August 26, 2016
(The Conversation) – Eradication is no small feat. In order for a disease to be declared “eradicated,” there must be a permanent reduction to zero of cases worldwide as a result of deliberate control efforts. Eradication differs from elimination, which refers to absence of a disease in a certain geographic area. For example, polio has been eliminated in the U.S., but it has not been eradicated worldwide.
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