WHO is working to change the name to monkeypox. As has already happened for Covidso called from a certain moment onwards to prevent the coronavirus epidemic from being identified with China, also for what is called in English monkeypox will be found another definition.
The decision, announced by the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesuscomes after the roll call of
which last week they signaled the urgent need to find a name that is not discriminatory e do not create any stigma towards Africaall the more so being the geographic origin of the epidemic is unknown.
The WHO Emergency Committee, explained the head of the organization, summoned for June 23. We are working on a solution with partners and experts from all over the world, elannouncement of the new definition and will be done as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the spread of the disease worries the World Health Organization is considering whether it is an international emergency. Unusual and troubling monkeypox outbreak, Tedros said. Also for this reason I have decided to convene the Emergency Committee.
The European Commission is finalizing a contract for the acquisition of 110 thousand doses of the vaccine against monkeypox, which will soon be available to member countries that need it most. This is a clear signal – said the EU Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides – that the Hera agency (the European Commission’s Health Preparation and Response Authority) can respond effectively to threats to health.
Since May 18 I am about 900 cases were reported in 19 EU Member States, Norway and Iceland. Based on the largest number of cases, deliveries of vaccine doses will begin as early as the end of June for priority Member States that have granted national vaccine exemptions. In Italy meanwhile, according to the latest data available, they would be counted 31 confirmed casesto which is added a first contagion confirmed in Piedmont.
June 14, 2022 (change June 14, 2022 | 21:37)
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