A colourized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory. Image: NIAID via AP
A colourized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory. Image: NIAID via AP
Monkeypox

Rename monkeypox as Poxy McPoxface or Trump-22? WHO vows ‘nothing ridiculous’ as it seeks public ideas

  • Academics, doctors, an activist and others have submitted suggestions raging from the technical to the farcical
  • Critics say the disease’s current name is misleading – since monkeys were not the original host – and can be used in a racist way

A colourized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory. Image: NIAID via AP
A colourized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory. Image: NIAID via AP
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