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Eradication

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Nancy Leys Stepan

We should work to create a world without diseases. However, eradication has its challenges as well. Managing and carrying out campaigns to eradicate epidemics is challenging, and political issues are often detrimental to those campaigns. Despite the eradication of smallpox and dramatic decreases in other infectious diseases, public health's primary objective should not be eradication.

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Eradication (2011) discusses the efforts of medical professionals to eradicate particular illnesses from the Earth. Also, it examines the success and failure of illness eradication in the past and the complex political problems that have arisen in the process.

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We should work to create a world without diseases. However, eradication has its challenges as well. Managing and carrying out campaigns to eradicate epidemics is challenging, and political issues are often detrimental to those campaigns. Despite the eradication of smallpox and dramatic decreases in other infectious diseases, public health's primary objective should not be eradication.

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It is technically possible to eradicate most illnesses, yet many uncertainties remain.

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The Rockefeller Foundation was among the first early supporters of illness eradication.

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Campaigns to eradicate many diseases have been unsuccessful, including campaigns for malaria eradication.

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The eradication of smallpox was made possible but it was rather difficult.

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Despite changes in eradication methods, the principle remains the same.

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