Monkeypox declared public health emergency in Illinois  

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CHICAGO – Governor J.B. Pritzker has declared a statewide public health emergency in response to the outbreak of Monkeypox statewide.

There have been 330 reported case of the disease as of late Friday.  Illinois now holds the 3rd most cases of the disease nationwide.

So far 5,200 cases have been reported across the United States.

The City of Chicago sent out a text message Monday afternoon that read:

“Overall risk is low, but MPV (monkeypox) is circulating in Chicago, primarily among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. More at: chicago.gov/mpv”

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