America alert about fast spreading monkeypox declared health emergency
The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Javier Becerra said that we urge every American to take mockpox seriously and take responsibility for helping us combat this virus. Javier said that America is ready to take the fight against this virus to the next level.
This announcement is in effect for 90 days and can be extended. On Thursday, 6,600 new cases were reported nationwide, about a quarter of them from New York. Experts also believe that this number may be much higher because the symptoms are very few involving only one lesion.
The US has so far distributed 600,000 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine, which was originally designed for monkeypox and smallpox, but this number remains low given the high risk of a population of about 1.6 million who are most likely to receive the vaccine. more is needed.
So far nine cases of monkeypox have been reported in India, out of which one patient has died. The Center held a meeting with experts on Thursday regarding monkeypox. The official said it was a technical meeting to review the existing guidelines.