New York State on Thursday declared the Monkeypox outbreak an imminent threat to public health as the Biden administration moves to combat the spread of the viral disease.
“This declaration means that local health departments engaged in response and prevention activities will be able to access additional State reimbursement, after other Federal and State funding sources are maximized, to protect all New Yorkers and ultimately limit the spread of monkeypox in our communities,” stated Dr. Mary Bassett, who serves as New York State Health Commissioner.
As of Thursday, New York confirmed 1,341 Monkeypox cases, with 1,289 cases in New York City alone, according to state public health officials.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) said the Biden administration has assisted the state in