The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared monkeypox to be a global health emergency. Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explained in a press conference July 23, 2022.

Visit the WHO site for the latest reports.

As mentioned in the “Insider’s” portion of Coffee with the Coder® Episode 148, experts are seeking a more appropriate name than monkeypox, because this implies a link to monkeys, or perhaps to Africa. Instead, the disease was initially named because it was first identified in 1958 in a colony of monkeys. The lesions resembled small pox, and was called monkeypox.

The CDC also maintains a webpage with information.


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