Health care providers warn that monkeypox does not discriminate despite current beliefs

Health care providers warn that monkeypox does not discriminate despite current beliefs

People who have already been exposed to monkeypox are the focus right now when it comes to vaccinations, according to the Iowa Department of Human Services earlier this week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 12 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Iowa. There are over 7,500 cases across the US … Read more

How do you get monkeypox? 7 ways to avoid contracting virus as US declares outbreak a public health emergency

How do you get monkeypox?  7 ways to avoid contracting virus as US declares outbreak a public health emergency

With the US Department of Health and Human Services declaring the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency as the number of cases continue to rise, the most important thing you can do is know your risk level. Monkeypox is still rare and most people have a low risk. But if you are in a city … 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