Israel confirms 1st case of monkeypox
Man with virus in his 30s had contact with another person infected with monkeypox outside Israel, says Health Ministry
The Israeli Health Ministry confirmed its first case of monkeypox on Friday.
A man in his 30s was transferred to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv after symptoms of the virus were detected, the ministry said in a statement.
The patient had contact with another person infected with monkeypox outside the country, and his condition was good.
Monkeypox is a rare virus that starts with flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headaches and muscle aches and pains. It causes a distinctive blistering rash and swollen lymph nodes.
Cases have recently been identified in the UK, Spain, Portugal, US, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Australia and Canada.
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