State of emergency declared by Newsom over monkeypox outbreak

To "boost the state's immunisation efforts," Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency over the spread of the monkeypox virus on Monday.

The state of California is "working urgently across all government levels to slow the spread of monkeypox.

Leveraging our robust testing, contact tracing and community partnerships strengthened during the pandemic to ensure that those most at risk are our focus for vaccines, treatment and outreach.

Monkeypox is an uncommon illness that resembles smallpox in many ways, although it is generally milder than its cousin.

Infected males, transgender persons, and nonbinary people are the main targets of the virus's transmission.

However, health experts warn that anybody may get it if they come into contact with infected wounds, skin scrapes, or bodily fluids, or if they use contaminated clothes or bedding.

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