Killing The Killers

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At the end of June, the world's last known batches of the smallpox virus are due to be destroyed. As recently as the 1960s, smallpox killed two million people a year. By 1980, the disease had been eradicated. But would destroying the remaining stocks of the virus protect the world or place it at greater risk? Jolyon Jenkins reports.

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