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WHO renames monkeypox as “mpox” to avoid stigma

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatization, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Monday that the monkeypox virus be renamed “mpox.” Both names — mpox and monkeypox — will be used simultaneously for one year while the latter is phased out, the WHO said in a …

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EU buys additional vaccine doses in fight against monkeypox

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission on Monday said it had secured over 10,000 tecovirimat vaccines against monkeypox, despite the declining number of cases in the European Union (EU). The Commission said the emergency procurement adds to the 334,000 vaccines already purchased by the EU. The purchase was funded …

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Africa reports 524 confirmed monkeypox cases: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | A total of 524 confirmed cases of monkeypox, including 12 deaths, have been reported across 11 African countries since 2022, announced World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti Thursday. The majority of the confirmed cases are in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the …

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WHO gives new names to variants of monkeypox virus

WHO officially declared monkeypox outbreak had turned into a public health emergency of international concern Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced new names for variants of the monkeypox virus that are currently in circulation. This is to avoid causing any cultural or social offense, the …

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Monkeypox hits Europe, Americas hardest: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Europe and the Americas have been affected the most by the monkeypox outbreak, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists on Wednesday. These two regions have reported 95 percent of the diagnosed cases, he said, warning against stigma and discrimination …

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WHO donates to Uganda 2,400 monkeypox test kits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday donated 2,400 monkeypox test kits to Uganda to help with the country’s response to the infectious disease. WHO Representative to Uganda Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam handed over the kits to Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, saying …

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