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Monkeypox Virus detection by
Real Time PCR Kit
Monkeypox virus is the virus that causes the disease monkeypox in both humans and animals. Monkeypox virus is an Orthopoxvirus, a genus of the family Poxviridae that contains other viral species that target mammals. The virus is mainly found in tropical rainforest regions of central and West Africa.
Colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox virus particles (red) cultivated and purified from cell culture
Method of transmission
The primary route of infection is thought to be contact with the infected animals or their bodily fluids. The genome is not segmented and contains a single molecule of linear double-stranded DNA, 185000 nucleotides long.
The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to but milder than those of smallpox. The typical incubation period is about 7 to 14 days. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion. A rash usually develops following the initial symptoms, which progresses to pustules that crust and fall off over several weeks.
There is no specific treatment for monkeypox, but the smallpox vaccine has shown some effectiveness in preventing monkeypox. Additionally, standard infection control precautions can help reduce the risk of transmission.
Historically, monkeypox cases were reported mostly in Central and West African countries. However, in recent years, there have been sporadic cases reported in other regions, including North America, Europe, and Asia.
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The World Health Organization has identified about 80 cases of monkeypox worldwide and about 50 other suspected infections. A senior doctor told Sky News that the UK risks a "significant increase" over the next week... Learn more
The Monkeypox Virus real time PCR Kit contains a specific ready-to-use system for the detection of the Monkeypox Virusthrough polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the real-time PCR system. The master contains reagents and enzymes for the specific amplification of the Monkeypox Virus DNA. Fluorescence is emitted and measured by the real time systems ́ optical unit during the PCR. The detection of amplified Monkeypox Virus DNA fragment is performed in... Discover more