Michael Stevens, MD, MPH, chief epidemiologist, WVU Health System, provides the latest updates on COVID-19 and monkeypox in the videos below.
In the COVID-19 video, Dr. Stevens discusses therapy and shares the web address to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s PAXLOVID Patient Eligibility Screening Checklist Tool for Prescribers. He also provides PPE reminders, including demonstrating how a surgical mask should be worn over MSA half mask respirators that have an exhalation valve. The latest COVID-19 booster is also highlighted.
In the monkeypox video, he focuses on who’s at increased risk for getting the disease, treatment, and the vaccine. He also discusses PPE for providers. As of Aug. 31, there have been five documented cases of monkeypox in West Virginia, 18,989 in the United States, and 51,257 globally.
Employees can visit the COVID-19 and monkeypox website on CONNECT for more resources.