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.

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

March 26, 2020

Clinical Reports: Characteristics of Infected Children in Hubei, Case-fatality rate and characteristics of patients in Italy, functional exhaustion of antiviral lymphocytes Antiviral Therapeutics: FDA approval for plasma treatment, convalescent sera option

March 25, 2020

Clinical: China retrospectives | Therapies: Lopinavir-Ritonavir, Hydroxychoroquine and Azithromycin trials | Epidemiology: Non-pharmaceutical interventions, cryptic transmission | Environmental: Aerosol and surface stability

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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