Overseas Network, November 23. On the 22nd, U.S. Political News quoted people familiar with the matter as reporting that the World Health Organization plans to rename monkeypox (monkeypox) as “MPOX”. The reason may be to avoid “stigma”.
According to reports, this decision may be announced as early as the 23rd local time. It follows a tentative agreement reached this summer by WHO to consider proposals for a new name for monkeypox. People familiar with the matter said that some U.S. officials believe that the original name may affect people’s enthusiasm for vaccination. Other public health experts believe that the original name may contribute to stereotypes of people of color.