GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY ON MONKEYPOX REUTERS REPORTS

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The governor of the State of New York Kathy Hochul has declared an emergency in the state over the continued spread of monkeypox.

“I am declaring a State Disaster Emergency to strengthen our ongoing efforts to confront the monkeypox outbreak,” Hochul tweeted. https://bit.ly/3oFYEMB

She added that more than one in four monkeypox cases in the United States are in New York, also having a disproportionate impact on at-risk groups.

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As of July 29, New York state had a total of 1,383 confirmed orthopoxvirus/monkeypox cases, according to New York Department of Health’s website.

Earlier on Friday, Brazil and Spain reported the first monkeypox-related deaths outside Africa.

The World Health Organization last week declared a global health emergency, its highest level of alert, over the monkeypox outbreak.

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