US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

Daniel Rofin, 41, receives a vaccine against Monkeypox from a health professional on July 26 in medical center in Barcelona, Spain. 

WASHINGTON — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypoxoutbreak that has infected more than 7,100 Americans.

The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which may cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like bumps on many parts of the body.

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