Health experts through the World Health Organization (WHO) have come up with new names for the monkeypox disease, virus and variants using Roman numerals, according to a release sent Friday.
A group of global virologists and public health experts met on Monday and decided to now use a Roman numeral for the clade – or strain– and a lower-case alphanumeric character for subclades or substrains.
The former Congo Basin (Central African) monkeypox clade will now be known as Clade one (I) and the former West African clade as Clade two (II). Additionally, it was agreed that the Clade II consists of two
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