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    HUNDREDS OF THE MOST COMMON SPECIES OF ETHIOPIAN MONKEY ARE BEING FLOWN EACH MONTH TO THE U.

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    HUNDREDS OF THE MOST COMMON SPECIES OF ETHIOPIAN MONKEY ARE BEING FLOWN EACH MONTH TO THE U.S.A. FOR MAKING SALK VACCINE AGAINST POLIOMYELITIS. THE VACCINE IS NAMED AFTER THE MAN WHO DEVELOPED IT - DR. JONAS SALK. FOR THE ANIMALS, A COMPLEX SYSTEM OF CATCHING, STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION ENSURES THEIR SAFE ARRIVAL IN AMERICA....
    THE GRIVET MONKEYS ARE TRACHED BY NATIVE "CATCHERS" IN THE JUNGLE REGIONS. THEY ARE PUT INTO CRATES AND CARRIED EITHER ON DONKEYS OR NATIVES' HEADS TO A CAMP ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTH OF ADDIS ABABA IN THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY. HERE, THEY ARE TRANSFERRED TO CAGES, AND FED THREE TIMES A DAY.

    TWO TRUCK-LOADS OF CAGES - WITH A TOTAL OF 360 ANIMALS - ARE BROUGHT EACH MONTH TO THE AIRPORT AT ADDIS ABABA. AFTER THE MINIMUM OF CUSTOMS FORMALITIES, THE CRATES ARE LOADED ONTO CHARTER AIRCRAFT FROM BEIRUT, LEBANON. THE CRATES ARE THEN SECURED FIRMLY INSIDE FOR THE FLIGHTS TO NEW YORK OR PHILADELPHIA.

    A WARDEN ACCOMPANIES EACH CONSIGNMENT TO LOOK AFTER THE MONKEY'S WELFARE , AND TO FEED THEM REGULARLY. MEANWHILE, IT IS REPORTED THAT A "SUPER VACCINE" ABLE TO IMMUNISE PEOPLE AGAINST TEN TO POSSIBLY 100 DISEASES IS PROMISED BY DR. SALK. BECAUSE OF NEW TECHNIQUES AND DISCOVERIES, HE TOLD DOCTORS, HOPES WERE "VERY BRIGHT" OF A BREAKTHROUGH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4G845ILJ9OSB1XQJDUV35FJBD
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G845ILJ9OSB1XQJDUV35FJBD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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