ID#: 6581
This 1975 photograph depicts the lower extremities of an African farmer exhibiting an inguinal bubo, who came to the attention of epidemiologic field investigators during their travels through Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe, while collecting data for their Marburg virus investigation that year. The plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis had caused the bubo. After discovering the parallel plague outbreak amongst the local farmers, the epidemiologists treated these patients with oral antibiotics, while sanitarians were quickly dispatched to spray huts for fleas, and then trapped rats carrying the Yersinia pestis bacterium. The Marburg investigation occurred after two travelers were hospitalized with Marburg disease in Johannesburg, referred to as Case #1 and Case #2.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. J. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date: 1975
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.