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At the time, this 1966 map revealed the worldwide distribution of smallpox, and the countries in which it was endemic. The world's last reported case of endemic smallpox occurred in Somalia in October, 1977. Subsequently, in December, 1979, the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Commission for the Certification of Smallpox Eradication, certified that the world was smallpox-free. PHIL images 1191, 3258, 5664, and 12290 through 12367, were supplied by Dr. Michael Schwartz, and capture the epidemiologic-related activities undertaken by healthcare providers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local Bangladeshi healthcare workers, during their successful attempt to eradicate smallpox.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Michael Schwartz
Creation Date:1975
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CDC Organization
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