Monday, August 15, 2022

Monkeypox: experts give virus variants new names. August 2022

Anyone wishing to propose new names can do so here (see ICD-11, Add proposals).

(https://www.who.int/news/item/12-08-2022-monkeypox--experts-give-virus-variants-new-names)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenaebarnes/2022/08/12/who-renames-monkeypox-variants-to-dispel-stigma-and-creates-open-forum-for-name-change/?sh=51de72e03502

 The World Health Organization is inviting the public to propose new names for monkeypox and has renamed two variants of the disease, according to a statement released Friday, after weeks of criticism that the name has racist connotations and generates stigma……………

  • The WHO met with several scientists this week to discuss best naming practices for diseases, in order to avoid ”causing offense” to any “ethnic, social or professional” groups, and minimize harm to trade, travel, tourism or animals.

 

 

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