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U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

HeadlineAug 05, 2022

The Biden administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Thursday’s declaration by Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra comes two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the disease a global emergency. The official U.S. case count rose to more than 7,100 by Friday morning, though the true toll is likely far higher due to severe shortages of testing.

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