Eradication of infectious diseases

complete extermination of disease-causing agent to reduce its incidence to zero

Eradication is the lowering of an infectious disease's numbers in all those suffering from it in the world's population to zero.[1] It is sometimes confused with elimination, which describes either the reduction of an infectious disease's prevalence in a regional population to zero. The only human to be eradicated is smallpox.

Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis

The Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) is an international public health program. PATTEC works to reduce both Glossina and trypanosomiasis.[2][3]

References change

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