Diagnosis of imported monkeypox, Israel, 2018

Noam Erez, Hagit Achdout, Elad Milrot, Yuval Schwartz, Yonit Wiener-Well, Nir Paran, Boaz Politi, Hadas Tamir, Tomer Israely, Shay Weiss, Adi Beth-Din, Ohad Shifman, Ofir Israeli, Shmuel Yitzhaki, Shmuel C. Shapira, Sharon Melamed, Eli Schwartz

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We report a case of monkeypox in a man who returned from Nigeria to Israel in 2018. Virus was detected in pustule swabs by transmission electron microscopy and PCR and confirmed by immunofluorescence assay, tissue culture, and ELISA. The West Africa monkeypox outbreak calls for increased awareness by public health authorities worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)980-983
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2019


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