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At Parasites Without Borders, we bring the latest medical information on diseases caused by parasites to the people and places that need it most. Over the past two months, our team of physicians and scientists have been scouring literature, sharing clinical experiences, and doing our part to support the busy clinicians during the pandemic. Check out our latest news.

Help Us Support Peace Corps’ Health and HIV/AIDS Fun

Help Us Support Peace Corps’ Health and HIV/AIDS Fund

Throughout the months of December & January, all donations made to Parasites Without Borders will be matched and DOUBLED by PWB with a pledge up to $40,000 with a minimum donation of $10,000 and donated to Peace Corps’ Health and HIV/AIDS Fund, a fund that helps combat global health issues such as poor nutrition, the spread of infectious diseases, and the devastating social and economic impact of HIV/AIDS.

Help Us Support MicrobeTV

Throughout the months of October and November, all donations made to Parasites Without Borders will be matched and DOUBLED by PWB and donated to MicrobeTV, an independent podcast network for people who are interested in the life sciences (viruses, microbes, parasites, evolution, urban agriculture, communication, and engineering), with a pledge up to $40,000 to MicrobeTV with a minimum donation of $10,000.
Help us support Floating Doctors' Panama Project

Help Us Support Floating Doctors’ Panama Project

Throughout the month of August and September all donations made to Parasites Without Borders will be matched and DOUBLED by PWB and donated to Floating Doctors' Panama project. Parasites Without Borders is pledging to donate up to $40,000 with a minimum donation of $10,000 automatically given to the Floating Doctors’ Panama project.

TWiV 629: Coronavirus Update + Pandemic Sitrep

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical update on COVID-19, including analysis of the dexamethasone trial, and then the team discusses two Ebolavirus outbreaks in DRC, clinical and virological aspects of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections, age-dependent effects on transmission, and answer listener email. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove. Guests: Daniel Griffin and Chuck Knirsch.

My patient caught Covid-19 twice. So long to herd immunity hopes?

"Recent reports and conversations with physician colleagues suggest my patient is not alone. Two patients in New Jersey, for instance, appear to have contracted Covid-19 a second time almost two months after fully recovering from their first infection. Daniel Griffin, a physician and researcher at Columbia University in New York, recently described a case of presumed reinfection on the This Week in Virology podcast. "

The Virus: What Went Wrong?

Our own Dr. Daniel Griffin was featured on Season 2020: Episode 1 of PBS' long-form news show, FRONTLINE, titled, "The Virus: What Went Wrong?" As COVID-19 spread from Asia to the Middle East to Europe, why was the U.S. caught so unprepared? Despite repeated warnings of a potent contagion headed our way, America’s leaders failed to prepare and protect us. Why and who is accountable? Dr. Griffin is featured just before minute 25.

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