From symptoms and testing methodologies to prevention and treatment – Dr. Pallavi Upadhyay, Director of Scientific and Clinical Affairs at HealthTrackRx, provides valuable insight into the monkeypox virus in her recent article, “Monkeypox: What do we know so Far?”
Here’s a glimpse:
“Per CDC and WHO guidelines, suspected monkeypox cases should be tested for accurate treatment. Testing must be conducted in appropriately equipped laboratories by staff scientists and technicians that are fully aware of safety guidelines and handling procedures for virally infected specimens. Monkeypox virus infections are confirmed via nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT), either by using real-time or conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect unique sequences of monkeypox viral DNA. PCR can be employed alone or in conjunction with sequencing techniques”
Read the full article at ClinicalLab.com to learn more
- What is monkeypox?
- What are the symptoms of monkeypox?
- How is monkeypox spread?
- Current status of monkeypox
- Current testing methodologies and guidelines
- Prevention and treatment