Here, the outstretched arm of a smallpox eradication team member was shown with 'smallpox card' in hand, as it was displayed to a gathering of local Bangladesh townspeople. Both adults and children were present, for it was indeed, an 8 year old child who had reported the last known smallpox case of variola major in an infant named Rahima Banu. The card displayed a photograph on either side. One side depicted a close-up of a young child's face covered by a smallpox maculopapular rash. The other side depicted the entire body of the same child.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
December 4, 2012
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