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 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

April 28, 2020

Estimation of SARS-CoV-2 infection fatality rate by real-time antibody screening of blood donors | Clinical benefit of remdesivir in rhesus macaques infected with SARS-CoV-2 | Human leukocyte antigen susceptibility map for SARS-CoV-2

April 24, 2020

The Recovery Trial is a multi-arm multi-stage adaptive trial with mortality as the primary endpoint together with a 10 year follow up period linked to the electronic health records of ~6900 Covid-19 patients in the UK enrolled to date treated with either: placebo or ritonavir/lopinavir or steroids or azithromycin or hydroxy-chloroquine.

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 treatment guidelines - The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) does not recommend the use of any agents for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outside of the setting of a clinical trial. | Human leukocyte antigen susceptibility map for SARS-CoV-2

April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Lung Injury is Not High Altitude Pulmonary Edema | Factors associated with hospitalization and critical illness among 4,103 patients with COVID-19 disease in New York City | Hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19: an open-label, randomized, controlled trial

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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