ID#: 6570
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This 1975 photograph depicts the rash that appeared on the back of a Marburg patient, labeled Case #2, who was treated in Johannesburg, South Africa. The image was captured during the 1975 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Marburg investigation in Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia. This type of maculopapular rash, can appear on Marburg patients around the fifth day after the onset of symptoms, and usually may be found on the patient’s chest, back and stomach. This patient’s skin blanched under pressure, which is a common characteristic of a Marburg virus rash. This investigation occurred after two travelers were hospitalized with Marburg disease in Johannesburg. One of the travelers, referred to as Case #1, came into contact with an unknown vector while traveling through Zimbabwe. Case #1 then passed the Marburg virus to his traveling companion, referred to as Case #2, and a treatment nurse, Case #3.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. J. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date: 1975
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.