Governor Pritzker Declares Public Health Emergency for Monkeypox in Illinois

August 9, 2022

Governor Pritzker recently declared the monkeypox virus a public health emergency for Illinois and declared all counties in the state a disaster area. The proclamation took effect immediately on August 1 and will be in place for 30 days.
The declaration allows the Illinois Department of Public Health to apply resources for coordinating logistics across state agencies, including a response from the federal government, which will aid in the distribution of vaccines and treatment of the disease.
Just a few days later, the United States declared Monkeypox a public health emergency.
Back on July 23, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
The American Medical Association recently announced a CPT update for monkeypox testing and vaccination.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Monkeypox webpage to learn more.
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