Humanity frees cattle, buffalo from cloven-hoofed plague • The Register

The second disease ever defeated by man.

The OIE was able to declare yesterday that “the 198 countries with rinderpest-susceptible animals had been declared free of the disease”.OIE director general Bernard Vallat said: “Today we witness a historical event as rinderpest is the first animal disease ever to be eradicated by humankind.”

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The other: smallpox.

This is good news.