Driven to Extinction

  title={Driven to Extinction},
  author={Dennis Normile},
  pages={1606 - 1609}
  • D. Normile
  • Published 21 March 2008
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Science
Rinderpest, an animal disease that devastated cattle and other animals--and their human keepers--across Eurasia and Africa for millennia, may join smallpox as the only viral diseases to have been eradicated. 
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