Eradication of disease

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Infection eradication is a state of global eradication of a pathogenic agent with subsequent worldwide disappearance of the relevant infectious disease.

Eradication conditions
exclusively human disease,
must not have a reservoir in nature,
there must be effective vaccination against this disease.
Examples of worldwide eradicated infectious diseases
  • so far the only infectious disease that has been eradicated is smallpox (26.10.1979),
  • poliomyelitis, was almost eradicated, but due to political instability in the Middle East, the infection has re-spread, especially in Syria.

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  • BENCKO, Vladimír. Epidemiologie, výukové texty pro studenty 1. LFUK, Praha. 2. edition. Praha : Univerzita Karlova v Praze – Nakladatelství Karolinum, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0383-7.