SMALLPOX IN THE NEW WORLD
New York : Benchmark Books,
IL 3-6, RL 7.5
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is dead!" So stated the World Health Organization on May 8, 1980.
The campaign to erradicate smallpox was begun in 1967. The disease
is a deadly and disfiguing disease and had killed millions all over the
world. Once a vaccine was discovered to prevent the disease, the
WHO set out to vaccinate the world population. Once the population
was vaccinated, the disease could not spread and would itself die.
This is the story of the disease at it's worst and the people who finally
were able to defeat it.
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