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1975 Bangladesh. Urban bus transport

Photo credit: Bruce G Weniger
Source: Bruce G Weniger


Dhaka. Typical urban bus transportation. It was found that smallpox was rarely spread on these crowded vehicles—with viremia and pustules on the soles of the patients, patients felt too wretched to travel while their smallpox was contagious. The exception was long or unavoidable journeys such as refugee migrations where patients became ill en route.