Gov. Pritzker declares monkeypox virus outbreak in Illinois a Public Health Emergency

Gov. Pritzker declares monkeypox virus outbreak in Illinois a Public Health Emergency

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday declared the monkeypox virus a public health emergency, and declared Illinois aa disaster area regarding the disease. The declaration applies statewide, and will allow the Illinois Department of Public Health to coordinate logistics so as to aid in the distribution vaccines, and in treatment and prevention …

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