Monkeypox Rename MPOX: now this dangerous virus will be known as 'MPOX', know what's the whole matter
The World Health Organization (WHO) is finalizing preparations to rename the dreaded monkeypox virus following a request from the Biden administration. Now monkeypox will be known as MPOX in the world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is finalizing preparations to rename the dreaded monkeypox virus. Now monkeypox will be known as MPOX in the world. According to the report of the American newspaper The Politico, the WHO has taken this decision due to the increasing pressure and insistence of the Biden administration. The report said that the decision could be announced on Wednesday. Earlier, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that experts around the world are discussing to change the name of monkeypox virus.
Outbreak of Monkeypox Virus in 30 Countries
Significantly, there is an outbreak of Monkeypox Virus in about 30 countries of the world. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that experts around the world are discussing to change the name of monkeypox virus. The Director General said that we are working with experts to change the name of monkeypox virus, its group and the disease caused by it.
The organization has said that WHO has taken this step after a letter received from 30 international scientists. WHO will announce the new names as soon as possible.
About 30 thousand cases reported in America
Politico's report states that there is a lot of pressure in America due to this virus. This report states that the Biden administration says that it is affecting the vaccination campaign in the country. Significantly, in the beginning of May 2022, the matter of monkeypox came to the fore. According to the World Health Organization, most cases of monkeypox initially occurred in West and Central Africa. After this, it is spreading rapidly in the countries of Europe and North America. Till now this virus has spread its foot in 30 countries of the world. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data, it is also spreading rapidly in America. About 30,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in America.
The virus was declared a global health emergency in July
Explain that according to WHO, more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported globally from 78 countries. Most of these cases are in Europe. The WHO declared the virus a global health emergency in July. The organization said that so far 98 percent of cases outside countries in Africa have been found in men who have sex with men. At the time, WHO emergencies director Mike Ryan said that the name Monkeypox was in the process of being renamed to avoid it being used as a weapon or in a racist manner.