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The suspicion of a second case of monkey pox in Israel has been ruled out Israel today

2022-05-22T11:53:03.148Z

An Israeli citizen and a foreigner staying in Israel were suspected of contracting the disease and evacuated to Barzilai Hospital • After an examination by the Ministry of Health, it became clear that they did not carry the virus • And following the spread of monkey pox, will there be a restriction on the parade in Tel Aviv?



Two cases declared today (Sunday) as suspected of contracting monkey pox disease were ruled out after testing samples in the lab.

An Israeli citizen who returned from abroad and a foreign person who was in Israel were transferred to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, until it became clear that they were not carrying the virus.

Restrictions on the Pride Parade?

Against the background of morbidity in the world and first cases in Israel, will it be necessary to take restrictions or precautions in the Pride Parade?

The issue came up last night for discussion in the epidemic treatment team towards the end of the hearing, when Dr. Roi Zucker, an infectious disease specialist and head of the LGBT Medical Center in Ichilov raised the issue before those present at the hearing and noted that no decisions were made. Diagnosed among men from the LGBT community, it will be necessary to discuss the issue.

Will there be a restriction on the parade in Tel Aviv ?, Photo: Dudu Greenspan

A source present at the hearing noted that "this is a step that aims to reduce infection in the end. The goal is not stigmatization."


The Pride Parade in Tel Aviv will take place in about a week and a half on 9-10 / 6, when for the first time since the beginning of the corona about 100,000 people are expected to participate in the various events, some from abroad, including countries where the monkey pox cases have been discovered so far.

At the same time, "Israel Today" has learned that the "Society for LGBT Medicine", the professional association of specialist doctors, wants to write professional guidelines and recommendations for preventive measures.

"It is important to continue to follow in the coming week the nature of the cases that are revealed and accordingly to hold a discussion about the events of the Pride Parade 2022. At the moment there is no reason to make changes, but things change on a daily basis," Dr. Zucker told Israel Today.

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Source: israelhayom

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