Mankind Wipes Out 2nd Virus

Rinderpest's eradication 'biggest achievement in veterinary history'

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 15, 2010 2:17 AM CDT | Updated Oct 15, 2010 7:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Scientists say they have eradicated the deadly cattle virus rinderpest, marking only the second time in history that humanity has wiped out a viral disease. Smallpox was wiped out 30 years ago. Rinderpest—which originated in Asia and spread around the world with invaders from...   Read full story »


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