In 2023, Israel Finds its First Case of Monkeypox
The Health Ministry of Israel said in a statement that they found a case of monkeypox for the first time since 2023.
The Ministry said on Thursday that a man in his 50s who traveled from Portugal to Israel and was vaccinated against the virus still got sick.
The Ministry says that even vaccinated people can get sick if people around them have a high viral load.
Epidemiological research showed that no one else got the virus from the man and had contact with him, the Xinhua news agency said.
The Ministry told anyone who went abroad and came back with a fever and a rash that blistered to see a doctor.
Between May and October of last year, 262 people in Israel were found to have monkeypox. Since then, there have been no other cases until this one.
More about the Monkeypox-
Monkeypox is a virus that can affect both people and animals. It is caused by the monkeypox virus, which is in the same group of viruses as smallpox (genus: Orth poxvirus). In 1958, a disease that looked like smallpox broke out in monkeys kept for research. This is how the disease got its name, “monkeypox.”