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The World Health Organization said numerous individuals and countries asked the organization “to propose a way forward to change the name.”
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while the overall picture on the pandemic has improved "many risks and uncertainties" remain.
The current Ebola outbreak in central Uganda has a "very high" 69% case fatality rate, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The World Health Organization head is hopeful that the coronavirus pandemic may soon be over.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said global COVID deaths last week were the lowest since March 2020.
The U.N. health agency said it's discussing renaming the virus.
This follows a similar announcement from the World Health Organization that said monkeypox is a “public health emergency of international concern.”
In May, authorities detected dozens of epidemics in Europe, North America and elsewhere.
Cases have tripled across Europe in the past six weeks, accounting for nearly half of all infections globally. Hospitalization rates have also doubled.
While vaccine coverage fell in every world region, the worst effects were seen in East Asia and the Pacific.