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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August 10, 2023

Dynamics of inflammatory responses after SARS-CoV-2 infection by vaccination status in the USA: a prospective cohort study | Core mitochondrial genes are down-regulated during SARS-CoV-2 infection of rodent and human hosts | Immunogenicity, safety, and preliminary efficacy evaluation of OVX836, a nucleoprotein-based universal influenza A vaccine candidate: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2a trial
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August 02, 2023

NIH has launched several phase 2 long-COVID treatment trials | Effectiveness of Oral Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir vs. Intravenous Three-Day Remdesivir in Preventing Progression to Severe COVID-19: A Single-Center, Prospective, Comparative, Real-Life Study | Rapid Direct Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosols in Exhaled Breath at the Point of Care | Predicting COVID-19 Incidence Using Wastewater Surveillance Data, Denmark, October 2021–June 2022 | Use of Wastewater Metrics to Track COVID-19 in the US published in JAMA Network Open | Wastewater-based epidemiology predicts COVID-19-induced weekly new hospital admissions in over 150 USA countie | Association between duration of SARS-CoV-2 positivity and long COVID
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July 30, 2023

Case Report of Leprosy in Central Florida, USA, 2022 | A common allele of HLA is associated with asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection | Delayed intubation associated with in-hospital mortality in patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure who fail heated and humified high flow nasal canula | Blood Group A Enhances SARS-CoV-2 Infection | Clinical phenotypes and quality of life to define post-COVID-19 syndrome: a cluster analysis of the multinational, prospective ORCHESTRA cohort | Use of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines in Older Adults: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2023
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July 20, 2023

Omicron subvariant BA.5 efficiently infects lung cells | The immunology of long COVID | FDA Approved a New Drug to Prevent RSV in Babies and Toddlers | COVID-19 scent dog research highlights and synthesis during the pandemic of December 2019-April 2023 | Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in free-ranging white-tailed deer in the United States

July 13, 2023

Exaggerated blood pressure elevation in response to orthostatic challenge, a post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) after hospitalization | Long term follow-up of a multicentre cohort of COVID-19 patients with pulmonary embolism: Anticoagulation management and outcomes | Development of monoclonal antibody-based blocking ELISA for detecting SARS-CoV-2 exposure in animals | Repeated antibiotic exposure and risk of hospitalization and death following COVID-19 infection | The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Rebound Study: A Prospective Cohort Study to Evaluate Viral and Symptom Rebound Differences in Participants Treated With Nirmatrelvir Plus Ritonavir Versus Untreated Controls | Risk of Cardiovascular Disease After COVID‐19 Diagnosis Among Adults With and Without Diabetes

July 05,2023

Autochthonous Leprosy in the United States | A systematic review to identify novel clinical characteristics of monkeypox virus infection and therapeutic and preventive strategies to combat the virus | Genome-wide Association Study of Long COVID | Two-year duration of immunity of inactivated poliovirus vaccine: A follow-up study in Pakistan in 2020 | Evaluation of novel oral polio vaccine type 2 SIA impact in a large outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus in Nigeria | Effectiveness of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Bivalent Vaccine | Oral Nirmatrelvir and Ritonavir for Covid-19 in Vaccinated, Non-Hospitalized Adults, Ages 18-50 Year | Vaccination Ameliorates Cellular Inflammatory Responses in SARS-CoV-2 Breakthrough Infections |Performance of Rapid Antigen Tests to Detect Symptomatic and Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection | High incidence of autonomic dysfunction and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in patients with long-COVID: Implications for management and healthcare planning

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