The Eradication

Smallpox is a devastating contagious viral disease. It causes fever and reddish pustules across the body that leave permeant scars and disfigurement. If not given medical attention, it is often deadly.

For over three thousand years, the Smallpox virus had infected human populations across the globe, but in 1967, Dr. D.A. Henderson was tasked by the World Health Organization to create and operate the Global Smallpox Eradication Campaign. Despite limited resources and budgetary constraints, Henderson and his team of scientists, physicians, and volunteers helped battle the virus across the world and usher in a new era of defense against disease.