Monkeypox declared a public health emergency in New York City


New York . The administration has declared a public health emergency due to the outbreak of monkeypox infection in New York City, USA. After the outbreak of the disease, the administration has described the city as an epicenter of monkeypox. The city will allow the issuance of emergency orders under the health code and the enforcement of special provisions in slowing the disease.
According to the report, the announcement made by Mayor Eric Adams and Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan said that 150,000 residents of the city are at risk of contracting monkeypox. In the last two days, the governor also declared monkeypox as a state disaster. In his order, he has described monkeypox as a major threat to public health. New York had recorded 1,345 cases of monkeypox as of Friday, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, California is in second place with 799 cases. Monkeypox was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization on 23 July. So far, more than 22,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in about 80 countries since May. In which about 75 suspected deaths have occurred in Africa.
According to the WHO, most monkeypox infections so far have appeared in men who have sex with men. As per the available data, almost all the patients affected so far are male. Whose average age is 37 years. WHO said it was working closely with civil society and the LGBTQ community. WHO is working to stop the virus.