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This aerial photograph was captured while overlooking Yambuku, Zaire, where in 1976, the first clinical signs of the Ebola virus appeared in a patient treated at a mission hospital run by Flemish nuns. Within weeks, this small village was devastated by the deadly hemorrhagic disease. By quickly isolating the disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other disease control organizations, prevented the spread of the Ebola virus beyond the region of Yambuku, and Western Sudan.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date:1976
Photo Credit:Joel G. Breman, M.D., D.T.P.H.
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