Israel reports first case of monkeypox, suspects others
Israeli authorities say they have detected the country's first case of monkeypox in a man who returned from abroad and were looking into other suspected cases.
Israel's Health Ministry said late Saturday the man was in a Tel Aviv hospital in good condition. It called on anyone returning from abroad with fever and lesions to see a doctor.
Sharon Alroy-Preis, the head of public health services at the ministry, told Israeli Army Radio Sunday that medical teams were investigating other suspected monkeypox cases.
Israel's case appeared to be the first identified in the Middle East.
The World Health Organization has identified about 80 cases globally, and roughly 50 more suspected cases.