The US Department of Health and Human Services announced that they will be declaring a Public Health Emergency due to the ongoing spread of monkeypox. The US has reported more than 7,000 cases of monkeypox across 48 states. Monkeypox is most often spread through close, personal, and often skin to skin contact per the CDC.
HHS Release: Biden-Harris Administration Bolsters Monkeypox Response; HHS Secretary Becerra Declares Public Health Emergency | HHS.gov
CDC Website for Monkeypox: Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC