Eradication: lessons from the past.

@article{Henderson1998EradicationLF,
  title={Eradication: lessons from the past.},
  author={Donald A. Henderson},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          17-21
        }
}
The declaration in 1980 that smallpox had been eradicated reawakened interest in disease eradication as a public health strategy. The smallpox programme's success derived, in part, from lessons learned from the preceding costly failure of the malaria eradication campaign. In turn, the smallpox programme offered important lessons with respect to other prospective disease control programmes, and these have been effectively applied in the two current global eradication initiatives, those against… CONTINUE READING

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