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White House declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency | USA TODAY


As monkeypox cases rise across the states, the Biden administration says they are taking additional steps to stop the spread of the virus.
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The monkeypox outbreak that has infected more than 6,600 people in the United States is a public health emergency, the Biden administration declared Thursday, a move that could make it easier to tap funding and wield the federal bureaucracy to combat the once-rare disease.

The declaration came more than a week after the head of the World Health Organization, on July 23, said the “extraordinary” situation qualifies as a global emergency.

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