09 Aug, 2022

Monkeypox emergencies have been declared in two other US states


States of emergency was declared on Monday in California & Illinois due to outbreaks, followed by New York, which declared the same on Friday.

There are 5,811 cases of monkeypox nationwide in the United States, and more than 22,000 cases worldwide.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said  on Monday that the emergency declaration will help his state protect itself from the virus through vaccination & education.

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As a result of Newsom's announcement, emergency medical personnel have the right to administer monkeypox vaccines in the state, provided they are federally approved.

In addition to declaring a state of emergency, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker declared his own state to be a disaster-stricken area for ​​the disease, where 10% of cases have emerged.

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Monkey pox virus is a rare but potentially serious disease that requires the full mobilization of all available public health resources to prevent its spread.

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We've seen this virus disproportionately affect the LGBTQ+ community when it first spread. " The disease is mainly spread through close physical contact, including sex.

It has so far affected men who have had sex with men disproportionately (MSM), but can infect anyone. This group is now a priority target for vaccines.

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In an interview with NPR, he warned that overcoming the stigma of the disease is important and poses a particular risk to pregnant women and children.

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