Fifty years since south Wales smallpox outbreak


It was 50 years ago on Friday a man arrived in Cardiff from Pakistan, carrying the deadly smallpox virus.

In the months that followed nearly a million people had to be vaccinated against the disease which killed 19 people in Bridgend and the Rhondda Valley.

Carwyn Jones reports.

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