Ridded of rinderpest

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Donald McNeil, Jr.::

In only the second elimination of a disease in history, rinderpest a virus that used to kill cattle and wildlife by the millions has been declared wiped off the face of the earth.
The last case was seen in Kenya in 2001. On Thursday, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization announced that it was dropping its field surveillance efforts because it was convinced the disease was gone.

Two down, many more to go