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Yellow Fever Flags (Brazil)

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Yellow Fever Flags

A set of flags used in Brazil when fighting yellow fever are part of the Fred L. Soper Papers and put on the web by the US National Library of  Medicine:

"Fred L. Soper (1893-1977) was an American epidemiologist and public health administrator who won a Lasker Award in 1946 for organizing successful campaigns to eradicate yellow fever and malaria between 1927 and 1945. He also made key contributions to the control of typhus fever during World War II, and served as director of the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau, (executive agency of the Pan-American Health Organization) from 1947 to 1959. Throughout his career, he set new standards for disease control worldwide."
See the chapter "Fighting Yellow Fever and Malaria in Brazil, 1928-1942" - clicking 'Documents' at the top of the page leads to a page listing, at the end, "Bandeiras Usadas Pelo Servico Nacional De Febre Amarela [1-4]." Chart. 1 Image. 1946, and [5-8]. Select the icon at the left to have more than the flag images alone.

Information on the source:
"Description:
This image shows four flags used by the Cooperative Yellow Fever Service (CYFS). The title translates to "Flags Used by the National Yellow Fever Service." (1946) by Soper, Fred L.
Monograph: Soper, Fred L., and National Yellow Fever Service of Brazil. "Bandeiras Usadas Pelo Servico Nacional De Febre Amarela [1-4]." Manual of Instructions. Volume 1, Antilarval Service. 1946. p. I-B-18. Chart. 1 Image.
Jan Mertens, 8 February 2006

Descriptions of these flags (see measurements in some cases):

1. Main Chief-Warden (Guarda-Chefe Geral)

Yellow Fever flag, Brazil image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2006

Yellow with red five-pointed star in center

2. District Chief-Warden (Guarda-Chefe de Distrito)

Yellow Fever flag, Brazil image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2006

Horizontal tricolor yellow-red-yellow

3. Capture Chief-Warden (Guarda-Chefe de Capturas)

Yellow Fever flag, Brazil image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2006

Horizontal tricolor yellow-green-yellow

4. Outbreak Center Chief Warden (Guarda-Chefe de Fóco Gerador)

Yellow Fever flag, Brazil image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2006

Horizontal tricolor yellow-blue-yellow

5. Zone Warden (Guarda de Zona)

Yellow Fever flag, Brazil image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2006

Yellow

6. Capture Warden (Guarda de Capturas)

Yellow Fever flag, Brazil image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2006

Yellow with green descending diagonal

7. Outbreak Center Focus Warden (Guarda de fócos geradores)

Yellow Fever flag, Brazil image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2006

Yellow with blue descending diagonal

8. Empty House Warden (Guarda de casas deshabitadas)

Yellow Fever flag, Brazil image by Ivan Sache, 8 February 2006

Diagonally divided, green fly above yellow hoist.