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“Are you violating the rights of monkeys?” Zakharova commented on changing the name “monkeypox.”

“Are you violating the rights of monkeys?” Zakharova commented on changing the name “monkeypox.”

"Are monkey rights violated?"

Zakharova comments on changing the name "pox monkeys"

and its relationship with the US administration

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on WHO's intention to change the name of chickenpox under pressure from the US administration.

The spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in her Telegram channel that, as part of the

"fight against stigma"

the World Health Organization would change the monkey chicken name to "MPOX", noting that according to media reports, the name change may have been in response to growing pressure from U.S. President Joe Biden's administration officials.

Zakharova added :

"Just wondering this time :

  • are monkey rights violated
  • or self-identification of
  • US administration

officials infringed?"

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The US newspaper Politico previously reported that WHO plans to change the name "chickenpox" to "MPOX" as part of the fight against stigma.

According to sources

the decision was due to increased pressure from representatives of the US president's administration, who in particular called on WHO leaders to change the name of the disease and allow the US to act unilaterally if the organization did not respond quickly enough.

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Politico reported that

the World Health Organization (WHO)

  • as part of the fight against
  • so-called negative stigma.

The paper noted that such a decision was due to increasing pressure from representatives of the United States presidential administration, who in particular called on WHO leaders to change the name of the disease and did not rule out unilateral action by the United States if the organization did not respond quickly enough.

As noted by Politico

The choice might be made public on November 23.

He previously announced in mid-June that

 the World Health

Organization wished to change the name of chickenpox disease as soon as possible, following scientific reports that the current name was inaccurate.

It is worth noting that chickenpox disease

which has recently spread in several countries on various continents, is a rare viral infection that is also transmitted in humans. The disease is usually mild, and most infected people recover within a few weeks, but some may experience complications.

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The World Health Organization (WHO)

said on Sunday that it had received reports of 257 confirmed cases of chickenpox and about 120 suspected cases in 23 countries where the virus had not been endemic as of Thursday.

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In the United States

  • the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
  • and Prevention reported 12 cases in 8 states
  • as of Friday afternoon.

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The World Health Organization (WHO)

has received reports of 1,365 cases and 69 deaths from the virus in five African countries where ape pox is commonly prevalent.

These diseases were reported at different periods

ranging from mid-December to late May.

In nations not affected by the virus

no deaths have been recorded.

Since 2017 :

the small number of deaths of people with chickenpox in West Africa has been associated with young people or untreated HIV infection," the World Health Organization explained in a report on Sunday.

The agency noted that the level of

global public health risks is moderate

"bearing in mind that this is the first time that cases and groups of ape pox have been reported simultaneously, in widely varying geographical areas of WHO, without known epidemiological links to non-infested countries in West or Central Africa".

The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that

"Public health risks can increase"

if the virus takes advantage of the chance to establish itself as a human disease by spreading among the most vulnerable populations, including infants and people with compromised immune systems.

The Agency urges health care providers to closely monitor potential symptoms, such as rashes, fever, enlarged lymph nodes, headaches, back pain, muscle pain and fatigue.

It is important to carry out the necessary tests for anyone with these symptoms.