CDC influenza report no. 1, July 9, 1957
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CDC influenza report no. 1, July 9, 1957

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    "The CDC Influenza Report in no way replaces established sources of epidemiologic information related to influenza. It is mainly concerned with the rapid dissemination of often preliminary data and is not meant for general release. Reports will include those influenza-like illnesses which are reported to CDC. Admittedly, these may not represent all epidemics but the information should provide a measure of the progress of the disease, at the same time providing basic epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory data relating to this new strain of influenza virus. All suspect outbreaks of influenza involving large groups will be enumerated. Sporadic cases will not be listed until laboratory confirmation of influenza infection is obtained. Cumulative tables will accompany each report summarizing: 1. Outbreaks and cases in the United States with laboratory confirmations of infection with the Far East strain of influenza virus; 2. Outbreaks of influenza-like illnesses with specimens under laboratory study; 3. Outbreaks found not to be influenza or epidemics of influenza-like illnesses with no specimens available. Information concerning special laboratory techniques and diagnostic reagents will also be included as pertinent." - p. [1]
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    July 9, 1957. "For official use only; not for publication." - cover "Information contained in this report is a summary of data reported to CDC by State Health Departments, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers, collaborating influenza diagnostic laboratories, and other pertinent sources. Much if it is preliminary in nature and is primarily in nature and is primarily intended for those involved in influenza control activities. It is understood that the contents of these report will not be released to the press, except by the Office of the Surgeon General, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. State Health Officers, of course, will judge the advisability of releasing any information from their own state." - cover
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