US to declare monkeypox public health emergency

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The United States will declare monkeypox a public health emergency, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a telephone briefing with reporters on Thursday.
“In light of all of these developments and the evolving circumstances on the ground, I want to make an announcement today that I will be declaring a public health emergency on monkeypox,” Becerra said.
The Biden administration is prepared to take the response to the next level in addressing this virus and urges every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help tackle it, Becerra added.

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