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CDC influenza report no. 15, September 5, 1957
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    September 5, 1957
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CDC influenza report no. 15, September 5, 1957
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Communicable Disease Center (U.S.), Influenza Surveillance Unit. ; Resolutions adapted by Association of State and Territorial Health Officers Special Meeting on Influenza, (1957 August 27-28 : Washington, DC) ;
  • Series:
    CDC influenza report ; no. 15
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  • Description:
    I. Summary of information – II. Epidemic and case reports – III. Progress reports – IV. Reports of influenza-associated deaths – V. Influenza vaccine production and distribution -- VI. Summary tables-cases and outbreaks -- VII. Appendix A.- Resolutions adapted by Association of State and Territorial Health Officers at a special meeting on influenza, August 27-28, 1957 -- Appendix B. Influenza in the general population of two communities in California -- Appendix C. International influenza report [Supplementary report on the international spread of Asian strain influenza through the first week of September 1957 (see CDC influenza report no. 8, International summary)]

    Summary tables-cases and outbreaks: Table I. Confirmed outbreaks and cases of influenza due to Asian strains, United States, June 1-September 5, 1957 -- Table II. Unconfirmed influenza-like illness, outbreaks - United States, June 1- September 5, 1957 -- Table III. Outbreaks of febrile respiratory disease - etiology other than influenza or no specimens obtainable, June 1- September 5, 1957 -- Table IV. Reported influenza-like illness among returning delegates from Grinnell (Iowa) Conference ["omitted from this report"]-- Table V. Reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness among Boy Scouts returning from the Jamboree ["omitted from this report"]-- Table VI. Deaths: reported instances of deaths specifically associated with influenza, United States, June 1, 1957 through September 5, 1957

    "Accounts of influenza outbreaks contained in this report continue to come from closed groups. Only two areas have experienced clearly evident community-wide outbreaks. These have been areas of a low socioeconomic level. Secondary cases of influenza associated with laboratory confirmed cases have been remarkably few. Evidence of infection with Asian strain influenza virus has been obtained in Puerto Rico, where a moderate increase in febrile respiratory disease in reported. To date 3,705,770 ml. of influenza vaccine containing Asian strain virus have been released for use. In subsequent Reports current and cumulative vaccine production will be presented. Some problems in the measurement of community influenza morbidity are emphasized in an appended report concerning two California communities. The frequent discrepancy between impressions of total influenza cases and more realistic enumerations is noticeable. A resolution adopted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers at a special meeting on influenza is also appended. "Community planning for the impact of the epidemic" is dealt with. The paucity of effective control measures outside of immunization is recognized and methods of minimizing disruption of community life are outlined. Asian strain influenza virus has been isolated from two further influenza-associated deaths. Hemorrhagic pneumonitis and staphylococcal pneumonia with consolidation are so far the most frequent final diagnoses. Two previously reported deaths are presented in some detail, as outlined by the medical personnel involved. A brief supplementary report on the international spread of influenza is appended." - p. 2

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