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Description:This 1976 image depicts an unidentified public health field technician in the process of obtaining a blood sample from a Peruvian patient in the region of the Amazonian headwaters. See PHIL 5702, for a color version of this image.
At this time, it was Centers for Disease Control (CDC) epidemiologist, Dr. Alexander Sulzer, who was heading the group, which was in Peru who had contracted the cutaneous and mucocutaneous forms of the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, also known as uta and espundia, respectively. This form of the disease is caused by the parasite, Leishmania braziliensis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. A.J. Sulzer
Creation Date:1976
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Links:CDC – Div. of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx); Leishmaniasis
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