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Photographed in 1975, during Bangladesh’s Smallpox Eradication Campaign, this photograph depicted a 2-year-old female child by the name of Rahima Banu, who was actually the last known case of naturally-occurring smallpox, or variola major in the world. Her case was reported to public health smallpox eradication team authorities by an 8-year-old girl named Bilkisunnessa, who was paid her 250 taka reward for her diligence. The case occurred in the Bangladesh district of Barisal, in a village named Kuralia, on Bhola Island, on October 16, 1975. Note the distribution of the pustules, for their greatest density was found on her face and extremities, which is characteristic of the smallpox maculopapular rash.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
Creation Date:1975
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