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SEP report ; vol. 1, no. 1, June 1967
  • Published Date:
    June 1967
  • Source:
    SEP report ; v. 1, no. 1
  • Language:
    English
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SEP report ; vol. 1, no. 1, June 1967
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Smallpox Eradication Program (U.S.) ; National Communicable Disease Center (U.S.) ;
  • Series:
    SEP report
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    I. Introduction -- -- II. Smallpox Surveillance -- A. USA - 1966 annual summary -- B. Current trends in smallpox occurrence -- 1. World-wide -- 2. Asia -- 3. Africa -- -- III. Eradication Notes -- A. Provisional vaccination data, West Africa -- B. Nigeria: Pilot projects -- -- IV. Features for Next Issue.

    Continues: "West Africa smallpox eradication/Measles control program : surveillance report," published: no. 1, Aug. 1, 1966-no. 7, April 25, 1967.

    In May 1966, President Johnson said "This government is ready to work with other interested countries to see to it that smallpox is a thing of the past by 1975." To begin to implement this pledge, the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Agency for International Development in coordination with the World Health Organization formulated plans for a 19-country program of smallpox eradication (and measles control) in West and Central Africa. In January of 1966, the Smallpox Eradication Program (SEP) was organized at NCDC from the old Smallpox Unit, Epidemiology Branch, to direct the 19-country West African Program as well as to continue NCDC's responsibilities for preventing the re-establishment of smallpox in the USA. Concurrent with the development of the West African Program, seven intermittent reports under the title West African Smallpox Eradication/Measles Control Program Surveillance Report" have been issued since July 1966 providing demographic and morbidity and mortality data for the countries in the program. In addition, beginning in December 1966, four "Status Reports" were issued summarizing technical and logistical information for those immediately concerned with the West African Program.

    With this issue, SEP inaugurates several changes including a new cover, a new name, and most important, a new scope. While primary emphasis will continue to be on the surveillance of smallpox (and measles in West Africa), the Report will not be limited to surveillance information. An attempt will be made to include comments on the methodology and problems of smallpox eradication as reported from workers in the field in Africa and elsewhere. From time to time, information on anti-smallpox activities in the U.S. and other non-endemic countries will be included as will data on the occurrence of complications of vaccination. The Chief, Smallpox Eradication Program welcomes all comments, critical or otherwise, of the SEP Report and warmly invites submission of any information which may be of interest to those committed to smallpox eradication.

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