In 1742 he suffered a fatal attack of smallpox.


15 million cases of smallpox were reported worldwide.

be infected with, catch, contract, get
die from, die of

a worldwide campaign to eradicate smallpox by the use of mass vaccinations

be inoculated against, be vaccinated against

Everyone has been vaccinated against smallpox.

epidemic, outbreak
inoculation, vaccination
against smallpox, for smallpox

mass vaccinations for smallpox

from smallpox

the death rate from smallpox

the eradication of smallpox

The eradication of smallpox ranks as one of the great triumphs of public health.

Smallpox is used before these nouns: ↑vaccination

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