Thursday April 27th 2017

Whatever Happened to… Smallpox?

Once the most feared disease on the planet, smallpox killed countless people in the course of human history. The first signs of smallpox are fever and aches. Then come the disfiguring pustules, often followed by death. But there hasn’t been a case in nearly 30 years.

 

I wrote a short piece about smallpox for the December 2007 issue of Discover. Read all about it here.

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