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

WHO says don’t blame monkeys for spread of monkeypox after animal attacks

A World Health Organization official has come to the defense of the monkeys following a series of primate attacks in Brazil, saying they are not responsible for the growing outbreak of monkeypox. Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the WHO, told a United Nations press conference in Geneva on Tuesday that the monkeypox virus has been found … Read more