CDC influenza report no. 15, September 5, 1957
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CDC influenza report no. 15, September 5, 1957

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      Influenza in the general population of two communities in California;Resolutions adapted by Association of State and Territorial Health Officers at a special meeting on influenza, August 27-28, 1957;Supplementary report on the international spread of Asian strain influenza through the first week of September 1957;
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      "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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      "September 5, 1957."

      "For administrative use"

      "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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