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2022-05-28T16:25:15.756Z

The patient arrived at Sheba Hospital yesterday, and was released to his home in a light condition. Today came the results of tests that confirmed the suspicion that it was monkey pox. It was not stated under what circumstances the patient became infected. Around the world, the number of countries where patients have been discovered has reached twenty, following the discovery of a patient in Ireland



A second Israeli contracted chickenpox

The patient arrived at Sheba Hospital yesterday, and was released to his home in a light condition.

Today came the results of tests that confirmed the suspicion that it was monkey pox.

It was not stated under what circumstances the patient became infected.

Around the world, the number of countries where patients have been discovered has reached twenty, following the discovery of a patient in Ireland

Meirav Cohen

28/05/2022

Saturday, 28 May 2022, 18:35 Updated: 19:18

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In the video: The head of public health services updates on the situation of monkey pox in Israel (Photo: GPO)

A second case of monkey pox was discovered today (Saturday) in Tel Hashomer.

The patient arrived at the hospital yesterday, and was released to his home in a light condition.

After analyzing the test results, the diagnosis was verified and it became clear that he was indeed infected with the monkey smallpox virus.

It was not stated under what circumstances the patient became infected.



The first case in the country of the disease was diagnosed more than two weeks ago.

The first patient is an Israeli citizen living in Nigeria, who became infected there and was diagnosed after arriving in Israel.

He was placed in solitary confinement in his home and his condition has improved since then.

The Ministry of Health announced a week ago that there are other cases that will be discovered in the country.

Since then, a suspicion that another person has contracted the disease has been investigated, but the suspicion has been ruled out.

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The disease is most often transmitted by close contact.

Monkey Chickenpox (Photo: Reuters, CDC / Brian WJ Mahy)

Monkey pox is a virus from the smallpox families, but is milder and less violent.

It is usually found in rodents in Africa and is usually transmitted by close contact.

Sometimes it even goes through a droplet passage.

Also, the virus is stable without a lot of variants.

In most cases of infection there are no complications and patients are not required to be hospitalized.

The disease is characterized by fever, headache, muscle aches and fatigue.

A rash appears on the patient's body.

The disease usually lasts between two weeks and a month, and it passes on its own, without treatment.

Although there is no specific vaccine for monkey pox, some states have said that they hoard chickenpox vaccines, which are 85% effective in preventing the disease.

To date, the disease has been detected in 20 countries where it is not endemic.

The first patient in Ireland was reported today.



It is not yet clear why the now-unexpected outbreak occurred.

One possibility is that the virus has changed and become a new variant, but there is no evidence to date.

Another explanation is that the virus found itself in the right place and at the right time to thrive.

Another factor is that the monkey chickenpox virus is now spreading more easily because in the past the chickenpox vaccine was used more widely.

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