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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 17:08
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double_barrel
 
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Originally Posted by tescoapp View Post
Do a google for small pox and Siberia.
As I said, it has always been acknowledged that there may be some frozen pathogens - including naturally frozen. But it does not seem possible that there is an unknown carrier state. So we end-up with the semantics of eradication.

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.
Of course, an unknown carrier state cannot be formally, completely ruled-out, but there is no known mechanism for it, and the longer we go without a case, the more highly improbable it becomes.
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