9 Dec 1979: Eradication of the Smallpox Virus

9 Dec, 1979– The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction. Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by the variola virus, transmitted from person to person through tiny drops of an infected person’s saliva when the person coughs, talks, or sneezes… Read More 9 Dec 1979: Eradication of the Smallpox Virus