CDC influenza surveillance report no. 23, October 28, 1957
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.

Search our Collections & Repository

All these words:

For very narrow results

This exact word or phrase:

When looking for a specific result

Any of these words:

Best used for discovery & interchangable words

None of these words:

Recommended to be used in conjunction with other fields



Publication Date Range:


Document Data


Document Type:






Clear All

Query Builder

Query box

Clear All

For additional assistance using the Custom Query please check out our Help Page


CDC influenza surveillance report no. 23, October 28, 1957

Filetype[PDF-3.99 MB]

  • English

  • Details:

    • Alternative Title:
      Asian strain influenza 1957 : new reports October 21-27, 1957 [map];Asian strain influenza 1957 through October27, 1957 [map];
    • Description:
      "At least 652 counties have now reported influenza since the first appearance of the Asian strain virus in the United States. This represents 21.2% of the counties of the nation. Of this number 119 have experienced community-wide epidemics. All sections of the country are more or less involved now although the Plains States, with low population densities, remain least affected. North Dakota remains the only state apparently free of Asian influenza. Industrial reports show increases in absenteeism for 23 of the 36 reporting cities. Pacific Coast and Plains State cites represent the largest number not yet reporting increased absenteeism. Two cities, Phoenix and Cincinnati, which previously reported increased industrial absenteeism have returned to normal rates for this season. First reports of increases continue to occur one to two weeks after the appearance of school outbreaks in the two cities. Summaries of influenza-associated deaths (5 form Ohio, 3 from New Jersey, and 1 from the District of Columbia) are presented in this report. Four of these summaries illustrate the phenomenon of sterile pneumonia. It must be re-emphasized that CDC is not reporting all, or even a large portion, of the influenza-associated deaths in this country. A total of 27,156,487 ml. of Asian strain influenza vaccine has been released through October 24. This includes 4,391,051 ml. released since October 16. Excess mortality for the United States as a whole continues its steady rise. The total excess for all divisions for the week ending October 26 is approximately 400 deaths (using the same week in 1954, 1955, and 1956 for comparison). The greatest relative increases are occurring in the South Atlantic, Middle Atlantic, East North Central, and New England divisions. A somewhat speculative discussion of the spread of Asian strain influenza within the community is includes in the Epidemic and Case Reports section. It is pointed out that many areas have noted that their first outbreaks affected high school children. Elementary school children are affected a few days later, and adults are not involved to any extent for another one or two weeks. Industrial absentee data supports these observations (at least for urban areas)." - p. [2]
    • Content Notes:
      October 28, 1957.

      Includes maps: Asian strain influenza 1957 : new reports October 21-27, 1957; Asian strain influenza 1957 through October27, 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

    • Document Type:
    • Place as Subject:
    • Location:
    • Main Document Checksum:
    • File Type:

    Supporting Files

    • No Additional Files

    More +

    You May Also Like

    Checkout today's featured content at