Monkeypox is a rare sylvatic zoonosis caused by DNA virus, called monkeypox virus, belonging to the family Poxviridae.
Transmission can occur person-to-person through close direct contact with lesions (vesicles) and mucous membranes, body fluids and even through respiratory droplets expelled into the air and fomites. The incubation period can range from 5 to 21 days. The disease is often selflimiting, and symptoms usually resolve spontaneously within 5 to 21 days after onset.
VIASURE Monkeypox Virus Real Time PCR Detection Kit is designed for the qualitative identification of DNA from Monkeypox virus in serum, vesicle/cutaneous-skin fluid, fluid from wounds and swab wound from individuals suspected of Monkeypox virus infection by their healthcare provider.