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Monkeypox: WHO Settles on New Name for the Virus

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced it will begin using the new term mpox as a synonym for monkeypox. The global body in a statement on its website noted that both names would be used simultaneously for one year. WHO further explained in the statement that when the outbreak of monkeypox expanded this year, racist and stigmatising language online was observed.
Published 2 months ago

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New name for monkey pox

Monkey pox should now be called Mpox — at least in English. About the correct naming of diseases.

2 months ago·Munich, Germany
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WHO: new name for monkeypox

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the renaming of monkeypox, which will henceforth be called 'mpox' as an abbreviation of the original name in English (monkeypox), with the aim of avoiding “racist and stigmatizing language”. As reported this Monday by the WHO through...

2 months ago·Barcelona, Spain
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WHO recommends “mpox” as new name for monkeypox

As of 28 November, CDC’s global data shows that 81,188 and 55 deaths have been recorded across 110 countries from monkeypox.

2 months ago·Abuja, Nigeria
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Monkeypox: WHO Settles on New Name for the Virus

Scientists and health experts wanted to rename "monkeypox" to combat the homophobic and racist stigma attached to the virus.

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Mpox: WHO recommends a new name for monkey pox

The use in a derogatory and racist context was decisive for the WHO to decide to change the name of monkey pox from monkeys to mpox

2 months ago
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