Second case of monkeypox infection reported in Israel

Another case of infection was reported in Israel, where the first case of monkey pox was reported in the Middle East, local media such as the daily Haretz reported on the 29th (local time).

The Israeli Ministry of Health said a 30-year-old man had been diagnosed with monkeypox.

The man felt abnormal symptoms after returning from an overseas trip and visited Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest medical institution, on the 27th.

The man, who was hospitalized after being confirmed, has since been discharged and is being quarantined at home, the Ministry of Health explained.

In Israel, on the 18th, a man in his 30s with a history of visiting Western Europe was reported to have been infected with monkey pox.

It was the first report of infection in the Middle East.

Monkey smallpox, known as an endemic disease in Central and West Africa for decades, has spread to Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Australia after the first infection was reported in the UK on the 7th.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of the 27th of last month, there were more than 300 confirmed and suspected cases in 20 countries.

/yunhap news

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