CA: Newsom declares “state of emergency” over monkeypox

Source: Associated Press

“California’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts on where people can get treatment and vaccination. … Nearly 800 cases of monkeypox have been reported in California, according to state public health officials. The monkeypox virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, which can include hugging, cuddling and kissing, as well as through the sharing of bedding, towels and clothing. People getting sick so far have mainly been men who have sex with men, though health officials note that the virus can infect anyone.” (08/02/22)

https://apnews.com/article/health-california-san-francisco-gavin-newsom-government-and-politics-535ad6616cf2551e57ae5d665816cac8