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1971 India. Bangladeshi refugees leave Salt Lake Camp

Photo credit: UNHCR, F Schjauder
Source: WHO 1988, Smallpox and Its Eradication


Refugees from newly independent (and newly smallpox-free) Bangladesh, many infected with smallpox, leave the Salt Lake Camp near Calcutta to return home. Smallpox was present in the camp and spread widely in Bangladesh.