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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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October 12, 2023

Adult man testing breathing function by spirometry having health problem. Diagnosis of respiratory function in pulmonary disease | Local budesonide therapy in the management of persistent hyposmia in suspected non-severe COVID-19 patients: Results of a randomized controlled trial | Effect of monovalent COVID-19 vaccines on viral interference between SARS-CoV-2 and several DNA viruses in patients with long-COVID syndrome
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October 05, 2023

Long-term Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular, and Other Thrombotic Complications in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Survivors: A Retrospective Cohort Study | SARS-CoV-2 infection triggers pro-atherogenic inflammatory responses in human coronary vessels | FDA Authorizes Updated Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Formulated to Better Protect Against Currently Circulating Variants | Effectiveness of Maternal mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy Against COVID-19–Associated Hospitalizations in Infants Aged <6 Months During SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Predominance — 20 States, March 9, 2022–May 31, 2023
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September 28, 2023

Early antibody treatment, inflammation, and risk of post-COVID conditions | Distinguishing features of Long COVID identified through immune profiling | Autonomic dysregulation in long-term patients suffering from Post-COVID-19 Syndrome assessed by heart rate variability | A molnupiravir-associated mutational signature in global SARS-CoV-2 genomes | Inhaled Fluticasone Furoate for Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19 | Optimal Duration of Systemic Corticosteroids in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis | Multiorgan MRI findings after hospitalization with COVID-19 in the UK (C-MORE): a prospective, multicenter, observational cohort study
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September 21, 2023

Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir Use and Hospitalizations or Death in Previously Uninfected Non-hospitalized High-risk Population with COVID-19: A matched cohort study | Optimal Duration of Systemic Corticosteroids in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis | Vaccination after developing long COVID: impact on clinical presentation, viral persistence and immune responses | Wastewater Surveillance Data as a Complement to Emergency Department Visit Data for Tracking Incidence of Influenza A and Respiratory Syncytial Virus
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September 14, 2023

Genome-wide Association Study of Susceptibility to Respiratory Syncytial Virus Hospitalization in Young Children <5 Years of age | Immunogenicity and Reactogenicity of Coadministration of COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines | Interim Effectiveness Estimates of 2023 Southern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccines in Preventing Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations | Safety and Immunogenicity of XBB.1.5-Containing mRNA Vaccines | The C.D.C. Director Explains Why You Should Get the Latest Covid Booster | Performance of Rapid Antigen Tests to Detect Symptomatic and Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection : A Prospective Cohort Study | Optimal Duration of Systemic Corticosteroids in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis | Timing and Predictors of Loss of Infectivity among Healthcare Workers with Mild Primary and Recurrent COVID-19: a Prospective Observational Cohort Study | Effect of famotidine on cognitive and behavioral dysfunctions induced in post-COVID-19 infection: A randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled study
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September 7, 2023

Temporal changes in fecal microbiota of patients infected with COVID-19: a longitudinal cohort | Mpox: China’s health authorities fight surge in cases of unknown origin | Comparison of bivalent and monovalent mRNA vaccine boosters | Prevalence and associated outcomes of co-infection between SARS-CoV-2 and influenza: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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