Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

Illinois daycare worker tests positive for monkeypox, officials say, but no cases reported in children

CNN — An Illinois daycare worker has tested positive for monkeypox, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday, but no other cases have been reported there. “An adult in a nursery school in the Rantoul area has tested positive for a case of monkeypox,” department director Dr. Sameer Vohra told a news conference. “Assessment … Read more

Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic people, latest CDC breakdown shows

Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic people, latest CDC breakdown shows

CNN — A detailed analysis of monkeypox case records released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers new insight into the outbreak, which disproportionately affects men who have sex with men, especially blacks and Hispanics. There were 2,891 cases of monkeypox reported in the United States as of July 22, about … Read more

What is monkeypox and how can you stay safe while it spreads?

What is monkeypox and how can you stay safe while it spreads?

CNN — The Biden administration has declared the monkeypox outbreak in the US a public health emergency. “We are prepared to take our response to the next level to address this virus, and we urge all Americans to take this virus seriously and take responsibility for helping us confront it,” said Xavier Becerra, Secretary of … Read more

Monkeypox: Biden administration declares outbreak a public health emergency

Monkeypox: Biden administration declares outbreak a public health emergency

CNN — The Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, with cases on the rise in the US. The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, with some calling on the government to … Read more

United States declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

United States declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypox outbreak. that has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which can cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like lumps in many parts of … Read more

International travel restrictions were a key intervention in curbing the spread of COVID-19, study shows

International travel restrictions were a key intervention in curbing the spread of COVID-19, study shows

A study of the transmission of COVID-19 variants in Canada and across Canada shows that international travel restrictions were a key intervention in reducing or slowing the spread, according to a report published today in eLife. The results suggest that reducing the number of virus imports that can cause domestic outbreaks within a country through … Read more

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency in Illinois. Here’s What That Means for Residents – NBC Chicago

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency in Illinois.  Here’s What That Means for Residents – NBC Chicago

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Monday and classified the state as a “disaster area” with respect to the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois is the state with the third highest number of reported monkeypox infections, with 520. New York has the most reported … Read more

California governor declares state of emergency over monkeypox

California governor declares state of emergency over monkeypox

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor declared a state of emergency Monday to accelerate efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to do so. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a whole-of-government response, pursue more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts about where people … Read more

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: While monkeypox cases rise, why are we waiting for the cavalry to rescue us?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: While monkeypox cases rise, why are we waiting for the cavalry to rescue us?

CNN  —  It’s hard to believe we are face-to-face with a new health crisis, monkeypox, before we are even out of the woods with the previous – but still very much current – crisis, Covid-19. The pandemic, which has held the United States and almost every other country in its grip, should have taught us … Read more