“WHO is also working with partners and experts from around the world to change the name of the monkeypox virus, its stages, and the underlying disease. We will make announcements about new names as soon as possible,” said WHO Director-General. .
The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering changing the name of the monoxox virus to avoid the stigma and discrimination associated with it. As the WHO calls on the emergency committee to determine whether the growing monopoly outbreak should be considered a global health emergency, scientists also call the term “non-discriminatory and non-discriminatory”.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO said, “WHO is also working with partners and experts from around the world to change the name of the #monkeypox virus, its stages, and the disease it causes. We will make announcements about new names. As soon as possible.”
The development comes after a number of scientists from 11 countries called for the abolition of the “discriminatory” language used to differentiate the monopoly virus from a report released last week.
Scientists are furthering the “urgent need for a non-judgmental and non-monopoly term for monocytes” in an earlier article in virological.org.
At that time, the number of monkeypox cases in Britain exceeded 500 cases on Wednesday, according to the latest official figures.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said it had found another 52 cases of monkeypox in England, one in Scotland and one in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Britain to 524 since Tuesday.
“Anyone can have a monkey, especially if you’ve been close, including having sex, with someone with symptoms. Currently, most cases have been gay, bisexual or bisexual,” UKHSA said.
On the other hand, U.S. menopause cases continue to rise, reaching 72, according to the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. Cases were found in 18 states, with California and New York reporting 15 cases each, the largest in the U.S., reports Xinhua news agency.