The World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee to determine whether monkeypox represents a “public health emergency of international concern.”
The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 23, WHO director general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu announced.
“It’s now clear there is an unusual situation, meaning the virus is behaving unusually from how it used to behave in the past,” Adhanom Ghebreyesu said. “It’s affecting more and more countries, and we believe that it needs some coordinated response because of the geographic spread.”
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Antibiotic Prescriptions Associated With COVID-19 Outpatient Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries, April 2020 to April 2021
Outpatient Visits for COVID-19 and Associated Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 Years or Older, by Setting, US, April 2020 to April 2021. The volume of COVID-19 visits differed by setting: emergency department, 525 608 (45.8% of all visits); office, 295 983 (25.3%); telehealth, 260 261 (22.3%); and urgent care, 77 268 (6.6%).
Source: Journal of American Medical Association Network