CDC influenza surveillance report no. 20, October 8, 1957
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CDC influenza surveillance report no. 20, October 8, 1957

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    • Alternative Title:
      Asian strain influenza 1957 through October 7, 1957 [map];Asian strain influenza 1957 : new reports October 1-7, 1957 [map];Preliminary report on reactions to influenza vaccine, Montgomery County, Maryland;
    • Description:
      "There has been a sharp increase in the number of counties reporting influenza outbreaks. Eighty-eight new counties have noted the occurrence of influenza during the past week, as compared with a total of 197 for the preceeding 18 weeks. Certain states in the Southwest, Northeast, and on the Pacific Coast appear to be most heavily involved at present. The Louisiana epidemic appears to be subsiding. Northern New England, the Northern Rocky Mountain area, and the south Atlantic States are the least involved. Some of the larger cities of the Midwest--notably Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Kansas City--have experience epidemic influenza during the past week. In the Northeast, New York City, and five counties in adjacent New Jersey developed epidemic situations virtually simultaneously. Epidemic influenza continues through Western New York State. Although details of three more influenzza-associated deaths have been reported, there is no evidence of significant increase in pneumonia and influenza mortality as reported in 108 cities. A tottal of 21 influenza-associated deaths have been reported to CDC. Thirteen million five hundred four thousand nine hundred forty-seven ml of influenza vaccine have been released though October 1. this includes 2,833,856 ml. released since September 25. It is suggested that laboratories now report routine influenza findings only monthly, but continue to give notice of unusual or important results, which may be of interest to the entire country. Excessive use of antibiotics may cause development of resistant strains of bacteria, but Dr. Gail Dack, of the University of Chicago, mentions another possible result of antibiotic therapy. This is pseudomembranous enterocolitis which may result when intestingal flora are disturbed and enterotoxim producing staphylococci are able to thrive. Myeloradiculitis is reported in a 26 year old physician following influenza vaccination. There was no past history of neuropathy. Investigators who are conducting vaccine studies are requested to read Appendix A carefully, and to send a brief description of their studyto the address listed. A vaccine reation study involving more than 2000 persons in most age groups in Montgomery County, Maryland which showed few significant reactions to vaccination is described in Appendix B." - p. [2]
    • Content Notes:
      October 8, 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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