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Second monkeypox case identified in Israel — report

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

A second case of monkeypox is discovered in Israel, the Ynet news site reports.

According to the news site, a man in his 30s was hospitalized at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan with the rare disease, before being released home.

The man recently returned from Western Europe, similar to the first case Israel reported.

There is no immediate comment from the Health Ministry on the matter.

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