WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

May 14, 2015 by  
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What do swine flu, monkey pox, and paralytic shellfish poisoning all have in common? Sure, they’re all illnesses but the important commonality according to the World Health Organization is that their names are offensive to animals . We’re all for being friends to animals, is the WHO going too far with their new guidelines concerning the names of certain diseases? WHO officials are calling for a ban on names like swine flu and monkey pox, because they believe that naming diseases after animals brings undue violence against the so-named species. The name bans aren’t actually restricted to animal ailments , however. WHO is calling for an end to call disease names which are associated with “cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups.” By way of example, that would include German measles, Lyme disease, and legionnaire’s disease. The new WHO guidelines go even further into the realm of political correctness by seeking to eliminate the words ‘unknown’, ‘death’, ‘fatal’ and ‘epidemic’ concerning disease outbreaks, as they feel this verbiage incites public fear. Hmmm. Via DailyMail Image via Shutterstock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal protection , Animals , disease names , offensive to animals , protecting animals , WHO , World Health Organization

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How to Make the CFO a Buyer for Sustainability Solutions

April 20, 2011 by  
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Vendors with IT-for-sustainability solutions need to develop multiple pathways into potential customer organizations. One possible target is the chief financial officer, a position that will be increasingly drawn into the realm of sustainability

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Green IT Initiatives Move Up the Corporate Agenda

April 19, 2011 by  
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Green IT initiatives have tended to be middle-range priorities for companies, but that’s changing, especially with IT’s growing role in helping businesses manage energy use in their buildings and facilities, according to a recent survey of executives in the U.S., U.K. and Germany.

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Flatpack 3D Printed LED Lamp By Dror Dror Benshetrit

December 10, 2009 by  
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How many TreeHugger hot buttons can we squeeze into one title?

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General Electric To Supply Wind Turbines For 845 Megawatt Project In Oregon

December 10, 2009 by  
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Locations of existing and planned large wind farms in Oregon.

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