Israel Reports First Monkeypox Case In Middle East
After a wave of cases in Europe, Israel has reported the first case of monkeypox in the Middle East, according to the World Health Organization. The virus was found in a male who had recently returned from abroad, according to Israel’s Health Ministry. He was admitted to a Tel Aviv hospital in a stable condition, and medical professionals are investigating other possible cases.
Monkeypox surveillance has been strengthened in the UAE, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Because HPV is spread by intimate touch, it can be easily contained using self-isolation and proper cleanliness. Monkeypox has been recorded in 92 verified cases and 28 suspicious cases in 12 WHO member nations that are not endemic to the virus, according to the WHO. It stated that it would provide further information on how to control its spread.
Spread of Endemic
According to the UN agency, “Available information suggests that human-to-human transmission is occurring among people in close physical contact with cases who are symptomatic.”
Monkeypox is prevalent in regions of west & central Africa, and instances were formerly limited to those with ties to those regions. However, infections have been documented in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the United States, Sweden, and Canada this year.
The majority were young males who had never visited Africa before. Cases have also been found in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Austria.
Fever, bodily pains, chills, and weariness are common symptoms of the smallpox-related sickness. A rash with lesions on the face, hands, and other body parts might appear in severe cases. WHO official David Heymann, an infectious disease specialist, told Reuters.
“What seems to be happening now is that it has got into the population as a sexual form, as a genital form, and is being spread as are sexually transmitted infections, which has amplified its transmission around the world,”