November 28, 2022
The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced a new name for the monkeypox virus.
The agency will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously for a year while “monkeypox” is phased out, the WHO said.
“WHO will adopt the term mpox in its communications, and encourages others to follow these recommendations, to minimize any ongoing negative impact of the current name and from adoption of the new name,” the agency said in a statement.
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP will continue to monitor the latest public health developments and provide updates to members. More information about the WHO announcement is available online.
Tags: Public Health
Click on topic below for category-specific news articles.
Support a healthier Pennsylvania.