Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Yesterday, I stated that the World Health Organization declared Smallpox eradicated worldwide. I was wrong, (Got some dates crossed up in the lump of oatmeal that is my brain these days) What occurred on that date was that the last case of naturally occurring smallpox was discovered. The patient, interestingly enough was a cook in a hospital in Somalia. He survived the illness.

The declaration of eradication came on May 8th 1980.

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