The top news stories in primary care today.
As of May 11, 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) no longer classifies monkeypox as a public health emergency. That being said, officials recently detected a cluster of infection among vaccinated individuals in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are closely monitoring the cases.
In America, 12 children die every day from gun violence. A new study from the Columbia Mass Murder Database shows that when it comes to mass shooters, mental health issues are a straw man argument. According to the study, ‘more than three-quarters (77%) of all perpetrators of mass murders in academic settings had no recorded history of psychotic symptoms.’
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the recent 12% decline in HIV cases will hopefully contribute to the goal of a 90% decline by 2030. Experts attribute the decline to increased prevention awareness and increased usage of pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP. “Our nation’s HIV prevention efforts continue to move in the right direction,” Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director of the CDC, said in a released statement.