Trivia Time: Infectious Disease Edition

Posted: November 9, 2011 by Keith Stone in medicine, trivia

I hope you remember to wash your hands. Diseases kill millions upon millions worldwide, especially in poorer regions of the globe. However thanks to higher standards of hygiene, better education, and vaccination campaigns, certain viruses are declining and some have, in fact, been wiped out from the face of the Earth. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and I’ll give you mono. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

What is the only infectious disease to affect humans that has completely eradicated? (and a hint: it is not Jungle Fever)

Answer: Smallpox. The last known case was in 1978.

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