ID#: 10431
This 1962 photograph depicted a close view of a number of maculopapular dermal lesions on the skin of a 15-year-old Canadian boy, who was part of a missionary trip to Brazil. These 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, PHIL 10427 for a close-up view of his left wrist and hand, PHIL 10428 for a view of his upper body, and PHIL 10429 for a view of his nose and mouth.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ J.D. Millar, M.D.
Creation Date: 1962
Photo Credit:
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.