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This historic photograph depicts a Nigerian mother and her child, as they were receiving their vaccinations for measles, and smallpox as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relief effort, during the Biafran war. Because many of these children were malnourished, death rates were very high in those afflicted with measles or smallpox. A large number of these relief camps were also established for purposes of nutrition assessment, and feeding operations, for the local villagers around the war zone. Prophylactic vaccination programs were also established in high-risk camps.
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