This 1975 photograph depicted a group of children standing in the doorway of a typical Bangladesh village home. It was captured as a local smallpox eradication team member was making the rounds from house to house with his cache of smallpox eradication paraphernalia, which consisted of the requisite leaflets describing the disease, an announcement of the reward associated with reporting suspected smallpox cases to the appropriate health officials, and a photograph, which he'd show the villagers showing a child's face displaying the classic maculopapular smallpox rash.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
December 1, 2012
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