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WHO commemorates the 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication

17 Dec 2019 10:21 AM | Daniel Kümin (Administrator)

The World Health Organization commemorated the 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication today, recognizing the historic moment on 9 December 1979 when the end of smallpox was confirmed to have been eradicated. Five months later, in May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly issued its official declaration that ‘the world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox’.

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