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DISEASE OFFICIALLY DECLARED WIPED OUT

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On December 9, 1979, a commission of scientists declared smallpox
has been eradicated. The disease, which carries around a 30 percent chance of death for those who contract it, is the only infectious
disease afflicting humans that has officially been eradicated.

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Three former directors of the Global Smallpox Eradication Program read the news that smallpox had been globally eradicated.

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