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U.S. HHS Secretary Becerra renews monkeypox public health emergency

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U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, left, and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, right. Xavier Becerra, U.S.

Secretary of Health and Human Services, today (Tuesday, Nov. 2, issued a statement renewing the status of monkeypox as a public health emergency.

The statement, available Health and Human Services website, reads: “As a result of the continued consequences of an outbreak of monkeypox cases across multiple states, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby renew, effective November 2, 2022, my August 4, 2022, determination that a public health emergency exists nationwide.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, there have so far been 28,492 total confirmed monkeypox in the U.S.

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