The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation Tuesday morning declaring smallpox a local emergency.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell said the proclamation was made to strengthen the county’s response to the situation. monkeypox outbreak.
“This proclamation is critical to helping us make progress on this virus,” City News Service reported Mitchell as saying in a statement.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency on Monday due to the increase in the number of monkeypox cases.
“California is working urgently across all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeys, using our robust testing, contact tracing and community partnerships strengthened during the pandemic to ensure that the most is at risk of our focus for vaccines, treatment and outreach,” Gov. Newsom said in a statement.
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