Urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing nomenclature for monkeypox virus

Happi, Christian and Adetifa, Ifedayo and Mbala, Placide and Njouom, Richard and Nakoune, Emmanuel and Happi, Anise and Ndodo, Nnaemeka and Ayansola, Oyeronke and Mboowa, Gerald and Bedford, Trevor and Neher, Richard A. and Roemer, Cornelius and Hodcroft, Emma and Tegally, Houriiyah and O'Toole, Áine and Rambaut, Andrew and Pybus, Oliver and Kraemer, Moritz U. G. and Wilkinson, Eduan and Isidro, Joana and Borges, Vítor and Pinto, Miguel and Gomes, João Paulo and Freitas, Lucas and Resende, Paola C. and Lee, Raphael T. C. and Maurer-Stroh, Sebastian and Baxter, Cheryl and Lessells, Richard and Ogwell, Ahmed E. and Kebede, Yenew and Tessema, Sofonias K. and de Oliveira, Tulio. (2022) Urgent need for a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatizing nomenclature for monkeypox virus. PLoS Biology, 20 (8). e3001769.

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We propose a novel, non-discriminatory classification of monkeypox virus diversity. Together with the World Health Organization, we named three clades (I, IIa and IIb) in order of detection. Within IIb, the cause of the current global outbreak, we identified multiple lineages (A.1, A.2, A.1.1 and B.1) to support real-time genomic surveillance.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Computational & Systems Biology > Computational Modeling of Biological Processes (Neher)
UniBasel Contributors:Neher, Richard A and Römer, Cornelius
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Public Library of Science
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