WASHINGTON — Monkeypox is a new disease that has U.S. officials worried, spurring the Biden administration to declare the disease as a national health emergency.

This came after growing concern over the virus, which has spread to over 6,600 people nationwide, from officials throughout the U.S. government. On Wednesday U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., called for immediate action from the Biden administration to combat the disease in a press conference with disease experts.

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