Have you heard of a disease called Smallpox? Or of another disease called Rinderpest? These are two diseases that have been eradicated. That is, no living organism has suffered from these diseases for several years now.

Smallpox had killed about 80 Crore people before its eradication. Rinderpest also killed crores of animals before it was eradicated.

Both these diseases were caused by microbes. In this module, we will look at other diseases caused by microbes.