CDC influenza report no. 6, July 25, 1957
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CDC influenza report no. 6, July 25, 1957

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    "The first isolation of Asian strain influenza virus from the southern tier of states has been reported from Corpus Christi. Airmen recently arrived from San Diego were initially involved. Confirmation of Asian strain influenza virus was also obtained from a ship at Norfolk, Virginia. Several outbreaks of influenza-like illness have been reported by homeward-bound Boy Scouts from the Jamboree. Crowding in railroad coaches again appears to have served as a ‘provoking factor’ for these outbreaks. Three California groups have been the most heavily affected, with sporadic cases reported among others. An outbreak of influenza-like illness has appeared among Mexican National migrant workers in California. Only a small group is presently affected. On hundred thousand are present in the state, living primarily in crowed, poorly sanitated labor camps. ‘Asian” has been suggested at a meeting in Geneva as a more exact designation for the recently isolated strains of influenza virus. Delegates from various countries thought the previous term ‘Far East’ not exact as to geographical location." - p. [2]
  • Content Notes:
    "July 25, 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    "For official use only; not for publication."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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