WHO renames monkeypox virus – WORLD

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that they have decided to name the monkeypox virus (Monkeypox), which has an impact in the world, especially in Europe, “Mpox” to avoid racist and stigmatizing language.In a written statement, the organization indicated that after a period of exchange of ideas with international health experts to change the name of the virus, member countries would be encouraged to refer to monkeypox as Mpox. .” it was said.It has been reported that Mpox will be recommended as the “preferred name” during a one-year transition period initiated for the name change, and then it will be used permanently. Known as one of the rare diseases caused by the endemic monkeypox virus. was first detected in humans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1970. After being discovered in monkeys in 1958, the virus was named “monkey pox”.

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