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Researchers who tested the vaccine used the same strategy that was used to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s.
Foege, the awards' namesake and a former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, worked on the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s.
So the anniversary of smallpox eradication felt like a good time to take stock.
North Korea has denied producing or stockpiling things like smallpox and anthrax, which can deliver lethal results when used in incredibly small amounts (think ounces, or a few pounds at most).
During the winter of 1872-73, the spread of smallpox in Boston sent more than 100 patients to Gallops Island.
Speaking of smallpox The deadly virus appears to weigh on Gates’s mind, even though it was declared eradicated in 1980.
Inside, there are antibiotics, vaccines for smallpox and anthrax, and antivirals for a deadly flu pandemic.
Global health officials are racing to make the worm or polio the second human disease — after smallpox — to be eradicated worldwide.
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: a serious disease that causes fever and a rash and often death
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