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This historic 1977 photograph depicted Ali Maow Maalin, a Somalian man who represented the last known case of naturally occurring smallpox virus. The worldwide eradication of this dreaded virus was due to the Smallpox Eradication Campaign of the late 1960’s, early 1970s, whereupon, a mass-vaccination program was instituted across the globe that lead to the declaration in 1978 by a global commission that smallpox had been eradicated, which was officially accepted by the 33rd World Health Assembly in 1980.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Courtesy of J. Wickett and The World Health Organization
Creation Date:1977
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Copyright Restrictions:Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any public or private use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws.Please contact the content provider of this image for permission requests.

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