Eradication of infectious diseases

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Eradication is the lowering of an infectious disease's existence in the global host 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.

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  1. Dowdle WR (1998). "The principles of disease elimination and eradication". Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 76 Suppl 2 (S2): 22–5. PMC 2305684. PMID 10063669.