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Leave primates and Africa out of it: WHO to change ‘monkeypox’ name

The global health body says it is consulting experts in orthopoxviruses on a more appropriate nomenclature

14 June 2022 - 19:58 By Madison Muller

The World Health Organisation is weighing an official name change for monkeypox, in light of concerns about stigma and racism surrounding the virus that has infected almost 1,300 people in more than two dozen countries. ..

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