Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007
Endemic Human Monkeypox, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2001–2004
|Specimen (no. patients)||MPX virus isolated||PCR result
|Vesicle fluid (51)||19||21||24|
|Crusts and vesicle fluid (35)||8 and 5†||13‡||17‡|
*MPX, monkeypox; VZV, varicella-zoster virus.
†Virus was isolated from both specimens from 8 patients and from either specimen from 5 patients.
‡Both specimens were positive by PCR.
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