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Description:This photograph was taken during a Rhodesian (now Zimbabwean) epidemiologic investigation that occurred after the 1975 South African Marburg outbreak.
The male hitchhiker (case #1), sat near this hole in a road bank, where he was either bitten, or stung by an unknown vector. Several health investigators trapped and tested animals, and insects in this area. All tests came back negative for the Marburg virus, and 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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Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Special Pathogens Branch: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Special Pathogens Branch: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
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