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Health Officials Plan to Drop the 'Monkeypox' Name. Here's What Could Replace It

(CNN) -- Since the beginning of the monkeypox outbreak, scientists and activists have pushed for the name of the virus and the disease to be changed to something "non-discriminatory" and "non-stigmatizing."Public health experts have worried that stigma could steer people away from getting tested and vaccinated. A new name can help slow the spread of the disease, they say, but it needs to come quickly.Globally, nearly 60,000 cases have been identified, placing the name "monkeypox" in individuals' medical files.

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