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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Public Health Emergency Declarations

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may, under section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act determine that: a) a disease or disorder presents a public health emergency; or b) that a public health emergency, including significant outbreaks of infectious disease or bioterrorist attacks, otherwise exists. Learn More >>

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  • This page last reviewed: December 13, 2017