Financial Union News On July 25 (Editor Liu Rui)On Sunday, The White House coronavirus response coordinator, Ashish & Middot; Ashish Jha, director of the Department of Health and Human Services, said the DEPARTMENT was considering whether to declare m& # 111nkeypox a public health emergency if current management strategies failed to contain the virus. In the event of a public health emergency, U.S. health departments can mobilize federal financial assistance to respond to an outbreak.
As of July 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reported 2,891 cases of monkeypox. Jha stressed that the U.S. government's goal is to eventually eliminate monkeypox by increasing testing and vaccination.
Jha also said the U.S. government can solve monkeypox, but more tools are needed and new tools will be invoked if necessary.
Jha said up to 80,000 tests for monkeypox infections can be performed in the United States each week, and more than 300,000 doses of vaccine have been distributed. In addition, antiviral drugs are being used to treat smallpox in the United States. He stressed that with monkeypox testing and vaccines, "it is absolutely possible to control monkeypox."
On Saturday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared m& # 111nkeypox a "Public health Emergency of International concern," the organization's highest alert.
Between the beginning of the year and July 20, a total of 14,533 suspected and laboratory-confirmed cases were reported in 72 countries. But figures show that m& # 111nkeypox has so far only reported five deaths in Africa.
Jha praised the WHO for raising m& # 111nkeypox to its highest alert level, adding: "We are seeing m& # 111nkeypox outbreaks out of control in many, many parts of the world."
Who data show that the virus is spreading in many countries that have not previously reported monkeypox cases, with countries in the Who region of Europe and the Americas reporting the highest number of cases. Although m& # 111nkeypox cases are mostly among men who have sex with men, they also include a small number of children with no known epidemiological link to the cases. In addition, there has been a significant increase in the number of cases in West and Central Africa, where cases were previously common, mostly among women and children.
There have been two cases of monkeypox in children in the US in the past week, raising fears of a wider spread of the virus.