Monkeypox virus is a double stranded DNA virus. Similar with smallpox, it is a kind of zoonosis classified as a virus in the family Poxviridae. Usually monkeypox virus is transmitted to humans through animals such as rodents and primates, but the transmission can also occur between people. It may develop symptoms such as fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, muscle soreness, trembling and fatigue. The infection can also be diagnosed from the methods including virus isolation, nucleic acid diagnosis and so on.
Due to the range of conditions that cause skin rashes and because clinical presentation may more often be a typical in this outbreak, it can be challenging to differentiate monkeypox solely based on the clinical presentation, particularly for cases with an atypical presentation. This AutoMolec Monkeypox is based on real-time PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of monkeypox virus gene in serum or lesion exudate specimen from individuals.
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