US declares monkeypox public health emergency According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 6.6 thousand cases of infection with this virus have been identified in the country. US authorities have declared monkeypox a public health emergency. This was announced by the Minister of Health and Human Services Javier Becerra on Twitter.
“In light of changing circumstances on the ground, I am declaring a public health emergency for monkeypox,” wrote Becerra on Twitter.— We are ready to take our response to the next level in the fight against this virus.
The head of the Ministry of Health urged Americans to take the infection seriously.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 6.6 thousand cases of monkeypox infection have been identified in the country.
August 2, the state of California, following New York and Illinois, declared a state of emergency due to smallpox.
Monkeypox — disease caused by the monkeypox virus. Symptoms — fever, severe headache, muscle aches, back pain, weakness, swollen lymph nodes, and skin rashes or lesions. Monkeypox is commonly found in Central and West Africa. However, in May of this year there was an outbreak of infection in non-endemic countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 26,000 people have contracted smallpox worldwide, and eight have died.
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On July 23, WHO declared the spread of the virus a public health emergency.
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