Hurrah to a Species Extinction
Scientists eradicate deadly rinderpest virus | Science | guardian.co.uk
Researchers at the UN said today that rinderpest, a virus that causes devastating cattle plague, has been wiped out, the first time such an announcement has been made since the end of smallpox more than 30 years ago.
John Anderson, the head of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation, called the success "the biggest achievement of veterinary history".
A monumental success story, a good day for humankind.