UN health body invites public to suggest new name for monkeypox


The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday invited the public to suggest a new name for monkeypox after a group of scientists said the current name suggests the disease is an African problem.

“WHO is holding an open consultation for a new disease name for monkeypox,” said WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib at a UN press conference noting that a final date for the renaming has not been set.

“Anyone from the public, academia, or civil society is welcome to…

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