The Israeli occupation registers the first case of

The Israeli occupation announced on Saturday that it had recorded a monkeypox infection, the first in the Middle East, after several countries in Europe and North America detected cases of the disease, which is endemic in parts of Israel. ‘Africa.

A spokesman for Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv told AFP that a 30-year-old man was confirmed to have monkeypox after returning from Western Europe recently with symptoms.

On Friday, the Department of Health reported that the man had been in contact with someone infected with monkeypox overseas, noting that a sample had been taken for testing and he had been quarantined there. Ichilov Hospital, with mild symptoms.

The virus blisters the skin, but is rarely fatal.

In recent weeks, cases of infection have been detected in Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, as well as in the United States, Canada and Australia, raising fears of the virus spreading.

Symptoms of the rare disease include fever, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, chills, fatigue and a chickenpox-like rash on the hands and face.

The virus can be transmitted by contact with skin blisters or saliva of an infected person, as well as by contact and joint use of bedding or towels.

According to the World Health Organization, people with monkeypox usually recover after two to four weeks.

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