ID#: 7076
This 1968 photograph depicts a long line of local children waiting to receive a smallpox inoculation, was taken in the city of Contonou, Benin, which was formerly the country of Dahomey, during the worldwide Global Smallpox Eradication Campaign of the late 1960’s, and early 1970s. 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. In 1980, the WHO declared the global eradication of smallpox due to a worldwide vaccination campaign. The WHO then recommended that all countries cease vaccination.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1968
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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