[Ads-l] “generic descriptive terms”

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 8 14:34:22 UTC 2015


Complete item:
Don’t call it Spanish flu. The World Health Organization issued guidelines
Friday that caution against naming diseases after places, people, or
animals, for fear that such names will bring stigma. Citing Middle Eastern
Respiratory Syndrome and swine flu as examples, the agency recommended that
names be “generic descriptive terms” instead.


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