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This 1976 photograph showed the inside of an Air Zaire, “Fokker Friendship” airplane, which transported a suspected Ebola patient during his medical evacuation from Yambuku, Zaire to a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. Del Conn, a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, and member of the Ebola investigation team, was feared to have caught the deadly virus during a survey effort in Yambuku, and was transported by a Land Rover to Bumba, Zaire. There, this “Fokker Friendship” airplane picked him up with a Canadian isolator on board. The isolator, shown in this photograph with Conn inside, did not adjust well to altitude-induced air pressure differences, and began to cave-in on the ailing patient. Barring multiple delays, 72 hours later Conn was treated in Johannesburg, and was found to have no trace of Ebola.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date:1976
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CDC Organization
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