These smallpox eradication team members were photographed as they were in the process of distributing smallpox information leaflets to a large group of villagers, primarily made up of children, who could be seen reaching for the papers held overhead. The last known case of naturally occurring smallpox, a young girl named Rahima Banu, was reported by an 8 year old girl, who was paid her 250 Taka reward. All rewards were handed out in a public place.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
December 4, 2012
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