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Naming diseases after geographic locations can negatively impact entire communities and cultures, and is often misleading. WHO’s 2015 guidelines favor generic, symptom-based nomenclature that reduces misconceptions.
Journals, research institutions, private consultants and scientists all play pivotal roles in expediting the time it takes to resolve figure concerns within research publications.
Historically, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has been a leader in promoting scientific ethics. Today, ASM’s ethics resources, policies and procedures are centralized to provide greater uniformity in responding to ethics issues across the society.