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The WHO Is Renaming Monkeypox and Wants Your Help

  • Organization allows anyone to submit ideas in online portal
  • Move comes nearly two months after first renaming announcement
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WHO Chief Calls Monkeypox Outbreak a Global Emergency

The World Health Organization is asking for the public’s help in renaming the monkeypox virus, part of an ongoing effort to discourage harmful misconceptions associated with the current name.

“WHO is holding an open consultation for a new disease name for monkeypox. Anyone wishing to propose new names can do so,” the organization said in a statement.