Monkeypox to be 'renamed'

Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that soon

the organization will introduce a new name for monkeypox and the disease the virus causes. Discuss

This is probably a response to the call of 30 scientists from differentcountries of the world that have declared the need to rename the monkeypox virus and the disease resulting from it, since the name of the virus needs to be clarified. It will also help to avoid discrimination and stigmatization.

“WHO is also working with partners and experts fromaround the world to change the name of the monkeypox virus, its branches and the disease it causes. We will announce new titles soon,” Ghebreyesus said.