Anyone Can Get Monkeypox—Here’s What You Need to Know to Stop the Spread

On Thursday, August 4, President Joe Biden declared monkeypox a national health emergency, the New York Times reported. “The designation will free up emergency funds and lift some bureaucratic hurdles, but many experts fear containment may no longer be possible.”

The news comes a week after New York state declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, followed by California and Illinois. At press time, the CDC reported more than 7,000 confirmed cases nationwide; the outbreak was first reported in May.  


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