Monkeypox Outbreak

California Governor Gavin Newsom this afternoon declared the State of Emergency 

In doing so, the state joins New York City and Wisconsin, which also declared states of emergency...

California has recorded 786 monkeypox cases as of Thursday, most concentrated in Los Angeles and San Francisco...

The vast majority of those infected in the state are men who have sex with men. Demographically, they are white... 

The proclamation enables Emergency Medical Services personnel to administer monkeypox vaccines that are approved...

“California is working quickly at all levels of government to stop the spread of monkeypox,” said Newsom.

The most common way for monkeypox to spread is through direct contact with infected sores, scabs, or body fluids.

It can also spread through secretions from the nose and mouth when people are in close contact for a long time.