CDC influenza surveillance report no. 31, January 7, 1958
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CDC influenza surveillance report no. 31, January 7, 1958

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      "There is no indication of an upsurge of influenza on a nationwide basis, and very few states report new outbreaks. Although there are occasional reports of re current outbreaks in previously affected populations, these are not being reported with significant frequency. Only 14 of the 36 industrial areas showed elevated absenteeism through the last week in December, and, excess mortality y from influenza and pneumonia shows only minor fluctuations in a continued downward trend. Unless a second epidemic wave develops, the Influenza Surveillance Report will be published at two-week intervals until further notice. A total of 54,442,984 ml. of Asian strain influenza vaccine was released through December 18. No recent releases have been reported. There is additional evidence that encephalitis may occasionally develop following influenza. Complete proof of cause and effect is difficult to obtain, but several case reports have established the diagnosis of Asian strain influenza in persons with acute encephalitis." - p. [2]
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      January 7, 1958.

      "For official use only; not for publication."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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