WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:
The U.S. government this week to bolster the response to the monkeypox outbreak that has infected more than 7,100 Americans.
The action is designed to free up money and other resources to fight the virus and give federal officials more authority to collect data about the outbreak.
California, Illinois and New York have all in the past week, as have New York City, San Francisco and San Diego County.
Here are some resources for localizing the story:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking case counts. The count of U.S. cases that have been reported to the CDC was 7,104 on Thursday, but the CDC tally updates every weekday evening.
Nearly every state has had at least one case, though infections have so far been concentrated in a handful, including New York, California, Florida, Illinois and Georgia.
— Find your state's tally here:
— See the CDC's global case count here: