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CDC influenza surveillance report no. 38, March 19, 1958
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    "A major decline in deaths due to pneumonia and influenza occurred during the week ending March 15. Deaths for all divisions totaled 640 compared to 814 for the previous week. This twenty-one percent decrease exceeds the decrease of the last week of November 1957 which marked the end of the fall Asian strain influenza epidemic. Every geographic division reported a decrease, and five of the nine regions are now at or near seasonal expectancy. A modification of the procedure used by the CDC Virus and Rickettsia Section for the removal of non-specific inhibitor from sera under study for Asian strain influenza is described in this report. Some laboratory observations concerning the Asian set are also included in Section IV. Influenza Surveillance Report No 37 which included a review of data collected by the industrial absentee reporting system, also presented the last of the absentee reports. No further systematic industrial data will be published here. We wish to thank all of those concerned with the collection of these data, and those who provided us with this very useful information for publication in the Influenza Surveillance Reports." - p. 2
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    March 19, 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 "For official use only; not for publication."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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