WHO has designated monkeypox as clades I, IIa, and IIb to avoid causing discomfort.

of World Health Organization (WHO) gave a new name to the currently circulating strain of monkeypox virus. The WHO said in a statement that this is being done to prevent cultural or social attacks.

The World Health Organization has classified variations of monkeypox into clades I, IIa, and IIb. Experts in poxvirology, evolutionary biology, and representatives of research institutions around the world evaluated the phylogeny and nomenclature of known and new monkeypoxvirus variations or clades.

“Newly identified viruses, associated diseases, and virus subspecies include: avoiding offense to cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups; It is named to minimize adverse effects on travel, tourism or animal welfare,” WHO said in a statement.

“A global group of experts convened by WHO has identified monkeypox virus disease, virus and variant (clade) names as part of an ongoing effort to bring them in line with current best practice. agreed on a new name for the variant of .The experts agreed that the clade should be named using Roman numerals,” said a statement issued by WHO.

Monkeypox virus was named when it was first discovered in 1958, before the adoption of current best practices in naming diseases and viruses.

The proper naming structure is that clades are represented by Roman numerals and subclades by lowercase alphanumeric characters. The new nomenclature therefore consists of clade I, clade IIa, and clade IIb, with the latter primarily referring to the group of subspecies that is mostly widespread in the 2022 global outbreak. The nomenclature of the lineage will be as suggested by scientists as the outbreak evolves. Experts will be reconvened as necessary.

The new names for the clades will take effect immediately while work continues on disease and virus names.

Meanwhile, a fifth case of monkeypox has been detected in Delhi, according to Dr. Suresh Kumar, medical director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, who announced Saturday. Dr Kumar said on Friday he tested positive in a 22-year-old woman who is currently being tested at a hospital.

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