Monkeypox outbreak: Biden administration declares public health emergency in US; what happens in a PHE, explainer on state powers and action - News Summed Up

Monkeypox outbreak: Biden administration declares public health emergency in US; what happens in a PHE, explainer on state powers and action


Monkeypox epidemic in the US: Biden government declared Public Health Emergency Photo : iStockThis follows President Joe Biden's appointment of Robert Fenton as the White House's national monkeypox response coordinator only two days ago (Tuesday). What constitutes a Public Health Emergency? In the context of the US, a Public health emergency means a situation declared by the Washington state department of health in which illness or exposure known to cause illness is occurring or is imminent. Also, last month, the World Health Organization announced that monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern. The preservation of public health has historically been the responsibility of state and local governments.


Source: CNN August 05, 2022 10:51 UTC



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