Global Politics

Forum: How to Kill a Killer Disease


Variola major which causes smallpox. (Photo: CDC)

The first and only human disease to be eradicated was smallpox. Epidemiologist William Foege helped lead the campaign and has written a new book about it called "House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox." The World's Lisa Mullins speaks with Foege. Foege will also take listener questions in the latest Science Forum discussion.

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