The sharp increase in the number of monkeypox infections has forced the United States to declare a public health emergency and to speed up vaccination efforts. In fact, on August 4, the US Department of Health and Human Services declared monkeypox to be a public health emergency. Minister Xavier Becerra emphasized that the federal government is ready to deploy a higher level of response to deal with this virus.
In fact, some cities (such as New York and San Francisco) as well as California and Illinois have already declared a state of emergency for monkeypox, as the number of infections in these areas increased. There are currently more than 6,600 cases of “monkeypox” in the United States, about 25% of them in New York.
According to CNN, the decision to declare monkeypox a public health emergency will provide the legal basis for initiating new budgets, support data collection and allow for additional staff to be deployed. to control the disease. However, health experts warn that the true number of monkeypox infections could be much higher, in part because symptoms are so difficult to detect.
Monkeypox is spreading in the United States