Truck loaded with Supplies, Madagascar, 2002


Truck loaded with Supplies, Madagascar, 2002


In July 2002, Madagascar health authorities were alerted to a substantial number of deaths in the village of Sahafata in the rural highlands of the former Fianarantsoa Province. Sahafata, which had a population of 2,160, had experienced 27 deaths attributed to acute respiratory illness. A truck loaded with supplies from the World Health Organization for the international team’s investigation in Madagascar.


CDC Influenza Division, Photograph by Dr. Tim Uyeki


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