Recently I've been reading about the subject of whether or not the last samples of the now-eradicated Smallpox virus should be destroyed. I became curious to learn more about this virus and the devastation it caused throughout history.
It's strange to discover that the virus was naturally occurring around the earth during my lifetime, and now it is gone. (Thankfully!) So, without further ado, here is Part 1 in two part series on Smallpox!
Here's the latest article from the Biology site at BellaOnline.com.
Smallpox - The Small Pox Virus and Its History
Smallpox was one of the most devastating diseases known to humanity. This microscopic "killer virus" was responsible for multiple pandemics, decimating entire populations to the extent that it can be said to have changed the course of history.
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