CDC influenza report no. 2, July 12, 1957
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CDC influenza report no. 2, July 12, 1957

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      "The first instance of a sporadic civilian Far East strain influenza infection is contained in this report. Reported by Dr. William Jordan, Western Reserve University, College of Medicine, the patient was a 27-year-old hospital orderly. Several other isolations of Far East strains from civilian population groups are noted below. No laboratory diagnosis of the Grinnell, Iowa outbreak is yet available. Influenza-like illnesses have occurred in some of the homeward-bound delegates in several other states. These include Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Colorado. Dr. S.S. Chapman, Director, Public Health Laboratories, Kentucky State Health Department, has reported a Far East strain influenza virus from Grinnell delegate who lives in Kentucky. As reported in CDC Influenza Report no. 1, the outbreak at a conference in Davis, California, has also been demonstrated to be due to the Far East strain influenza virus. An additional outbreak of febrile respiratory disease is reported from California. At Camp Pendleton, near Oceanside, over 300 cases have occurred among 40,000 men stationed at the camp. Highest attack rates are among recently recruited troops. At present, California remains the most active state in terms of influenza and influenza-like illness outbreaks. Included in this report are clinical and epidemiological studies from Newport, Rhode Island, Naval Station (CDC Influenza Report 1-B), which serve to emphasize several points: Clinical illness is mild; about 1/3 of an exposed population is affected; cramped living quarters appear to serve as a "provoking factor". While outbreaks progressed on shipboard, only sporadic cases of febrile respiratory disease occurred on shore. To date infection with Far East strain influenza virus has been reported in San Diego, Monterey, Davis, and San Francisco, California; Cleveland, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; and Newport, Rhode Island. Both military and civilian personnel are presently involved." - p. [1]
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      "July 12, 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      "For official use only; not for publication."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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