Gov. Pritzker declares monkeypox virus outbreak in Illinois a Public Health Emergency

Gov. Pritzker declares monkeypox virus outbreak in Illinois a Public Health Emergency

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker declared the monkeypox virus a public health emergency on Monday and declared Illinois a disaster area regarding the disease. The declaration applies statewide and will allow the Illinois Department of Public Health to coordinate logistics to assist in vaccine distribution, treatment and prevention efforts. The declaration will also …

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