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.

May 14, 2020

An outbreak of severe Kawasaki-like disease at the Italian epicentre of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic: an observational cohort study | Preventing a Parallel Pandemic — A National Strategy to Protect Clinicians’ Well-Being | Triple combination of interferon beta-1b, lopinavir–ritonavir, and ribavirin in the treatment of patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19: an open-label, randomised, phase 2 trial
Arterial thromboembolic complications

May 12, 2020

Arterial thromboembolic complications in COVID-19 in low risk patients despite prophylaxis | Association of Treatment With Hydroxychloroquine or Azithromycin With In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With COVID-19 in New York State | Observational Study of Hydroxychloroquine in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19

May 7, 2020

Large-Vessel Stroke as a Presenting Feature of Covid-19 in the Young | Hyperinflammatory shock in children during COVID-19 pandemic | Interpreting Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2 | The Ecology of Being Human by Dickson Despommier

The Ecology of Being Human

By Dickson Despommier -- Since their establishment some 11,000 years ago, as of 2020, cities with populations greater than one hundred thousand have evolved and grown to accommodate some 60% of us (that’s 4.4 billion individuals). The trend is clear. In another 50 years it is estimated that over 80% of the human population will live in cities.

May 5, 2020

ACE inhibitors and ARBS not linked to COVID-19 infection or severity | Effective treatment of severe COVID-19 patients with tocilizumab | Insight into FDA’s Revised Policy on Antibody Tests: Prioritizing Access and Accuracy

April 30, 2020

Pulmonary Embolism and Increased Levels of d-Dimer in Patients with Coronavirus Disease | Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial “ACTT” (NIAID) | SIMPLE I Trial results (Gilead) | Remdesivir in Chinese adults with severe COVID-19

Situation Dashboards

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation from World Health Organization (WHO)
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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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