Natives being inoculated and various other measures taken to control plague in Africa
Africa Date:1945 Duration:3 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy training film about the prevention and cure of plague in Africa. Natives being dusted with DDT ( Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane) powdered chemical to prevent spread of plague. People are lined up to get inoculated against the plague causing bacteria. Passports being issued to natives for movement in and out of control area. Papers being checked by soldiers at a railroad station. Magic charms used by locals to cure plague. Places of amusement get closed for the natives to prevent the spread of plague. House of a plague victim being put on fire. Commanding officer and a medical officer confer about the ways and means to prevent the spread of plague. A rat moves along a line. A poster about the prevention of plague through DDT.
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