Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-05-25 Origin: Site
Monkeypox is a disease which is attributed to a virus in the same family of smallpox but is not that severe, while it can be deadly to people contract the disease. Monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae. The Orthopoxvirus genus also includes variola virus (which causes smallpox), vaccinia virus (used in the smallpox vaccine), and cowpox virus.
Early symptoms of monkeypox include a fever, headache, back pain, muscle aches and low energy, WHO officials said. That then progresses to a rash on the face, hands, feet, eyes, mouth or genitals that turns into raised bumps, or papules, that then become blisters that often resemble chicken pox. Those can then fill with a white fluid, becoming a pustule, that breaks and scabs over.
According to World Health Organization, Monkeypox does not spread easily between people.
Spread of monkeypox may occur when a person comes into close contact with an infected animal, human, or materials contaminated with the virus.
Vaccination against smallpox can be used for both pre and post-exposure and is up to 85% effective in preventing monkeypox.
For diagnosis of Monkeypox, it requires assessment by a health professional laboratory.
Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays is now the gold standard for the diagnosis of human monkeypox infection. Detection by PCR is the most rapid, sensitive and specific method for the diagnosis of this infection.
GOLDSITE’s R&D team has developed Monkeypox Real-time PCR Kit, which can quickly identify monkeypox virus by specifically testing the nucleic acid fragment of monkeypox virus. This product is aimed to facilitate public health institute worldwide to increase their diagnostic capabilities when facing the risk of Monekeypox virus, allowing for an efficient and timely public health response in the case of an outbreak.
1、 Gold standard：real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays
2、 Fast and accurately discriminate MPX from other rash illnesses
3、 High sensitivity and specificity
4、 Compatible to mainstream PCR platform used by laboratory.