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Conquered Killer – Smallpox


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Colored Scanning Electron Micrograph of Smallpox viruses (Vaccinia sp.).

Smallpox ranks among the most devastating illnesses ever suffered by humankind. For centuries, it killed millions of people around the world. Thanks to global immunization programs, the deadly infectious disease was wiped out in 1979 following a successful vaccination program regarded as one of the greatest triumphs of modern medicine.