Global Smallpox Eradication

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Global Smallpox Eradication

North America: 1952

Europe: 1953

South America: 1971

Asia: 1975

Africa: 1977

Australia*

*Smallpox was never endemic (widespread) in Australia

1980: World Health Organization declares the world free of Smallpox

Page last reviewed: November 20, 2020
Content source: Global Health