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55 Israelis diagnosed with monkeypox so far — Health Ministry

The Health Ministry says 55 Israelis — all of them men — have so far been diagnosed with monkeypox, an infectious disease that has caused an outbreak in Europe.

The ministry says it is tracking information about the outbreak around the world and has obtained a small amount of vaccine doses.

It adds Israel is in talks with the only firm in the world developing a third-generation monkeypox vaccine to purchase the shots.

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