Tag: monkeypox


WHO Seeks Name Change For Monkeypox

According to press reports, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it is working with experts to come up with a new name for monkeypox. It comes after more than 30 scientists wrote last week about the urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing name for the virus and the disease it causes. They said the continued reference to the virus […]


At Least 17 Non-Endemic Countries Report Monkeypox  

At least 17 countries have reported new confirmed cases of monkeypox. However, no associated deaths have been reported to date.As of 21 May, 92 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox with ongoing investigations, have been reported to WHO from 12 Member States that are not endemic to monkeypox virus across three WHO regions.The following non-endemic countries have reported […]


Monkeypox Spread Raises Alarm

With more than 90 cases of monkeypox confirmed in at least 12 countries, health officials have warned that all the necessary precautions should be put in place to offset any spread of the disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms very similar to those seen […]


Monkeypox On The Rise — WHO Confirms 80 Cases Worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) says about 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in 11 countries and has warned that more infections are likely to be reported. The WHO says another 50 suspected cases are being investigated but did not name any countries. Earlier, infections were confirmed in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, the US, Canada, and the UK – […]