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This historic 1997 image was created during an investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox, which took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 1996 to 1997, formerly Zaire. Pictured here, was American zoologist, Delphi Messinger, and Dr. L.V. Okito, as they were in the process of buying a squirrel from one of the local villagers, which was later tested for the presence of the monkeypox virus. PHIL images 12745 through 12784 depict a full slide presentation telling the story of this investigation.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc
Creation Date: 1997
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.