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Israel Report First Case Of Monkeypox In His Country Other Suspect

Monkeypox: Israeli authorities have said that a person returning from...

Monkeypox: Israeli authorities have said that a person returning from abroad has been reported to be infected with monkeypox and they are looking for other suspected patients. Israel’s health ministry said on Saturday that the patient, who was admitted to a hospital in Tel Aviv, was in good condition. The ministry has appealed to the people returning from abroad to contact the doctor immediately if they develop fever and rash.

Sharon Elro-Preis, the head of public health services at the health ministry, told Israeli Army Radio on Sunday that medical teams were working to identify other suspected monkeypox patients.

80 confirmed cases of monkeypox

This case of monkeypox in Israel is said to be the first known case of this infection in West Asia. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified about 80 confirmed cases of monkeypox infection and about 50 suspected patients worldwide. Cases of monkeypox infection were previously seen only among people belonging to Central and West Africa, but now its patients have also been reported in Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, USA, Sweden and Canada. Most of these patients are young and have no travel history to Africa. Cases of monkeypox have also been reported in France, Germany, Belgium and Australia.

wild animal virus monkeypox

The virus responsible for monkeypox originates in monkeys and other wild animals. Symptoms of fever, body aches, chills and fatigue have been seen in most of the infected patients. In severe cases, rashes and rash can also appear on the face, hands and other parts of the body of the patients.

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