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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 15:55
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
KNOWN infectious disease is a better way of putting it and woud use dormant rather than eradicated.

It is quite likely there exists others that are dormant but under right conditions will re-emerge.
I can't agree with that. There was a concerted effort to eradicate these diseases using intensive surveillance and vaccination. I don't see how there can have been an unknown eradication program. Sure, plenty of pathogens come and go - appear and become extinct - but that is not that same thing at all.

Also, I am not sure why you prefer dormant to eradicated. As others have said, there are stocks of these organisms frozen away, but it does not seem possible that they are circulating in the population.
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