Federal officials declare a public health emergency for monkeypox

The declaration means the government can more quickly help states with distributing vaccines and conducting tests

By: - August 4, 2022 3:30 pm

There are 21,500 monkeypox cases in the U.S. (Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.