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California declares a state of emergency due to monkeypox outbreak

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues a state of emergency to help fight monkeypox The first California case of the current outbreak of monkeypox was confirmed May 25. There are now more than 800 cases in the state, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom answers questions at a news conference in Los Angeles, on June 9, 2022. Newsom declared a state of emergency over monkeypox, becoming the second state in three days to take the step. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom answers questions at a news conference in Los Angeles, on June 9, 2022. Newsom declared a state of emergency over monkeypox, becoming the second state in three days to take the step.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the state Monday due to the current monkeypox outbreak.

The alert was issued to help the state health department amp up its vaccination, education and outreach efforts in response to the virus, Newsom said in a statement.

“California is working urgently across all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox, leveraging our robust testing, contact tracing and community partnerships strengthened during the pandemic to ensure that those most at risk are our focus for vaccines, treatment and outreach,” Newsom said.

He continued, “We’ll continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand with the LGBTQ community fighting stigmatization.”

The first California case of the current outbreak of monkeypox was confirmed May 25. The total count in the state is now 825, compared to 5,811 cases nationwide.

So far, California has administered 25,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine, and received about 61,000 doses, Newsom said.

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