U.S. declares the monkeypox outbreak public health emergency

Peoples Gazette

The United States has declared a state of public health emergency over the monkeypox outbreak. 

The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. 

The declaration comes a month after the World Health Organisation issued a red alert over the spreading disease, placing monkeypox as a public health emergency of international concern. 

The global health body defined a public health emergency of international concern as “an extraordinary event” that becomes a “public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease” and “to potentially require a coordinated international response.”

On Tuesday, the health body has called on the global community to invest in the production of vaccines to curb the spread of monkeypox, especially in Africa…

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