This 1975 image depicted a community volunteer smallpox eradication team member collecting data while inside a bus, regarding possible smallpox cases. A number of daily travelers were about to embark on this vehicle, so in a way, the fact that these villagers were stationary and seated, made the interrogatories easier, and a more orderly a process, rather than discussing the pertinent questions amongst a standing crowd. Buses are a common mode of mass transit between villages, and such queries were a common scene, which included the administration of vaccinations as well.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
November 26, 2012
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