The Washington Post

White House says U.S. can contain monkeypox


Monkeypox “can be contained” in the United States, with the goal of eventually eliminatin­g the illness as testing and vaccinatio­ns ramp up, the White House’s coronaviru­s response coordinato­r said Sunday.

Ashish Jha repeated that, with more than 2,000 cases nationwide, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is weighing whether to declare monkeypox a public health emergency. The head of the World Health Organizati­on declared the global outbreak a public health emergency of internatio­nal concern Saturday.

“Monkeypox can be contained, absolutely,” through testing and vaccines, Jha told CBS’S “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

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