Biden Declares Public Health Emergency Amidst Monkeypox Outbreak

Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency – CNN The Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, with cases on the rise across the US. On Tuesday, President Biden named Robert Fenton as the White House’s national monkeypox response coordinator. Dr. Demetre Daskalakis will serve as his deputy. Virologists have been warning about monkeypox for decades, and fear it could fill the niche of a variola virus, which caused …

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Avian Flu Outbreak Killing Birds and Eagles in Minnesota

Avian flu outbreak causing unprecedented deaths in wild Minnesota birds, eagles – Star Tribune In three weeks, 42% of birds at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center have tested positive for the avian flu. All but one have died.¬† Minnesota has never seen an outbreak of this magnitude in the bird population. Current protocols have been to isolate non-infected birds from the infected and euthanize birds suffering and close to death from the virus.¬† ¬†Minnesota …

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