Seated on the right next to two fellow passengers, this Bangladesh volunteer smallpox eradication team vaccinator was traveling by river boat to his next destination, while in search of any possible smallpox cases on his designated route. The 'searchers' would use whatever modes of travel were available in order to complete their journeys from village to village. This pole-driven riverboat was, but one water craft available. There were also motor powered boats known as 'river taxis', which were able to transport more passengers. The Bangladesh riverine culture made these modes of transport integral to the daily lives of most villagers.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
November 26, 2012
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