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California, New York and Illinois Declare Monkeypox Health Emergency

The measure allows state agencies to allocate funds and resources to assist localities in the fight against this disease.


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Illinois and California declared a monkeypox emergency on Monday, joining New York, which did the same last Friday in the face of an alarming increase in cases.

According to the emergency declaration signed by the governor, Democrat Kathy Hochul of New York, the state has already accumulated 1,400 cases. In Illinois at least 500 cases and in California, at least 800 people have been confirmed infected with monkeypox, according to the latest data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Public Health.

California Governor Gavin Newsom reported via the state's official Twitter account that a state of emergency has been declared to support Monkeypox vaccine efforts and will support "LGBTQ communities fighting stims".

The declaration of emergency allows agencies to authorize the allocation of funds and resources to assist localities in the fight against this disease.

In the case of New York, a monkeypox information system is available with telephone numbers for the community to contact.

For his part, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker reiterated on his social networks that he decreed a state of emergency to expand resources and efforts in coordination with state agencies and try to prevent the spread of monkeypox.

Symic smallpox

According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox, also known as monkeypox, is a zoonotic viral infection, which can spread from animals to humans. It can also spread from person to person.

Symphic smallpox can cause a variety of signs and symptoms. Some people have mild symptoms, others may have more severe symptoms and need care in a health center.

Pregnant women, children and immunocompromised persons are at the highest risk of severe disease or complications.