Created in 2009, by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health epidemiologist, this photograph depicts what appeared to be a gathering of saddled camels and horses, who had taken a break on their journey through this dry Egyptian dessert. These pack animals appeared to be providing tourists with a mode of transportation, traveling between the ancient ruins that dot this arid landscape (see PHIL 20590). A woman visiting this location can be seen on the far left, while the camel guides who had led them here, were for the moment, relaxing before moving on.
“CDC has worked with public health institutions in Egypt for over 20 years. CDC works in conjunction with the Egyptian government and other partners to reduce the impact of emerging diseases, build capacity in areas such as lab systems and epidemiology, strengthen immunization services, respond to public health emergencies, and conduct surveillance, surveys, and studies.”
For more on what public health assistance CDC is providing in Egypt, see the link below.