Pasadena City Manager Proclaims Mpox a Local Emergency

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz has proclaimed a local emergency to strengthen the City’s preparedness and ability to respond to the virus. In an effort to stop the spread of monkeypox and make the monkeypox vaccine more readily accessible to those at highest risk, Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is also expanding the eligibility criteria for the vaccine, effective immediately. “We are continuing to work proactively to protect the health of our community, and this proclamation allows us to... continue reading »"Pasadena City Manager Proclaims Mpox a Local Emergency"

Pasadena Public Health Confirms First Cases of Mpox in Residents

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received reports of the first cases of monkeypox infection in four (4) Pasadena residents. All cases being reported have been confirmed by PPHD to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition for either a probable or confirmed case. Monkeypox generally spreads through prolonged skin-to-skin contact. Contact includes prolonged intimate interactions, and sharing of infected bedding or clothing. If you have sex or intimate physical contact with many people, risk of... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Confirms First Cases of Mpox in Residents"