Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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December 2008 cover image

Cover of the December 2008 Bulletin
Smallpox can be prevented

But at that time, smallpox continued to kill and main thousands of people every year. Health authorities were then trying to wipe it out of all countries by persuading the populations to accept general vaccination.

UNESCO: Fundamental Education Project, Liberia. Date unknown.
Photo: Eric Schwab (WHO. 4174)