The Israeli authorities closed Shizafon military camp in the south of the occupied Palestinian authorities and sent 1500 soldiers home after 150 Zionist servicemen showed symptoms of impetigo, a highly infectious bacterial skin disease.
The soldiers on the Shizafon Armored Corps advanced training base, who have reported symptoms of the skin disease, are being kept under conditions of isolation and rest on the base – until the results of laboratory tests are received to identify the disease.
The Israeli Occupation Forces Spokesman’s Office said that in light of complaints from soldiers on the Shizafon base about skin irritation, a wide-scale examination was made by dermatological medical experts who came to the base. Samples were taken from the soldiers and flown to a medical center to identify the source of the infection. All the soldiers are now undergoing medical tests, said the IOF.
Source: Israeli media