Monkeypox outbreak in America, declared a health emergency, more than 6600 cases

Monkeypox cases jump 20 percent, 7,500 new cases raise WHO concern


So far more than 6,600 cases have been reported in America.
declaration of public health emergency
Cases increase in men who have sex with men

Washington. The US has declared monkeypox a public health emergency. If the cases are increasing rapidly, then the US government has come under concern. The US health secretary said on Thursday that additional funding and equipment is expected to be made available to fight the disease. It is being told that its cases are increasing rapidly among men who have sex with men. As of Wednesday, more than 6,600 cases of monkeypox have been reported.

Health and Human Services Secretary Javier Becerra said that we are ready to take our response to this virus to the next level. We urge the people of America to take monkeypox seriously. Rochelle Valensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the availability of data on monkeypox transmission will improve, which is critical to the response.

WHO expressed concern
Before monkeypox spread to America, the disease started spreading in Europe. Worryingly, the supply of vaccines and medicines needed for treatment has run out. The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a ‘public health emergency of international concern’. Last month, WHO talked about unlocking funding, that is, using the money to collaborate on vaccines and treatments.

Over 1.6 million vaccinations
Officials say the US government aims to vaccinate more than 1.6 million high-risk individuals. Earlier, California, Illinois and New York had declared states of emergency due to the rising number of cases. US President Joe Biden appointed two federal officials this month to coordinate his administration’s response to monkeypox.

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This disease spread for the first time from ports
The WHO says that the disease was first spread from ports in 1958. It has mild symptoms including fever, pain and pus-filled skin lesions. People recover from it in two to four weeks. It spreads through physical contact and is sometimes fatal.

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