MPox in The US

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According to The World Health Organization (WHO) announcement, the World body has renamed monkeypox virus as “Mpox”. In the announcement, the agency said “Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while ‘monkeypox’ is phased out”.

According to the CDC, total cases in the US, as of Nov 29, is 29,325 and 15 deaths.

CNN has just published a Mpox timeline and virus outbreak during 2022.

According to the CDC data “Scientists and experts have pushed since the start of the recent outbreak to change the name to avoid discrimination and stigma that could steer people away from testing and vaccination. Stigma has been an ongoing concern as the outbreak has largely affected men who have sex with men. In the United States, Black and Hispanic people have been disproportionately affected.”