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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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Research findings on RSV and flu vaccines

February 15, 2024

Early Estimates of Nirsevimab Immunoprophylaxis Effectiveness against Hospital Admission | Redirecting Antibody Responses from Egg-adapted Epitopes Following Repeat Vaccination | Risk of Cardiovascular Events after Influenza | Risk of Death Following Chikungunya Virus Disease | Comparative Effectiveness of Alternative Intervals Between First and Second Doses | Early Mortality After the First Dose of Coronavirus Disease
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February 8, 2024

Estimating the Heritability of SARS-CoV-2 Susceptibility and COVID-19 Severity | Neonatal Outcomes After COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy | Contralateral Second Dose Improves Antibody Responses to a Two-dose mRNA Vaccination Regimen | Substantial Health and Economic Burden of COVID-19 During the Year After Acute Illness Among US Adults Not at High Risk of Severe COVID-19
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January 31, 2024

Efficacy and safety of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prefusion F protein vaccine (RSVPreF3 OA) in older adults over 2 RSV seasons | Effectiveness of High-dose vs. Standard-dose Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine against Recurrent Hospitalizations and Mortality in Relation to Influenza Circulation: A Post-hoc Analysis of the DANFLU-1 Randomized Clinical Trial
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January 25, 2024

Integrated Genomic and Social Network Analyses of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Transmission in the Healthcare Setting | Oral Simnotrelvir for Adult Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Covid-19 | Persistent Complement Dysregulation with Signs of Thromboinflammation in Active Long Covid
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January 17, 2024

Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 and Seasonal Viruses Among Children Hospitalized in Brazil | COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Among Adolescents | Vaccine Effectiveness Against Long COVID in Children | Socioemotional Development of Infants and Toddlers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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January 11, 2024

The Death Rate of COVID-19 Infection in Different SARS-CoV-2 Variants was Related to C-reactive Protein Gene Polymorphisms | Early COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness of XBB.1.5 Vaccine against Hospitalization and Admission to Intensive Care, the Netherlands, 9 October to 5 December 2023

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International Society for Infectious Diseases

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