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Monkeypox outbreak in US declared a Public Health Emergency

Monkeypox declared Public Health Emergency in US. Over 7k infections reported in the US.

Where: United States

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On August 4th, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra declared the ongoing monkeypox outbreak in the US a Public Health Emergency (PHE).
Thursday’s declaration is expected to free up additional funding and tools to combat the monkeypox outbreak across the country.
A PHE declaration will also improve data sharing between US jurisdictions and the federal government regarding monkeypox infections and vaccine administration.
Secretary Becerra stated, “We are taking our response to the next level by declaring a public health emergency. With today’s declaration we can further strengthen and accelerate our response further.”
On August 4th, the CDC reported 7,102 confirmed monkeypox infections in the US.

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