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Reconnaissance for yellow fever in the Nuba Mountains, southern Sudan, 1954

Contributor(s):
Work, Telford H., 1921-
Taylor, Richard M. (Richard Moreland), 1887-1981
Zumarama Group.
Publication:
United States : T.H. Work, 2006
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Yellow Fever -- epidemiology
Yellow Fever -- transmission
Blood Specimen Collection
Expeditions
Sudan
Genre(s):
Documentaries and Factual Films
Abstract:
The film combined footage shot by Telford H. Work in 1954 with diaries that Richard Moreland Taylor wrote during an expedition to the Nuba Mountains in southern Sudan. The expedition was sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation at Naval Medical Research Unit no. 3 (NAMRU-3) in Cairo, Egypt. Herbert Hurlbutt was also on the expedition. The film begins with a description of yellow fever and a history of its appearance in the Nuba Mountains in 1934 and again in 1940. There was a 20 percent mortality rate during these outbreaks. The expedition develops the premise that the outbreaks originated with Galago primates or Bush Babies, and the tsetse fly was the method by which yellow fever was transmitted. The film shows a flight over the Nubian Desert, as well as eleven villages and the area which would be flooded by the Aswan Dam. Images of Khartoum are included, and of Richard Moreland Taylor taking blood from a villager to check for yellow fever.
Rights:
This item may be under copyright protection. Please ask copyright owner for permission before publishing.
Copyright Holder:
Telford H. Work Family Trust; Source: Item; Research date: 02/16/2012
Related Title(s):
Yellow fever in the Sudan
Extent:
025 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
Filmed by Telford H. Work ; edited by Martine Jozan ; script, Martine Jozan ; voiceover, John Blaylock.
Provenance:
Received: July 25, 2006; gift; from Martine Jozan Work.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
101287080 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Work, Telford H., 1921-
Taylor, Richard M. (Richard Moreland), 1887-1981
Zumarama Group.
Publication:
United States : T.H. Work, 2006
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Yellow Fever -- epidemiology
Yellow Fever -- transmission
Blood Specimen Collection
Expeditions
Sudan
Genre(s):
Documentaries and Factual Films
Abstract:
The film combined footage shot by Telford H. Work in 1954 with diaries that Richard Moreland Taylor wrote during an expedition to the Nuba Mountains in southern Sudan. The expedition was sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation at Naval Medical Research Unit no. 3 (NAMRU-3) in Cairo, Egypt. Herbert Hurlbutt was also on the expedition. The film begins with a description of yellow fever and a history of its appearance in the Nuba Mountains in 1934 and again in 1940. There was a 20 percent mortality rate during these outbreaks. The expedition develops the premise that the outbreaks originated with Galago primates or Bush Babies, and the tsetse fly was the method by which yellow fever was transmitted. The film shows a flight over the Nubian Desert, as well as eleven villages and the area which would be flooded by the Aswan Dam. Images of Khartoum are included, and of Richard Moreland Taylor taking blood from a villager to check for yellow fever.
Rights:
This item may be under copyright protection. Please ask copyright owner for permission before publishing.
Copyright Holder:
Telford H. Work Family Trust; Source: Item; Research date: 02/16/2012
Related Title(s):
Yellow fever in the Sudan
Extent:
025 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
Filmed by Telford H. Work ; edited by Martine Jozan ; script, Martine Jozan ; voiceover, John Blaylock.
Provenance:
Received: July 25, 2006; gift; from Martine Jozan Work.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
101287080 (See catalog record)