During the Bangladesh smallpox eradication project, in order to maintain a consistent understanding amongst eradication team members as to the progress that was continually being achieved, monthly staff meetings were held. At the meeting pictured here, panel members included (left to right) B. Olaf Ringertz, Swedish epidemiologist; Jason Weisfeld, American epidemiologist; Bert van Ramshorst, Dutch epidemiologist; and an unidentified Egyptian epidemiologist. The significance of this transcends the obvious, but showed how the world population came together in its attempt to once and for all rid mankind of this horrible viral disease.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
December 1, 2012
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