Monkeypox Has Been Declared a Public Health Emergency in Illinois. Here’s What That Means for Residents – NBC Chicago

Monkeypox Has Been Declared a Public Health Emergency in Illinois.  Here’s What That Means for Residents – NBC Chicago

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, classifying the state as a “disaster area” in regards to the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois is the state with the third-highest number of reported monkeypox infections reportedat 520. New York has the most reported cases, at … Read more

Illinois Declares Monkeypox Public Health Emergency, Pritzker Announces – NBC Chicago

Illinois Declares Monkeypox Public Health Emergency, Pritzker Announces – NBC Chicago

Citing the continued spread of the monkeypox outbreak, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker declared the virus a public health emergency Monday, classifying Illinois as a “disaster area” in regard to the disease. The announcement follows a rise in case numbers across the state, with more than 500 infections, according to the latest numbers provided by the … Read more

Monkeypox Chicago: Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Monkeypox Chicago: Illinois Gov.  JB Pritzker declares monkeypox a public health emergency

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker declared monkeypox a public health emergency Monday to help coordinate a statewide response. Declaring the state a “disaster area” allows the Illinois Dept. of Public Health to better coordinate with other state agencies and the federal government on vaccine distribution and disease prevention. Illinois currently has the 3rd … Read more