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US declares monkeypox a public health emergency


The US on Thursday declared a nationwide health emergency amid the monkeypox outbreak

The US on Thursday declared a nationwide health emergency amid the monkeypox outbreak (Picture: Getty Images)

The US has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, as cases surpassed 6,600 across the nation.

The declaration on Thursday allows federal agencies to put funds toward developing vaccines and drugs, and hiring workers to manage the outbreak.

‘We’re prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help us tackle this virus,’ said Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.

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Source:: Metro

      

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