USA: Emergency declared over monkeypox in California and Illinois

A state of emergency has been declared in the states of California and Illinois of the United States (USA) due to the increasing cases of monkeypox.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement on the governor’s website that due to the rapid spread of the monkeypox epidemic, a statewide general emergency was declared after the San Francisco emergency.

“As part of the state’s ongoing efforts against the monkeypox epidemic, a state of emergency has been declared to support vaccination efforts,” the statement said. expression was used.

Newsom noted that they will continue to work with the federal government to procure more vaccines and raise awareness about reducing risk.

California health officials announced that around 800 cases of monkeypox have been recorded in the state.

3rd state of Illinois

Illinois joined the states of New York and California, which saw an increase in monkeypox cases in the USA and declared a state of emergency.

Illinois Governor Jay Robert Pritzker said their emergency decision “requires the full mobilization of all available public health resources to contain the spread, giving the state’s public health department full authority to distribute vaccines and inform the public about the virus.”

A state of emergency was declared for the first time in the USA on July 30, due to the increasing cases of monkeypox in New York state and San Francisco.

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