The World Health Organization has officially renamed monkeypox to 'mpox'.
- The change was made over concerns about "racist and stigmatizing language", which could possibly keep people from seeking treatment or prevention.
- Monkeypox was first named in 1970, after the virus was first discovered in captive monkeys.
- WHO officials say both names will be used for the next year, giving organizations and publications time to transition.
- 'Monkeypox' will remain a searchable name in the International Classification of Diseases.