ID#: 20458
The field epidemiologist depicted here, was in the process of baiting one of a number of animal traps with peanut butter. In this case, this trap, along with five additional traps to his right, were Sherman traps, able to capture unwary animals without injuring the specimens. Each trap was labeled with a unique number, which would be recorded in the scientist’s log book. The trap number would indicate its location, which would facilitate its retrieval later on. An epidemiologist would extract a blood sample from a trapped specimen, and depending upon the type of study being conducted, would run the appropriate tests on the sample in order to determine if the specimen had been infected with the pathogen under investigation.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ H.E. Stark
Creation Date: 1965
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