Sunday, May 29, 2011

Extinct Disease Update

GruntDoc passes along the news that a disease has been eradicated.

It is, or was, a disease of cattle, called rinderpest, and I'd honestly never heard of it, but it was a widespread and contagious viral infection that could wipe out whole herds, which obviously has serious implications for people who rely on cattle or buffalo for milk, meat or labor.

Now it is no more. Impressive.


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