CDC influenza report no. 16, September 12, 1957
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CDC influenza report no. 16, September 12, 1957

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    • Alternative Title:
      Current analysis of influenza and pneumonia mortality;Philippine influenza epidemic of 1957;
    • Description:
      "Although influenza continues to occur frequently in closed groups, there is no evidence of community-wide outbreaks except in California, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The influenza situation in Louisiana is discussed briefly in a progress note on the Tangipahoa Parish epidemic. Migrant laborers from Mexico and the Bahamas have been involved in several localized epidemics in this country. One isolation of type B influenza in San Diego is reported. Four new influenza-associated deaths are described. To date, 5,430,442 ml. of influenza vaccine has been release for sue. In the new miscellany section are items n vaccine-associated deaths, chemical prophylactic agents, proper refrigeration of throat washings. Explanation of new influenza and pneumonia excess mortality graphs and a summary of the excess mortality data from the Manila epidemic are presented in the appendices." - p. [1]
    • Content Notes:
      September 12, 1957.

      Appendix B: Abstract of a paper: "Philippine influenza epidemic of 1957," Dr. Matthew Tayback and Dr. Arturo Reyes, later published: J Am Med Assoc. 1957 Aug 31;164(18):2025-9.

      "For official use only; not for publication."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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