[Ads-l] “generic descriptive terms”

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri May 8 15:17:38 UTC 2015


So the World will no longer honor doctors by naming diseases after them?
Joel

      From: Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
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 Sent: Friday, May 8, 2015 10:34 AM
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/05/08/who-don-t-name-diseases-after-animals.html

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.

DanG

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