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Description:This 1960s photograph shows a child eating at a Nigerian refugee relief camp during the Nigerian-Biafran war, where the feeding operations were led by the CDC.
Many of the children who were weak and listless needed a lot of nursing care to survive. These relief camps provided feeding wards where doctors, like the CDC EIS officer Godfrey Oakley, were on call 24 hours a day, monitoring 100 or more stage-four kwashiorkor children. Kwashiorkor sufferers, due to their inadequate dietary protein intake, show signs of thinning hair or “Flag Sign”, edema, inadequate growth, and weight loss.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
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