September 24, 2022
Health officials ramp up offensive against Monkeypox
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Monkeypox is now a public health emergency in Riverside County.

Public Health Officer Dr. Geoffrey Leung signed the proclamation Monday.

There have been 59 probable or confirmed cases in the county. A few individuals were briefly hospitalized, but there have been no deaths from the outbreak.

Dr. Leung said some of those infected have had “devastating physical effects that have taken a toll on partners, family and loved ones.” He asked those in Public Health, community partners and local leadership to reinforce our commitment to work together to slow and eventually stop the spread of this virus.”

The county joins state and federal health officials, proclaiming Monkeypox a public health emergency.
Story Date: August 17, 2022
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