Lok Nayak declared nodal centre as Delhi on alert for monkeypox
Lok Nayak Hospital has been declared the nodal centre as Delhi on alert for monkeypox. While the city hasn't recorded any cases of the disease the state government has directed the hospital to be ready for isolation and treatment of suspected or confirmed cases should there be such a need, said sources.
Monkeypox is an acute viral disease with symptoms similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder. The initial symptoms of the disease include fever, intense headache, back pain, myalgia (muscle aches) and skin eruption.