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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 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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August 20, 2022

Public Health Response to a Case of Paralytic Poliomyelitis in an Unvaccinated Person and Detection of Poliovirus in Wastewater | Human-to-human transmission of monkeypox virus | What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 and its Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 | Tecovirimat and the Treatment of Monkeypox — Past, Present, and Future Considerations | Pfizer Reports Additional Data on PAXLOVID™ Supporting Upcoming New Drug Application Submission to U.S. FDA | Hospitalization and Emergency Department Encounters for COVID-19 After Paxlovid Treatment
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August 13, 2022

Interim Guidance for Prevention and Treatment of Monkeypox in Persons with HIV Infection — United States, August 2022 | Post–COVID-19 Symptoms and Conditions Among Children and Adolescents — United States, March 1, 2020–January 31, 2022 | Profiling post-COVID syndrome across different variants of SARS-CoV-2 | Comparison of lyophilized versus liquid modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) formulations and subcutaneous versus intradermal routes of administration in healthy vaccinia-naïve subjects | Viral Kinetics of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron Infection in mRNA-Vaccinated Individuals Treated and Not Treated with Nirmatrelvir-Ritonavir
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August 6, 2022

Viral and Symptom Rebound in Untreated COVID-19 Infection | Cognitive Impairment 13 Months After Hospitalization for COVID-19 | Pre-exposure prophylaxis with tixagevimab and cilgavimab (Evusheld©) for COVID-19 among 1112 severely immunocompromised patients | Extended Remdesivir Infusion for Persistent COVID-19 Infection | Association between AZD7442 (tixagevimab-cilgavimab) administration and SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalization and mortality | Baricitinib in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (RECOVERY): a randomized, controlled, open-label, platform trial and updated meta-analysis

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