In 1967, the CDC was asked to assist the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in its disease control and death prevention efforts during the Nigerian-Biafran war. Since smallpox was still prevalent in Nigeria, CDC officials vaccinated the villagers as they entered these camps. Under ideal conditions, and with a well organized grouping of vaccinees, one technician using a vaccination gun could vaccinate 1,000 people per hour. In addition to smallpox and measles, a pertussis vaccine was also administered after many individuals came down with whooping cough.
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