On Thursday, the US announced monkeypox as a public health emergency because monkeypox cases are rapidly increasing across the United States.
After a long discussion with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Biden administration made this announcement.
The government has at times been criticized due to its management of the outbreak, with some urging the Biden administration to declare a national emergency immediately.
In mid-May 2022, the first monkeypox case was reported in the United States, and approximately 6,600 verified cases have been reported in the United States.
Monkeypox Cases in US
Monkeypox- US States
Several states of the US have already announced monkeypox an emergency, including New York, Illinois, California, San Francisco, California, and New York.
Wyoming and Montana are the only states with no monkeypox cases.
Monkeypox Cases in Wyoming
Monkeypox- President Biden
President Biden appointed Robert Fenton as the White House national coordinator for monkeypox control on Tuesday.
The acting deputy coordinator is Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Monkeypox- Demetre Daskalaki
Monkeypox- Public Health Experts
Some public health experts heavily criticized the Biden administration for not responding more quickly to the crisis.