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

Chicago (WLS) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker declared monkeypox a public health emergency Monday to help coordinate the statewide response. Declaring the state a “disaster zone” allows the Illinois Department of Public Health to better coordinate with other state and federal agencies on vaccine distribution and disease prevention. Illinois currently has the third highest number …

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