Deadliest animal disease on the brink of eradication

Rinderpest will be only the second disease to be wiped out.

Rinderpest, the world’s most devastating cattle disease, will be declared eradicated within 18 months, according to world health bodies.

The effort will make it only the second disease to be wiped from the globe — the first was smallpox, eradicated in 1980.

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