WHO considers renaming monkeypox due to stigma issues

LONDON — The World Health Organization said it was holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations. In a statement on Friday, the UN health agency said it had also renamed two families, or clades, of the virus, using Roman … Read more

WHO considers renaming monkeypox due to stigma issues

LONDON — The World Health Organization said it was holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations. In a statement on Friday, the UN health agency said it had also renamed two families, or clades, of the virus, using Roman … Read more