Monkeypox: US declares national health emergency

Deepak Gupta August 4, 2022
Updated 2022/08/04 at 11:36 PM

In July, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

Now the US has declared a national health emergency for the monkeypox outbreak after thousands of infections have been recorded, but, fortunately, no deaths.

Monkeypox: more than 16 thousand cases detected in 75 states,

Earlier this week, the White House announced the creation of a working group on the spread of monkeypox (Monkeypox), after being criticized for a slow response, particularly in the purchase of vaccines and treatments.

Last week, health authorities announced that more than a million vaccines would be made available to states in the coming days, of which 600,000 have already been distributed, detailed Becerra, the US secretary of health.

Monkeypox: US declares national health emergency

The US has more than 6,500 infections, after 4,600 last week. The World Health Organization declared an international health emergency over the outbreak two weeks ago, after more than 16,000 cases were detected in 75 states, and some deaths.

The World Health Organization declared an international health emergency over the outbreak two weeks ago, after more than 16,000 cases were detected in 75 states, and some deaths.

Symptoms resemble, to a lesser extent, those seen in the past in individuals with smallpox: fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, during the first five days. Then rashes, lesions, pustules and finally crusts.

There is no treatment for smallpox, which usually heals on its own and whose symptoms last 14 to 21 days.

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