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NY declares state disaster emergency for monkeypox outbreak

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul late Friday declared New York’s rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak a state disaster emergency as authorities raced to distribute vaccines to curb the virus’ spread. The measure comes as New York’s monkeypox infection count approached nearly 1,400 cases, with most infections in New York City, which is the epicenter of the […]

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International Health Care

WHO declares growing monkeypox outbreak global health emergency

Dive Brief: The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the fast-spreading monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency, strengthening a coordinated international response to slow transmission and protect vulnerable groups. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra called the WHO’s declaration a “call to action” for the global health community. “We are determined to accelerate our response in the […]

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International Health Care

WHO declares global health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

Declaration is WHO’s highest level of alert Tedros breaks deadlock on advisory committee Decision welcomed as way to stem disease’s spread July 23 (Reuters) – The rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak represents a global health emergency, the World Health Organization’s highest level of alert, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Saturday. The WHO label – […]

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WHO declares spreading monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

Pavlo Gonchar | Lightrocket | Getty Images The World Health Organization has activated its highest alert level for the growing monkeypox outbreak, declaring the virus a public health emergency of international concern. The rare designation means the WHO now views the outbreak as a significant enough threat to global health that a coordinated international response […]

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International Health Care

Second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox

The WHO Director-General is hereby transmitting the Report of the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox, held on Thursday, 21 July 2022, from 12:00 to 19:00 CEST. The WHO Director-General is taking the opportunity to express his sincere gratitude to the Chairs and Members […]

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Response to the Monkeypox Outbreak

Since the first reported case of monkeypox in the United States on May 18, HHS has communicated public health information about the virus to patients and health care providers, provided access and substantially increased supply of vaccines and treatments, and significantly expand the availability of tests. HHS has distributed nearly 200,000 JYNNEOS vaccines in recent […]

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