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This image was acquired in 1968 during Niger's Smallpox Eradication Program. The photograph depicts Don Moore, MD, a member of the Niger Smallpox Eradication Prospection Team, participating in field activities. In October, 1977, Ali Maow Maalin of Somalia contracted variola minor, becoming the last person in the world to contract smallpox naturally. Through the efforts of organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by the early 1970s, a growing number of nations had reached Zero-Pox.
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Creation Date:1968
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CDC Organization
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