Monkeypox is a rare disease that is related to smallpox. Monkeypox often causes a visible rash that may resemble blisters or pimples. These rashes may occur on the hands, feet, face, genitals, and other parts of the body. Symptoms are generally mild and may also include fever and chills, exhaustion, headache, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes.
How Is Monkeypox Detected?
A PCR test detects genetic material belonging to the Monkeypox virus. This test is fast and simple. Your nurse will take a swab from suspected lesion(s) on your body for analysis. Results are typically available within 3-7 business days of your appointment.