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The second eradication: Rinderpest

Authors
  • Moutou, F.1
  • 1 42, rue de l’Est, Boulogne-Billancourt, 92100, France , Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique
Publisher
Springer Paris
Publication Date
Feb 24, 2014
Volume
107
Issue
3
Pages
137–138
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s13149-014-0336-y
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

The eradication of rinderpest virus was less celebrated than the eradication of smallpox virus. However, this is only the second campaign to eradicate a virus worldwide which is successful. This gives the opportunity to recall how important rinderpest had been these past centuries for farmers and for public health.

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