WHO Recommends New Name for Monkeypox Disease

Published: 11/29/2022

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The World Health Organization has announced that, in consultation with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while the term “monkeypox” is phased out.

According to the WHO, “When the outbreak of monkeypox expanded earlier this year, racist and stigmatizing language online, in other settings and in some communities was observed and reported to WHO. In several meetings, public and private,

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