California is the second US state in three days to declare a state of emergency over the spread of disease

California is the second US state in three days to declare a state of emergency over the spread of disease

California is the second state in three days to declare a state of emergency to curb the spread of monkeypox.

The state announced the move as US President Joe Biden prepares to appoint top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as White House coordinators to combat the growing outbreak.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the statement in his state will help officials coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines, and guide education and awareness-raising efforts about where people can get treatment and vaccines.

“We will continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand by the LGBTQ community in combating stigma,” Newsom said in a statement expressing his statement announced on Monday.

That monkey pox The virus spreads through prolonged and close skin-to-skin contact, which can include hugging, cuddling, and kissing, as well as sharing bedding, towels, and clothing.

People who have gotten sick so far have been mainly Men who have sex with menalthough health officials note that the virus can infect anyone.

“Public health officials are clear: stigma is unacceptable and counterproductive in the public health response,” Michelle Gibbons, executive director of the County Health Executives Association of California, said in a statement.

“The fact is, monkeypox is primarily transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and sharing of items like sheets or towels, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

The type of monkeypox virus identified in this outbreak is rarely fatal, and people usually recover within weeks. However, the lesions and blisters caused by the virus are painful and can prevent swallowing or defecating in the throat or anus.

The statement in California came after a similar one in upstate New York on Saturday and in san francisco on Thursday.

Mr Newsom’s government said on Friday that it was too early for such a statement.

The proclamation allows emergency medical personnel to administer monkeypox vaccines approved by the federal government.

That is similar to a recently enacted law allowing pharmacists to dispense vaccines, Mr Newsom’s government said.

The state’s response builds on steps developed during the coronavirus pandemic to establish immunization clinics and ensure vulnerable populations are reached in collaboration with local and community-based organizations.

California has received more than 61,000 doses of the vaccine and has distributed more than 25,000.

“We have no time to waste,” Los Angeles County Superintendent Kathryn Barger said in a statement. She said the country’s most populous district must use all available resources to expedite vaccine distribution and help those infected.

Mr Newsom’s office said Los Angeles County received a separate allocation of vaccines.

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Monkeypox has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization as the risk in Europe is described as “high”.

As of last week, California had expanded its testing capacity to more than 1,000 tests a week.

Meanwhile, Mr. Biden will announce Robert Fenton, who has helped lead FEMA’s mass vaccination effort against COVID-19 in his first inauguration as White House coordinator.

dr Demetre Daskalakis, director of the CDC’s HIV Prevention Division and national expert on issues affecting the LGBTQ community, previously helped lead New York City’s COVID-19 response.

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