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This method eradicated smallpox at the end of the 1970s.
More than one-third of the 300 Native Americans there died during a 1739 outbreak of measles and smallpox.
Back when smallpox — which to date is the only virus causing human disease to have been wiped out — was still being battled, the plan was that eventually all samples of the virus would be destroyed.
In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner inoculated James Phipps, 8, against smallpox by using cowpox matter.
The paper also said North Korea is capable of cultivating lethal biological agents such as anthrax and smallpox that could be turned into weapons.
But nobody thanks the public health professional for saving them from smallpox or for their clean water.
According to estimates by the US government, ten of billions of dollars have been saved by eradicating smallpox, and the same would be true for eradicating polio.
In a recent conversation with STAT reporters and editors, Gates held forth for nearly an hour on a range of subjects, from polio to flu to smallpox.
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: a serious disease that causes fever and a rash and often death
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