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This image depicted Bangladeshi Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) resident, Dr. Masum Billah, as he was conducting a community education discussion, in order to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking raw date palm sap in Kagdi, Shaltha, Bangladesh, on February 21, 2014. The Nipah virus is a highly fatal zoonotic illness that is transmitted by bats, and is commonly associated with drinking raw juice from date palm sap, which is a delicacy in Bangladesh. Nipah causes annual viral outbreaks in Bangladesh. The FETP trains workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to health threats. The program develops in-country expertise so that disease outbreaks can be detected locally and prevented from spreading.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Shua Chai, Bangladesh
Creation Date: 2014
Photo Credit: Shua Chai, Bangladesh
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