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Scientists completely erradicate "rinderpest" cattle plague. Only the second disease to be erradic

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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 05:02 PM
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It may not be a household name, but it is one that has made history. Rinderpest - the German name for cattle plague - has felled herds of cattle across the world for centuries, causing human famine and economic disaster.

Veterinary epidemiologists announced this week that it had been eradicated - something that has happened to only one other disease in history - smallpox.

The eradication will have an enormous effect on the health of animal life, and food security.


Scientists eradicate cattle plague




 
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