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WHO to rename 'Monkeypox' to 'MPOX' at Biden admin's request - Fox News

WHO to rename 'Monkeypox' to 'MPOX' at Biden admin's request - Fox News

WHO to rename 'Monkeypox' to 'MPOX' at Biden admin's request - Fox News
Nov 23, 2022 1 min, 1 sec

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to change the name of the monkeypox virus to "MPOX." .

The change in nomenclature is an attempt to destigmatize the virus at the behest of President Biden's administration, according to a report from Politico that cited three anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter. .

The World Health Organization maintains monkeypox's status a global health emergency.

Health officials have discovered that administering the monkeypox vaccine through intradermal injection, or injecting a small dose in between layers of skin, is just as effective and allows a single dose to be used to vaccinate five people instead of one.

The monkeypox outbreak continues to represent a global health emergency, which is the WHO's highest level of alert, the U.N.

The WHO label, a "public health emergency of international concern", is designed to trigger a coordinated international response and could unlock funding to collaborate on sharing vaccines and treatments.

Nathan Brookes gets his second shot of monkeypox vaccine at the Balboa Sports Complex vaccine site in Los Angeles on Sept

The CDC states, "At this time, data suggest that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men make up the majority of cases in the current monkeypox outbreak

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