Monkeypox, San Francisco declares a state of emergency
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Monkeypox, San Francisco declares a state of emergency

In the city alone, 261 cases out of 4,600 in the United States were recorded

San Francisco has announced a state of emergency due to the growing number of monkeypox cases in the city and a nationwide shortage of vaccines. The Guardian writes it. The declaration will allow local authorities to mobilize more resources and personnel to address the outbreak and accelerate emergency planning.

The city has recorded 261 cases so far, out of about 4,600 in the United States, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health. “San Francisco is an epicenter for the country. 30% of all cases in California are in San Francisco,” said Susan Philip, the city’s health officer. In a crisis that has so far disproportionately affected men who have sex with men, he added: “I am issuing this statement to reaffirm our commitment to the well-being of these communities and to enable us to move faster to obtain and distribute resources. necessary to help those who have been disproportionately affected. “