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California's governor, Gavin Newsom, has declared a state of emergency for monkeypox in order to help with expanded immunization campaigns as infections continue to spread throughout the state.
California has issued its own state of emergency after a top health official stated that authorities were still debating whether or not a state declaration was required, and after San Francisco declared its own state of emergency last week. According to Dr. Tomas Aragon, the state's public health officer and director, the state of public health is responding to reports of monkeypox using the same infrastructure as the COVID-19 epidemic.
The state of California is anticipating 72,000 additional vaccination doses from the federal government. Over 25,000 doses have already been given out. However, public health officials in California have stated that 600,000 to 800,000 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine are required.
Proponents advocate for incorporating the lessons from the AIDS epidemics into the monkeypox immunization recommendations.
The monkeypox virus and its transmission mechanism are discussed in this video. It also discusses the signs and symptoms of monkeypox infection.
In the video, the following questions are addressed: How does one contract monkeypox?
The San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of the country are currently experiencing an epidemic of monkeypox. The most recent information on immunization availability, cases, and other topics
County CaseCount (including probable cases):
- Alameda (including Berkeley): 58
- Contra Costa: 18
- Marin: 2
- Napa: 1
- San Francisco: 305
- San Mateo: 11
- Santa Clara: 46
- Santa Cruz: 5
- Solano: 6
- Sonoma: 8