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2010-08-31 20:43:06

Monkeypox has increased 20-fold in Democractic Republic of Congo since 1980 In the winter of 1979, the world celebrated the end of smallpox, a highly contagious and often fatal viral infection estimated to have caused between 300 and 500 million deaths during the 20th century. The virus was eradicated through an aggressive worldwide vaccination campaign, which itself ended in 1980. After all, with no virus, there was no longer a need for a vaccine. Now,  researchers at UCLA say the...