20 Diseases That Are Almost History Thanks To Vaccines

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In 1952, Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine. Polio is an attacking disease of nervous system and it was being immunized to 80% of the world’s children in the late 90s, only in Pakistan and Afghanistan where polio remains endemic.

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Smallpox Gallery:

Small pox has been eradicated by vaccines worldwide, the introduction of variolation in England by Lady Mary Wortlet Montagu. It was a devastating disease that was endemic; face-to-face contact with an infected person could infect you, red spots all over the body which became painful together with a bad flu