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Only more measles cases will make people take vaccinations seriously
Measles faces many more obstacles than the smallpox eradication effort did.
Scientists Finally Recognized For Eradicating The Sexy Screwworm
Their technique to eliminate destructive pests earns them Golden Goose awards
Milestone In Nigeria: One Year Polio-Free
It’s cause for excitement, but there’s more work ahead
The Doctor Who Thought Bed Bugs Spread Smallpox
Old, completely unethical studies tried—and failed—to pin the virus on the bloodsucker
Should We Keep the Last Smallpox Viruses Alive? US Says Yes, For Defense Purposes
The U.N. health agency may have decided way back in 1996 that the remaining stores of live smallpox virus–kept in...
World Health Officials Debate Whether To Destroy Last Existing Samples of Smallpox
Humanity’s worst scourge, the smallpox virus, may finally wind up on death row in May if health officials decide to...
Rinderpest, the Cattle-Killing Plague, to Become the Second Officially-Eradicated Scourge
The UN will formally announce the triumph this summer