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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Biden Administration Declares Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak


August 18, 2022

The World Health Organization has already declared monkeypox a global health emergency. New York, the epicenter of the outbreak, Illinois and California have all declared public health emergencies.

The Biden-Harris administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, a move they said would free emergency funding and improve the distribution of vaccines and treatments.

"We are prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibility to help us tackle this virus," said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.

He said the action would further strengthen and accelerate the Biden-Harris Administration's response in recognition of the continued rapid transmission of monk...

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