Top 5 Takeaways Increased Detection of Measles Vaccine Virus: Approximately 1% of syndromic PCR panels conducted by a commercial laboratory tested positive for measles, mainly in children recently vaccinated against

Top 5 Takeaways Significant Testing Capacity and Results: The Laboratory Response Network (LRN) tested 2,009 specimens for monkeypox, identifying 730 (36.3%) positive cases from 395 patients, with 159 confirmed by

Top 5 Takeaways Expansion of Laboratory Testing: In December 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health expanded laboratory testing for varicella, showing that among 208 patients with a clinical diagnosis, 45%

Top 5 Takeaways Identification of False-Positive Results: The report highlights three cases of false-positive Orthopoxvirus PCR test results in individuals with atypical rashes and no epidemiologic link to monkeypox, emphasizing