WHO wants to rename monkeypox due to stigma – media

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 WHO wants to rename monkeypox due to stigma - media

The World Health Organization is planning to rename apes to MPOX to remove the stigma attached to the disease.

Politico reports, citing people familiar with the matter.

According to sources, the decision to rename the disease may be announced by WHO today, November 23.

It is noted that such a decision was made “under pressure from the US presidential administration.” The White House, according to sources, believes that the name “monkeypox” interferes with vaccination and exacerbates stigma.

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