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Description:After having donned a protective gown, and accompanying facial mask protection, this staff member of the Infectious Disease Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, applied plastic boot covers as outer-wear around his feet. (Slide 3 of 6; PHIL ID #’s 6600 - 6605).
This Johannesburg, South African staff member, who assisted in treating the patients of the 1975 Rhodesian (now Zimbabwean) Marburg fever outbreak, had to maintain levels of extreme caution before coming into close contact with infectious disease patients able to transmit pathogenic contagion, which in this case were the Marburg virions.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ F. A. Murphy
Creation Date:1975
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Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Special Pathogens Branch: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
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