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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December 1, 2022

Is the risk of still and preterm birth affected by the timing of symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy? | Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccination of Pregnant Women for Prevention of Maternal and Early Infant Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations in South Africa | A multivalent nucleoside-modified mRNA vaccine against all known influenza virus subtypes | Single and 2-dose vaccinations with modified vaccinia Ankara-Bavarian Nordic® induce durable B cell memory responses comparable to replicating smallpox vaccines | Cross-neutralization of Omicron subvariants after heterologous NVX-CoV2373 boosters: Comparison between prior SARS-CoV-2-infected and infection-naive individuals

November 24, 2022

Impact of community masking on COVID-19 | Human monkeypox virus infection in women and non-binary individuals during the 2022 outbreaks | What is the place in therapy for nirmatrelvir/ritonavir? | Effectiveness of Bivalent mRNA Vaccines in Preventing Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection — Increasing Community Access to Testing Program, United States, September–November 2022
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November 16, 2022

Maternal Antibody Response and Transplacental Transfer Following Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection or Vaccination in Pregnancy | Tecovirimat is effective against human monkeypox virus in vitro at nanomolar concentrations | Acute and postacute sequelae associated with SARS-CoV-2 reinfection
Young child getting a vaccine

November 09, 2022

Low Risk of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Transmission by Fomites: A Clinical Observational Study in Highly Infectious Coronavirus Disease 2019 | Nucleocapsid Antigenemia Is a Marker of Acute SARS-CoV-2 Infection | Imprinted SARS-CoV-2 humoral immunity induces convergent Omicron RBD evolution | Can SARS-CoV-2 trigger new onset of autoimmune disease in adults? A case-based review | Protection against Omicron from Vaccination and Previous Infection in a Prison System | Nirmatrelvir and the Risk of Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19
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November 2, 2022

Severe Monkeypox in Hospitalized Patients — United States, August 10–October 10, 2022 | Reinfections with Different SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Subvariants, France (CDC) | In adults with COVID-19, melatonin was assessed for effects on inflammatory markers, clinical signs and symptoms, and mortality | Influenza Incidence and Vaccine Effectiveness During the Southern Hemisphere Influenza Season — Chile, 2022 | Nirsevimab for Prevention of RSV in Healthy Late-Preterm and Term Infants | Unadjuvanted intranasal spike vaccine elicits protective mucosal immunity against sarbecoviruses
Baby getting vaccines

October 27, 2022

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Pakistan, January 2021–July 2022 | Polio by the Numbers—A Global Perspective | Phase 1/2a Safety and Immunogenicity of an Adenovirus 26 Vector RSV Vaccine Encoding Prefusion F in Adults 18–50 Years and RSV Seropositive Children 12–24 Months | Receipt of First and Second Doses of JYNNEOS Vaccine for Prevention of Monkeypox — United States, May 22–October 10, 2022 | Novavax NVX-COV2373 triggers potent neutralization of Omicron sub-lineages

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