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World Health Organization (WHO) has now changed the name of the monkeypox disease as reason for changing it revealed.
Through a statement released by the organization, they have changed the name to Mpox.
In a statement, they have said they changed its name from monkeypox to Mpox due to racisms reasons.
“Following a series of 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,” WHO said in the statement announcing the change.
However, they have also stated that they will allow for the use of both names to describe the disease. But they have given upto one year to use monkeypox before fully calling the disease Mpox.
The deadly disease which has been reported to have killed over 36 people and thousands as victims have been affecting many lives in Africa.
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