I always believed that we should have declared the small pox desease an endangered oranism. They got id down to the last strains in capitivity and it does not exist any longer in the natural world.
Under EPA guideline, this deases should be granted endanger specie status and a re-introduction campaign begun into the general population.
I for one have always been worried about the rampant chordatism shown by modern society!
I nematodes have rights too!