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/ 08:13 PM April 14, 2013

On this day in 1805, smallpox vaccine was introduced in the Philippines by Dr. Francisco Xavier Balmis. The vaccine was brought from Spain to Manila through an expedition ordered by King Charles IV. In 1980, the World Health Organization declared the eradication of smallpox worldwide. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research


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