ID#: 7160
This 1968 photograph, captured during the Nigerian-Biafran civil war, depicted four Nigerian children who were in a refugee relief camp during the conflict. Note one of the children on the left displayed light hair, known as flag sign, which is a symptom indicative of kwashiorkor, a disease brought on due to severe dietary protein deficiency. Many of the camp’s children were weak and listless, and needed much in the way of nursing care in order to survive. These relief camps provided feeding wards where doctors, including National Communicable Disease Center (NCDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Dr. Godfrey Oakley, Jr., M.D., were on call 24-hours a day, monitoring 100 or more, stage-four kwashiorkor children.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (6.18 MB)
Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date: 1968
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.