This 2000 image depicted public health practitioners, and STOP Transmission of Polio (STOP) team members in the process of visiting a rural village, in order to check up on the inhabitants, and to follow up on suspected cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), or frank poliomyelitis. The arrival of visitors to a village was always greeted by a large crowd of curious residents, many of whom were young children. This was one of many photographs provided by Chris Zahniser, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H., a STOP immunization initiative team member and photographer who was assigned to the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, and spent three months working in the Districts of Gorakhpur and Deoria.
CDC/ Chris Zahniser, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H.
December 4, 2012
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