Sunday, March 8, 2009

Global Smallpox Eradication

This video shows the work of American physician and epidemiologist D.A. Henderson. He basically led the campaign to eradicate smallpox throughout the whole world. He also opened the Center for Biosecurity and was the head of this organization for many years. He came up with a plan to monitor the disease and if there were any outbreaks. He would then go to this area and vaccinate all of the people in the area, therefore building a wall to block the disease from spreading. He says what motivated him and his teams was knowing that they were "saving people's lives." Watch this video to hear the fascinating story from the man who saved the world from smallpox.

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