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So far, smallpox remains the only human pathogen to be eliminated from nature.
In Puritan churches, ministers used to cite, as an example of God’s providence, the fact that thousands of Native Americans died of smallpox.
Defense experts point out that other countries have prepared biological weapons such as smallpox and anthrax.
Then, in the late 1800s, smallpox epidemics decimated their numbers to less than 700.
In 2016, Holmes and his team had found traces of smallpox in a 17th-century Lithuanian mummy.
To prove his point, Kupfer studied reactions to images of leprosy, smallpox and measles, which show up as small bumps and clusters on the skin.
Henderson's campaign against smallpox is a marvel of dogged courage in the face not only of a plague, but also of politics.
Vials of live smallpox virus were found in a freezer on the NIH campus in 2014, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accidentally shipped out live anthrax the same year.
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