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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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March 12, 2022

SARS-CoV-2 is associated with changes in brain structure | New Onset Dementia Among Survivors of Pneumonia Associated with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection | Whole genome sequencing reveals host factors underlying critical Covid-19 | Association Between Dexamethasone Treatment After Hospital Discharge for Patients With COVID-19 Infection and Rates of Hospital Readmission and Mortality | Pfizer Initiated a Phase 2/3 Study of their Novel COVID-19 Oral Treatment in Pediatric Participants | Efficacy of Antiviral Agents against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Subvariant BA.2
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March 5, 2022

Peripheral Neuropathy Evaluations of Patients With Prolonged Long COVID | Development and validation of SCOPE score: a clinical score to predict progression of COVID-19 pneumonia to severe respiratory failure | Effectiveness of the BNT162b2 vaccine among children 5-11 and 12-17 years in New York after the Emergence of the Omicron Variant | Effectiveness of COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccination in Preventing COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Nonimmunocompromised Children and Adolescents Aged 5–17 Years — VISION Network
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February 26, 2022

Hospitalizations of Children and Adolescents with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19, 14 States, July 2021–January 2022 | SARS-CoV-2 reinfection prevents acute respiratory disease in Syrian hamsters but not replication in the upper respiratory tract | Direct Observation of Repeated Infections With Endemic Coronaviruses | Ivermectin does not protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection in the Syrian hamster model | o Respiratory mucosal delivery of next-generation COVID-19 vaccine provides robust protection against both ancestral and variant strains of SARS-CoV-2 | Sanofi and GSK will seek regulatory authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine
Infected patient in quarantine lying in bed in hospital

February 19, 2022

Children and COVID19: State Level Data Report | Placental Tissue Destruction and Insufficiency from COVID-19 Causes Stillbirth and Neonatal Death from Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury: A Study of 68 Cases with SARS-CoV-2 Placentitis from 12 Countries | Thromboprophylaxis in Patients with COVID-19. A Brief Update to the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report | Azithromycin in patients with COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis | Effectiveness of Maternal Vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy Against COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization in Infants Aged <6 Months — 17 States, July 2021–January 2022
African-American teacher wearing mask in school classroom

February 12, 2022

Trends in Disease Severity and Health Care Utilization During the Early Omicron Variant Period Compared with Previous SARS-CoV-2 High Transmission Periods | Children and COVID19: State Level Data Report | Safety, tolerability and viral kinetics during SARS-CoV-2 viral challenge | Long-term cardiovascular outcomes of COVID-19 | FDA to discuss request authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for use in children 6 months-4 years | mRNA-1273 or mRNA-Omicron boost in vaccinated macaques elicits comparable B cell expansion, neutralizing antibodies and protection against Omicron | Respiratory mucosal delivery of next-generation COVID-19 vaccine provides robust protection against both ancestral and variant strains of SARS-CoV-2
African-american student with face mask back at college

February 5, 2022

Children and COVID19: State Level Data Report | Challenges in Inferring Intrinsic Severity of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant | Trends in Disease Severity and Health Care Utilization During the Early Omicron Variant Period Compared with Previous SARS-CoV-2 High Transmission Periods | Associations between adverse childhood experiences, attitudes towards COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine hesitancy: a cross-sectional study | U.S. FDA approves the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (Spikevax) for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older | Novavax Submitted a Request to the U.S. FDA for Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine

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