Smallpox - Statistics & Facts

Key insights

Share of smallpox deaths in children under 10 years old, before vaccination
over 90%
Edward Jenner develops the smallpox vaccine
World Health Organization declares the eradication of smallpox
May 8, 1980

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The Great Pandemic 1870-1875

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