CDC Opens Emergency Operations Center for Monkeypox

The CDC has activated an Emergency Operations Center for Monkeypox. According to the agency, the activation of the center ‘allows the agency to increase operational support for the response to meet the outbreak’s evolving challenges’. The facility is currently activated for Covid-19 and is where experts monitor information on other public health emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes and oil spills. According to the most recent data from the CDC, there are at least 244 probable or confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the United States.