ID#: 10427
This 1962 photograph depicted a close-up view of the dorsal surface of a 15--year-old Canadian boy’s left wrist and hand. This boy was part of a missionary trip to Brazil. These maculopapular lesions were caused by the DNA virus, Variola minor, otherwise known as alastrim. This characteristic rash due to his illness, was shown two weeks post-onset. Alastrim is a milder form of smallpox, which is caused by Variola major. See PHIL 10426 for a posterior full-body view of this individual depicting the distribution of the lesions.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ J.D. Millar, M.D.
Creation Date: 1962
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.