of Symptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019 Rebound Following Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir Treatment | Early outpatient treatment with remdesivir in patients at high risk for severe COVID-19: a prospective cohort study
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October 6, 2022

Possible Occupational Infection of Healthcare Workers with Monkeypox Virus, Brazil | Protection of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection against reinfection with the BA.4 or BA.5 Omicron subvariants | Rates of Monkeypox Cases by Vaccination Status | Paxlovid Significantly Reduces COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Deaths | Nirmatrelvir–Ritonavir and Viral Load Rebound in Covid-19
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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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