Monday, August 15, 2022

World Health Organization responds to Monkeypox by renaming it. WHO wants to avoid derogatory or racist connotations.

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is 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 Friday, the U.N. health agency said it has also renamed two families, or clades of the virus, using Roman numerals instead of geographic areas, to avoid stigmatization.

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