This image depicted a smallpox eradication team mechanic as he was repairing the left rear wheel assembly of a smallpox team transportation vehicle. This image was part of a series captured by Pierre Claquin, M.D., B.A.C., who at the time was a member of the World Health Organization's Smallpox Eradication Program. Provided by former E.I.S. officer, Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H., it was one of a series entitled 'The Story of One Smallpox Jeep', depicting the travails faced by the jeep, and its occupants of public health practitioners, as they road through the Bangladesh countryside in an attempt to eradicate smallpox from the country.Modes of transport included walking, country boats, motorboats, launches, trains, motor scooters, and as evidenced here, all terrain vehicles (ATVs).
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
November 17, 2012