News FocusRINDERPEST

Driven to Extinction

Science  21 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5870, pp. 1606-1609
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5870.1606

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Summary

Rinderpest, an animal disease that devastated cattle and other animals--and their human keepers--across Eurasia and Africa for millennia, may join smallpox as the only viral diseases to have been eradicated.