ID#: 6589
Captured in 1975, this photographed depicted what had been a roadside location near the local Rhodesian, now Zimbabwean, airport, where two hitchhikers likely stopped for an undisclosed period during their travels through the country in 1975. These two travelers, who later manifested symptoms of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, had camped 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 by 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 Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. J. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date: 1975
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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