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August 05, 2022

Federal, State, and Local Governments Continue to Act Against Monkeypox Outbreak

As of August 2, the United States has nearly 6,000 reported cases of monkeypox. At the federal level, President Biden named a team to lead the White House’s monkeypox response efforts. Robert Fenton, Regional Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Region 9 was appointed National Monkeypox Response Coordinator, and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Director of the CDC Division of HIV Prevention, was appointed Deputy Coordinator. Separately, as of August 2, governors of the states of California, New York, and Illinois, along with mayors of New York City and San Francisco and the Board of Supervisors for San Diego County, declared public health emergencies relating to the monkeypox virus outbreak. 

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