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Medical staff call to be vaccinated against monkeypox after doctor infected

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Medical staff administering monkeypox tests at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv have requested access to the virus’ vaccine from the Health Ministry, after a doctor was infected earlier in the week while handling a sample, Hebrew media reported on Thursday.

The doctor was wearing full protective gear while testing patients and was likely exposed to the virus while removing his gloves according to an epidemiological investigation, the Kan public broadcaster reported.

Dr. Roy Zucker, a specialist in infectious diseases and head of LGBTQ medicine at the Clalit health fund, told the Kan public broadcaster that medical staff should be immunized against monkeypox.

Doctors checking for monkeypox come into close contact with possibly infected patients. However, Health Ministry........

© The Times of Israel

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