Biden administration declares public health emergency in response to growing cases of monkeypox

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On Thursday, the Biden administration declared the monkeypox a public health emergency. Since the beginning of May, over 6,000 cases of Monkeypox have been confirmed across the United States.

“In light of evolving circumstances on the ground, I am declaring a public health emergency on monkeypox,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra wrote on Twitter Thursday.

“We are prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus,” he added, urging “every American to take monkeypox seriously.”

A formal declaration has yet to be finalized, however it is in the works, and will be posted on the HHS’ website.

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