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Smallpox-free for 10 years.

Smallpox-free for 10 years

Health officials in the United States and abroad celebrated a landmark in medical history last month: It has been 10 years since the world's last naturally occurring case of smallpox was reported. Scientists are discussing the fate of smallpox viruses still stored at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and in a Moscow laboratory--the only known survivors of the global battle against smallpox. Some are calling for destruction of the viruses, while others want to maintain reference samples.
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Publication:Science News
Date:Nov 14, 1987
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