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This 1976 photograph depicted a helicopter that had just landed after transporting investigators across the Yambuku, Zaire region during the country’s Ebola outbreak, which started in the town of Yambuku, and from there spread to surrounding areas. In Kinshasa, the country’s capital, an area hospital was sealed off during the outbreak, helping to bring the situation under control. The total number of cases in Zaire was 318 and had a mortality rate of 88%. In 1997, Zaire was renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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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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