Declared health emergency in America, decision taken on increasing cases of monkeypox

“We are ready to take the fight against this virus to the next level,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Javier Becerra. The United States on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, allowing it to raise funds and data and deploy additional personnel in the fight against the disease. “We are ready to take […]
 


Declared health emergency in America, decision taken on increasing cases of monkeypox

“We are ready to take the fight against this virus to the next level,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Javier Becerra.

The United States on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, allowing it to raise funds and data and deploy additional personnel in the fight against the disease. “We are ready to take the fight against this virus to the next level,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Javier Becerra. We urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and take responsibility for helping fight the virus.

This announcement is currently in effect for 90 days. It can be extended. Let us tell you that on Thursday, 6,600 new cases were reported across the country, of which about a quarter were from New York. Experts also believe that the number may be much higher, as symptoms are rare, with only one lesion.

The US has so far distributed 600,000 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine, originally intended for monkeypox and smallpox, but this number is low given the high risk of a population of about 1.6 million people who need the vaccine most.

Unlike earlier outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa, the virus is now mainly spread through sexual activity, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it can spread, including through sharing bedding, clothing and prolonged face-to-face contact. Can spread to many other people. spread in different ways. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared monkeypox as a global public health emergency.

So far 9 cases of monkeypox have been reported in India, out of which one patient has died. The Center held a meeting with experts on monkeypox on Thursday. The official said it was a technical meeting to review the existing guidelines.