Weekly Clinical Updates

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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MicrobeTV Podcast

MicrobeTV is an independent podcast network for people who are interested in the life sciences. Our shows are about viruses, bacteria, parasites, evolution, immunology, and neuroscience.

April 8, 2020

Co-detection of respiratory pathogens in patients hospitalized with Coronavirus | Loss of smell and taste in combination with other symptoms is a strong predictor of COVID-19 infection

April 5, 2020

Tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for Coronavirus | Use of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Every Clinician Should Know

April 1, 2020

Virological assessment of hospitalized patients with COVID-2019 | Efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19: results of a randomized clinical trial | Control the Contagion - Videos about the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak filmed by actors of Contagion

March 30, 2020

Covid-19 in Critically Ill Patients in the Seattle Region — Case Series | FDA approved drugs with broad anti-coronaviral activity inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

The Ecology of Being Human

By Dickson Despommier -- The sign reads: “Wet Paint. Please Do Not Touch”. Yet despite this simple warning, when we encounter one, what is the first thing we do? The next thing we look for is a rag to wipe off the tell-tale evidence of our misguided skepticism. We even have an expression for such events: “Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back”.

March 29, 2020

The feasibility of convalescent plasma therapy in severe COVID-19 patients | Clinical and microbiological effect of a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin in 80 COVID-19 patients with at least a six-day follow up

Situation Dashboards

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation from World Health Organization (WHO)
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Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JHU
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COVID-19 in US and Canada

1Point3Acres Real-Time Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in US and Canada with Credible Sources
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Genomic Epidemiology COVID-19

Genomic Epidemiology of (COVID-19) Maintained by the Nextstrain team, enabled by data from GISAID.

Sources for COVID-19 Information

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World Health Organization (WHO)

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Centers for Disease Control, US

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International Society for Infectious Diseases

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This Week in Virology (TWIV)

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