Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Monkeypox outbreak escalates, New York declares state of emergency

new York StatemonkeypoxEpidemicWarming up, the number of cases is approaching 1,400, most of whom are New York City residents; Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency in New York State on the 30th to prompt local governments to accelerate their response to the pandemic.

New York state has 1,383 cases of monkeypox, of which 1,289 are in New York City, which has become a hotspot in the United States. State health officials said there are probably more confirmed cases that have not been reported. It spreads rapidly among lovers, and the state government in particular reminds this group to be vigilant.

“Upon learning of the latest data on the monkeypox epidemic, New York State declared a state of emergency to strengthen its response to the epidemic,” Huo Chu issued a statement on the 30th; If this action is not taken, local governments will be vulnerable to sanctions in response to the pandemic.” With one out of every four cases in the US state of New York, it is time to use all of our resources to fight the outbreak. “

By the executive order of the governor, the vaccination of the public from monkeypox will be expandedVaccinationEligibility restrictions for people, including first responders, pharmacists and midwives, allow doctors and certified nurses to issue routine orders for vaccines and require vaccine information to state health departments; New York State has so far received about 170,000 from the federal government. The state will continue to coordinate with the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure residents receive the vaccine they deserve.

Experts reported that monkeypox is spread through close contact with body fluids and pus, and is less contagious than the new coronavirus. The current mortality rate is around 1%; Patients have flu-like symptoms, which cause swollen lymph nodes, and eventually a skin rash. face and body, symptoms usually disappear within a few weeks.

To combat monkeypox, the state’s health department’s website will be updated at any time with the latest information for inquiries about vaccination addresses, as well as outbreak information the state has currently notified LGBTQ organizations, local health departments. materials have been distributed. , health care providers and businesses, and use advertisements in the community to raise public awareness of the pandemic.

In addition to public outreach, the state health department also allows local governments that have received vaccine supplies to set up their own management procedures for people to make appointments for vaccinations; Related website: health.ny.gov/monkeypox.

New York State has received approximately 170,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine from the federal government. (The Associated Press)


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