This 1975 image depicted a bamboo-constructed bridge used as an integral tool in daily Bangladesh village life, and was another of the routes eradication team members took when traveling from village to village throughout the waterway traversed nation. In his descriptions of many of these Bangladesh images, former E.I.S. Officer, Stanley O. Foster, M.D., M.P.H., stated that in his travels through Bangladesh during these eradication efforts of the 1970s, as he was traversing these bamboo bridges he actually fell from three of them into the river they were traversing. One of them broke under his weight. This bridge-walking eradication team member was seen here carrying a 'Smallpox Zero Bag', which carried the example pictures of smallpox cases, the bifurcated needles, and the smallpox vaccine.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
November 26, 2012
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