This image was created during an investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox, which took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 1996 to 1997, formerly Zaire. Though never used, this Guila Air cargo plane had been contracted by American zoologist, Delphi Messinger. In February 1997, 88 cases of febrile pustular rash had been identified over the previous 12 months in 12 villages within this Katako-Kombe Health Zone, DRC.
CDC/ Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc
December 3, 2012
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