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The eradication of the smallpox virus, responsible for 300–500 million deaths during the 20th century, is certified by a commission of scientists, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction

Location

Earth

Rate

Very important (8)

Sphere

Science, Catastrophes

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3 year old Rahima Banu, the world’s last recorded case of smallpox

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