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This 1967 map shows several relief camps surrounding the Nigerian-Biafran war zone, where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at that time known as the Communicable Disease Center, was asked to assist the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in its disease control, and death prevention efforts. The CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers worked in the Nigerian-Biafran war zone, further expanding the CDC's efforts in eliminating malnutrition, and famine relief. Dr. William H. Foege was the CDC’s first EIS representative, and served as such from September until November, 1967. Dr. Lyle Conrad replaced him as an EIS administrator in December, 1967, and served there until March, 1968. Also in 1968, Paul Schnitker became the first and only EIS officer to die in the line of duty when his plane crashed en route to Nigeria.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date:1967
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