On this day, the 8th of May 1980, 40 years ago, smallpox was made history. It’s the only human disease to be eradicated so far. A lesson we must take is: when the world unites behind science and public health measures we can defeat diseases and protect lives and livelihoods. https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/13-12-2019-who-commemorates-the-40th-anniversary-of-smallpox-eradication

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