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The winter anti-typhus campaign: Afghanistan, 1955-1956

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WHO/Marc Riboud

Slide 1

Marc Riboud photographed a WHO-led project to combat typhus in Afghanistan during the winter of 1955-1956. The government of Afghanistan, which at the time considered typhus to be a primary public health concern, had been working with WHO and UNICEF to control the disease since 1949.

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