WHO to use 'mpox' to denote monkeypox

Published on Nov 28, 2022 05:20 PM IST

"Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the global health organisation said.

"Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the global health organisation said.(REUTERS)
"Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the global health organisation said.(REUTERS)
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

The World Health Organization said on Monday it will start using a new preferred term, mpox, as a synonym for the monkeypox disease.

"Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the global health organisation said.

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