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Monkeypox Virus: Now monkeypox will be known by this name, WHO gave this reason for changing the name

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WHO changed name from monkeypox to mpox
The use of racist, discriminatory and objectionable language has raised concerns
Both names will be used for approximately 1 year

Geneva. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday changed the name monkeypox, the disease that wreaked havoc after the corona virus, to mpox. The organization says that when the epidemic of the disease began to spread around the world, racist, discriminatory and offensive language was used. The organization was made aware of this and many countries also suggested changing the name, only then did the organization change its name expressing concern. The World Health Organization said both names would be used for about a year, then monkeypox would be phased out.

Monkeypox is so named because the virus was first identified in 1958 in monkeys kept for research in Denmark. When it started to spread in Britain there were many cases in which monkeys were poisoned and killed, so Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the World Health Organisation, said: ” Monkeypox can spread from animals to humans, but monkeys are not responsible. should go.’ The WHO then asked for the public’s help in coming up with a new name, with a dedicated website where anyone could make suggestions.

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