Can we do Monkeypox test at home?

Rapid home tests are common during the Covid-19 pandemic, a similar attempt for monkeypox seems unlikely and not so fair. The recent global monkeypox outbreak brings a sense of deja vu with the Covid pandemic, which included painful swabs, the struggle to find a test, and a long wait for results. But the diseases are different, the Verge reported.

Unlike Covid, monkeypox isn’t a respiratory disease; and the test for Covid targeted the nose and mouth. Monkeypox, on the other hand, is manifested as painful, blister-like sores, and other symptoms like fever and muscle aches. Currently, the disease is detected by swabbing the sores that appear over the course of an infection.

 

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