WHO gives new name to Monkeypox virus

Posted by bforblogs | Aug 14, 2022
bforblogs WHO gives new name to Monkeypox virus

WHO gives new names to monkeypox’ to avoid offence’ | Here’s what variants will be called now

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new name for the variant of the monkeypox virus. New names were announced to avoid any cultural or social offence.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced new names for the variants of the monkeypox virus that are currently in circulation. This is to avoid any cultural or social crime, WHO said in a statement.

The WHO has named the types of monkeypox as Clades I, IIa and IIb (Clades I, IIa and IIb). Experts in pox virology, evolutionary biology, and representatives from research institutions around the world review the phylogeny and nomenclature of known and new forms or groups of monkeypox virus. WHO has announced new names to avoid any cultural or social crime.

Newly identified viruses, related diseases and viruses to protect any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups from committing crimes and to minimize negative impacts on trade, travel, tourism, or animal welfare, the WHO said. Types are given names.

A group of global experts convened by the WHO has agreed on new names for monkeypox virus variants as part of ongoing efforts to align names of monkeypox disease, viruses and variants or clades with current best practices. is with. Experts agreed to name the groups using Roman numerals.

WHO has shared relevant information about Monkeypox symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention.

The group reached a consensus on new nomenclature for virus clusters that is consistent with best practice. They agreed on how clusters of viruses should be recorded and classified at genome sequence repository sites.

According to the WHO, it was agreed to refer to the now former Congo Basin (Central African) clade as Clade One (I) and the former West African clade as Clade Two (II). Additionally, it was agreed that clade II is included in the two subclades.

Meanwhile, official sources said on Saturday that a 22-year-old African woman in Delhi tested positive for the infection. Thus the fifth monkeypox case was reported in India. The woman had gone to Nigeria a month ago.

He was admitted to LNJP Hospital two days ago and his report came on Friday night, in which he was confirmed positive. She is the second woman from the national capital to contract the infection. Four people, including two women, were admitted to LNJP Hospital with monkeypox, while one patient was discharged from the hospital. Last month, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency.