08/05/2022: Lab Advisory: HHS Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Lab Advisory

On August 4, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency (PHE) in response to the current monkeypox outbreak. Declaring a PHE enables public health officials to take swift critical actions that will help meet the demands of this outbreak.

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Page last reviewed: August 5, 2022