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Captured in 1975, this photographed depicted what had been the outside of a student hostel in Salisbury, Rhodesia, now known as Harare, Zimbabwe, which was one of the many sites under investigation during the country’s Marburg virus outbreak that year. Two travelers, who later became Marburg fever patients, stayed here during their hitchhiking excursion through Zimbabwe. It was suggested that the male patient, referred to as Case #1, was infected with the Marburg virus after close contact with a vector somewhere in Zimbabwe. No such vector was ever identified, as being responsible for initiating this outbreak.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. J. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date:1975
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CDC Organization
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