Smallpox

On 1980-05-17 the WHO (World Health Organisation) declared smallpox had been eradicated from planet earth. Yet some samples were kept alive in labs around the world. Why? The ostensible reason was to help in controlling a future unexpected outbreak. Yet if that happened, there would be no problem getting new samples of the precise problematic strain. I suggest the real reason is more sinister, to use in biological warfare.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)