Cowpox vs Smallpox

For centuries, smallpox ranked among the most feared diseases in the world, killing and disfiguring millions. Yet its eradication in 1980 stands as one of medicine‚Äôs greatest victories against a viral scourge. This triumph over smallpox traces back to insights about its viral cousin, cowpox. Understanding how cowpox differed from smallpox was key to unlocking … Read more