WHO renames two variants of monkeypox to avoid geographical references

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it had renamed variants of the monkeypox virus to counter concerns about original naming conventions. “Newly identified viruses, related diseases and virus variants are given names to avoid offending any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic group, and to minimize the negative impact on trade, … Read more

Dog catches monkeypox in first recorded human-to-animal infection

A recent study indicates that a same-sex male couple could have transmitted monkeypox to their four-year-old greyhound, while questions about the transmission of the virus from humans to animals still arise. The Lancet reported the finding in a medical journal entry published on Wednesday, which observed that the couple’s greyhound began contracting the virus nearly … Read more