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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March 09, 2023

Community-onset bacterial coinfection in children critically ill with SARS-CoV-2 infection | Risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019–Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis Based on Corticosteroid Duration | Cardiac abnormalities in Long COVID 1-year post-SARS-CoV-2 infection | Long-term gastrointestinal outcomes of COVID-19 | Confronting the evolution and expansion of anti-vaccine activism in the USA | Effectiveness of Maternal Influenza Vaccination in Peru PRIME Cohort | Bivalent booster effectiveness against severe COVID-19 outcomes in Finland | Immunomodulators for severe coronavirus disease-2019 in transplant patients | Characteristics and predictors of persistent symptoms post-COVID-19 in children and young people | Parental Nonadherence to Health Policy Recommendations for Prevention of COVID-19 | Viral kinetics of sequential SARS-CoV-2 infections | Long-term cardiovascular outcomes in COVID-19 survivors among non-vaccinated population | One-Year Adverse Outcomes Among US Adults With Post–COVID-19 Condition

March 2, 2023

Fatal Fulminant Cerebral Edema in Six Children With SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2 Infection in Taiwan | Monoclonal Antibody for the Prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Infants and Children | COVID-19 vaccines versus pediatric hospitalization | Maternal SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and infant protection against SARS-CoV-2 | Immunoglobulin, glucocorticoid, or combination therapy for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children | Efficacy of first dose of covid-19 vaccine versus no vaccination on symptoms of patients with long covid | Effect of covid-19 vaccination on long covid: systematic review | FDA Authorizes First Over-the-Counter At-Home Test to Detect Both Influenza and COVID-19 Viruses | Epidemiologic Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Recombinant Variant XBB.1.5 | Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019

February 23, 2023

Sex differences in cardiovascular complications and mortality in hospital patients with covid-19 | Efficacy and Safety of an Ad26.RSV.preF–RSV preF Protein Vaccine in Older Adults | A third vaccine dose equalizes the levels of effectiveness | Sotrovimab retains activity against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant | Effect of Higher-Dose Ivermectin for 6 Days vs Placebo on Time to Sustained Recovery in Outpatients | Viral burden rebound in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 receiving oral antivirals | Serological response to vaccination in post-acute sequelae of COVID | Association of COVID-19 Vaccination With Risk for Incident Diabetes After COVID-19 Infection | Past SARS-CoV-2 infection protection against re-infection | Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 in University Setting
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February 16, 2023

Intra-Host Evolution Provides for the Continuous Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants | A Randomized Trial Comparing Omicron-Containing Boosters with the Original Covid-19 Vaccine mRNA-1273 | The political polarization of COVID-19 treatments among physicians and laypeople in the United States | Maternal mRNA covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy and delta or omicron infection or hospital admission in infants: test negative design study | SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibodies After Bivalent vs. Monovalent Booster | The impacts of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine dose separation and targeting on the COVID-19 epidemic in England

February 9, 2023

The Negative Effect of Preexisting Immunity on Influenza Vaccine | Prior vaccination enhances immune responses during SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection with early activation of memory T cells | Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine for prevention of COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections in older adults | Relationship between immune response to SARS-CoV2 vaccines and development of breakthrough infection | Early Treatment with Pegylated Interferon Lambda for Covid-19 | Long-term high-dose immunoglobulin successfully treats Long COVID patients with pulmonary, neurologic, and cardiologic symptoms | Consistency of covid-19 trial preprints with published reports | Peru confirms H5N1 avian flu in marine mammals | Incidence of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria | COVID-19 Mortality and Progress Toward Vaccinating Older Adults

February 2, 2023

Information for Persons Who Are Immunocompromised Regarding Prevention and Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 Infection | Severe Fatigue and Persistent Symptoms at Three Months Following SARS-CoV-2 Infections During the Pre-Delta, Delta, and Omicron Time Periods | Reconsideration of Antinucleocapsid IgG Antibody as a Marker of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Postvaccination for Mild COVID-19 Patients | Effectiveness of Bivalent Boosters against Severe Omicron Infection | Prevalence and Clinical Outcomes of Respiratory Syncytial Virus versus Influenza in Adults | Assessment of COVID-19 as the Underlying Cause of Death Among Children and Young People Aged 0 to 19 Years in the US | Association of culturable-virus detection and household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – California and Tennessee, 2020–2022 | Efficacy and safety of antimicrobial stewardship prospective audit and feedback in patients

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

COVID-19 in US and Canada

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