With the initiative, the government hopes to take the response to the disease “to the next level,” said Health Secretary Xavier Becerra.
The federal decision comes after the states of New York and California also declared a state of emergency due to the rapid increase in cases of this virus, which is endemic to Africa but has been detected in at least 75 countries since May.
In the same way, last July the World Health Organization also issued a global alert for monkeypox.
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